Yoga & Mindfulness for Tweens and Teens

Stress and anxiety in adolescents have reached epidemic levels while a growing body of evidence suggests the practice of yoga and mindfulness can help provide tweens and teens with the ability to cope with the stressors of their daily lives. Our inspiring and transformative Yoga & Mindfulness for Teens and Tweens Teacher Training provides tools and best practices for supporting youth between the developmental ages of 10-18 years (Grade 5 and up).

Participants will learn about the science of the teenage brain and how mindful movement, breathing practices, community building games, “mat chats” and more, can support pre and adolescents in developing self-awareness, emotional resilience, healthy body image, positive thinking and compassion while providing them with skills and tools for lifelong well-being. Leave this training empowered to make a significant difference in the lives of tweens and teens!

Yoga & Mindfulness for Teens
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This intensive is designed for adults who work with pre-adolescent and adolescent youth including physical education and health education teachers, yoga instructors, school or family counselors, social workers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, pediatricians, parents, child psychologists, camp counselors, recreation directors and any others who regularly work with tweens and teens.

NOTE: Though it is not necessary to have completed an adult yoga teacher training, it’s strongly recommended that participants have experience with yoga postures and alignment through their own practice or through a 200hr teacher training.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  1. Understand the neuroscience of the teenage brain as well as the physiology of the growing adolescent and how yoga can supports stress management and resilience.
  2. Identify the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional benefits of yoga and mindfulness-based interventions for tweens and teens as reflected in the growing evidence base.
  3. Communicate the differences between a tween and teen and how yoga and mindfulness can support this critical stage of growth.
  4. Share postures, mindful movement and relaxation techniques to support teens in navigating the changes and challenges typically associated with pre and adolescent years.
  5. Create relevant and engaging lesson plans for tween and teen classes for a variety of contexts.
  6. Create a safe container for community building activities and games that encourage inclusivity, healthy body image, proper nutrition, mindful technology use, improved relationships, and more.
  7. Find resources and support for continued growth and education.
CERTIFICATION

Participants must attend the required 18 contact hours. Candidates who attend all required training hours and successfully complete the certification process will be listed as a Certified ChildLight Instructor on our website.

CE HOURS / APPROVED PROVIDERS

Trainings are valid for Yoga Alliance CE hours and possible CEUs or PDPs from your credentialing organization.

Yoga and Mindfulness for Children

Yoga Alliance
Since 2014, ChildLight Education Company has been a Yoga Alliance approved Registered Children’s Yoga School, a Registered 200 Hour Yoga School and a Registered Prenatal Yoga School providing teacher training and continuing education.

Courses4TeachersInc.
ChildLight Education Company is a Continuing Education Provider through Courses4Teachers. The credit they offer is graduate-level professional development semester credit, through the University of the Pacific, designed for salary advancement and/or to renew credentials for teachers in districts across the U.S.

Vermont Student Assistance Corp. (VSAC)
ChildLight Education Company is an approved program provider as a non-matriculated course or program that will improve the ability to get a job or encourage further study for VSAC grant recipients who are not enrolled in high school.

 

Department of Rehabilitation in California
ChildLight Education Company is an approved entity for training with the State of CA, Department of Rehabilitation.

 

***Participants have also had CE hours accepted through Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT), and the Foster Care system in addition to PT, SLP, American School Counselor Association (ASCA), and individual school districts across the country.

TUITION

In-Person: $425
Live, Virtual: $385
Self-Paced Online: $299

Includes 18 contact hours, comprehensive, downloadable fully-illustrated instructor manual, proof of attedance and certification administration. Those who complete certification also earn ChildLight Instructor Circle membership. Scholarship Opportunities & Group Discounts are available on a limited basis.

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REFRESHER

Have you previously attended our Yoga & Mindfulness for Tweens and Teens Teacher Training and need a refresher? Retake this training live for $100 -OR- Watch a previous training recording as often as you’d like over a 7-day period for $100.

Request a refresher.

RECOMMENDED TRAININGS & RESOURCES

Attend this training on its own or as part of our 95-Hour Children’s Yoga School!

Also recommended: Yoga for Children book and Yoga for Children-Yoga & Mindfulness Activity Cards, by Lisa Flynn, available on our website.

