Prison Yoga Project and Yoga Ed are partnering to offer two 4-day programs intended to prepare yoga teachers, social workers, psychologists, and others to effectively offer yoga and mindfulness practices to teenagers involved with the juvenile justice system. Each training will introduce special considerations for working in detention facilities throughout.
Teaching Yoga to Teens Involved in the Juvenile Justice System — Part I
This training introduces the basic principles and tools needed to teach yoga to teenagers effectively. You will study the internal and external changes in teenagers, and how changes can alter the teens’ yoga experience. The training places emphasis on learning how to read and relate to teens through understanding adolescent development, anatomy, physiology, and learning domains. From this transformational training, you will emerge with the ability to shift teaching practices to connect with teens effectively.
A Trauma-Informed Training for Youth — Part II
The second training, “A Trauma-Informed Training for Youth,” will equip participants with the tools and understanding necessary to work with those considered “at-risk’ due to poverty, violence, marginalization, abuse, neglect and other factors.
For dates and registration, see Upcoming Training.