Teen Yoga Foundation (CYA-RYS-CE Member)
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: N/A
- Address: N/A
- Location: Camerton, Other United Kingdom
- Website: www.teenyoga.com
- Service Offered: Teen Yoga
- Type of Certification Granted: Yoga for Teens
- Years in Operation: N/A
- Date Joined: January 26, 2021
Created by Charlotta Martinus, a leading expert in her field as well as published author and campaigner for the mental health of young people, the Teen Yoga Foundation has been running its successful course since 2004 with well over 1000 graduates. Recently, the course evolved to an online offering now regularly reaching students all over the world.
The TeenYoga Online course will train you to teach yoga to young people. The TeenYoga Online course is rich and thorough with plenty of live interaction, and continuous contact with your tutor. It is recognised by Yoga Alliance US as a CPD program and has has been constructed with the help of specialist adolescent Neuroscientists, Anatomists, Psychologists, Educators, Yoga Teachers and experts in online learning. The training is accredited by Sport England to become a Level Three Sports Coach.
The Course Content
The course is based on in-depth coverage of the research evidence relating to adolescent development and yoga and over 15 years of hands-on experience in this field. The topics of the online course are the same as the face to face course, namely
Socio-psychology of the Adolescent - 20 hours
Anatomy of the adolescent - 20 hours
Neurobiology of the Adolescent - 20 hours
Teenagers and yoga principles - 20 hours
The logistics of teaching teen yoga - 20 hours
Within these topic areas there will be other varied topics also covered, which you can see in the detailed prospectus.
The Course Structure
The 5 modules are delivered over a 10 week period. During this period the student will need to dedicate between 7 and
10 hours per week to the course. In addition to a wide variety of course content and activities in which you work on different aspects of the subject area with your peers, there are regular webinars and conference calls. Each module has a webinar with Charlotta Martinus and a group online session, as well as an individual session with your tutor.
The Teaching Staff
Charlotta Martinus, the course leader, is supported by a team of highly experienced online tutors. The tutors are experienced TeenYoga teachers and therapists trained exclusively by Charlotta to run this course. Often, they also work with teens in other capacities such as educators or therapists. They are all continuously monitored and supported by Charlotta.
Who's It For?
The course is directed towards parents, healthcare professionals, yoga teachers, school teachers, parents and anyone working with young people. We invite students from all countries to join us. A key prerequisite is that you have a solid regular yoga practice of your own.
Effective participation in the course requires a minimum dedication of 7 hours a week, and for some up to 10. There are five modules on the course (plus a short introductory module). Each module lasts two weeks. You should expect to dedicate an average of about one hour a day, and you choose when you wish to do this. However, we recommend that you try to keep a regular rhythm rather than trying to do it all on one day. You will also have a group task to do in each module where you may wish to have meetings with your group, or choose to communicate via messaging.
The course is quite intense in order to give you the grounding you need to teach adolescents yoga effectively. The dedication involves, in each module:
A theory section which involves a range of detailed content and reflection, with a variety of videos and presentations for you to follow, as well as an example class
Assignments, which involve one activity to be done in collaboration with others and one individual activity.
Reflection activities where you consolidate and explore what you are learning, on your own and with peers in the class forum space
All the above activities can be done in your own time. There are also activities that take place in specific time slots, that are appropriate for your time zone. These are:
Webinar with Charlotta Martinus, (1.5 hours) the opportunity to ask questions and go further into the subject
Group online session (1.5 hours) where you share the work you have done in your assignments with the group and comment
Individual tutorials, (30 mins - time arranged with tutor to suit both) where you comment on your progress and discuss any issues that may have arisen in the module
You will receive links to each module’s video lectures and supporting materials every other Wednesday.
The course is also based on the idea that all those who follow it have their own regular yoga practice. We recommend that during the course you adapt your own practice to support your reflection on how best to teach young people yoga. For this purpose we recommend sessions and guided meditations commonly used with young people that you can incorporate into your practice, to acquire first hand experience of them.
Teen Yoga Founder and Director, Charlotta Martinus will be teaching the course supported my her team of experienced tutors.
Stéphanie Cormier (Class of 2021)
Charlotte Johnston (Class of 2021)