The Art of Yoga Project offers training to yoga teachers, art therapists and other professionals in how to work with at-risk girls in their own communities, or with other organizations that work with this specific population.
Registration for the April 13-14, 2013 training is now closed.
Using Yoga and Art to Support and Empower At-Risk and Exploited Teen Girls – April 13-14, 2013
We are proud to be hosting this training with Yoga Tree, San Francisco’s premier location for Yoga Teacher Training.
Participants in our training program will learn about The Art of Yoga Project’s integrated approach to teaching yoga in juvenile detention facilities, the value of integrating creative expression into yoga classes, and techniques for understanding and effectively handling issues specific to teen girls.
The program covers:
- The Art of Yoga Project’s gender-responsive, strength-based and trauma-informed programming approach
- How to effectively partner with juvenile facilities for integrated rehabilitation of female teen offenders
- Issues facing teen girls and how they manifest in the classroom (such as eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma and other mental health disorders)
- Tips and techniques for teaching yoga to at-risk teen girls and how to effectively manage behavioral problems
- How and why to integrate art into yoga classes with girls and a sample lesson plan based on The Art of Yoga Project’s Yoga & Creative Arts Curriculum
Taught and facilitated by: Mary Lynn Fitton, Lisa Pedersen, Sarah Barnard, Catherine Killion, Kendra Zanotto and Shikha Prasad. Our teaching staff members are all multi-certified yoga teachers guiding at-risk teen girls through a challenging phase of their lives. Mary Lynn is the founder of The Art of Yoga Project and the current Director of Programs. Lisa is the Executive Director. Sarah is the Site Director in San Mateo and San Francisco counties; Catherine and Kendra are Co-Site Directors in Santa Clara County. Shikha is the Aftercare Director for all program sites. Together, these six women are enthusiastically engaged in The Art of Yoga Project program and working with at-risk teens in the California Juvenile Justice System. The Art of Yoga Project programs combine health education, character development, yoga, meditation, writing, and creative arts to guide girls toward accountability, empowerment and well-being.
The class runs from 12:00 – 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Doors open 11:30 am.
PROGRAM FEE: $250
NOTE : Teaching opportunities with The Art of Yoga Project are not guaranteed upon completion.
If you are coming from outside of San Francisco, please arrange your accommodations well in advance. Conventions and other special events can book most of the city’s hotel rooms leaving few options for individual travelers. Each person has different expectations and budgets for a place to stay. We ask that you check the following links for places to stay:
- South of Market Hotels
- San Francisco hotels
- Hotel Reviews
- Nearby budget hostel
- Sublets/Rooms to Rent