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400 hour Yoga Therapy for Adolescents

1st June 2024 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Price £4000

Dates TBC but likely to run June 2024

The course will take the following structure:

3 weekends in Somerset – Friday – Sunday

1 retreat weekend in Somerset – Thursday – Monday

4 online weekends – Saturday – Sunday

Recorded content

Self study

Group study

Case study



Together, we will look at the status quo of young people globally, in terms of the impact of social media, climate crisis, drug use and Covid on communities and support networks. We will develop a thorough understanding of how the adolescent brain is impacted by these experiences. We will also spend some time looking at the impact of pharmaceutical and illegal drugs, school pressures and family issues on mental health. The course will have theoretical and practical elements, it will also encourage group work, reflective work and supervision, to make sure the student is able to develop and grow with the training course. We will be embracing the broad and rich offerings of yoga, with particular interest in the panchamaya kosha, the gunas, vishad yoga, nada yoga, Ayurveda, chakras and ashtanga yoga from Patanjali’s Sutras.

This is a highly practical course, looking at how we may support those suffering with:

  •  Eating disorders
  •  Suicidal ideation
  •  Self-harm
  •  Depression
  •  Anxiety
  •  PTSD
  •  OCD
  • Impact of drug use/addiction
  • Sleeping disorders

You will be asked to conduct one in depth case study and also to record several sessions for review.

A full module breakdown will be released soon.


Teaching staff:

Dr Jo Barker – Psychiatrist specialising in eating disorders, UK

Dr Anessa Rebair – lecturer in Mental Health Nursing, Northumbria University  specialising in suicidal ideation, UK

Tabatha Alcatraz – 16 year old overcome OCD with yoga, UK

Shivani Gopal – 17 yr old overcame severe anxiety with yoga, UK

Charlotta Martinus – yoga therapist for young people in clinical settings since 2013 and author of TeenYoga for yoga therapists. Charlotta is the originator, director and main teacher on the course, UK

Dr Shirley Telles – Director Patanjali Institute, India

Dr Simon Haas, PhD Oxford in Sanskrit and author of the ‘Dark Night of the Soul’

Dr Angela Hope-Murray – Author Ayurveda for Dummies

Guest speakers:

Dr Dan Siegel- Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, USA

Dr Sat Bir Khalsa – Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard University, USA


Dianne Murphy

Helen Appleby

Claire Tamplin

Nicki Moss-Simpson



200 hour yoga teacher training

Experience working with young people

5 years’ experience teaching yoga

Some therapeutic background/experience

Preferably taken the TeenYoga course


Application form

(If you do not meet the above requirements but feel drawn to this course, please do get in touch with Charlotta directly to discuss. Also if you are experiencing financial hardship or come from an underrepresented background, we do offer bursaries. Please contact Ruby about these).


This course is for:

Paediatric nurses



Yoga Therapists

School Teachers

Mental Health Leaders

Wellbeing Coaches

Youth Workers



How to apply:

Register interest with ruby@teenyoga.com.


Registered with the following bodies:

Yoga Alliance Professionals

Yoga Alliance USA

Yoga  Alliance NZ, Australia, S.A and Canada

Independent Yoga Network

College of Medicine

Duke of Edinburgh Award


1st June 2024
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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