DVD: Yoga 4 Teens

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Christy guides the viewer and four other teenagers through a yoga class with detailed instructions and commentary on the benefits of each pose.  Complete with standing poses,backbends, relaxing poses and more, this DVD offers a complete yoga experience as well as information on getting the most out of each pose with good alignment.  Also included is a 30 minute practice sequence and an interview section with regular teenagers.  Teenagers can practice with this DVD and feel like they are participating in a real yoga class.

Reviews for DVD: Yoga 4 Teens

  1. Smita S. -
    Frankfurt, Germany

    I am very grateful for you and Jennifer Lightsey for making this course. Each and every word in this training is important and valuable. All the material in this course is wonderful. I just loved all the live yoga classes in this training and your way of talking, including wonderful, funful yoga activities that made teen classes unique. I really enjoyed the questions and answers with those four wise teachers.

    For me this teacher training is a beautiful treasure chest!! After completing this course I am totally ready for an amazing journey as a Teen Yoga Teacher:) Looking forward to learning more from you.

    My heartfelt thanks to you, Christy!!

  2. Vanessa C. Maui, HI

    As a Ballet instructor at an academically prestigious private preparatory school here in Hawaii, I was first drawn to the "Yoga 4 Teens" online course because I began to notice my student's anxiety and stress level beginning to affect their joy in dance class. I have practiced Yoga for many years and have felt the profound and positive changes it has had on how I choose to handle stress as well as how to appreciate, love and nurture my body. I wanted to share these tools with my students. I found Christy and the "Yoga 4 Teens" course to be the absolute perfect solution. The information and feedback on how to engage teenagers and bring Yoga into their lives is so well thought out and created from a place of real care and years of observation and knowledge. I loved every moment of the learning process and the Guide Book is such a great source of information and inspiration. And Christy... What a truly beautiful and generous soul. I have never personally met her but I felt her presence every step of the way, through the video lectures as well as her personal feedback on all the quizzes. She makes herself completely available. Christy is just an email away if you have any questions or want to discuss any ideas.

    Now that I am in the classroom and putting all that I learned to use, I feel confident and excited to share this practice with my students. The teens LOVE their Yoga class and often stay after to talk about their discoveries and thoughts. We have created a deeper student/teacher bond and a safe space to explore, express, nurture, strengthen and relieve stress. I can't even begin to express my gratitude and appreciation for Christy and the "Yoga 4 Teens" course.

  3. Paula A. -
    Brooklyn, NY

    I give "Yoga for teens course" a 5-star rating. I highly recommend anyone who is interested in teaching teens to connect with Christy.

    Why were you interested in the course?

    As a high school teacher teaching yoga, I wanted to have fresh ideas how to teach teens. My yoga training was for adults, I have adapted a lot of my training experience to teens in my school, but Christy's course Yoga for Teens offers a more direct and in - depth experience.

    How you would describe the course experience?

    A well-rounded experience with very refreshing ideas. In the course, Christy addresses both athletes and non-athletes and how to teach both groups at the same time. Christy has also a very deep sense of understanding of the teenage brain and her teachings are geared towards addressing their social/emotional development as well as their mind/body connection. The teenage years are very hard for various reasons. Chirsty's teaching is very specialized in this challenging arena and she does it very well. I was very excited to find her on line and eventually take her course. She has great ideas on how to approach and teach different skills. Our teens are our future and servicing them by offering great tools specific to them to help them cope with life and grow is one of the greatest service. Chisty teaches from the heart.

    What did you gain from taking the course?

    By taking this course I have gained new ideas and new approaches to teaching teen's yoga. It was important for me to connect with another yoga teacher who works specifically with teens and with such extensive experience. I am very grateful. Thank youm Christy!
    I found Yogaminded on line by accident (or maybe not!). It took me a while to commit to register for the course. I have a very busy life and was worried I wouldn't be able to put in the time. It took me a year to complete but grateful at the same time so I didn't have to stress as much.

  4. Jessica P. -
    Wilbraham, MA

    I truly loved taking this teen teacher training course! It was very well planned and thought out. I will take everything I have learned and try to use it to the best of my ability. :) I am excited to say that myself and another business partner have teamed up and are starting a yoga business-"Starstuff Mindful Living” and that this course underscores my confidence in offering mindfulness training for kids.

