Teen Yoga Teacher Training 2017-12-03T11:02:03+00:00

Teen Yoga Teacher Training 2018

Do you feel passionate about the well-being of young people? Would you like to support young people perform better in school? Would you like our future generation to have more satisfying relationships and develop a robust toolbox of coping strategies towards emotional resilience through specific yoga and mindfulness techniques? Then this is the training for YOU!

Join our 60 hours Teen Yoga teacher training program in Abu Dhabi from January 23-27, 2018 for a 5 day workshop hosted by the founder of Teen Yoga, Charlotta  Martinus.

This course will help you develop a full understanding of how to teach yoga and mindfulness to adolescents aged 11 to 18, with a special focus on the 13 to 15 age group as this can be the most challenging time, developmentally, in working with teenagers.

For many, yoga proves to be a life changing tool. In the face of abuse or other trauma, yoga gives a toolkit to teens to change their path in life and head for a more successful and joyful future.

This course comes with a fully comprehensive manual written by expert teachers in various areas. It is designed to build your confidence and fill in the gaps of knowledge, looking at the infinite and classic wisdom of the philosophy of yoga for inspiration and blending it with present cutting edge research and science to give us a full picture of how best to approach this population with the healing science of yoga. At the end of this course you will feel completely confident to run a course, either intra-curricula or ex-curricula.

The aim of the course is to give you an insight into how to adapt your yoga into a  therapeutically specific system for issues and challenges that may arise commonly among this population such as: self-harm , early pregnancy, young carer situation, victim of abuse, victim of bullying, stress derived from academic or family pressure, general non-specific somatisation or general anxiety. A normal yoga class is seldom enough to really address any problems that may be arising among a normal young population. Kids’ yoga is also worlds away from what is needed in a class for teenagers.

The course will also provide students with a toolbox of class structures and techniques to teach young people flexibility, strength, emotional stability, self-esteem and an overall sense of well-being through the yoga practice.

You will be required to do some reflective homework after each day, and your teaching will be assessed for certification.

5 day course from 9am to 5pm will consist of the following:

Day 1   – Psychology and sociology of the adolescent and its relevance to yoga
Day 2  – Anatomy and physiology of the adolescent and relevance to yoga postures and breathing
Day 3  – Neuroscience of yoga and adolescence and how they correlate
Day 4  – Chakra theory and adolescents
Day 5  – Marketing – how to market yoga and bring it to schools and community

Teens performing yoga

Meet Last year’s graduates

Meet our Beautiful Trainer: Charlotta Martinus

 (SYT, YA) is the principle instructor, teaching in London and abroad

Charlotta started working with teenagers straight out of university, when she became a Modern Foreign Language Teacher at GCSE and A Level (16 and 18 year olds) – she went on to teach younger ones (7-11) as well before she became a yoga teacher. Her yoga journey started in 1997 and she became a teacher in 2003, when she immediately started working with teens again – sharing mindful yoga with them on a daily basis, teaching up to 100 students per week until 2015.  The TeenYoga training was created in 2004 to cope with demand of local schools. She went on to complete the Yoga Therapy for Mental Health 350 hour training with Heather Mason and then became a yoga therapist for the NHS from 2013-2016. She now shares her love for teens and yoga worldwide by running the training courses globally. She is the mother of two teenage boys who have been her guiding light throughout this journey and both practise yoga.

Teen Yoga was created in 2004 to respond to demand from the school community in the UK and also to the yoga community in the UK. It is a company that runs training courses across the world. It also tailors specific courses to schools and health workers to aid them in incorporating mindfulness and yoga into their work.
Charlotta continues to find working with adolescents deeply rewarding and finds the relationship with the students extremely exciting and nurturing to her own sense of fun and authenticity.

Location and accommodation:

Training will take place at THE STUDIO, CORNICHE.

5 day training: 9am to 5pm with a 1 hour lunch break

For people living outside Abu Dhabi city, we will be happy to assist you with great hotel rates located 5 minutes away from the studio.


Note that we have limited seats available for this training.

Early Bird rates: AED 5,000. expires on December 28, 2017

Rate: AED 5,500

*Rate includes your comprehensive manual and certificate of completion

You will receive:

  • 60 hour Teen Yoga teacher training credited by the YOGA ALLIANCE
  • 1 free Yoga Mat provided by the STUDIO
  • Discounted rates at a cafe near by for lunch breaks
  • Discounted rates on retail yoga apparels found at the studio
  •  10% discount on your next training with us!

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Teen Yoga Alliance Accreditation:

Teen Yoga Teacher Training is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance. This training has a firm and robust basis in science, as it was written in part by Osteopaths, Doctors, Psychologists and also includes data taken from the Police and Health services as well as PhD work. The yoga element of the course is deeply researched in india and forms a robust and deep understanding, leaving you with a comprehensive outlook on the relationship between yoga and teens in today’s society from someone who has exclusively worked with teens for over 30 years. The time spent in study will furnish the student with more confidence and inspiration than other course. If you haven’t completed your 200 hours training, you will still be able to add 60 hours if you wish to complete it on a later stage.

ABU DHABI 2017 testimonial: 

Charlotta did a wonderful job of creating and holding a safe space for all of us to learn and share ideas/best practices/etc. I am grateful that we had a small group and that we were able to get to know each other. Overall,  I really enjoyed it. – kat Owens

Thank you Laura for putting together such a great workshop, it was a pleasure to exchange with someone as knowledgeable and sensitive as Charlotta. It was a pleasure to meet other ladies sharing similar interests and passionate about teaching in general and particularly teenagers. Thank you for your hard work, this training has been useful to me and planted the seeds for further research. Very grateful for that!- Melanie Lopez

Click here to view The National newspaper interview with one of our recent graduates and the founder of Inner Seed

Other testimonials from Chalotta’s training across the world:

“Words can’t explain what an amazing course you have put together!! You opened a whole new fascinating world to me and for that I am truly grateful!! I will highly recommend to anyone to take Teenyoga course with you.”- Ayala, Childrens’ book writer

“This is a life changing course…if you have any interest in helping the youth of today become balanced adults of tomorrow do this course!!!!!”- DC Samantha Hare, Met Police, London

“If you’re thinking of doing this course, please don’t hesitate. It was life changing, well worth the investment of time and money.”- Caron, Writer

“I looked for the best course out there, and found this one.”-  Dave, Secondary School teacher

“Thanks for a wonderful course, it helped it many ways that I hadn’t anticipated,  the course content and pace was just right and the mini teaching sessions were a great way to practise teaching without exam style pressure , especially for those who weren’t yoga teachers. We repeated the exercise on Sunday  it was very helpful. The manual is great and a testament to the amount of work you put into it.”- Victoria, Prison Yoga

“Thank you for running such a wonderful course, I really enjoyed it, I am waiting to hear if my yoga class here at CAMHS is going to be approved “- Lucy, Systemic Family Therapist

“I am perplexed why we don’t learn this at Medical School and also what a fantastic tool to share with young people before they come to us, to help them control their anxieties, pain and weight as well as prevent simple problems from becoming worse. I highly recommend this course.”- Ellie, Paediatrician, London

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