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Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to Teens, Abu Dhabi April 2020

April 9 @ 9:00 am - April 13 @ 5:00 pm

All profits from this course go to the Teen Yoga Foundation.

To book, please contact Inner Seed here.

Do you feel passionate about the well-being of young people? Would you like to support young people perform better in school? Would you like our future generation to have more satisfying relationships and develop a robust toolbox of coping strategies towards emotional resilience through specific yoga and mindfulness techniques? Then this is the training for YOU!

Join our *60 hours Teen Yoga teacher training program in Abu Dhabi from 9th to 13th April 2020 for a 5 day workshop hosted by the founder of Teen Yoga, Charlotta  Martinus.

*60 hours including 10 hours homework and 10 hours observation.

This course will help you develop a full understanding of how to teach yoga and mindfulness to adolescents aged 11 to 18, with a special focus on the 13 to 15 age group as this can be the most challenging time, developmentally, in working with teenagers.

For many, yoga proves to be a life changing tool. In the face of abuse or other trauma, yoga gives a toolkit to teens to change their path in life and head for a more successful and joyful future.

This course comes with a fully comprehensive manual written by expert teachers in various areas. It is designed to build your confidence and fill in the gaps of knowledge, looking at the infinite and classic wisdom of the philosophy of yoga for inspiration and blending it with present cutting edge research and science to give us a full picture of how best to approach this population with the healing science of yoga. At the end of this course you will feel completely confident to run a course, either intra-curricula or ex-curricula.

The aim of the course is to give you an insight into how to adapt your yoga into a  therapeutically specific system for issues and challenges that may arise commonly among this population such as: self-harm , young carer situation, victim of abuse, victim of bullying, stress derived from academic or family pressure, general non-specific somatisation or general anxiety. A normal yoga class is seldom enough to really address any problems that may be arising among a normal young population. Kids’ yoga is also worlds away from what is needed in a class for teenagers.

The course will also provide students with a toolbox of class structures and techniques to teach young people flexibility, strength, emotional stability, self-esteem and an overall sense of well-being through the yoga practice.

You will be required to do some reflective homework after each day, and your teaching will be assessed for certification.

5 day course from 9am to 5pm will consist of the following:

Day 1   – Psychology and sociology of the adolescent and its relevance to yoga

Day 2  – Anatomy and physiology of the adolescent and relevance to yoga postures and breathing

Day 3  – Neuroscience of yoga and adolescence and how they correlate

Day 4  – Chakra theory and adolescents

Day 5  – Marketing – how to market yoga and bring it to schools and community

Location and accommodation:Training will take place at THE STUDIO, CORNICHE.5 day training: 9am to 5pm with a 1 hour lunch breakFor people living outside Abu Dhabi city, we will be happy to assist you with great hotel rates located 5 minutes away from the studio.


Note that we have only 10 spaces available for this training.Early Bird rates: AED 5,000 expires on December 20th 2019 Rate: AED 5,500*Rate includes your comprehensive manual and certificate of completion

You will receive:

  • 40/60 hour Teen Yoga teacher training credited by both the Yoga Alliance Professionals and US YOGA ALLIANCE

  • Discounted rates at a cafe near by for lunch breaks

  • 10% Discount for any yoga class during your training

  •  5% discount on your next training with us if booked within the same year

  • 10% Discount on your retreat with us if booked within the same year

To book, please contact Inner Seed here.

Obligatory Reading: Teen Yoga for Yoga Therapists by Charlotta Martinus and the Book of Dharma by Simon Haas. You can buy them here: https://teenyoga.com/product/teen-yoga-for-yoga-therapists/ https://teenyoga.com/product/the-book-of-dharma-making-enlightened-choices/
Recommended reading: Dark Night of the Soul by Simon Haas. You can buy it here: https://teenyoga.com/product/the-dark-night-of-the-soul-simon-haas/

When you buy these books from Teen Yoga, the profits go back into the Teen Yoga Foundation which aims to empower young people through yoga.


April 9 @ 9:00 am
April 13 @ 5:00 pm
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The Studio, Corniche
The Studio, Corniche
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