What you Learn on Our Yoga Teacher Training

At Teen Yoga and Mindfulness, we strive to offer a secular approach to teaching, one that can be implemented in schools and yoga studios with diverse populations. We use this approach to incorporate mindfulness in our yoga classes in a way that respects multiple faiths and beliefs. This approach sets us apart from other trainings […]

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Teaching Challenges in Urban Settings

Last month, Veronika held a one day workshop on teaching yoga and mindfulness to teens in urban settings. It is easy to think that a teacher can approach any class with the same attitude and be successful, but it is important to remember the unique needs of each student, and how their environment will affect […]

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Research Study Yoga & Mindfulness for Teens

I am Camille. I have been working with Teen Yoga and Mindfulness for the past three months while studying at Kings College London. When teaching yoga to teenagers at a summer camp, I felt so inspired by my experience that I decided to pursue a Master’s degree degree in International Child Studies with the hope of working […]

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Bullying in the Yoga Classroom

Part of the teenage experience is discovering who you are and what makes you different from your peers. This experience can involve feeling different, isolated, and perhaps even bullied. While we might think that the calm environment of a yoga class is exempt from these feelings, the truth is that bullying in the yoga classroom […]

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Yoga Beginners Guide for Teens

Starting out with yoga can be exciting, and perhaps a bit daunting. To help you with some basic questions we have put together a yoga beginners guide for teens. Flexibility: Well, let us tell you first that it’s a myth that you need to be flexible to start yoga. Yoga is about increasing your personal range […]

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Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to Teens
Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to Teens

When it comes to teaching yoga and mindfulness to teens many people don’t think that this requires a particular knowledge and expertise. The lack of specialised teen teacher trainings pays witness to this. Often people refer to their own experiences as teens and assume that this would be sufficient to teach. Teaching yoga and mindfulness […]

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How to Practice Mindfulness Amidst Chaos
Mindfulness Amidst Chaos

Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention with kindness and curiosity in the present moment. Mastering mindfulness takes time, practice, and dedication. For teens, it can help cope with daily life, especially when dealing with stressful situations. At times, all of us have our patience tested, and having at hand some mindful tools can help manage the […]

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Debunking Myths about Adolescence (video)

[blockquote align=”right”]Research has proven that mindfulness training integrates the brain and strengthens the important executive functions that support emotional and social intelligence as well as academic success. – Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.[/blockquote]In this talk Dr. Dan Siegel talks about the changes that occur in the teenage brain highlighting why it is so important for teens to learn […]

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