  5. Jennifer F. -
    Virginia Beach, VA

    As a 10- year long homeschooling mom of three girls, ages ranging from 20 to 10 years old, and an active 3- year long yoga instructor, I was searching for a way to teach yoga to the teen demographic with confidence in my ability to reach them at their level of understanding in this stage of their lives. I found a Yoga Journal article titled: Tips for Teaching Yoga to Teenagers and at the bottom was the Yoga Minded hyperlink. I followed the link, and after exploring the course objectives, knew I would be making this certification part of my foundation before officially offering yoga to teens. After I started the program, I realized this course offered even more than I expected! Christine Miele was very thorough and constructive in her feedback. I never had to wait for responses or grades. She was totally attentive to my needs throughout the entire time I took the course.

    With the skills and confidence I gained from the Yoga 4 Teens course, I am now offering a Yoga for Teens class at our local homeschool co-op starting this Spring. I would highly recommend this course to anyone looking to add Teen Yoga to their yoga teaching modality.

  6. Emily B. -

    I am a 22 - year high school biology teacher who just left teaching AP Biology to “pioneer” the first - ever Yoga course at my high school. Over the years as a classroom teacher, I have witnessed my students’ mental health decline (for multiple reasons: fierce competition for University acceptance, social media issues, simply being a teenager...). I became convinced that our school system was really good at doling out the stressors, but falling short at providing students with the tools they need to manage them. I, personally, discovered Yoga as a life changing practice that helped me manage my stress. I needed to bring it to my students. I became a Yoga Alliance certified instructor, convinced my administration to allow me to teach, and when they agreed, I was ecstatic and simultaneously terrified.

    I began my summer in search of a resource so that I could begin planning. Because Yoga is so special, it’s important to deliver it well. I needed something really good... In a thorough google search, I discovered the Yoga Minded, How to Teach Teenagers Yoga Course. It was the only training I could find that was specifically tailored to teens. Although I typically prefer live training, I took the plunge and purchased the course and I loved it! I am so grateful I did and that it exists!! The video classes and discussions were informative and engaging, and the reading / lessons provided are excellent guidelines for teen - specific instruction. After completing the course, I am feeling so much more confident about starting my class next month…

    I also have The Yoga 4 Teens Instructors guide: an absolutely fantastic resource. It provides clear steps for how to begin with students brand new to yoga up through sample class sequences for more practiced teen yogis (including modifications and challenge poses). It is obvious that decades of experience, working specifically with teens, went into its creation. That said, I trust it as much to use it as my floaties to “wade” into my new role as teen yoga teacher.

    Christy provided sincere and conscientious feedback to my quiz answers in a way that made the online course an authentic learning experience. Her positive energy can be felt through the instruction she provides in video and through email discussion. Through this course, in addition to feeling much more confident and having new tools in my toolkit, I have gained an online mentor I am grateful for as I begin this new journey.

    Namaste, Yoga Minded Christy and Jennifer!

  7. Hazel M. -

    I have been teaching adult Iyengar yoga classes for a number of years and a few years ago I ran a school block for 14-15 year old girls. With no direct teen experience, I struggled to relate to the girls and to adjust my adult teaching methods to suit a teen class. In retrospect, I realise I didn’t have a framework so was basically making it up as I went along. After the block I decided to leave teen yoga for others to do.

    When I saw Christy’s course advertised, it seemed to cover all the areas where I’d lacked confidence. I am so glad I signed up. I recently started teaching teens again and it has been a joy instead of a dread. I feel I now do have a clear framework to work to along with great resources and class plans. I feel prepared which is a wonderful feeling and the classes I’ve done, based on all the course work, have gone really well. This is an excellent course, I cannot recommend it enough for many reasons but here are the main ones:

    • The way the course is set up makes it very easy to access and navigate, great if like me you are not a computer kid.
    • The course materials are excellent. The manual in itself is a great resource for all yoga teachers and contains a huge amount of information. There is excellent guidance on not only the physical practice but also how to teach yoga philosophy, relaxation and breath work in a teen friendly way. I’ve found the course has also helped me simplify my adult teaching.
    • The 8 sections are very manageable. The online information and discussion videos are a good method of letting the lessons sink in. The end of lesson quizzes are fun and clearly designed to make you think and do some re-reading.
    • The end video of Christy doing a class and the post class discussions are very helpful. Her instructions are simple, clear and the class conveys all the lessons contained in the course. It is lovely to see how Christy relates to the students directly, with respect and in a fun way.
    • Complete lesson plans in the manual and lots of other online videos of other teen classes are included.
    • Last but not least, a cool yoga minded T shirt!

