Y.O.G.A. for Youth Teacher Training Course (Online) Spring 2023



The Y.O.G.A. for Youth training is for individuals who have a desire to teach underserved youth. The training covers the Y.O.G.A. for Youth curriculum structure and content, trauma-informed yoga practices, and classroom management. The Y.O.G.A. for Youth curriculum is based upon Kundalini Yoga and adapted for educational and community settings.

Kundalini Yoga emphasizes breathwork and meditation, and incorporates kriyas, specific combinations of exercises that are intended to improve physiological, mental, and emotional functioning. Meditation in Kundalini Yoga utilizes specific hand positions, eye focus, as well as a specific breath pattern or sound/mantra.

Character education is an important component of the Y.O.G.A. for Youth curriculum, taught via the eight principles of Right Understanding, Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Attitude, Right Mindfulness, Right Concentration.

Lead Trainer:

Keval Kaur Khalsa

Course breakdown:

  • 10-hours of live online group sessions
  • 3-hours of pre-course assignments
  • 15-hours of recorded lectures, videos, quizzes and written assignments.
  • 10-hours of homework between weekends
  • 2-hours of post-training assignments

Materials Needed:

  • A computer with a strong internet connection
  • A webcam (so we can see your beautiful face)
  • Built-in microphone or headset (so we can hear you)
  • Yoga mat, area rug or carpet
  • Cushion to use as needed for meditation
  • Lightweight shawl during relaxation
  • Wear a head covering during meditation
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Space for yoga movements

Units of Study:

  • Orientation – Demystifying Yoga
  • Curriculum – Class Structure & Observation
  • Curriculum – The Practice – Kriyas & Meditations
  • Breath-work
  • Introducing Mantra
  • Principles & Games
  • Classroom Management
  • Cultural Competency
  • Trauma-Sensitive Teaching
  • Yoga Research
  • Role-Playing and Practice Teaching
  • Becoming a Y.O.G.A. for Youth Teacher