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, the course leader, is supported by a team of highly experienced online tutors. The tutors are experienced Teen Yoga teachers and therapists trained exclusively by Charlotta to run this course. Often, they also work with teens in other capacities such as educators or therapists. They are all continuously monitored and supported by Charlotta.
Charlotta has taught over 5,000 teenagers yoga over the last 13 years and trained over 650 yoga teachers to share yoga with teenagers. She has rolled out whole school initiatives in her home town in Bath, where 95% of the schools now offer yoga to their students. She collaborates with Sport England and has done since 2004, delivering the Yoga Girls Can project within the South West. She has been fortunate enough to work in Africa, the US, Australia and around Europe, sharing her understanding of what it is to bring yoga to young people in a therapeutic way. The TeenYoga course builds on the psychotherapeutic understanding of holding a safe space as well as within the pedagogical framework of student led discovery.
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