    Thanks Christy for all the work you’ve obviously put into this course and for showing me I don’t have to fear teen yoga!

  8. Natalie T. -
    Houston, TX

    When I was looking for help with my upcoming Teen Yoga class, I was initially looking for sequences and poses that teens would like. I came across YogaMinded’s website and browsed the content that was offered in the online training course. It quickly became apparent to me that, teaching the Teen population, was not all about the fun poses and sequencing, but more about the connection that we make with our students – the manner in how we approach and teach them – how we can uplift them and help them grow during a stressful and challenging time of their lives and the fantastic benefits that yoga brings to this generation. I really enjoyed Christy’s teaching style, the content that was included in the course and the manner in which it was taught. By the end of the course, I felt I had a very comprehensive understanding of how to bring yoga to the teen population, and even more so, how IMPORTANT it is that we, as yoga teachers, promote yoga to this age group.

    All of the additional content provided with the course is well thought out and compliments the teaching. The book is a fabulous resource to keep, and I know that I will be referring back to this many times in my teaching – whether to teens or adults!

    I highly recommend that anyone wanting to expand their teaching to include the teen population, take this online course. Thank you Christy for putting together such an informative, comprehensive and enjoyable course.

  9. Ginger B.

    I have my 95hr kids certification and will be finishing my 300YTT soon. I have taught many classes with children and tweens, also adult classes that included teens. I found your website from a google search and I was impressed with everything you had to offer. Clearly I have not been disappointed—it exceeded my expectations!

    I now understand how this age group needs their own classes for so many reasons and how much more successful they were in their own class and their level of interest.

    Since taking your training, I have taught two teen classes and I'm blown away with how well everything you have taught me works and how you say in the training what WILL happen and I have observed so much that did. You are so on point!

    I also love that you include quizzes at the end of every session and take the time to give feedback. It really helps me go back over the info, which helps me remember. I love your feedback! And, I will be recommending this course to anyone who wants to become teen certified.

    I cannot thank you enough for caring so much and providing this program.

  10. Crystal W. -
    Laurel, MD

    I am a yoga teacher and Behavior Therapist that works primarily with children with development disabilities. I use deep breathing techniques with my clients as part of my private practice, but I began to see a disparity between what my clients were feeling and how they were able to effectively communicate those feelings to others. This often resulted in depressive-like symptoms and a good deal of anxiety. I thought that yoga could be a great tool for teens to use to check back in with themselves and find some clarity.

    After Christy's training I feel so empowered to offer this tool to my clients. I think that they will thrive with the new-found awareness that only yoga can bring. The tools in this training are not only practical, but effective! As we get to see firsthand!

    As a mother to two young children it took me a considerable amount of time to finish this training, but Christy's self-paced program and her can-do attitude and support along the way really made it easy to get through what I was able to, without feeling badly that I couldn't complete it all in a couple months time. I'm ready to take what I've learned to my clients and share the profound affects of yoga with my teens!

    Thanks Christy!!!!

    I truly enjoyed this course!!!

  11. Sara M.
    Irvine, CA

    The Yogaminded Yoga 4 Teens Online Training is an excellent course for anyone with the desire to teach yoga to teenagers. I enjoyed the format of the program and found the lessons easy to follow, understand, and manage. The material was thorough and well organized, and I not only learned so much about teaching yoga specifically, but also how to interact with teenagers, how their minds work, what they like and don't like, and how to be a positive and encouraging light in their lives. Overall this course was an extremely positive experience. Christy is an incredibly experienced and knowledgable teacher. She was was quick to grade the quizzes and provided correspondence and feedback throughout the course which I loved and appreciated. The course provides a wealth of resources, my favorite being the enormous manual which will now be my teaching Bible! I feel very prepared to share my love for yoga with teenagers. Thank you!

  12. Michelle S. -
    Sammamish, WA

    I was asked to sub teen yoga classes for a competitive swim team. Having teen swimmers myself, I jumped at the opportunity to share my passion of yoga with this generation. Before the class, I saw Yogaminded’s ad for teen teacher training in Yoga Journal and immediately signed up.

