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 person living alone near you or in your virtual community
Today – teach them over the phone how to access video conferencing on their phone or tablet (FaceTime, Skype, zoom)
Tomorrow – have conversations with them, get them to teach you how to make soup, you teach them how to download games and play with them and so on.

Further down the line – helping with essential cleaning duties (eg cleaning doorknobs, teaching younger siblings about bacteria with the soap test….and so on.)

Then the young people are encouraged to take a photo (with parental consent) and post it to the Facebook Page and also to ask questions or for tips and eventually we hope to create a community. There will also be a Wellbeing Bingo- 6 in a row and you become the zen challenge champion of the day.

How you can help? Firstly, you can send the below information to your schools and contacts:

Every day, the Teen Yoga Foundation is offering some fun for teens on their facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TeenYogaMindfulness/) live and from the 30th of March from the Yoga in Schools you tube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW56cm0SXozQzVH3GNn6t8A?view_as=subscriber

We will be encouraging young people to move their bodies, while managing emotions with breath techniques, specially developed to help young people. We will also be sharing simple wellbeing techniques every day that are easy to follow and require no extra equipment.  Moreover, we encourage the young people to enter the #zenchallenge by helping out a vulnerable person.

When they have managed 6 zen challenges they win the champion award.

Please tune in at 10am every weekday to find out more. The session will last between 30 minutes to an hour and will be lead by insured, accredited and trained staff of the Teen Yoga Foundation, guided and supported by founder, Charlotta Martinus and intended to continue for as long as schools are shut.

To find out more, please check our facebook page above!

Thanks for supporting the charity which empowers young people through yoga.

If you would like to support the work of this charity, please donate here:

Secondly, you can also contact us to get involved by filming a 30-60 minute clip providing the above yoga, wellness tips and raising a challenge for the young people. Please email us at info@teenyoga.com if you would like to take part.