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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.
Heather L. - December 2022
It is a wonderful course! I learned a tremendous amount about how to reach and teach teens. The sequences were excellent, challenging and fun! I loved how yoga philosophy was included in an age appropriate way! The instructor's guide is comprehensive and well written. I highly recommend it.
Smita S. - February 2022
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!!
Emily B. - February 2022
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!
Jessica P. - January 2022
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.
Paula A. - 2/24/20
From 1-5 stars, how would you rate the course?
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. Christy'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 you 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.
Jennifer F. - 12/3/2019
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 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.