If You Are Teaching Teenagers Yoga, You Should Be Doing This

If you are an adult teaching teenagers, chances are you have been baffled by your students’ response (or lack of response) on more than one occasion.  Even if you’re an experienced teacher, what you have previously taught that was gratefully embraced before may not go so well with a different student group.   How you respond as a teacher provides a lot of information to students.   If students are resisting your leadership of t...

Teen Yoga Teacher Gathering in SoCal, Feb 10, 2017

From the first YogaMinded training hosted in 2001 to the last hosted in 2016, I've delighted in the certain magic that happens amongst a group of caring adults who share the purpose of wanting to teach yoga to teenagers. In that vain,  I will host a one day gathering to keep stoking the fire of teen yoga teacher intention.  Teachers in attendance will present to the group and describe how they created (or responded) to a situation that had powerful teaching impact. Christy will also pr...

One Important Reminder About Teaching Teen Yoga

Whether you are currently teaching teenagers or are planning to do so in the future, there is one important teaching technique that I'd like to remind you of today.That is, I'd like to remind you to use eye contact with your students. Take time to literally see your students with eyes open.  Whether you implore words along with your eye contact is optional.  The fact that you acknowledge each teen student's presence, silent though it may be, is what matters.  Given the psycho-soci...

Would You Like to Teaching Yoga to Teenagers? Come Learning With Christy in August

Announcing an In Person Yoga 4 Teens Teacher Training with Christy Brock Miele Aug 11-13, 2016 Thursday, Aug 11, 2:00-6:00 pm Friday, Aug 12, 11:00-7:00 pm Saturday, Aug 13, 9:00 am-1:00 pm San Juan Capistrano, CA. Lodging searches should be targeted to Dana Point or Capistrano Beach.  Other close cities include Laguna Beach, San Clemente, Newport Beach. Closest airport is Orange County airport (code SNA). Location: TBA to participants, private location. T...

Get Your Yoga Hike On

Summer is all about getting outside and enjoying nature.  I love to hike, especially in beautiful places and of course, I love yoga.  While in the past I've kept these two endeavors separate, I am now a convert of my own experiment to include some yoga poses into my hiking. Some pictures along with my commentary follow this list of benefits you might receive from blending yoga with your next hike: Benefits of incorporating yoga poses on your hike: Makes doing yoga poses more playf...