95-Hour

Yoga for Kids & Teens
Teacher Training

Trauma-Informed Yoga
Psychology Teacher Training

Kids & Teens are our future, so when we have an opportunity to walk alongside them &/or practice yoga with them, let's do it!

Together we will explore meaningful ways to share practices with kids & teens, on and off the mat. 

We are excited to learn with & from you!

Please read through this page... & when you are ready, please complete the Yoga for Kids & Teens YTT application.

95-HOUR

Trauma-Informed Yoga
Psychology Teacher Training

Yoga for Kids & Teens 
Teacher Training

Kids & Teens are our future, so when we have an opportunity to walk alongside them &/or practice yoga with them, let's do it!

Together we will explore meaningful ways to share practices with kids & teens, on and off the mat. 

We are excited to learn with & from you!

Please read through this page... & when you are ready, please complete the Yoga for Kids & Teens YTT application.

Trauma-Informed. Anti-Oppressive.
Accessible. Eight Limb Yoga.

Trauma-Informed. Anti-Oppressive.
Accessible. Eight Limb Yoga.

Indigenous led by Dr. Melissa Jay, R.Psych
along with an Incredible Faculty

Open to All!

*To registered as a RCYT wtih Yoga Alliance, you are required to be a RYT 200*

Trauma-Informed. Anti-Oppressive.
Accessible. Eight Limb Yoga.

Trauma-Informed. Anti-Oppressive.
Accessible.
Eight Limb Yoga.

Indigenous-led by Dr. Melissa Jay
along with an Incredible Faculty

Open to All!

*To registered as a RCYT wtih Yoga Alliance, you are required to be a RYT 200*

WELCOME

Tawow! Welcome!
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. 

TUITION FEES & PLANS

Extra Early-Bird Tuition, 
Paid-in-Full

  $750.00 + gst

Includes a $250
non-refundable initial deposit required to secure your spot 
Offer closes four months before the training start date

Early-Bird Tuition, 
Paid-in-Full

 $950.00 + gst

Includes a $250
non-refundable initial deposit required to secure your spot 
Offer closes three months before the training start date

Regular Tuition, 
Paid-in-Full

 $1150.00 + gst

Includes a $250
non-refundable initial deposit required to secure your spot 
Offer available up to two months before the training start date

Regular Tuition, Payment Plan

$1350.00 + gst

Includes a $250 non-refundable initial deposit required to secure your spot 
Offer available up to two months before the training start date

*If for some reason you are not accepted into this program, your tuition will be refunded, in-full* 

TUITION FEES & PLANS

Extra Early-Bird Tuition, 
Paid-in-Full

  $750.00 + gst

Includes a $250
non-refundable initial deposit required to secure your spot 
Offer closes four months before the training start date

Early-Bird Tuition, 
Paid-in-Full

 $950.00 + gst

Includes a $250
non-refundable initial deposit required to secure your spot 
Offer closes three months before the training start date

Regular Tuition, 
Paid-in-Full

 $1150.00 + gst

Includes a $250
non-refundable initial deposit required to secure your spot 
Offer available up to two months before the training start date

Regular Tuition, Payment Plan

1350.00 + gst

Includes a $250 non-refundable initial deposit required to secure your spot 
Offer available up to two months before the training start date

*If for some reason you are not accepted into this program, your tuition will be refunded, in-full* 

TESTIMONIALS

Kathleen "This yoga school completely embodies the 8 limbs of yoga and as a result, the students learn how to take these ancient teachings and apply them in their lives in a way that does not culturally appropriate. The focus on mind, body, spirit and heart honours each individual’s life journey. I would highly recommend this training to anyone who would like a deeper understanding of the teachings, beliefs and medicine of yoga and how this is integral in health and well-being"
Anissa  "The Trauma-Informed Yoga Psychology School's teacher training was a magically authentic experience... This training helped me not only find connection to an amazing yoga community, but also to myself. The teachers reignited my love of yoga and psychology and created a sense of confidence within me as I move forward within both these fields. I cannot recommend this training enough for anyone who is looking for inspiration and a community!"
Janine  "Choose yourself & do it! You could never regret this experience. I have learned so much professionally, but what really caught me off guard was how much I've learned about myself personally from this experience! This training is not just for those wanting to teach. Everyone can benefit from this training---you will grow in a multitude of ways. It truly will transform you, and you will be so grateful for the knowledge and growth!"
Randi  “I overall truly appreciated the ability to learn and share from my lived experience as an Indigenous learner/practitioner. I was able to feel at ease and find space to explore and release what was not serving the highest and best version of myself. I intend to bring this forward while integrating a two-eyed seeing approach to my teaching. Thank you for this experience and I look forward to reconnecting and for continued learning."

