Friday SEP 25, 2020 at 1-7 PM PST
Saturday SEP 26, 2020 at 8:30 AM - 2 PM PST

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Sobrato Center for Nonprofits – Redwood Shores 
350 Twin Dolphin Dr
Shoreway Conference Room
Redwood City, CA 94065

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The Art of Yoga Project 

The Art of Yoga Project Training 

FRI SEP 25, 2020: 1 - 7 pm / SAT SEP 26, 2020: 8:30 am - 2 pm

*Please note that due to Covid 19 restrictions, this training may be held online instead of in person. 

Using Yoga and Art to Support and Empower Marginalized Teen Girls

PROGRAM FEE: $325.  

At The Art of Yoga Project we specialize in working with at-risk, exploited and incarcerated teen girls offering gender-responsive, trauma-informed and strength-based programming. This training is for yoga teachers who want to work with us  or who want to expand their knowledge in working with marginalized youth in their own communities.. 

Participants will learn about The Art of Yoga Project's integrated approach to teaching yoga in juvenile detention, therapeutic treatment and alternative school facilities, the value of integrating creative expression into yoga classes, and tips and techniques for understanding and effectively handling issues specific to teen girls caught in cycles of trauma and abuse.

Course covers:

  • The Art of Yoga Project’s gender-responsive, strength-based, culturally-sensitive and trauma-informed programming approach;
  • How to effectively partner with juvenile justice, therapeutic treatment, and school facilities;
  • Issues facing teen girls and how they manifest in the classroom (such as substance abuse, developmental trauma, sexual trafficking and mental health disorders);
  • Tips and techniques for teaching yoga to this specialized population and how to effectively manage behavioral problems and other classroom challenges; and
  • How and why to integrate art and writing into yoga classes with girls and a sample lesson plan based on The Art of Yoga Project’s Yoga & Creative Arts Curriculum.

Please have a yoga mat, water bottle, notebook and pen.  If we are able to meet in person, healthy snacks are provided on Friday as well as a light lunch on Saturday.   

 NOTE:    Teaching opportunities with The Art of Yoga Project are not guaranteed upon completion.