YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness to Teenagers
Teaching yoga and mindfulness to teenagers is an opportunity to share the joy and benefits of these practices as well as a great responsibility. This comprehensive Yoga Alliance accredited yoga teacher training is one of the few specialist courses available in the UK to target the needs of the teenage population. It is unique in its secular and relational approach that focuses on enabling and empowering both teacher and teenager. This training is organised by Special Yoga.
I have learned so much about myself and teenagers. Veronika’s training has given me great confidence to start teaching. – C.D.
5-DAY TEACHER TRAINING
Date: June 28 – July 2, 2017
Time: Wed to Sun, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Course Leader: Veronika Kloucek
Venue: Special Yoga, London W10 4RH
£599 after 28 April 2017.
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A lovely, beautifully planned training. Lots of practical helpful ideas, real life examples – and teaching practice! – L.H.
Teaching teenagers varies greatly from teaching adults. This unique, experiential 5-day yoga teacher training will equip you with the knowledge and skills to confidently teach combined Yoga and Mindfulness to young people from 13 to 19 years.
You will learn about psychological and physiological development based on current research, discuss principles of postural alignment, explore partner work and basic sequences, take a look at a mindful approach to yoga, explore issues of diversity and challenging behaviour, cultivate your compassion, and gain hands-on teaching experience.
This yoga teacher training course is an invitation to learn from your relationship to teenagers. Grow your understanding of your own teenage years, and explore yoga and mindfulness in this context. You will build on the knowledge and skills you already have and so gain new understandings and experiences that in turn will enrich your teaching. You will be asked to reflect on your learning and to complete a practical and a written assessment to receive your certificate.
Lectures ✓ Exercises ✓ Discussion ✓ Hands-on Skills Practice ✓
AIMS OF THE COURSE
Yoga and Mindfulness benefit young people from all faiths and cultural backgrounds. This yoga teacher training course aims to enable you to confidently guide young people in secondary schools at KS3, KS4 and KS5 in building physical, emotional and mental strength and flexibility.
You will deepen your understanding of this age group and yourself in the teaching relationship, as well as obtain handy tips such as lesson plans and behaviour management.
- Knowledge about physiological and psychological development based on cutting-edge research
- Skills that enrich your yoga teaching in a diverse multicultural, multi-faith urban environment tailored to the age group 13-19
- Techniques for managing the yoga classroom and challenging behaviour
- Tools to address common issues such as exam stress, relaxation, self-esteem and confidence
- Expert Information about Safeguarding, Child Protection, Domestic Violence and Mental Health Issues as they pertain to teaching yoga and mindfulness in schools
- Experience in sequencing and hands-on teaching practice
By the end of this training you will feel equipped and ready to deliver combined yoga and mindfulness classes to teenagers.
This intensive training is a unique blend of contemporary research and perennial wisdom. Drawing on cutting-edge findings in neurobiology and evidence-based psychology, it looks at how yoga and mindfulness can foster healthy physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual development of young people.
Discussing the philosophical underpinnings behind yoga and mindfulness, we will cultivate our compassion and explore secular ways of conveying these values in class. With a focus on the teenage years we will look at anatomy and physiology and discuss foundational postures, basic sequences, partner and circle work, breath work and simple mindfulness techniques.
Considering the challenges of teaching teens in urban school settings we will explore how we can address best group dynamics arising from diversity such as gender, age, ability, ethnicity, mental health and behavioural issues. We will look at how a secular and relational approach can enable and empower both teacher and teenager.
We will explore ways of supporting teens in coping better with stress and worries, and look at classroom and behaviour management in dealing with difficulties. This course focusses on teaching in a mainstream environment such as state schools, independent schools and yoga studios.
The training is developed and taught by Veronika Kloucek, who shares her experience having worked with young people as a yoga & mindfulness teacher and counsellor at NSPCC Childline. She is supported by a team of experts in the fields of education, child psychotherapy, mental health and physiology.
Veronika is the founder and director of Teen Yoga & Mindfulness and a long-time yoga and mindfulness practitioner. A YAUK accredited teacher trainer and Mindfulness facilitator with adults and young people, she works with private and corporate clients as well as with teenagers at secondary schools. Veronika holds a diploma in psychology and works as a counsellor whilst studying for a Masters in integrative counselling & psychotherapy.
The course is enriched by expert lectures and by demo-classes from experienced Teen Yoga & Mindfulness teachers that will give you a taster of different teaching styles and methods.
Ronald teaches Hatha flow and Ashtanga yoga in three studios across London, and teaches teens at the Special Yoga Foundation and in schools. Teaching is his passion, and having experienced the transformational impact of yoga in his own life, it is a joy to be able to share this with teenagers.
Further speakers to be confirmed.
This training is geared primarily for yoga teachers and trainee yoga teachers who wish to teach teenagers in secondary schools, studios or private settings. We also accept other professionals, for example secondary school teachers and mental health professionals, who are
- working with teens
- and have an established regular yoga practice for a minimum of two years (or 500 hours).
If do not hold a professional yoga teacher qualification you will need to email us a reference from your yoga teacher confirming the hours, frequency and style of your yoga practice.
Please note, this CPD training will not qualify you as Yoga teacher or Mindfulness teacher (minimum training hours are 200hr).
To participate in the training you do not need a DBS check (formerly CRB). Before you can start teaching young people the law requires you to obtain an Enhanced DBS check. Various packages of insurance can be obtained through Yoga Alliance UK.
Course costs £509 early bird. £599 after 28 April 2017. Includes tuition and a comprehensive referenced manual.
To reserve your place at our Teacher Training we require 50% deposit due immediately. This non-refundable deposit is made upon booking (+£3 fee if you are using Paypal).
To confirm and secure your place the balance is due 30 days prior to course start. Please note, we reserve the right to offer booked, but yet unconfirmed, places to students on the waiting list 29 days prior to the start of the course.
The full course fee must be received prior to the start of the Teacher Training. We reserve the right to refuse access to the Teacher Training, without refund of previously paid monies, to students who have not paid their course fees in full until such time as full course fees have been received. We cannot accept any payments on the day.
Special Yoga terms and conditions apply.
This course will run with a minimum of 8 and maximum of 28 participants. All payments are non refundable unless the training course is cancelled by Teen Yoga & Mindfulness or Special Yoga. In this unlikely event, you should expect to receive a full refund of all monies paid minus fees such as international bank transfer, etc. You might also be able to transfer to another Special Yoga, please discuss with Special Yoga.
Teen Yoga & Mindfulness and the course leader and Special yoga accept no liability to refund, partially or completely, any costs incurred by the student in relation to a cancelled training courses (such as airline tickets, hotel expenses, transportation etc.).
Special Yoga terms and conditions apply.
This training is accredited by Yoga Alliance UK and in order to receive acknowledgment of completion of training you will be required to
- Complete the pre-course reading (resources provided upon signup, 1-2hrs)
- Attend the full 5-day training (min 40 hours)
- Observe 5 teen yoga & mindfulness classes after attending training
- Deliver 3 training classes and this can be to family or friends
- Complete a written reflection on the learned material (up to 1000 words)
We provide a warm and safe learning environment to encourage you to experiment with new skills. We will support you in developing your skills and assess your learning process on an ongoing basis as well as conduct a formal teaching assessment on the final day.
This training is fully accredited with Yoga Alliance UK as 40-hour CPD. Together with your existing Yoga Teacher qualification this Award of Training will qualify you to teach teenagers at schools and in others settings provided you fulfil insurance and DBS requirements.
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