Training: February 19-23
Two trainings, one week:

  • YOUTH ELEVATE: Teaching Yoga to Teens

  • GIRLS ELEVATE: Empowering Sisterhood in Teenage Girls

1440 Multiversity, Santa Cruz

Next Training: February 16-18
YOUTH ELEVATE: Teaching Yoga to Teens
Shefayoga, Seattle


Teen Yoga Teacher Training: Youth Elevate

Module Two: June 28-30
Empowering Sisterhood in Teenage Girls
Yoga Tree, San Francisco

Module One: June 25-27
Social/Emotional Learning for Our Youth
Yoga Tree, San Francisco

Register for one, or both, modules.


We all know the importance of academic success in our society… but what about social and emotional learning?  What about teaching our children to take a breath before they speak? Or harnessing their thoughts?  Or moving their bodies for optimal health?  And for girls in particular, self-respect, self-awareness, self-love? 

Youth and Girls Elevate are programs dedicated to bringing this kind of learning to middle and high school adolescents via the yoga community.  The programs aim to instill empowerment, nurture tolerance, empathy and compassion into all children, regardless of sex, race, socio-economic status or religion.  

The key components are yoga, mindfulness, social and emotional learning, and empowerment for young girls/women.

EMPOWERING SISTERHOOD IN TEENAGE GIRLS

This program is for middle school and high school children ages 12-18 

$299 for this training / $499 for both this and Youth Elevate Training

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Learn how to support girls through one of the toughest times in their lives.  With social media running rampant and girls being tested on their self-worth and value system, judged around every corner in every second, our role is to remind these girls how amazing they are.  That what they have to say is important.  That a tribe of loyal girlfriends is powerful and potent.  That the sacredness of their bodies, minds and hearts is a tool that heals all and can make change in the world.  Support these young women in remembering who they are and stepping out into the world with purpose, power and passion.  

  • Creating sisterhood
  • Self-empowerment tools
  • Sacred tools and rituals for teens
  • How to create after school programs, camps and run retreats 

This is what we focus on: 

  • Foundational values
  • Friendships and relationships
  • Confidence and leadership techniques
  • Positive body image
  • Sacred sexuality
  • Truth telling
  • Compassion and Empathy
  • Being uniquely you
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Using your intuition

Upon completion of each 20-hour module and 10 hours of volunteer work (Seva), you will obtain a certificate to lead Teen Yoga classes in the Youth Elevate format. You do not NEED to do both programs - each one is a stand alone. However, we encourage both so there is a clear understanding of the teenage culture from as many sides as possible.  This in and of itself will support you in being successful. 

Each program includes lecture, integration, testing, and internship before a facilitator can fully launch utilizing the Youth Elevate/Girls Elevate curriculum and using the brand name of our program.  

We would prefer and actually, strongly recommend, that participants are 200-hour yoga certified however, it is not mandatory as the program offers easy postural clinics on how to teach postures and simple yogic philosophy tools.  Secondarily, we would ask that you have at least 4 years experience with the practice of yoga so you are familiar with the basic teaching before sharing in a school setting. If you do not meet any of these requirements, PLEASE EMAIL DANA TO RECEIVE INTRO TO YOGA BASICS PACKET