Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to Teens, Sydney July & August 2018
July 20 - July 22
This course is split over two weekends – one in July and one in August. Dates below.
Weekend One: 20-22nd July
Saturday and Sunday 8.30-4.45pm
Weekend Two: 11-12 August
Saturday and Sunday 8.30-4.45pm
Early Bird – (full payment before June 8th) – $1200
Regular price – $1350
Our Teen Yoga course in Sydney, Australia, is co-facilitated by Felicity de Blic and Louise Gerondis.
With Felicity and Louise’s unique and complimentary backgrounds in health, education and yoga, the course caters for both yoga teachers who wish to deliver specific classes for teens, as well as health professionals, school teachers and counsellors who wish to incorporate yoga and mindfulness practices in their work.
The course in Sydney will be held at The Centre, Randwick. It is a lovely sattvic space with a variety of accommodation options on site if required.
We include interactive lecture-based learning of topics such as adolescent anatomy, physiology and psychology, mindfulness, neuroscience, yoga and mindfulness research, chakra theory and introducing yoga philosophy to teens. Practical components include morning led yoga posture, pranayama, meditation and yoga nidra practices for self-care, experiencing and creating classes with teen specific themes, and smaller practices that can be incorporated into the school room, therapy or healthcare settings.
To liase directly with Felicity and Louise about the course, or organise a phone chat, you can email them at Australia@teenyoga.com. To book your place, please download the application form and email your completed form to Australia@teenyoga.com, with a bank receipt for your $250 deposit to the Australian bank account below:
Name: Yoga for Wellbeing
Account number 423556107
Please use your name and TeenYoga July as the transfer description.
Obligatory Reading :
Dharma Code by Simon Haas (we can supply on first weekend)
Brainstorm by Dan Siegel (please read before course)
About the Venue :
The course will be held in the spacious upper and lower halls of The Centre, Randwick. We have access to a full kitchen area for heating up food, and Randwick shops just up the road have plenty of cafés and take away options for lunch. Snacks and tea will be provided. The Centre also has very reasonably priced accommodation options for out of town participants or anyone who wishes to stay over. It is a bus ride from the city, with a bus stop right outside, and a 20-minute walk from beautiful Coogee Beach.
What to bring :
Please bring a notepad and pen, cushion to sit on, yoga mat and blanket. Please note the space is not a yoga studio, so bring whatever props you like to work with. You will be provided with a course manual, and a USB of all lectures and other handouts on the first Friday evening.
Biography of the teachers:
Felicity de Blic
Felicity is a physiotherapist and yoga teacher from Sydney, Australia. Working at Sydney Children’s Hospital since 2004, she has been senior physiotherapist for the child and adolescent mental health team and currently works with the interdisciplinary pain team, integrating physiotherapy, yoga and mindfulness interventions to young people and their families touched by illness. She also runs yoga classes and workshops at AJ Physio / Sydney Pelvic Clinic in Bondi Junction.
From 2010-2014 Felicity relocated to Paris with her French hubby, put physiotherapy on hold and dove into the study and practice of yoga, mindfulness and psychology. Having completed her teacher training in Purna Yoga with the Byron Yoga Centre in 2007, she completed and went on to lecture for The Minded Institute’s Yoga Therapy for Mental Health professional training program in London. She also completed a postgraduate diploma of psychological studies with the University of Southern Queensland. It was during this time abroad that she met Charlotta Martinus, and their shared passion for teen wellbeing ignited their friendship and eventual collaboration in bringing Teen Yoga to Australia. Upon her return to Australia she has trained in Richard Miller’s iRest Yoga Nidra, which has deeply informed her practice and teaching.
Seeing first hand the impact that yoga and mindfulness practices can have on teens coping with chronic illness and general teen life, she is dedicated to building a network of inspired yoga teachers, school teachers and health practitioners committed to integrating these practices into their daily work, with a preventative focus on physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
Louise has a Bachelors Degree in Human Movement and a Masters Degree in Education with a Major in Social Welfare from the University of Sydney. She has worked teaching in High Schools as a PDHPE Teacher and Head Teacher for Engagement and Welfare for the past 30 years. Louise also used her skills to work in gyms as a personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 25 years. Louise has extensive knowledge around movement and fitness and strongly believes in the power of the body / mind connection.
As a Director of the company True Quest Louise worked in remote Aboriginal communities delivering tailored programs helping young people develop self-determination and skills to set goals for employment opportunities.
As a qualified yoga teacher, Louise believes that teenagers especially should have access to these amazing practices so that they are able to self-regulate, and nurture themselves to be able to achieve to their potential and become productive members of both their families and the wider community.