Spirit of Youth Yoga uses its BUILD curricula to create yoga & SEL circles for building physical, mental, emotional, and relational skills.
BUILD- Themed-based 4-6 week yoga and mindfulness course focused on building strong bodies, minds, hearts, and communities, geared toward students grades 1st-8th.
F.I.T. (Facilitators In Training)- 12-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
MOVE- 8-week yoga and mindfulness course covering topics ranging from relationships, careers, and community to substance use and sex and sexuality. Each class incorporates dialogue, breath work, and movement as a means of building social-emotional skills. Geared toward high-school aged and young adult students.
Here's what our students are saying:
"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: