Yoga for Teens

Yoga for young people

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We are delighted to be introducing this programme to the studio, designed especially for young people.

There is a fast-growing body of scientific evidence to show the considerable mental, physical and emotional benefits of yoga for teenagers, at a time when demands on young people have never been greater.

These benefits include lower stress and anxiety, a greater ability to focus and relax, the cultivation of healthier self-image and self-acceptance, and improvements in physical strength, flexibility and posture.

Our Teen Yoga course is delivered by Renate Mullins, an experienced yoga teacher who has completed the required 60 hours' specialist training with Teen Yoga (UK), and has two teenage children herself. 

Renate has full DBS clearance, First Aid certification and is fully insured for teaching yoga to young people.

Each course will include the following aspects:
  • A range of postures (or 'asanas')
  • Breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Yoga philosophy and psychology

Whilst covering these elements, Renate's style is easy-going and approachable, with the exact content of each class informed by the needs of the teenagers. Both girls and boys are welcome, with the age range being 11 - 18.
Two teenagers practising the lotus position

Young people need yoga

"Research has shown that the number of young people reporting feelings of depression and anxiety is rising and there is a trend for the rates of these disorders to increase in the transition between childhood and adolescence."

- Amy Morgan, Institute of Psychological Sciences, University of Leeds


Yoga is taught in many schools across the UK

  • Part of the PE curriculum
  • Part of the PHSE curriculum
  • An elective in an enrichment programme
  • A lunchtime or after-school club activity
  • An intervention to maximise the achievement of disadvantaged students

Fast Facts

When:

Six-week course: 
April 16 - May 14, 2018 (5 weeks)

- Mondays, 4.45 - 5.30pm

For easy online booking, see below.

Cost:

£72 for six-week block

Booking:

Booking is for the block starting April 16.


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Who does yoga appeal to?

Sporty students do yoga to develop performance in their game

Non-sporty people like yoga because it's a non-competitive way to keep active

Boys practise it to increase stamina, strength and confidence in relation to their body as it grows and changes

Girls enjoy relaxation and flexibility exercises, which promote emotional and physical wellbeing

Combined with mindfulness, which fosters present-moment awareness, kindness and empathy, the approach amounts to a powerful mind/body therapy.

Teacher

Renate Mullins

Renate is originally from Germany but has lived as much time outside of Germany as inside…. Places which Renate feels have formed her are Australia, South Africa, France and different parts of the UK.

Yoga found her first in South Africa in 1999, but somehow the timing wasn’t right. A second attempt in the UK, in 2001, was far more successful and led Renate to doing her Teacher Training with Yoga Vidya in 2002 in Germany.

After having lived in the Yoga Vidya Ashram for 7 months, teaching and working, Renate started up classes in Brentwood. Over the last 16 years she has added to her repertoire and has found that a lot of the skills she learnt in Yoga, she really wants kids and young people to know, so they have them to hand a lot earlier than she did!

Renate is a Relax Kids Coach, trained with Rainbow Yoga (Kids Yoga, Partner Yoga & Community Yoga) and Teen Yoga.