The TeenYoga course trains you to teach mindful yoga to young people. It is accredited by Yoga Alliance UK and has has been constructed with the help of specialist adolescent Neuroscientists, Anatomists, Psychologists, Educators and Yoga Teachers. The training is accredited by Sport England to become a Level Three Sports Coach.
"The course is incredibly thorough & there is just so much great content. I feel very well prepared to start my journey into teaching teens." Elise Tassell 2021
"Surpassed expectations. Really inspired me to further research and deepen my knowledge. Exceptional mentors guiding with great compassion and vast experience. Holly Templeton-Robinson" 2021
The course is based on in-depth coverage of the research evidence relating to adolescent development and yoga and over 15 years of hands-on experience in this field. The topics covered are:
- Socio-psychology of the Adolescent
- Anatomy of the adolescent
- Neurobiology of the Adolescent
- Teenagers and yoga principles
- The logistics of teaching teen yoga
Within these topic areas there will be other varied topics also covered, which you can see in the detailed prospectus.
The course will focus on theory and discussions in the morning followed by physical and teaching practice in the afternoons. For an extensive course description please view our TeenYoga course section.
Who is this for?
The course is directed towards parents, healthcare professionals, yoga teachers, school teachers, parents and anyone working with young people. A key prerequisite is that you have a solid regular yoga practice of your own.
Charlotta is the author of ‘Teen Yoga For Yoga Therapists: A Guide to Development, Mental Health and Working with Common Teen Issues’ and has delivered the Teen Yoga training internationally and online to over 1200 students.
Students should meet our course prerequisites and complete the obligatory reading (below) prior to attending the course.
Obligatory Course Reading
Teen Yoga for Yoga Therapists by Charlotta Martinus and the Book of Dharma by Simon Haas. You can buy them here: https://teenyoga.com/product/teen-yoga-for-yoga-therapists/ & https://teenyoga.com/product/the-book-of-dharma-making-enlightened-choices/
Recommended reading: Dark Night of the Soul by Simon Haas. You can buy it here: https://teenyoga.com/product/the-dark-night-of-the-soul-simon-haas/
When you buy these books from Teen Yoga, the profits go back into the Teen Yoga Foundation which aims to empower young people through yoga.
You will receive a Yogacampus Specialist Certificate of Completion, and. Teen Yoga certificate of completion following full participation in all aspects of the course including homework, self-study and webinar attendance. These certificates detail CPD hours eligible for CEUs via Yoga Alliance.
Yogacampus Diversity and Accessibility Bursary
We are offering one part-funded bursary (50% off the full course price) to a dedicated yoga student with a demonstrated financial need and active involvement in a community that could benefit from yoga.
The bursary is provided by Yogacampus – The Life Centre Education, a not-for-profit educational body committed to sharing knowledge and making yoga accessible to all.
Bursary places will be awarded to teachers or trainees who have the ability and commitment to take the course teachings into a disadvantaged community and play their part in the drive to increase accessibility to these profoundly healing practices.
Priority will be given to those who themselves are from marginalised or vulnerable groups or are from a minority ethnic background.
Notification of bursary acceptance will be sent out the following week.
Meet the Teacher
Charlotta Martinus started working with teens in the 80s when she started as an educator in the UK and Sweden. After a hiatus, working for the BBC, she returned in 2003 to teach young people yoga and quickly founded the Teen Yoga Foundation. She is a yoga therapist for mental health as well as a teacher trainer in yoga and has a clinical license for working within the NHS. The Foundation became a charity in 2016 and has trained 1600 teen yoga teachers. It has collaborated with Sport England, the BBC, several UK universities and also with the European Union. It is currently the Lululemon Here to Be partner. Charlotta’s book was published in 2018, Teen Yoga for yoga therapists and has sold 3000 copies worldwide. Charlotta is a regular contributor to the Om Magazine and Yoga Journal Australia and USA and also speaks regularly on the BBC about the importance of yoga for young people, she is the mother of two young men. In 2020 she was the first woman to be awarded the prestigious Master of Yoga award by the International Yoga Alliance. The wellbeing of young people from diverse backgrounds is front and centre to all activities of the Foundation. Our team of 4 staff and 45 volunteers work tirelessly to achieve our goal of more yoga for young people across the world.
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