The intention of the Yoga Kids & Teens Teacher Training is to invite helping professionals and certified yoga teachers to learn ways to integrate trauma-informed yoga psychology into their work with kids and teens. This foundational yoga for kids & teens teacher is accredited through Yoga Alliance and adheres to the training standards. The faculty is dedicated to offering teachings on the eight limbs of yoga and how to offer kids and teens fun and meaningful opportunities to integrate practices into their lives, on and off their mats.
Students will complete a self-paced study led by Dr. Melissa Jay, required readings, and attend 3 weekend modules with Melissa Jay, Michael, Carolyn, and Alex, to complete 95-hours training hours. This training is experiential in nature and will invite students to experience all practices and teachings for themselves with the intention of deepening their ability to walk their talk, as yoga teachers for kids and teens. Each weekend module will be designed to resemble a retreat-like format so that each student can feel nurtured and, in turn, nurture each other within the group practice, discussions, and practicum components.
Our school provides opportunities for self-reflection as a means of enhancing self-awareness. Each student will be required to complete an application for enrollment and create a plan to ensure mind-body-spirit-heart support throughout the training.
Please note that the Yoga Alliance Standards for Registered Yoga Schools do not include any methods of diagnosing or treating mental health. Our intention in offering trauma theory and psychological considerations is to empower you to discern when best to refer to other helping and health professionals in your community.