    The videos, lessons and feedback from quizzes totally prepared me for the difference of teaching teens versus adults. The training was invaluable in building my confidence and skill set for teaching this enthusiastic and sensitive group of kids. Thank you Christy!

  13. Austin, Texas

    Your course is really great. I felt I learned already so much and not even being half way through.

    I have never done an online course before as I always thought in person trainings are more valuable but with the videos you included and all the material I really don’t feel I am missing anything.

  14. Fran -

    I have been personally practicing and teaching yoga to teens in my MS and HS classrooms for 15 years. Once I retired, I felt that I should have some type of professional yoga training in order to continue to teach teen yoga classes. One of my yoga teachers gave me Christy’s website: Yoga 4 Teens and after researching her comprehensive training program I decided it was the right for me.

    Whether you are new to the idea of teaching teens yoga or have already been teaching teen yoga and would like to improve your knowledge and instruction yoga practices, Yoga 4 Teens is a great choice. The program is self- paced and once purchased, it is yours to return to whenever you like. Each of the 9 Instructional Sessions includes web-based content followed by a video that not only reinforces the content, but provides insight from practicing teen yoga teachers. At the end of each session there is a comprehensive quiz that once submitted, is personally graded by Christy and returned to you with personal feedback.

    Yoga 4 Teens provides wealth of resources - 3 instructional e-books along with numerous free downloads, webinars, and instructional and enrichment videos; covering everything from philosophy, to the practicalities of a successful classroom, to the teaching yoga poses; all of which help you to create a welcoming, safe and fun teen yoga classroom. Christy also provides her Yoga 4 Teens Logo for your own personal use.

    Most important is the personal interest that Christy takes in each participant. She is always available for an email conversation. She encourages and enjoys communicating with her program participants.

    Upon completion of this training program I am confident that I am a better Teen Yoga instructor and I am excited to put my new knowledge to work!

    Fran - Teen Yoga Instructor 15 years

  15. Aurea V. (verified owner) -

    I have been teaching for a little less than a year and I’m still finding my confidence as a new teacher. Through my experience teaching at the high school, I realized how I really need to adjust my teaching style as teen students are quite different than adult yoga students.

    Your training videos have been very helpful and I truly appreciate all of the fun teaching tools you share. Specifically, I appreciate how you show teaching the poses to really help teens gain more awareness of their bodies while also engaging them in a really fun way.

    Aurea V.
    Santa Ana, CA

  16. D. Holley (verified owner) -

    I loved the whole experience of the yoga for teens series. I am not a yoga teacher yet, but I this program gives me confidence that I now have an idea about where to begin with the kids.

    I retired 4 years ago after 35 years in public education in the St. Louis area. 14 years as a teacher 10 years as a middle school principal, 10 years as a high school principal.

    After several years of volunteering in the St. Louis public schools, I returned as a tutor to the middle school where I was formerly the principal. The more time that I spend in the classroom plus the more I have gotten involved in yoga, the more it has become obvious that there is a need for yoga in the middle and high schools

    I thought that all of the conversations in the online training were good….the more that I have been involved in yoga the more I realize that it is less about the asanas than other aspects of yoga. I like how the series was inclusive of many aspects of yoga.

    As I said, I enjoyed the entire experience. It was very helpful to me. I appreciate your enthusiasm for what you are doing. Good luck.


    D. Holley
    Saint Louis, MO

  17. Lucie Rouillard, Quebec (verified owner) -

    5 stars are not even enough to show how much I liked and appreciated Christy’s course!
    I found it very complete and well-organized. With the readings (on the website AND in the book), videos, quizzes and quick feedback from the instructor, there was a good mix of many different ways to learn. I appreciated that learning to be a teen yoga teacher was presented in such a complete and interesting way. The wonderful thing about a video course like this is that one can do it at her/his own rhythm, around the activities and obligations of her/his personal life, and I enjoyed having time between each session to integrate the content.

    The Yoga 4 Teens Instructor’s Guide book proved to be EXTREMELY useful and a wonderful complement to the training.

    Also, for me, the fact that my first language is French and that I will be teaching in French might have made it a little longer as I sometimes had to translate some of the content (both in the videos and readings) in my own words in French. Right now I am into translating the “useful phrases” for my next classes.

    Thank you again for this video training, it has been an enriching journey both on a personal and professional level!

