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TeenYoga Ambassadors

As climate strikes pepper the land, it strikes me how one little person from Sweden has inspired millions to speak up about what they are passionate about – Mother Earth.

I had the privilege of spending Monday evening with 8 hand-picked young yogis in London. They had all been through a selection process and were chosen for their passion and experience in yoga.

Inspired by Greta Thunberg and the influence she has had in the world, young people are gathering together to offer their solution to the worlds’ problems. These young people have all practised yoga for many years already. Two of them were on the autistic spectrum. They came to be trained to share yoga with their peers in the new programme run by the Teen Yoga Foundation.

Again and again we hear the cry from the young – we are experiencing a mental health crisis,  but what can we do about it?

These brave young souls will be marching forth into the arena of mental health, equipped with specific training to help others, multiplying the wellbeing effect in their school and other contexts.

In yoga we learn how to lift ourselves up, by controlling our minds, by lifting and opening our hearts, we learn how to be well on every level. Part of being well is recognising our interdependence with the planet and each other. Once we recognise this, we can only support others.

There is no separation between us – this profound truth is experienced in meditation, one young person at a time, finding their feet, finding their way, finding their wellness, lifting themselves and others up into light and hope.

Charlotta, September 2019

Zen Challenge What is it? 10am every day, we broadcast live from Facebook (reaching 3k followers) on our TeenYoga Mindfulness page. The offering includes 1/  simple yoga for everyone to do at home. 2/ wellbeing tip (gargle with salt water, drink a little apple cider vinegar, self-massage, planting seeds... 3/ challenge: Yesterday - identify a vulnerable
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Help moving your classes online   HOW TO TAKE YOUR CLASSES ONLINE WITH LESSON PLAN Below I have written an outline for how to bring a class online and also a suggestion for a teen class - I am no expert but I thought it might be useful. I will also be uploading short classes
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Yoga for Teenagers in Australia and beyond Currently, yoga is more popular in Australia than pilates or aerobics, with 2.18 million practitioners. Accompanying this steady increase it has started to be introduced as a health toolkit for all, including teenagers who are battling more than ever with their mental health. According to GP News (October 2019) there has been a 5.5%
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Yoga, Teens & Bravery Last week, I asked Jim (17) what the bravest thing he’d ever done was and he said, “tell someone I was sad”. Nick (19) said something very similar, “to let someone know I wasn’t coping”. Boys are traditionally seen as brave, whereas girls were always considered needing protection. This gender stereotype
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Results from EU Hippocampus Project Unveiled at Instill Nick and Charlotta recently reported the encouraging results from the 2 year study involving schools in 5 different countries at this year's Instill. These can be accessed here in PowerPoint format for you to use in your approaches to schools and institutions. In time we will also
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Teen Yoga Ambassadors As climate strikes pepper the land, it strikes me how one little person from Sweden has inspired millions to speak up about what they are passionate about – Mother Earth. I had the privilege of spending Monday evening with 8 hand-picked young yogis in London. They had all been through a selection
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Charlotta contributing to Virtual Yoga Summit 9th-10th October   What does inclusivity mean within yoga? How does language influence your teaching and therapy practice? How do you approach students and clients dealing with chronic conditions? How can prisoners benefit from yoga? Charlotta has been invited to contribute to Singing Dragon's first-ever Virtual Yoga Summit, exploring the theme
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World Peace Day 21st September 2019 Support the work of the Teen Yoga Foundation on World Peace Day, 21st September 2019. Here's how: Talk to a school about a taster day for World Peace day Mention the evidence that yoga increases social cohesion within a school and in a community. Send out a press release
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Teen Yoga graduate Niki Moss Simpson recently launched her first book as co-author of the best selling Pay It Forward series: Notes to My Younger Self. Here, in an excerpt from her blog, Niki talks about teens and their needs. No One ever said parenting was going to be easy, right? And the teenage years are

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