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

Next Training: February 19-23
GIRLS ELEVATE: Empowering Sisterhood in Teenage Girls
1440 Multiversity, Santa Cruz


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.

SOCIAL / EMOTIONAL LEARNING FOR OUR YOUTH

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

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

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Learn how to share your love of yoga with teens and step forward as a leader in your community. Adolescents are our future - they will become the leaders of our nation.  Our role as facilitators of this program is to support them in knowing who they are, nurturing their self-esteem, supporting self-awareness, and cultivating compassion.  In this course we support you in bringing that message to adolescents in the public school system, the private sector and even clubs or after school community programs.  

What you will learn: 

  • Yoga postures and sequencing for teens
  • Social/emotional learning
  • How to work with teens
  • How to bring this work into the schools
  • Activities for optimal learning
  • Weekly curriculum/agendas on how to create your class 

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.