Yoga for Teens Teacher Training Course

Yoga for Teens Teacher Training Course with Mackenzie Studebaker, E-RYT 500

Friday–Sunday, August 16–18 • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

The program is suitable for Yoga teachers, schoolteachers, social workers, therapists, parents, and anyone wanting to make a difference in the lives of youth. While the training includes guidance on teaching teens in various settings, it especially emphasizes the teaching of Yoga-based classes in the schools.
Learn teen-specific ways to:
  • Approach asana, class themes, and sequences
  • Teach breathing, meditation, and stress management techniques
  • Teach ethical principles of Yoga
  • Learn how to work with at-risk and underserved populations
  • Discuss self-confidence, healthy body image, anger management, and forgiveness
  • Incorporate play and laughter into the teen Yoga class
  • Inspire selfless service
Additionally, you will explore ways to help teens develop mindfulness in daily life and cultivate positive belief systems using affirmations. You will effectively be able to teach your students how to build community, trust, and connections.
Yoga Alliance Hours: Approximately 19 contact hours



Mackenzie Studebaker, E-RYT 500, is a San Francisco based yoga and meditation teacher with a particular affinity and skill for working with teens. Her teaching philosophy is grounded in loving-kindness and non-judgment, and adaptive to all ages and abilities. Mackenzie teaches in high schools, juvenile halls, and works with teens with special needs. She hosts teen girl wellness workshops, retreats, and has worked with students one on one as the Movement and Mindfulness Teacher at an alternative high school. She works closely with SF-bay area based youth yoga non-profits RISE Yoga for Youth and the Art of Yoga Project. Mackenzie believes that all young people deserve access to practices that help them cultivate a more peaceful and inspired relationship with themselves and the world around them.