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For Teachers, Facilitators and Parents

Visit our Schedule page for current offerings and/or email abby@shantigeneration.com to schedule a workshop or program at your school or studio.


Building Resilience in Youth: Yoga Skills for Coping with Stress
For school teachers, yoga instructors, parents and others professionals who work with youth.

A 4-hour workshop offering experiences designed to help teens understand stress, resilience and how to utilize yogic practices to cope. By developing the meaning of coping and stress, we link the reality of teens lives and the power of yoga to heal and transform.

You will learn:

  • 5 Yoga Skills suited for the developmental needs of adolescent youth.
  • Practical methods of relating with teens meaningfully and building trust.
  • How to present yoga in the context of teens lives.
  • Strategies to inspire teens to integrate yoga beyond the mat or classroom.

Classroom Wellness Initiatives

Teaching On Purpose (TOP)
A 2,4 or 6 hour professional development workshop on mindful methods for nurturing inspired learners. TOP workshops offer training in techniques designed to: increase social + emotional wellness, develop mindful communication, cultivate coherent, nurturing environments, foster positive relationships and transform stress into creativity. Practices and topics of exploration include simple yoga exercises, breathing techniques, mindful awareness practice and emotional regulation activities.

Yoga Skills for Schools
An six hour yoga-based workshop designed to train classroom and PE teachers how to safely and effectively integrate basic yoga postures into curriculum. Workshop can be held on one day or over 3 weeks. Participants will learn skills for proper alignment, increased body awareness, flexibility, strength and balance.

Yoga Skills for Youth Facilitator’s Training
A 20-hour experiential training course designed to give teachers a firm foundation in teaching yoga to children and teens. The training covers developmentally appropriate teaching practices and methods for organizing a harmonious class environment. Participants will learn an organized system for creating curriculum to meet the unique needs of individual youth and youth groups.

Custom School Programs
Program directors are available for consultation with administration and teachers to develop a customized program to fill your schools needs. The program may include a combination of the above-mentioned initiatives, as well as after school and in class yoga programming for students and teachers led by professionally trained instructors.

Mindful Life Skills for Youth Facilitator Training
For yoga teachers, school teachers, therapists, parents, and other qualified individuals.

Phase One: Fundamentals of Yoga, Mindfulness and Peacemaking for Children and Teens
20 hours

An experiential training course designed to provide participants with critical knowledge in the art of guiding youth through yoga and peacemaking experiences. In this course, you will learn:

  • Developmentally appropriate teaching practices.
  • Methods for organizing a harmonious class environment.
  • Skills for building relationships with school communities.
  • Ways of skillfully conducting democratic education.
  • Techniques to guide youth in accessing their innate wisdom.
  • Insightful processes to engage youth in peacemaking.

Participants will learn an organized system for creating curriculum to meet the unique needs of individual youth and youth groups. This course will address how to effectively teach yoga to youth in relevant language.

To schedule a training in your area, contact abby@shantigeneration.com

Phase Two: Three Training Modules Focused on Early Childhood, Adolescence and Teachers

Participants may choose any combination of modules. Phase One: Fundamentals of Yoga and Peacemaking for Children and Teens, or equivalent, is prerequisite for all modules. Equivalency is determined on a case by case basis and may include classroom teaching experience combined with dedicated yoga practice and/or previous yoga teacher training.

  • Yoga for Early Childhood Module 20 Hours
  • Yoga for Adolescence Module 20 Hours
  • Yoga for Teachers and Classrooms 20 Hours

The full certification course combines both phases, including all modules, with homework, observation and fieldwork for a total of 108 hours.

For Youth

Youth Peacemakers Training
A community effort to cultivate conscious youth leaders skilled in the engagement of diversity and the development of social, emotional and physical wellness.

Shanti Generation Youth Peacemakers Training is a 12-month, 72-hour course for adolescent youth between 12-16 years of age. In monthly, six-hour workshops, youth engage in peacemaking practices including:

  • Yoga
  • Compassionate communication
  • Mindful awareness training
  • Peer teaching techniques
  • Conscious social action

Sessions are held in a democratic educational forum. Within a strongly organized curricular structure, themes emerge from the life experiences of participants.
Youth interact in small groups and dyads for project-based learning experiences.
Each session features a guest teacher from the fields of yoga, health and social sciences.

Check out our 2010-2011 flyer for info on Guest Teachers Including: Dr. Chris Chapple, Hala Khouri, Felicia Tomasko, Julie Kleinman, Anne Walton and Rodger Sorrow.

Yoga and Peacemaking Classes and Workshops
Our teachers are available to custom design workshops to fit the needs of most venues. To inquire about bringing classes and workshops to your area, contact us here, or reach Abby directly: abby (at) shantigeneration.com