What we’ve achieved

Our key impacts‍ year by year

2023

OM Yoga Awards 2023

Favourite Charity Nominee 2023

University of Bath

Bath University invited the Teen Yoga Foundation to be part of a pilot programme within social prescribing, supporting the wellbeing of new students across Bath University and training them to share yoga with their peers.

Workshop speaker – Teen Panel on Yoga as a Mental Health Tool

Teen Yoga Summit

November- Our 7th Annual Teen Yoga conference was held online as it has been since 2020 due to the lockdown.

Teen Yoga Therapy course

June – Teen Yoga announces the launch in 2023 of the 400 hr Teen Yoga Therapy course

2022

The 12th Annual Festival of Education, 2022

Teen Yoga & Yoga in Schools – invited as a speaker and mini-workshops, discussing the importance of the need for Yoga in schools and the positive outcomes backed by research within schools.

Workshop speaker – In discussion with Teen Yoga Ambassadors and how yoga has directly helped them in life

CAMHS first

December – The first ever Teen yoga Therapist job in the NHS is offered at Southampton CAMHS.

Parliament

October – We held a drop-in event for MPs in the Houses of Commons, to tell them about the benefits of yoga for young people.

Teen Yoga Summit

November- Our 7th Annual Teen Yoga conference was held online as it has been since 2020 due to the lockdown.

Teen Yoga Therapy course

June – Teen Yoga announces the launch in 2023 of the 400 hr Teen Yoga Therapy course

2021

The Festival of Education, 2021

Teen Yoga & Yoga in Schools – invited as a speaker and mini-workshops, discussing the importance of the need for Yoga in schools and the positive outcomes backed by research within schools.

Teen Yoga for PE Teachers

Launch of Teen Yoga introductory course for PE Teachers online

London Youth

Collaboration with London Youth to develop a programme for Youth Workers to incorporate yoga in their work with BAME girls 10-13

Teen Yoga Ambassadors

Launch Teen Yoga Ambassador scheme for young people to operate peer-to-peer support across the country, online and face to face

Here to Be

Here to Be regional partner Lululemon – reaching 700 disadvantaged young people with yoga and launching the Teen Yoga Ambassador scheme

2020

Proud Finalist of The Bath Life Awards 2020

Bath Life Awards – Charity – Finalist 2020

The Festival Of Education

Teen Yoga & Yoga in Schools – invited as a speaker and mini-workshops, discussing the importance of the need for Yoga in schools and the positive outcomes backed by research within schools.

Faith schools

We developed a programme for a Muslim school in North London, delivering yoga to 14 yr olds, reaching 90 pupils over one term as part of a PhD project.

Here to Be

Lululemon local Here to Be partner. The Foundation financed projects bringing yoga to young people for free.

Teen Yoga Zen Challenge

We created 66 free videos to support mental health of young people during lockdown 1, which have been watched over 5000 times in school settings and at home.

Teen Yoga Bursaries

We reached the milestone of 100 bursaries in our bursary programme in 2020. Over 100 people have had financial support for the Teen Yoga training.

2019

Festival of Education

This was our first participation at the Festival of Education. We provided demonstrations of Teen Yoga for young people and teachers in a very hot tent!

Teen Yoga in South Africa

We trained 12 teachers to share yoga in the townships of Johannesburg to over 1200 students.

Teen Yoga in Paris

The first Teen Yoga course in Paris.

Hippocampus results

These were published at the end of the project. The results showed very positive effects.

2018

Yoga in Schools

Yoga in Schools CIC became part of Teen Yoga, enabling us to deliver Teen Yoga directly in schools across the UK

Teen Yoga in Australia

First edition of the Teen yoga training course in Australia

Teen Yoga in UAE

The Teen Yoga training course was adapted to the needs of yoga teachers in Abu Dhabi

Hippocampus field trials

We tested the Hippocampus programme in field trials in 5 countries (750 disadvantaged students and 100 teachers)

2017

Om Yoga

We participated in the Om Yoga Show at Alexandra Palace. Since 2016 we have participated in more than 20 education and yoga conferences and fairs.

Sierra Leone

We trained 26 yoga teachers (ex-child soldiers) to share yoga with est. 2600 traumatised youth in orphanages across the country

Start of Hippocampus

EU-funded collaboration with Norwegian University of Science and Technology, OXFAM Italia, University of Salamanca and Youth Exchange and Understanding to develop and pilot a programme for disadvantaged young people.

Anna Freud/ UCL

We started our collaboration with Anna Freud and UCL, supporting student theses focusing on yoga in schools on their combined Masters degree in Psychology.

2016

APPG on Yoga starts

2016-2019 We founded and created the All Party Parliamentary Group on Yoga, and presented at the Houses of Commons on 5 occasions, focusing on the range of financial, healthcare and educational benefits of yoga for schools.

Leeds University

Collaboration with the Psychology department at Leeds university. The research involved 20 11 yr olds at a school in Bath, as part of an MA dissertation.

Teen Yoga Foundation set up

The charity was launched in January , after a long gestation.

Yoga Girls Can

This innovation project funded by Sport England reached 750 young women with yoga to help with their mental health. We travelled to all the university campuses in the West of England with a large pink yurt!

2003 – 2015

First Instill conference

The first conference was in 2015, and has continued since. Around 100 people per year come to find out more about what we have been doing.

Sport England support

2010-2015 – Sport England fund yoga in secondary schools in the West of England

Training course with Special Yoga

2012 – First edition of the Teen Yoga training course in collaboration with Special Yoga.

First Teen Yoga Training courses

2005 – As she was invited into more schools Charlotta began to train other yoga teachers in ways of providing yoga to young people.

First Teen Yoga class

2003 Charlotta’s first class with a group of 14 year olds in North Somerset was not a success. This is what moved her to start thinking about the kind of yoga class young people might need.

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