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED TRAININGS:

Yoga & Mindfulness for Children Teacher Training
Yoga & Mindfulness for Children: Advanced Teaching Concepts
Yoga & Mindfulness for Diverse Abilities Teacher Training
eLearning – ChildLight’s Online Courses!

Upcoming Trainings

Dates: July 13-15, 2022
Times: Wed-Fri 9am-3:30pm ET each day
Trainer: Ann Biese
Location: Virtual via Zoom

Dates: October 7-9, 2022
Times: Fri 6-9pm, Sat & Sun 8am-4:30pm ET 
Trainer: Ann Biese
Location: Virtual via Zoom

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TRAINING FEEDBACK

"Above and beyond my expectations. I learned much more than I imagined coming into the training."

Edward S.
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:09:03-05:00
"Above and beyond my expectations. I learned much more than I imagined coming into the training." Edward S.
"The Trauma-Informed Yoga and Mindfulness professional development workshop was extremely informative and engaging. The instructor did a wonderful job of balancing sharing content knowledge, discussion, and physical practice. The tools and trauma informed practices presented will be simple to bring back to my classroom and beneficial for the scholars. The workshop provides both specific strategies and a trauma-informed lens to view your current practices through. I highly recommend attending!

Stephanie T.
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:06:21-05:00
"The Trauma-Informed Yoga and Mindfulness professional development workshop was extremely informative and engaging. The instructor did a wonderful job of balancing sharing content knowledge, discussion, and physical practice. The tools and trauma informed practices presented will be simple to bring back to my classroom and beneficial for the scholars. The workshop provides both specific strategies and a trauma-informed lens to view your current practices through. I highly recommend attending! Stephanie T.
"We are still talking about this training and the experience. I was able to try a little bit with my PE 10 fitness class. The kids loved the breathing. Not very often our kids can sit back and relax/reflect. Thank you again for taking the time."

Jamie Z., Teacher
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:07:22-05:00
"We are still talking about this training and the experience. I was able to try a little bit with my PE 10 fitness class. The kids loved the breathing. Not very often our kids can sit back and relax/reflect. Thank you again for taking the time." Jamie Z., Teacher
"I took something away from it that I can implement into my classroom. I really enjoyed the Guided Meditations."

Justin L., Teacher
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:08:43-05:00
"I took something away from it that I can implement into my classroom. I really enjoyed the Guided Meditations." Justin L., Teacher
"Keep doing what you are doing! This was a great training for the end of our school year. The activities you shared for calming and redirecting are things everyone can do. I am fully satisfied."

Diane E.
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T21:18:42-05:00
"Keep doing what you are doing! This was a great training for the end of our school year. The activities you shared for calming and redirecting are things everyone can do. I am fully satisfied." Diane E.
"I feel I was given the information, tips and practice to effectively teach to this age group."

Tyler W., Teacher
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:08:18-05:00
"I feel I was given the information, tips and practice to effectively teach to this age group." Tyler W., Teacher
"The training more than met my expectations, very useful. The manual is very user friendly with lots of information."

Curt H., Teacher
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:07:54-05:00
"The training more than met my expectations, very useful. The manual is very user friendly with lots of information." Curt H., Teacher
"I loved all the examples and stressing the importance of children crawling and bilateral integration. Thank you stressing happy movement of the spine with the five movements too."

Jenn P., Occupational Therapist
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:09:41-05:00
"I loved all the examples and stressing the importance of children crawling and bilateral integration. Thank you stressing happy movement of the spine with the five movements too." Jenn P., Occupational Therapist
"This training is relevant for anyone working with children an any capacity, parent, teacher, counselor, etc. Developing resiliency skills / healing trauma through a life long positive practice that includes all children is a no brainer! It's ALL GOOD!"

Valerie B.
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:05:48-05:00
"This training is relevant for anyone working with children an any capacity, parent, teacher, counselor, etc. Developing resiliency skills / healing trauma through a life long positive practice that includes all children is a no brainer! It's ALL GOOD!" Valerie B.
"Great insight on mindfulness and being present. Our trainer had great energy and was very informative. We need a full day of this."

Katie L., Teacher
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:06:51-05:00
"Great insight on mindfulness and being present. Our trainer had great energy and was very informative. We need a full day of this." Katie L., Teacher
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