Building Resilience in Youth

Teen Yoga Skills for Coping with Stress

A workshop for school teachers, yoga instructors, parents and others professionals who work with youth.

Do you want to:

~Introduce yoga to your children, students or youth clients to alleviate stress?

~Build your toolbox of mindful practices proven effective for youth?

~Feel supported by community in your work to bring yoga to youth?

This workshop will take you through 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 will open a link between the reality of teens lives and the power of yoga to heal and transform.

You will learn:

  • The Top 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.

@ Mission Street Yoga

Sunday, June 23rd 2013 at 10:30am-2:30pm

1017 Mission Street

South Pasadena, CA

Investment: $60

Presented by Abby Wills, MA

Abby Wills, MA, ERYT, brings her passion for democratic education and deep respect for the tradition of yoga to her work guiding youth and teachers in contemplative arts. Abby’s approach is informed by studies in social justice and developmental education at Pacific Oaks College, as well as two decades of training in yoga. Having taught thousands of hours of yoga lessons in schools over the past fifteen years, Abby felt deeply compelled to create a program that could reach teens who don’t have the privilege of yoga classes in their schools. To this end, Abby co-founded Shanti Generation, a yoga + media company, to create more access to yoga for teens and teachers by offering yoga via DVD format.

Shanti Generation’s first two titles, Yoga Skills for Youth Peacemakers and Partner Yoga for Teens, feature real teen yogi’s in a teen friendly environment practicing at a teen approved pace.

As a teacher trainer, Abby empowers teachers to find their own voice while integrating evidence-based contemplative practices into their work with youth.

BONUS: Participants will be entered to win copies of Shanti Generation’s Yoga Skills for Youth Peacemakers DVD and Partner Yoga for Teens DVD – draw held at the end of the event.