Yoga 4 Teens: An Instructor’s Guide for Teaching Yoga To Teenagers

Yoga 4 Teens: An Instructor’s Guide for Teaching Yoga to Teenagers is a complete resource and a “how to teach” book. It thoroughly prepares readers for a yoga class teaching teens.

Yoga 4 Teens: An Instructor’s Guide for Teaching Yoga To Teenagers
Yoga 4 Teens: An Instructor’s Guide for Teaching Yoga To Teenagers

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Yoga 4 Teens: An Instructor’s Guide for Teaching Yoga to Teenagers is a complete resource and a “how to teach” book.  It thoroughly prepares readers for a yoga class teaching teens.

Categories of yoga poses are analyzed for their relevance and application to a teen audience.  Classroom management as well as the first four limbs of yoga (yama, niyama, asana, pranayama) are addressed in detail.

Co-authored by Christy Brock Miele andJennifer Lightsey, this book draws from the collective experience of two dedicated teen yoga teachers with over 35 years experience teaching teenagers yoga.  The book is written specifically for the teen yoga teacher's benefit, though yoga practitioners and teachers alike would benefit and enjoy it, too.

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Yoga 4 Teens, An Instructor's Guide for Teaching Yoga to Teenagers, has become the leading resource for teaching teen yoga and is sold around the world.  This three-part, 250-page book lays out the principles and practicalities of teaching yoga to teens, with hundreds of pictures for reference.

Co-authored by Christy Brock Miele and Jennifer Lightsey, this book draws from the collective experience of two dedicated teen yoga teachers with over 35 years experience teaching teenagers yoga.

Yoga 4 Teens, An Instructor's Guide for Teaching Yoga to Teenagers is designed as a spiral-bound binder, easy for classroom reference. Hundreds of pictures of typical teens are included illustrating the poses, techniques, and sample classes.

( If you would like to know how this book, Yoga 4 Teens: An Instructor's Guide for Teaching Yoga to Teenagers,  differs from the YogaMinded eBooks on Teaching Yoga to Teenagers, read this blogpost.)

Part I discusses what it takes to lead a classroom of teenagers, including specifics for setting up a teen yoga class. Twelve teaching principles and fifteen teaching practicalities are fully explained, providing the reader with confidence and teaching skills.

Part II gives guidelines, body actions, and teaching ideas suitable for each of the major categories of yoga poses. Explicit guidelines for teaching the poses are given to ensure a safe classroom. Specific exercises for learning in the classroom are also detailed along with partner exercises that will make your classes interesting and engaging.

Part III lays out eight sample classes, including sequences for getting students into Handstand (Urdvha Mukha Vrksasana), Full Backbend (Urdvha Dhanurasana), and Shoulderstand (Sarvangasana) .

A bounty of additional information including quotes for the classroom, charts summarizing yoga philosophy in teen terms, and a summary of the benefits of yoga for teens are also included.

The organization and design of this book make it a must-have for anyone who teaches teens or is interested in teaching yoga to teenagers. It is a model for teaching effectiveness.

Your order will promote the important outreach effort of teaching yoga to the next generation! We greatly appreciate every order and referral.

International Purchasers: An additional charge for shipping (approximately $70 additional charge.) will apply. It may take up to 45 days to receive the book due to customs clearance.  There is no tracking information for international orders unless requested (in which case shipping charge increases).


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!!