Inspirer Youth Yoga Syllabus
What sets our syllabus apart?
Our course offers teachers the chance to re-discover and explore their own inner teenager through personal development, making our teachers specially equipped to understand the mindset of teens. This is coupled with a tailored and specific understanding of teenage anatomy and physiology so that you learn to create fun, educational classes that are specifically designed to address the specific physical, mental and emotional needs of teenagers.
Our Inspirer Syllabus Outline
Class 1. Earth: An Introduction to Our Ethos, Methods & the Earth Element
In this class students will learn about the unique aims, ethos and methods of Inspirer and throughout the day students will learn how to practice the Inspirer method of teaching and how this multidisciplinary approach can be tailored in response to different needs.
Students will be guided to understand the adolescent’s brain, its development and how this affects their thinking processes, behaviour and their mood. Students will learn how to support adolescents anatomically, psychologically and emotionally and they will also learn how to communicate with this age group as parents and teachers.
This class follows the theme of Earth and the students will be invited to participate in some practicum teaching to explore new poses and new exercises (like animal work and partner work). Through this practice students will learn the practical, emotional and energetic applications of these practices as well as the therapeutic applications.
Class 2. Fundamental Principles: the Pillars of an Inspirer Class
In this class students will implement the principles learned in class one and advance this further in learning how to explain, teach and demonstrate postures, poses and exercises. Students will learn how to adjust the class to the needs of the students and learn how to present a safe and enjoyable class by understanding the do’s and don’ts which are specific to teaching teens.
Students will learn the fundamentals of teen behavioural management and learn:
- How to ‘feel’ a class
- How to build a class which specifically supports different needs, ages and abilities
- Practical anatomical applications
- How to control a room
- Health and Safety requirements
Students will learn this through exploring how to access and support their inner teen whilst at the same time having fun as a teacher.
Class 3. Metal: Stress Management and Becoming an Inspiring Teacher
In this class the focus is on teaching stress management to the student through demonstrating ways which stress can be dealt with and managed. Students will learn the causes of stress, how to identify stress symptoms, the different ways in which people deal with stress and alternative ways available for dealing more effectively with stress.
As such students will learn how to be an inspiring teacher by adjusting their teaching to cater for the specific needs of the teens they are teaching, responding to stress management and pitch assessment. In the practicum of this
Metal focused class students will learn adjusting and modification techniques to support anatomical changes and ways to empower teens to make them more resilient.
Class 4. Water: Life Skills and How To Implement Them
In this class students will learn life skills and they will be given takeaways which demonstrate ways that these life skills can be implemented in their own lives and how these life skills can be adjusted and personalised for the adolescents that they are teaching.
We will also be looking at anxiety, ways to understand the processes, causes and effects of anxiety as well as how to productively manage it. Students will be guided in the importance of sleep and the effects of insomnia on teens and adults. Focusing on the Water element we will be looking at the emotional components of water and how adjusting and modifying life practices and physical practices can empower teens and guide them to believing in their potential.
Class 5. Wood: Anger Management
In this class students will further their teaching practice as they move towards explaining poses and exercises with confidence. At this point students will be able to confidently demonstrate animal poses and be able to adjust their cues and teaching methods in order to present a class clearly, safely and with confidence.
The students will focus more specifically on adjusting and assisting as well as verbalising the animal exercises and partner work methods. Students will explore the connections between anger and the unstable, unbalanced element of wood to gain an understanding of the causes and effects of anger. Students will learn the basics of anger management and how this can be addressed through practice.
Class 6. Fire: Creating Classes Which Are Fun, Light and Warm
In this class students will take a journey to discover their own inner child and learn how to invoke this inner child and make themselves available to teens through creating classes which are fun, light and warm whilst being at the same time educational and supporting the needs of the individual teens who participate. Students will become acquainted with and learn to understand the adolescent brain in more depth so that they have an insight into specialised ways of dealing with teens and their specific needs.
Through the practical application of the Fire element, the student will learn methods for the modification and adjustment to manage different relationships. The student will learn the effects of stress on the body and we will demonstrate modifications and listening skills which empower the student to adjust their classes based on what they hear and see.
Class 7 & 8. Bespoking
In these sessions students will experience an in-depth look at bespoking classes through looking at a range of specific requirements that they are liable to encounter in teaching teens. These two days will teach the students a broad range of tools and techniques to apply all the knowledge and practices they have garnered in the course, and strategies on how to implement this specialised knowledge to create bespoke classes to confidently address a diverse range of needs.