Garden Teens Teacher Training


Alexandra Rossi

Alexandra Rossi Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher, Trainer and Mentor. Kids yoga, restorative  and prenatal teacher trainer  E-RYT 500, YACEP, Mindful Schools and MBSR teacher. Alexandra has been focusing her work ar...
Lighting the torch of mindfulness in the hearts of youth through yoga and meditation is one of the most powerful and empowering ways to shape our world.

Yoga Garden Teens® is for parents, yoga teachers, school teachers, educators or those working with youth 12 to 18 years old. Participants acquire the tools to help teens deepen self-awareness and well-being through yoga and mindfulness. Participants explore a personal meditation practice while in training to develop the ability to authentically share mindfulness with youth. Yoga Garden Teens® is a unique program that will prepare you to teach yoga to youth and will cover topics such as working with trauma, at-risk youth and teen pregnancy.

Yoga Garden Teens® was built on the philosophy that teenagers learn best when offered a safe space to speak their truth and find their quiet center in both body and mind. The program focuses on deepening a personal mindfulness practice, bringing yoga to teens in their own words and understanding the neuroscience of adolescent development. This training prepares students to become youth yoga teachers by giving them the tools to understand teens, to communicate with them, to craft unique mindfulness exercises and safe yoga sequences and to launch a sustainable career.

Topics include:

• Stages of mental and emotional development throughout adolescence

• Peaceful communication skills 

• Dealing with peer pressure

• Yoga poses and modifications

• Mindfulness practice and activities

• Anatomy and physiology

• Class observation and teaching practicums

• Acro-Yoga, chair yoga and partner yoga exercises

• In-depth understanding of trauma and ways to practice yoga with at-risk youth

• Tools for reducing anxiety, developing empathy and self confidence

• Tools in resourcing, creating, and sustaining a full time yoga teaching career

The training meets over two extended weekends (Wednesday-Sunday): Wednesdays-Fridays 5-8PM, Saturdays & Sundays 12-6:30PM. 
Jun. 16 - 20
Jun. 23 - 27

Tuition is $850, or $750 if enrolled on or before May 15th, 2021.

This course provides 45 Elective Contact Hours for our YGSF 300 Hour Program (45 Yoga Alliance® CEUs). Please note that to receive Yoga Alliance's Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT) Certification, both the Kids and the Teens Trainings must be taken. 

To learn more about our 300 Hour Teacher Training, visit our website at