Teaching Yoga for Youth

18 hours of CEUs available for those registered with Yoga Alliance Financial assistance may be available. Please contact Laurie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information.


Laurie Brockhaus


July 31 - August 2, 2020


Fri 5-9, Sat 1-8, Sun 9-4

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Virtual Course: Teaching Yoga for Youth

Teaching Yoga for Youth: The Fundamentals course is designed for yoga teachers and yoga teachers in training who have a genuine interest in teaching yoga and mindfulness to youth in schools and community organizations, with a focus on those that mostly work with underserved youth. This course is also intended for school teachers, counselors, social workers, and others who work with youth and want to share the tools of yoga. Yoga experience and experience working with youth is preferred. This course will prepare teachers to adapt yoga techniques for elementary through high school-aged youth and lead classes that are trauma-sensitive, age-appropriate, and engaging.

In this course, you will:

  • discuss issues that often affect youth in underserved environments and specific benefits of yoga and mindfulness techniques.
  • learn to design effective and engaging yoga classes and series for youth at various ages and developmental levels.
  • practice teaching yoga techniques adapted for school-age youth.
  • learn useful practices for partnering with schools and youth service organizations.

This course is virtual and will include the following (all held during the hours listed at the top of this description):

  • Lectures, discussions, and partner/ small group activities via Zoom meeting platform
  • Livestreamed led practice sessions
  • Independent work, including reading, viewing videos, and journaling

You will need:

  • a computer, laptop, tablet, or phone on which you can view livestreamed video and participate in meetings via Zoom. (For the sake of cultivating community within the course, we do ask that you share both audio and video during meetings.)
  • Internet that is sufficient for using Zoom and livestream platforms.
  • a space in which you can practice yoga and participate in discussions, uninterrupted.
  • a journal or notebook
  • an open mind and enthusiasm for working with youth :)
Instructor Laurie Brockhaus E-RYT 500, LCSW
As a licensed clinical social worker and former elementary and middle school teacher, Laurie Brockhaus has over 15 years experience working with youth and has been teaching yoga for ten years, often to children and teens in schools and community settings. Laurie currently serves as a primary instructor and program advisor for Urban Breath Yoga’s 200 and 300 hour yoga teacher training programs and manages the Oxygen Project. She is excited to merge her skills and experience in teaching yoga, teaching youth, and social service in this course.
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    4237 Manchester Ave.
    St. Louis, MO 63110

  • Maplewood

    2812 Sutton Blvd
    Maplewood, MO 63143

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