- YogaMinded Teen Yoga Teacher Training Certificate.
- 15 hours of CCE credits with Yoga Alliance.
- Access to streaming learning videos for the nine-session course. (Videos vary from 20-65 minutes)
- UNLIMITED access to the content for the nine-session course, 3-10 topics per session with NO EXPIRATION DATE.
- 60 minute sample class of Christy teaching yoga to teenagers (streaming video) plus post-class discussion.
- 16 separate downloadable handouts with detailed preparation for the teen yoga classroom.
- Nine quizzes, one for each module of learning.
- Personal feedback and grading of the quizzes by the course instructor, Christy Brock Miele
Purchase of the course also includes the following products, streaming videos, logos, and ebooks, an additional value of $400:
Yoga 4 Teens: An Instructor's Guide for Teaching Yoga to Teenagers, the leading resource worldwide for teaching teenagers yoga. Co-authored by Christy Brock Miele and Jennifer Lightsey, this book is a three part, 230-page spiral-bound book and a complete "how to teach" guide. Classroom management is discussed in details, categories of yoga poses are analyzed for their relevance and application to a teen audience, and sample classes are provided. The first four limbs of yoga (yama, niyama, asana, pranayama) are explored in detail for how they may be related to teenagers. Customers are 100% satisfied with this book. Some reviews include:
"The book is a fantastic reference and tool that you will use over and over."
"The Yoga 4 Teens: An Instructor's Guide for Teaching Yoga to Teenagers is a wonderful way to learn the unique techniques of teaching teens."
"This book has become my yoga training Bible!"
(Please note that customers who purchase this course outside the United States are asked to pay shipping charges. The book is not required however to take the course. )
Teaching Teenagers Yoga eBooks (Volumes 1,2, 3). The Teaching Teens Yoga ebooks offer general advice, reflections and teaching tips as they apply to the teen yoga classroom. Innovative teen yoga teachers are featured in interviews and articles which provide descriptions of their philosophies and classrooms. Collectively, the eBook series contains over 200 pages with more than 50 articles. Be inspired by the short articles and vignettes as well as highlights of over 20 teen yoga teachers.
YogaMinded White T-Shirt.These shirts for women are made of a 50/50 cotton blend. Soft and form-fitting (not baggy), they are especially good to wear while practicing yoga with teenagers, as one can explain the "yoga 4 teens" YogaMinded logo.
Yoga4Teens DVD. Instructional, informative, and inspirational, this DVD is perfect for teenagers, parents of teenagers, and anyone interested in conducting a teen yoga class. Benefits of the poses, reminders while practicing, and Sanskrit names of the poses are included. Yoga Journal calls Yoga 4 Teens a "dandy practice companion" and an "informative how-to-teach-teens manual for yoga teachers who work with (or hope to work with) this age group." This streaming video contains a one-hour instructional class, a 40-minute practice flow, and a special interview section with teenagers.
Classroom Videos.These three streaming videos provide a rare glimpse into authentic yoga classrooms with talented and experienced teen yoga teachers. They are edited with voiceovers to alert teen teachers of poignant observations in teaching style and substance. Each video is about 20 minutes in length.
Webinar Presentation. A recorded presentation with powerpoint slides via streaming video, this one hour teen yoga training covers principles and practicalities of handling teen yoga classrooms that can be applied to any teen teaching situation.
"Awesome! You covered so much in this presentation and gave some great examples."
"Thank you, Christy. Your webinar was helpful for me to achieve my goal of getting started for a new class series I'm going to offer teens next month. I learned many applicable points specific to teaching teens and I feel more prepared and even excited. I'd recommend this webinar for anyone interested in teaching yoga to a teen population."
Details of the Course
For each of the nine sessions of learning, a student reviews 2-4 pages of online content, watches the streaming video (which vary in length from 20-65 minutes), then takes a quiz before moving on to the next session. The course instructor (Christy) receives your quiz and returns it with feedback to your answers. Upon completing all nine sessions, students view the concluding video and can proudly display their YogaMinded Yoga for Teens Training certificate, as well as your hours toward yoga alliance credentials.
The online course parallels the training of five women who were filmed taking the course. Their questions and comments are worthwhile and the conversations with each lesson are rich and interesting.
Different than traditional training, the online course allows for the advantage of being able to take the lessons on your own time. Once purchased, you can view the course and study the material as many times as you like.