yoga for youth in diverse spaces (montreal workshop)

handsNew Leaf Yoga Foundation will be in Montreal on May 10 – 12 to present a yoga for youth workshop. Reaching In, Reaching Out is a weekend workshop exploring the techniques and skills needed to teach yoga to youth within diverse and sensitive environments, including:

  • Practical ways to lead yoga classes that suit the needs of youth
  • How to teach from a place of inquiry in order to foster more inclusive spaces
  • Methods to engage young people and manage challenges in class settings
  • Strategies for cultivating self-care

This workshop is geared towards yoga instructors seeking to bring yoga to adolescent populations, as well as those interested in learning how to foster inclusive spaces within yoga studios. It can also be a useful tool for individuals interested in making yoga more accessible in general.

Participants should have a 200-hour yoga teacher certification, although there may be exceptions. New Leaf offers yoga programs to youth who are facing barriers due to various forms of marginalization and trauma. They highlight making yoga accessible and relevant to young people and offer yoga within a trauma-sensitive and anti-oppression framework.

For more info about New Leaf, watch this IAYB interview with founder and executive director, Laura Sygrove.

Reaching In, Reaching Out: Yoga for Youth in Diverse Spaces
Friday, May 10 – Sunday, May 12, 2013
Naada Yoga, 5540 Casgrain Ave, Montreal