Spirit of Youth Yoga offers yoga & SEL circles for building self-awareness, emotional regulation, leadership, and community.
BUILD- Themed-based 6 -8 week yoga and mindfulness course focused on building strong bodies, minds, hearts, and communities, geared toward students grades 4th-12th.
F.I.T. (Facilitators In Training)- 16-hour mindful leadership and facilitation training for youth to become paid co-facilitators with our skilled yoga teachers and facilitators.
- Session 1: What are we bringing onto the mat?
- Session 2: What are we bringing off the mat?
- Session 3: Gearing up to teach
- Session 4: Ready for action
YES (Yoga & Empowerment Series): Combines BUILD & FIT curriculum in a 10-week format
Here's what our students are saying:
"I learned that there is a time to step up and lead and a time to step back and learn."- 6th grader, Alpha Blanca Charter
"I feel more positive in who I am, and yoga also helped me a lot with stress."- 8th grader, Voices Academy
"I learned how to breathe through my problems and calm myself if I ever feel stressed."- 8th grader, Voices Academy
Youth service sites will have youth participants with greater:
- Emotional intelligence and self-awareness oriented toward innovative and creative careers
- Sense of community
- Leadership skills
- Pro-social behaviors i.e empathy, generosity, compassion
Spirit of Youth Yoga is reaching young people who wouldn't otherwise have access to yoga and mindfulness. We introduce the practice as a tool to heal from trauma and pain, and to gain awareness and insight along ones' life and career path.
Here are some of our current and former youth service partners:
Become a partner youth service site: