Teaching Yoga as PE-Option

We asked Sonia Perez, qualified Teen Yoga and PE teacher at Calthorpe Park School in Fleet, Hampshire, about her experience of teaching yoga to teenagers. This interview is part of a series aimed at sharing teaching tips and offering practical examples for how yoga and mindfulness can be brought into secondary schools.   How would you describe your teen yoga classes? My yoga […]

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Course evaluation

In 2014 we wanted to know how we are doing with our courses. We conducted a qualitative research study asking our students for feedback on our yoga & mindfulness courses. From the 70 female students in Year 11 & 12 

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What’s it like to teach yoga to Teens?

by Philippa Goldie I can’t be sure, but I sort of feel that when I mention to other yoga teachers that I work with teens they seem to glaze over and I can almost see the questions running round their minds ‘why, why why??’ Fact is that I think that about their adult classes… (Actually […]

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A PE-teacher’s perspective

I am fortunate enough to work in a school with girls who are switched on to learning. What does this mean in practice? Well, they turn up ready to engage in whatever I prepare, there isn’t any challenging behaviour, I teach every minute of my lesson the content of my subject, nothing else. Of course, along […]

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New: Taster Workshop

This half-day workshop is an introduction to teaching yoga and mindfulness to young people in London Schools. [framed_box rounded=”true”] [one_half] Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness to Teens Friday, 13 May 2016, 10am to 1pm at Special Yoga Foundation Unit 7, 557 Harrow Road London W10 4RH £45 [button size=”medium” align=”left” link=”#book” linkTarget=”_self” color=”orange”]            BOOK   » […]

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Teacher Trainers: Our Faculty

Teaching teenagers varies greatly from teaching adults. The teenage body is in constant transition and so is the teenage brain. This impacts on the emotional, psychological and social life of a teenager making the whole business of adolescence a much more complex task than visible from the outside.

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Yoga Alliance accredited Teacher Trainings

Teaching teenagers varies greatly from teaching adults. Our comprehensive, Yoga Alliance UK accredited yoga teacher training is one of the few specialist courses available in the UK to target the needs of the teenage population. Designed to provide young people with a safe and trusted space for the practice of yoga and mindfulness, it is unique in […]

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Teaching Yoga to Teens

by Liz Hobbs The first time someone asked me to teach a yoga class to teenagers, a big part of me thought about running for the proverbial hills. Teenagers? I thought. It can be daunting enough as a new(ish) teacher of adult classes, but at least adults aren’t likely to disrupt the entire class and […]

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Teen Yoga and Mindfulness For Nonprofits

This spring, Camille Dodson of Teen Yoga and Mindfulness San Diego is connecting with local nonprofit organizations to bring yoga and mindfulness courses to their youth. Her ten-week program introduces teens to a yoga and mindfulness practice with research based classes. Each class builds from a theme including confidence, stress relief, trust, and balance. The Teen Yoga […]

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Exam Stress – poses

Exam season is coming up soon again. It’s a particularly stressful time for teens (and parents and teachers) that adds extra pressure on the already demanding school day.  We have asked our students for their recommendation of the top-five yoga poses that help them relieve stress during studies. Get fresh energy in just 15 minutes!   Rae & Maddy Start in lotus […]

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Research Study confirms: Yoga & Mindfulness help Teens to relief School Stress

As part of her studies at Kings College London, Camille conducted a research study with our Teen Yoga and Mindfulness students to determine if they were experiencing the perviously determined benefits of yoga and mindfulness. The researchers were curious to find out how this group, being unique in age and gender, experiences unique benefits from the practice. In […]

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