• August 23-27, 2017
  • Tuition: $675.00
  • Lodging: $220.00 to $530.00
  • Deposit: $400.00
  • $100.00 Early bird discount until May 25, 2017


with Erin Lila Wilson, E-RYT

Questions? 434.969.3121 x153 • IYacademy@yogaville.org

class-3-650This comprehensive certification course focuses on how Yoga can serve as a transformative life practice for teens by fostering their physical, mental, social, and emotional development.

The program is suitable for Yoga teachers, school teachers, social workers, therapists, parents, and anyone wanting make a difference in the lives of youth. While the training includes guidance on teaching teens in various settings, it emphasizes teaching and managing Yoga classes in the schools.

Learn teen-specific ways to:

  • Approach to asana, class themes, and sequences
  • Teach breathing, meditation, and stress management techniques
  • Instruct Yoga philosophy and its ethical principles
  • Introduction to working with at-risk and underserved populations
  • Discuss self-confidence, healthy body image, sexual health, anger management, and forgiveness
  • Outline basic nutrition—the Yoga of eating
  • Inspire selfless service

Continuing Education

This program provides the following CE opportunities:

  • Yoga Alliance (YA):  Approximately 34 training hours
  • International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT): Approximately 21 contact hours
  • Healthcare and Related Disciplines: Although CMEs are not offered, a certificate documenting CE hours may be available for your discipline. Please contact CEU@iyta.org for details.

Testimonial  This was such a fun training! I Learned a lot of practical skills and games. It was helpful for me to see how Lila structures her classes. There is so much more to Yoga than asanas. —Erin Haddock

Additional Information

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.

About the Instructor

erin-lila-headshot-200Erin Lila Wilson received her beginning and intermediate teacher certification through Integral Yoga, and completed training for teaching at-risk teens through the Lineage Project. She has worked with youth for over ten years, teaching Yoga and meditation to hundreds of youth in schools, studios, and incarceration facilities. She moved to San Francisco in January of 2012, where she now serves as the Executive Director of RISE Yoga for Youth.