Globally, one in seven 10-19 year olds experiences a mental health condition, accounting for 13% of the global burden of disease in this age group. Adolescence is marked by a number of changes in the brain that can cause the onset of many major mental health conditions. When identified, resources and accessible tools, like yoga, can be provided to help them navigate this difficult developmental period. Offering meaningful yoga classes, workshops, and events can positively impact the physical and mental health of our adolescents and provide them with life-long skills for a better mind-body connection. In this workshop, we will discuss how to teach a class or workshop to help foster adolescent development, including lesson planning tips and classroom techniques. This will include digestible information on the science of brain development, paired with practical applications. In this workshop, we will explore the adolescents': · Social focus shifts from home life to their peers · Increase in self-consciousness and the impact on wellbeing · Building skills of identifying intentions of others · Moving from a ‘generalist’ brain to a ‘specialist’ brain through neurological pruning · Drop in level of dopamine and the impact on mood and why we see an Increase in risk taking behavior and the need to help adolescents find ‘meaningful risk’ · Developing Identity Formation ... and more! Join us for this workshop filled with digestible information and practical guidance for those interested in creating a nurturing and safe environment for adolescent aged children and teens in their classes.