YOUR SETTING-Teenager Yoga

Movement, calm & serenity for teenagers

Mentored by

Ma Durga Yoga

Harmonic development and growth with yoga

Organisation links
Location address: Stuston, IP21 4AD
Chosen age group:

For ages: 13 - 17 years

Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest
A summary
Introducing yoga for teenagers in schools or other settings can have numerous physical, mental, and emotional benefits. Teenagers often face academic pressures, social challenges, and emotional stress. Yoga, with its focus on mindfulness and breath control, can help reduce stress levels and promote mental well-being. The practice of yoga involves concentration on breath and movement. Regular practice can enhance attention and focus, potentially leading to improved academic performance. Yoga is a low-impact exercise that helps improve flexibility, strength, and balance. It can contribute to overall physical fitness and counteract the sedentary lifestyle that comes with long hours of studying or screen time. Adolescence is a time of emotional highs and lows. Yoga encourages self-awareness and emotional regulation, providing teenagers with tools to manage their emotions more effectively. Yoga promotes a positive relationship with the body. It encourages self-acceptance and appreciation for what the body can do, fostering a healthy body image among teenagers. Group yoga classes in schools provide a sense of community and social connection. Teenagers can bond over a shared practice, creating a supportive and positive environment. Teaching teenagers healthy coping mechanisms is crucial. Yoga provides a non-competitive and non-judgmental space for self-expression and self-care. Yoga encourages mindfulness, self-reflection, and being present in the moment. These skills can be valuable for teenagers navigating the challenges of adolescence.
About your mentor
Ma Durga Yoga
Harmonic development and growth with yoga
I was lucky enough to have a wonderful Baby Yoga teacher George in our local children center and I enjoyed her classes with both of my little ones. I could experience how we engaged with one another in class through song and had a brief moment of calm at the end of each lesson. A class format that I was familiar with from my own adult classes. Whilst my 2 children are growing up, I see how much screen time they crave and how their interests are changing towards gaming and being entertained by devices. And at all ages we are all subject to increasing peer pressure, self-consciousness and insecurities. I was wondering how I could bring more balance to children's lives and really plant a seed that supports and nurtures development in our frantic world. And soon I realised that we are all in constant development, no matter our age and I quickly added adult classes for my own benefit as well as sharing the deeper experience of yoga with like minded practitioners. Being a keen yoga student for more than 20 years, I qualified as a Toddler & Pre-School Yoga Teacher with Amy Yoga in 2021. I've been teaching this age group since January 2022 and have enjoyed every moment of it! It is beautiful to witness how the young ones explore their bodies with the assistance of their parent or carer or through the encouragement of their peers in nursery/pre-school settings. It has taken one teaching lesson, that I realised I'd like to open up my teaching skills for children of all ages, including teenagers. I have completed the teaching yoga to children & teens course in July 2022 and will complete a teaching yoga to adults course in February 2023. Both are with the British Wheel of Yoga. I find their recognition within the UK educational sector is unique and their approach to embrace all traditions and facets of yoga the right fit for me. I found in Christiane Kerr (calm for kids), Kari Knight (yoga for people living with cancer) and Elaine Fletcher ( long term yoga and yoga teacher trainer) amazing resources of knowledge, compassion and support. The children and adults I have encountered in my classes this far, give me the confidence and confirmation that I am following my calling! My own family & friends are also a huge support of my work, studies and wider interest i.e. child psychology, mind sight and neuro-diversity which I'm studying in my own time to support my teaching. I hope that your children and yourself will find value in my teaching and that it may help with general life challenges along the way of school, work, relationships, friendships and kindness to oneself. Always carrying that light of yoga and being able to shine it where we need it. Let it be in our physical bodies, our mind to calm our thoughts, to gain clarity or to regulate our emotions.
Learning aims
Aim 1
Combine yoga with mindfulness practices to enhance the overall well-being benefits for teenagers.
Aim 2
The learner will experience calm derived from relaxation, mindful exercises or breathing and can recall the most helpful to them.
Aim 3
The learner will understand the link between breathing patterns and states of calm or arousal through repetitive practices.
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Where we'll be
Roots Activities, Old Bury Road, Stuston, Suffolk, IP21 4AD
WHAT’S PROVIDED
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Enhanced DBS
Risk Assessment
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First Aid Training
First Aid Kit
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