TESTIMONIALS

Kathleen "This yoga school completely embodies the 8 limbs of yoga and as a result, the students learn how to take these ancient teachings and apply them in their lives in a way that does not culturally appropriate. The focus on mind, body, spirit and heart honours each individual’s life journey. I would highly recommend this training to anyone who would like a deeper understanding of the teachings, beliefs and medicine of yoga and how this is integral in health and well-being"
Anissa  "The Trauma-Informed Yoga Psychology School's teacher training was a magically authentic experience... This training helped me not only find connection to an amazing yoga community, but also to myself. The teachers reignited my love of yoga and psychology and created a sense of confidence within me as I move forward within both these fields. I cannot recommend this training enough for anyone who is looking for inspiration and a community!"
Janine  "Choose yourself & do it! You could never regret this experience. I have learned so much professionally, but what really caught me off guard was how much I've learned about myself personally from this experience! This training is not just for those wanting to teach. Everyone can benefit from this training---you will grow in a multitude of ways. It truly will transform you, and you will be so grateful for the knowledge and growth!"
Randi  “I overall truly appreciated the ability to learn and share from my lived experience as an Indigenous learner/practitioner. I was able to feel at ease and find space to explore and release what was not serving the highest and best version of myself. I intend to bring this forward while integrating a two-eyed seeing approach to my teaching. Thank you for this experience and I look forward to reconnecting and for continued learning."

Learning Objectives

 Students will deepen their understanding of Yoga History, and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, with the intention of honouring, rather than appropriating, the practice of yoga with kids and teens.
 Students will learn ways to offer kids and teens fun and meaningful opportunities to integrate the eight limbs of yoga into their lives, on and off their mats.
 Students will experience all practices, with the intention of embodying emotional regulation & self-compassion while learning to suppot kids and teens with embodiment practices.
 Students will deepen their understanding of how functional physical and energetic anatomy can promote positive and developmentally appropriate yoga experiences.

One *Virtual* Trainings in 2023

3 Weekend Modules, via Zoom

Module 1

Saturday May 20th

9am-7pm MST

Sunday May 21st

9am-4pm MST

Module 2

Saturday May 28th

9am-7pm MST

Sunday May 29th

9am-4pm MST

Module 3

Saturday June 3rd

9am-7pm MST

Sunday June 4th

9am-4pm MST

One *Virtual* Training in 2023

3 Weekend Modules, via Zoom

Module 1

Saturday May 20th

9am-7pm MST

Sunday May 21st

9am-4pm MST

Module 2

Saturday May 28th

9am-7pm MST

Sunday May 29th

9am-4pm MST

Module 3

Saturday June 3rd

9am-7pm MST

Sunday June 4th

9am-4pm MST

MEET YOUR FACULTY

Dr. Melissa Jay
she/her/hers

Tân'si, Hello! 

Be who you needed when you were younger. This message guides me.

As an Indigenous, Nehiyaw, member of the Métis Nation of Alberta, it is a joy to walk alongside incredible souls who are dedicated to self-awareness & community care. I honour my ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍ Nehiyawe culture, by sitting with Elders/Knowledge Keepers & infusing spirit into everything.

Much of my career has been dedicated to supporting kids, teens, & families in finding ways to enhance their relationships. As a psychologist & assistant professor, it is a privilege to decolonize community care and at the Trauma-Informed Yoga Psychology School it is a joy to collaborate alongside my inspiring friends who are faculty! Please click on their photos, below, to read their bios!

With goodness,
Dr. Melissa
My Yoga Credentials include: C-IAYT, E-RYT, RCYT, RPYT, YACEP

MIKE YUDCOVITCH, MA 
he/him/his

CAROLYN SHAW, MC 
she/her/hers

ALEX ZÚÑIGA, BA 
she/her/hers

We cannot wait to learn and, most importantly, unlearn, with you!

MEET YOUR FACULTY

Dr. MELISSA JAY
she/her/hers

Tân'si, Hello! 

Be who you needed when you were younger. This message guides me.

As a Nehiyaw, member of the Métis Nation of Alberta, it is a joy to walk alongside incredible souls who are dedicated to self-awareness & community care. I honour my ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍ Nehiyawe culture, by sitting with Elders/Knowledge Keepers & infusing spirit into everything.

Much of my career has been dedicated to supporting kids, teens, & families in finding ways to enhance their relationships. As a psychologist & assistant professor, it is a privilege to decolonize community care and at the Trauma-Informed Yoga Psychology School it is a joy to collaborate alongside my inspiring friends who are faculty! Please click on their photos, below, to read their bios!

With goodness,
Dr. Melissa
My Yoga Credentials include: C-IAYT, E-RYT, RCYT, RPYT, YACEP

MICHAEL YUDCOVITCH
he/him/his

CAROLYN SHAW
she/her/hers

ALEX ZÚÑIGA
she/her/hers

We are excited to learn & unlearn wtih you!

