YogaFit Teen Mental Health

Teen mental Health is in crisis. Even before the Pandemic, teens mental health was on a precipitous decline fostered by increasing social pressures, social media, increasing academic and sports pressures, as well as declining sleep and nutritional habits. The Pandemic and the subsequent stressors only served to accelerate this decline, ultimately leading to the US Surgeon Generals declaring teen mental health a national emergency in December 2021. Between 2009-2021 rates of depression in teenagers rose from 26% to 44% and emergency room visits for self-harm jumped by a shocking 88%.  The pandemic accelerated this decline with a 45% increase in self-harm and suicide cases in the first half of 2021 alone!

This one-day workshop is for anyone wanting to help during this crisis: yoga teachers, educators, parents, grandparents and mental health professionals. We will combine the practical emotional self-regulating tools from yoga and link them to the strong scientific support and latest research showing their effectiveness at helping the unique teenage brain, physiology and nervous system reset. Yoga tools to include simple postures, breath practices and guided mediations and imagery will be taught. Additionally, we will learn how to teach teenagers about the chakras as well as the Yamas and Niyamas as energetic tools of self-regulation. 

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Continuing Education Credits
  • 4 canfitpro cecs
Duration

One-day intensive (8am-6pm; times may vary)

Required Materials

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is YogaFit® and how is it different than "traditional yoga?"

YogaFit® is specially designed for fitness environments and health club participants. All physical yoga is hatha yoga. Hatha means “hot and cold” balance, and yoga means to join or to “yoke.” YogaFit® is modern fitness yoga that intertwines fitness moves with basic yoga postures in a heat building and flowing sequence leading to relaxing stretches and a 10 minute rest. The fitness environment provides many challenges that can be overcome with the YogaFit® style:

Most health clubrooms are cold and air-conditioned – The YogaFit® style heats the body sufficiently through its heat-building flow, which then creates a safer, more effective environment for the participants. This gradual heat-building helps reduce incidence of injury. In a health club setting, there is a constant flow of new people mixed with regular students. The YogaFit® style allows the instructor to challenge the more seasoned students while creating a safe, accessible workout for the newer students at the same time.

How do I receive my Level 1 certificate?

Upon completion of the initial Level 1 training, trainees are required to teach 8 hours of community service classes to a group of people that are not currently being served by the Yoga community; i.e. seniors, children, people with disabilities, cancer patients, those living in homeless shelters, corporate executives, etc.

Trainees then need to complete the Certificate Request Form online  and upload two letters:

1) a verification letter from a participant or the organization where the 8 hours of community service were completed verifying the dates/times that the classes took place and

2) a personal letter detailing the community service experience.

How can I use the name YogaFit® for my club's classes?

Currently, YogaFit® Studios are the only ones licensed to use the name YogaFit®.

You can advertise yourself as a yoga instructor who has trained with YogaFit® but unfortunately you cannot use the YogaFit® name in any other way, as it is trademarked. That means, you're not able to advertise your classes as YogaFit® classes.

 

How do I become a trainer for YogaFit®?

Becoming a YogaFit® Trainer begins by proceeding through a well-structured Apprentice Program. In order to be considered for this program, one must meet the following minimum criteria:

Must have RYT 200 through YogaFit® Training Systems.
Must have a minimum of 5 years of vinyasa yoga teaching experience.
Must reside within 1 hour from a major metropolitan airport.
Must have a valid passport.
Must have a national fitness certification through American Council on Exercise (ACE), OR plan to obtain one if accepted into the program and moved into the Paid Assist category. We do accept CanFitPro for our candidates from Canada.

Interested candidates should send the following information via email to the Apprentice Program Coordinator at train@yogafit.com:
Current resume, including teaching history
Current headshot & body shot

Do you offer canfitpro continuing education credits (CEC's)?

We DO offer canfitpro CEC’s. We are accredited with canfitpro and offer 10% off all trainings to canfitpro members.  Please call 855-607-9742 to register and take advantage of this discount.

Will I be a "certified" yoga instructor after attending the Level 1 training?

After you attend the Level 1 training and complete the community service requirement you will receive a certificate of completion. You can then say that you are Level 1 - trained by YogaFit. There really is no such thing as “certification” for yoga teachers. However, there is a “registration” option that provides proof of a minimum standard (RYT designation provided by Yoga Alliance).

How long do I have to complete the 8 hours of required community service?

You have 12 months to complete the 8 hours and provide proof. In the meantime you are welcome to register and participate in the next level of training.

Who should I contact for more information regarding the YogaFit for Warriors Program?

Shaye is the Program Coordinator, and can be reached by emailing warrior@yogafit.com

What is the mission on the YogaFit Healthcare Program?

YogaFit® Healthcare Program will provide students with a unique and comprehensive education as it relates to the profession of yoga therapy.  The YogaFit® Healthcare staff and entire team are committed to educational components that encompass a didactic, clinical and field educational experiences that prepare YogaFit® students as an entry level professional.  Field experience opportunities are sought out within the students community and advised/mentors by YogaFit® Healtcare staff.  The YogaFit® Healthcare student will have the opportunity to develop and master competency knowledge and proficiency skills as defined by the International Association of Yoga Therapy Competencies. 

How is the program structured?

The YogaFit® Healthcare Program draws from the authentic traditions of yoga, in addition to recognized medicinal protocols and practices to adhere to the standards of the Yoga Therapy Professions. Our program has been developed to meet the standards of the International Association of Yoga Therapy (IAYT) and, with equal importance, meet the needs of yoga teachers wishing to extend their scope of practice to become Yoga Therapists. The YogaFit® Healthcare Training Program involves residential modules, non-residential modules, studying abroad, electronic learning, conference calls, self-directed study, and practicum hours.  

What are the prerequisites for the YogaFit Healthcare Program?

1. Completion of  RYT 200
2. A minimum of 3 years personal practice of yoga 
3. A minimum of 2 years documented experience in teaching yoga 
4. Membership to Yoga Alliance,  International Association of Yoga Therapy & National Ayurvedic Medicine Association

Who should I contact with questions regarding the YogaFit Healthcare Program?

Please email therapy@yogafit.com.

What should I expect at a MBF Conference?

MBF's are 4 or 5 days of trainings held in large cities all over Canada and the US.  Each day begins with a complimentary Master Class, led by one of our dynamic YogaFit Trainers.  Trainings run from 8 am to 6 pm Thursday through Saturday and from 7 or 8 am to 5 or 6 pm on Sundays.  Save your energy, because the fun continues each evening with different educational workshops. In the past, these sessions have included Essential Oils, Introduction to Thai Massage, Chakra Dance Party and more.  Each conference offers a variety of trainings for those attendees just starting out on their 200hr path through trainings for our 900hr YogaFit Healthcare Program.  YogaFit highly recommends attending Level 4 at a conference so that you can fully immerse yourself in this life-changing 4 days of learning and experiencing. Our MBF's offer an opportunity to interact with our YogaFit Trainers, as well as members of our corporate staff.  Last, but not least, we have a merchandise boutique open throughout each conference, where you can pick up the latest music, books, clothes, etc.  Don't wait...register for an MBF today!

Which province do I select when registering?

As you may have noticed, only Canadian provinces appear when registering for a training. Feel free to select any province as this will not affect payment or registration. You must select a province from the list in order to complete registration.

How do I request a certificate?

Please see program pages for required trainings and how to register. Email requirements and copies of certificates to info@yogafitaustralia.com.

Can I request a training in my area?

Yes! Email info@yogafitaustralia.com with any training requests. Please note that in order for us to book a training there must be a minimum of 15 people interested in completing the training.

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