    Speaking of classes, I had my first classes Monday and it went really well. The knowledge and tools I acquired with the training really made a difference in both how I planned my classes and how I responded to the students. I am very excited :)

  18. Angelica (verified owner) -

    As a yoga teacher and a direct care worker in a residential treatment facility for at risk teens, I was excited to begin teaching to the youth in my program. As I began teaching, I ran into challenges with making yoga accessible and engaging for the teen population. That was when I searched for a reputable teen training that I could complete while I continued to work full time.

    This training was exactly what I was looking for. It is practical and accessible with multimodal tools. The combination of video discussion, reading and sample classes was very useful in making the information easily digestible. I was able to immediately integrate the ideas and tools from this program into my classes with the youth at the program. After completing the training, I feel more confident in my ability to successfully engage teenagers with yoga.

  19. Paula S., AZ (verified owner) -

    The introductory video on teaching yoga to teens inspired me to further develop my yoga teaching skills in my work with troubled, homeless youth. I wanted to develop techniques to engage teens more fully in yoga. (Many with whom I interact have some incorrect notions about yoga which seem to propel them away from this wonderful practice which could bring such calm and integration into their being.)

    Having taken the course, I can say I enjoyed it.. It has benefited my teaching of yoga in general and inspired me to develop strategies to involve teens in yoga. I am planning to offer classes in my local community on a donation basis to encourage teens to participateas well as offer little vignettes of yoga during my weekly activity group at a youth homeless shelter.

    One helpful part of the course was observing the teen class in action. It increased my understanding a great deal to see all the ideas and concepts presented in the various sessions demonstrated.

    Thanks to this course, I now have an increased understanding of the characteristics and needs of teens and how to structure a class to better meet their developmental style,

    Thanks again for an engaging training!

  20. Ann S., AZ -

    I decided to take Christy’s Yoga 4 Teenagers Instructor Video Course after having been asked to teach yoga at my local high school. I’ve been teaching yoga for years, but have only occasionally had teens attend my classes. I was conscious of my lack of experience and skills for teaching teens, and I felt nervous and at a loss for how to prepare myself for this new experience.

    I am so grateful for this course! In it Christy fills a much-needed niche; she provides a well-organized series of lessons that cover amazing ground. She begins by addressing teen issues and traits that will possibly arise in class, and how a yoga teacher can deal with them not only effectively but in ways that increase interest, richness, and fun for the students. She gives ideas for how a yoga class for teens can be structured so as to meet the needs of the kids and help them to have a positive, uplifting, and satisfying experience on all levels. She gives many suggestions and ideas for asanas and sequences that keep teens engaged and interested. I am perhaps most impressed by her teaching of how to weave yoga philosophy into a class for teens in a way that introduces them to this world while staying pertinent to their needs.

    The course includes a lesson revolving around a video of Christy teaching to teen students. I am very inspired and moved by observing her intelligence, skill, and respect for her students as she teaches. For me, having access to this demonstration of her teaching points and principles is priceless.

    Christy very effectively teaches and demonstrates how to transform challenges into fun, how to nurture self-respect, and increase fascination with yoga in teen students.

    I was a little concerned beginning the course that the material would not be new to me. However, that was not at all the case. Even the lesson on breath awareness is so uniquely presented that it will influence and inspire how I teach all my classes. If you already have Christy’s book Yoga 4 Teens, you will find the material in the course new and uniquely presented. I can’t say enough about how extremely valuable this course has been to me. I am confident that it will provide me with material far into the future to help me continue to learn and increase my skills for teaching yoga to teens.

  21. Mike C., MI

    As a father, husband, runner, fumbling yogi, and principal of a center based high school for emotionally impaired students this course was exactly what I was looking for. Christy has put together a well thought and easily followed along approach to how one might begin if they were interested in teaching yoga to teens. I work with a population of students who come from backgrounds of poverty, abuse, trauma, and mental illness. For years, I have kicked around the idea of teaching students yoga at my building. Working through the course has opened my eyes, and let me see that it does not have to look like my regular practice at the yoga studio.

    Just like their academics, teenagers need to be taught yoga in a different way and this course helps to build a solid foundation for you to be able to do that. Don’t just read the notes. Watch the videos as well and be prepared to take notes as this will serve as a great manual for however you wish to begin teaching yoga to students.