The TeenYoga Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to Teens Course is taught by our highly qualified and motivated trainers. Whether it is Charlotta or another of our trainers leading your course, you can be assured of the highest level of teaching, organisation and enthusiasm!
Charlotta started her professional life as a school teacher before going on to complete her degree in modern languages from UCL, and becoming a yoga teacher within the Sivananda tradition.
Charlotta started Teenyoga in 2004, supported and encouraged by Jo Manuel of the Special Yoga Foundation. Together with many colleagues within medicine, osteopathy, psychiatry and psychology as well as steeped in the yoga tradition, the TeenYoga course was born and developed in the subsequent years.
The main aim and mission of the research, training and work that is undertaken by TeenYoga is to alleviate suffering among young people in the UK.
TeenYoga now has 4 trained teachers who deliver the course worldwide and 500 alumni. The teachers below have been carefully selected to teach the TeenYoga course to an exceptional standard.
Yvonne has practiced yoga for over 13 years, exploring many styles but most extensively Iyengar. Yvonne has worked as a counsellor in schools and community settings for 10 years working with some of the most vulnerable young people. In 2012 she decided she wanted to find a different way to work with young people, using yoga and mindfulness. This is when she met Charlotta Martinus. Yvonne went on to complete her teen yoga training and her yoga alliance TTC with Charlotta and has worked closely with her ever since. Yvonne brings together her experience as a counsellor and yogi to inform and inspire both young people and yoga teachers.
Laura has been practising Yoga for over 40 years but started out her career as a fitness fanatic teaching Aerobics and Body conditioning in the 80’s. She was part of an aerobics team who won the Scottish Keep fit championship three years in a row and represented Scotland in the “Offbeat” section of “Come Dancing”.
In Spring 04 Laura trained in India in the Sivananda Ashram and qualified as a teacher. In the Autumn she trained with David Swenson to teach Ashtanga.
Laura is always looking for ways to improve her own and others lifestyle choices through continued learning, training and practice and loves to share her training and knowledge with others.
Laura decided she wanted to work with children and teenagers, preferably in schools. She qualified as a Youth Mindfulness Teacher in 2016, then after attending the Instill Conference in London where she met Charlotta was inspired to sign up for the Teacher training later that year and became a Certified Teen Yoga Teacher.
Laura lives in Edinburgh has 6 grandchildren, three of them still teenagers (and her Teen Yoga guinea pigs).
Laura is a registered Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals and also teaches Modern Meditation and Yin Yoga.
Rosie Peacock is a course tutor on the Teen Yoga Online programme. She is a qualified yoga teacher and teen yoga teacher with a background in secondary school education. She is also a positive psychologist and researches how yoga can positively impact young people’s mental health. Rosie was so inspired by the Teen Yoga course with Charlotta that she helped Nick to create the digital training to share the transformational course worldwide. She has a wide range of experience with digital learning spanning over 8 years. She has experience teaching digitally internationally, and she is experienced on a multitude of digital education platforms.
Dianne is the founder of Mettamind Yoga and a senior yoga teacher and mentor with the Teen Yoga Foundation. She is a fully qualified Yoga and mindfulness teacher based in North London where she also works as a teacher and Wellbeing & Mindfulness Leader in a local secondary school.
Dianne began practising yoga twenty years ago, initially teaching yoga to adults then teenagers in 2011. It is her belief that yoga and mindfulness not only help empower teenagers with positive ways of coping with the demands and challenges of life, but that by providing them with the tools to look after their own wellbeing, to be resilient and compassionate, that these adolescents will develop into a generation of positive change in the world.
After training with the Teen Yoga Foundation in 2015 Dianne has remained an active volunteer working with us on several projects, mentoring, delivering workshops, assisting on the London Teacher Training Course and at the annual Instill conference. Dianne has a wealth of experience teaching yoga to 11-24 year olds in schools, studios and sports clubs, and for organisations including the Hive Outreach Centre, The Life Centre, National Citizenship Scheme, and also running wellbeing, yoga and mindfulness sessions in schools for both staff and students throughout London and the South East.
Dianne’s style of teaching is adaptive and compassionate; aiming to meet the individual needs of students in a friendly and relaxed manner regardless of their level of fitness or experience. Through yoga and mindfulness she hopes to provide a genuine experience where students can learn the value of self-worth and gain confidence to be authentic, and above all; to value themselves as unique individuals.