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Teaching Kripalu Yoga to Adolescents 300-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training

For yoga teachers interested in bolstering their skills and enriching the lives of adolescents through yoga.

Unmanaged stress is linked to a variety of adolescent challenges, including poor academic performance, substance abuse, risky sexual behaviors, obesity, depression, and anxiety. Research performed by Kripalu, in conjunction with Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, reveals that yoga can be a profound vehicle for cultivating adolescents’ stress resilience, self-acceptance, and ability to self-regulate.

This training provides

  • An effective, CASEL-endorsed Social and Emotional Learning Program
  • A scientifically validated yoga curriculum appropriate for middle and high school physical education and health classes, extracurricular settings, community centers, yoga studios, and more.
  • Practical guidance on how to effectively partner with schools, nonprofits, after-school programs, and other organizations serving teens
  • Developmentally appropriate lesson plans outlining the introduction of postures; centering, breathing, and relaxation techniques; and key yoga concepts
  • An exploration of the teen experience through role-playing, discussion, and lectures on adolescent development
  • Language cues appropriate for adolescent practitioners
  • Opportunities to practice teaching in a simulated adolescent environment
  • Resources to help you hit the ground running and successfully implement this program in your community.

Admissions Criteria
Teaching Kripalu Yoga to Adolescents is open to 200-hour-certified yoga teachers from any Yoga Alliance–approved tradition.
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■ This program may be taken as part of Kripalu’s 1000-Hour Yoga Teacher Training.
The hours from this training may be applied toward your 1000-hour yoga teacher certification if you have not already applied the hours toward your 500-hour yoga teacher certification.
For more information, contact us at kripaluschools@kripalu.org or 800.848.8702.

“This training stands out as a highlight of my whole Kripalu experience. The sense of community that the trainers and assistants prioritize makes a big difference.” —Jessi R.

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Janna Delgado, E-RYT 1000, Kripalu faculty member and curriculum developer for the Kripalu Yoga in the Schools program, is a facilitator and trainer for RISE, an evidence-based program in conscious leadership.

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Iona M. Smith, MEd, CYT 500, a yoga educator focused on bringing mindful resilience to those who need it most, is a Kripalu RISE™ facilitator and a Program Leader for Kripalu Yoga in the Schools.

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