Curriculum

Workshop-style learning & integration:

Learning with Melissa

Self-Paced Course:
  • ​​Trauma-Informed Yoga Psychology, On & Off the Mat
Topics:
  • ​​Uplifting Indigenous & Yoga Culture
  • ​Cultivating Connection with Kids, Teens and their Families​​
  • Yoga as Resilience
  • Mindfulness Games, Activities & Practices for Kids and Teens
  • The Mindful Business of Yoga: Heart-Based Offerings & Community Care
  • ​Attachment Across the Lifespan

Learning with Michael

  • The Child Psychology of Yoga
  • Parenting Your Inner Child

Learning with Carolyn

  • Accessible Asana and Meditation
  • ​Promoting Playful Practice

Learning with Alex

  • Yoga for Special Populations
  • ​Fostering Choice, Flexibility & Adaptability
  • ​Chakra Development across the Lifespan
  • ​Certification Support & Home Study Review

Daily Schedule:

Saturday 9am-7pm MST

Integration breaks: 
12:00 - 1:00pm & 4:00-5:00pm MST

Sunday 9am-4pm MST

Integration break: 
12:00 - 1:00pm

What Tuition Includes

Manual Workbook

Official Trauma-Informed Yoga Psychology School Kids & Teens Manual Workbook.

Support Network with Like-Minded Souls

Get connected to a group of helping professionals dedicated to supporting kids & teens.

Certificate of Completion

Certificate of completion, enabling eligibility to add your RCYT credential with Yoga Alliance.

Integrated Eight Limb Yoga Practices

We will empower you in deepening your own practice, by honouring yoga's roots.

Experiential Learning

Each module is created to feel like a retreat for you, while you grow as a yoga practitioner.

Self-Paced Course

Trauma-Informed Yoga Psychology, On & Off the Mat
with Dr. Melissa Jay

What Tuition Includes

Manual Workbook

Official Trauma-Informed Yoga Psychology
School Kids & Teens Manual Workbook.

Support Network with Like-Minded Souls

Connect and stay connected to a group of helping professionals dedicated to growth & learning. 

Certificate of Completion

Certificate of completion, enabling eligibility to
register with Yoga Alliance as a RCYT.

Integrated Eight Limb Yoga Practices

We will empower you in playfully deepening your own practice, by honouring yoga's roots.

Experiential Learning

Each module is thoughtfully created to feel like
a retreat for you, while you grow as a practitioner.

Self-Paced Course

Trauma-Informed Yoga Psychology, On & Off the Mat
with Dr. Melissa Jay.

Yoga Is For Everyone!​

Here is some information for those considering applying for a scholarship: 

Eligible recipients must complete the Yoga for Kids & Teens application. In your application please let us know that you would like to be considered for the scholarship & we will include additional information within your welcome email.

​Please note that these scholarships are not available for the extra early-bird tuition as that rate was created to enhance affordability for all. 

Required Reading & Home Study

Required Readings & Reflections

  • Embrace Yoga’s Roots by Susanna Barkataki
  • What Happened to You? by Dr. Bruce Perry & Oprah
  • ​The Whole Brain Child by Dr Dan Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson
*Please note that tuition does not include required reading or unexpected costs*

Recommended Books:

  • Accessible Yoga by Jivana Heyman​
  • Raising Anti-Racist Children by Britt Hawthorne
  • Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga by David Emerson
*Please note that tuition does not include required reading or unexpected costs*

Required Readings

Required Readings & Reflections

  • Embrace Yoga’s Roots by Susanna Barkataki
  • What Happened to You? by Dr. Bruce Perry & Oprah
  • The Whole Brain Child by Dan Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson
*Please note that tuition does not include required reading or unexpected costs*

Recommended Books:

  •  Accessible Yoga by Jivana Heyman​
  • Raising Anti-Racist Children by Britt Hawthorne
  • ​Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga by Emerson & Hopper
*Please note that tuition does not include required reading or unexpected costs*

Refund Policy

The $250 initial deposit is non-refundable. As soon as students enroll, we are working behind the scenes to make the school fit well for you! Students also receive access to the required self-paced courses which they can continue working on if they need to withdraw from the course. 

If a student needs to withdraw from the Trauma-Informed Yoga Psychology School's yoga teacher training, more than one month prior to the start date, tuition will be refunded, less the $250 non-refundable initial deposit.

If a student needs to withdraw from the Trauma-Informed Yoga Psychology School, within one month of the start date, there will be no refunds, however, the student may enroll next time it is offered, after re-applying and paying the non-refundable deposit.

Please reach out to Alex with any questions you have :)

Please reach out to Alex with any questions you have :)

Dr. Melissa Jay 

is an Indigenous, Nehiyaw member of the Métis Nation of Alberta, and the Indigenous Director of the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association. We at Canmore Counselling respectfully acknowledges the traditional lands of the Indigenous Peoples (Inuit, First Nations, Métis) of Canada. We are privileged to live on sacred lands and celebrate all of the Indigenous peoples, who live, work, play, and care for these lands. As an act of reconciliation and decolonization, may we work together to answer the TRC's Calls to Action: Truth & Reconciliation Commission Reports and Findings. 
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