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Niroga Teacher Training: Teaching Yoga to Youth
Some of the topics our training will cover include:
Yoga for Youth Testimonials
"Hard to improve on such a valid program. Training was great!"
"I loved the guest speakers and the role play. Having the youth come in at the end was also very helpful to validate the effects. A genuine environment of trust was cultivated."
"This training is head and shoulders above anything else out there!"
"Every day I am seeing the transforming effects of the Healing Yoga Protocol in Juvenile Hall - it really works!"
"The guest speakers were informative, powerful, and brought real insight to the work. Lots of great "how to" tips and ideas for problems solving."
Niroga's Yoga for Youth Teachers
Danielle Ancin has been teaching dance and yoga to children and young adults for more than a decade. Her desire to share sustainable, dynamic tools for resilience and positive youth development drives her work, which has included integrating yoga into humanitarian assistance and violence prevention programs in Colombia and teaching yoga classes in communities affected by violence throughout Latin America. She is a Niroga Program Manager and Niroga Yoga Corps instructor. Danielle is also involved in research on the effects of Niroga's Transformative Life Skills on youth development.
Annika Hanson was born and raised in the Bay Area. At the age of sixteen an automobile accident left her with several spinal fractures and unable to live a normal teenage life. During her recovery a friend invited her to attend a yoga class, and she began to experience the self transformative properties of yoga and meditation. In her quest to empower others through the practice of yoga she continued her study, obtaining a certification from It's Yoga in Miami in 2004 and an additional certification from the Niroga Institute, with an emphasis in yoga therapeutics, in 2006. She is committed to raising awareness about the healing benefits of yoga and meditation. Annika coordinates the Niroga Institute programs in Alameda County Juvenile Hall, including the work of Niroga instructors and the research work being done to assess the impact of this work on the young people.
This weekend session is one of many weekend trainings offered in 2012 on specific topics, which are part of Niroga's yoga therapist and yoga therapy specialist trainings. These weekend trainings are open and available as separate training modules for yoga teachers for enhancing their knowledge and skills in specific areas.