200 hour Yoga Therapy: For Children and Young People

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Manchester 2018/19- intake Closed

Manchester 2019/20-bookings opening soon

This training will be held at Creative Calm Studio, 371 Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 1AW​


The full investment for this programme is 2,600 and payment plan options are available upon request. 


All dates to be attended for full completion of the course

NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR 2019/2020 intake. Dates are as follows:

19th - 25th August 2019
15th - 17th November  2019
7th - 9th February 2020
12th - 14th June 2020
2nd - 4th October 2020

To reserve a place or for more information contact Karen @ creativecalmstudio@gmail.com

Our Collaborators 

An amazing web of teachers and practitioners supporting you in bringing yoga therapy to children and young people 

*Dr Uma Dinsmore-Tuli

*Dr Lana Jackson

*Dr Lucy Arnsby-Wilson

*Janine Hurley

*Theodore Wildcroft

*Amanda Brown

*Samantha Bottrill

*Charlotta Martinus

*Shaura Hall

and more.


This course will provide students with a multi theoretical perspective on the biological, psychological, developmental and spiritual benefits of yoga for young people who are experiencing distress. From a yoga and psychological perspective mental health is influenced and affected by all of these domains.


Offered by a collaborative of experts in their field, this comprehensive Yoga Therapy for Children and Young People in the first of its kind that we know about it the UK. This course is suitable for yoga teachers/therapists, parents and child and adolescent health  care professionals who would like to be able to focus on the use of yoga and psychology as a healing system for emotional wellbeing in children and young people.  In addition, we welcome applications from parents and carers of young people with mental health needs. 

 This training offers a balance of theory and experiential learning so that all are fully embodied and can be offered effectively and authentically to young people. Students will need to complete an initial foundation course and then a series of specialist weekend modules to cover the breadth and depth of conditions and presentations they may wish to support.  Students will be invited to take part in assignments and case studies to consolidate and individualise their learning and the course also includes observing sessions, mentoring and optional ongoing consultation with this work. 


To help young people to alleviate their suffering through yoga so they can experience a coming home and deep peace and comfort in their minds and body.

In order to do this we will support students 

To be able to tailor a 1:1 and group yoga therapy session to a young person experiencing a range of medical and psychological conditions 

To understand the philosophy of healing and well being, health and healing through yoga therapy, 

To understanding child development theories and how this relates to yoga therapy

To gain therapy skills (BE-ing a yoga therapist), Boundaries and ethics, 

To experience a broad and comprehensive set of in-depth teachings on specific areas of interest: e.g. eating conditions, autism, psychosis, trauma, pain, cancer 

This will be through teaching on

the development and expression of mental health problems in young people and their families from a range of different approaches and perspectives 

the research base for Yoga and Meditation practices and the promotion of emotional well- being in young people; having a clear understanding of what can we learn and what do we need to know?

the neuroscience on the developing brain and the effects of yoga and meditation for young people experiencing a range of conditions. 

developing skills and confidence to assess children (at a physical energetic, psychological and spiritual level) with mental health needs for the purpose of teaching yoga therapy (and know when additional support may be required)

learning how to plan and support young people for tailor made 1:1 therapy programmes-adapting the sessions for the specific requirements of their students. 

learning how to offer groups (family groups or in healthcare settings/schools)  for young people for the prevention of and intervention in mental health problems. Using specific Yoga sequences and practices students will learn to guide young people through common obstacles They will understand the benefits and any contraindications of practices specific to particular mental health issues. 

learning to develop a range of ways to support young people in bringing their physical and emotional body into balance to restore health and well-being for autism, add, trauma, learning disabilities,  cancer, chronic pain, etc….

developing an overall competence in teaching yoga therapy to children and young people for the prevention of and intervention in mental health problems

learning essential aspects of Ayurveda for yoga therapy for children and young people

gaining a thorough understanding of the energy body 

learning yoga based awareness methods (mandala drawing and guided imagery) 

considering how to offer yoga therapy within the appropriate safety guidelines for this work (e.g. child protection issues) 

developing confidence  at working systemically with teachers, families and and other health professionals to deliver this work effectively.



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