ChildLight Yoga & Mindfulness for Youth Athletes Workshop

Enriching traditional youth athletic training with yoga and mindfulness to support engagement, safety and performance.

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According to the Urban Dictionary, the definition of an athlete is "An individual who participates in sports characterized by dedication, focus, intelligence and work ethic." The benefits of participation in youth athletics are many, however specialization in a single sport at a young age may lead to an increased risk of injury and unnecessary psychological stress.   

Created by two experienced youth yoga instructors who will share a variety of best practices for integrating yoga and mindfulness into a training regimen. This introductory one-day workshop will include group discussion, facilitated brainstorming, and a sampling of yoga and mindfulness practices for athletes.  Materials will include anatomy focused lesson plans appropriate for sports team and individualized athletic practices and training sessions. Practical tools will be presented in both lecture and experiential format. 

4 Benefits of Yoga & Mindfulness for Youth Athletes - written by Sally Delisle


Qtown T&F spring 2015_copyThis training is ideal for coaches, athletic trainers, physical education and health teachers, physical therapists, yoga teachers, school or family counselors, child psychologists, camp counselors, recreation directors, parents and any others who regularly work with youth athletes. A background of at least six months yoga experience and/or a background in physical education is recommended.


1. Define an athlete and how yoga & mindfulness can support athletic development.   

2. Integrate a variety of mind body practices to support the “mindful athlete” such as breath awareness, yoga-based movement and visualizations.

3. Develop anatomy-focused, sport-specific lesson plans with an emphasis on injury prevention and recovery, as well as optimal performance.

4. Implement effective methods for encouraging mindful communication and cooperation between coach, athletes, parents, administrators, etc.

5. Access additional tools and resources for continued learning.


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This is an introductory workshop that provides a certificate of attendance upon completion of all hours. In addition, workshop hours are valid for Yoga Alliance CE's. It is strongly suggested that those interested in working with athletes and/or interested in certification attend the ChildLight Yoga & Mindfulness for Tweens and Teens Teacher Training.  


$165, includes cost of materials. Click here for Scholarship Opportunities & Group Discounts which are available on a limited basis.


Have you taken our Yoga & Mindfulness for Youth Athletes Workshop? Re-take this training for $100. Bring your old manual or request an updated version at an additional cost.


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"I got so much out of the training...the wheels in my head are turning with so many ideas and thoughts.  I can't wait to put them into practice.  ..I felt it was a great balance of lecture, activity, questions, creative thinking, sharing of thoughts and ideas.  For me, it touched on all the different ways individuals learn.  Loved it! Thank you for making this training session happen." ~ C.S.


"We won an epic game on Saturday. That win sets us on a clear path to earn a first round bye and host a playoff game. I truly believe your yoga routines have helped our players stay healthy and able to play longer on game days." ~ NH Coach


"The information on anatomy, practical training and resources was wonderful."  ~ M.W.

"I do feel more confident to do this kind of work. Ann has great energy, was fun, knowledgeable and supportive." ~ J.B.





Upcoming Workshops

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SELLERSVILLE, PA (Philadelphia Region)
Shanteel Yoga Sanctuary
May 17, 2019
Fri 8am-4pm
Tuition: $180, includes a fully-illustrated reference guide and a certificate of completion

Check-Out: The Yoga & Mindfulness for Children Teacher Training and the Tweens & Teens Teacher Training happening at this same location, immediately following this workshop!

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ChildLight Yoga Studio
July 12, 2019
Fri 8am-4pm
Tuition: $180, includes a fully-illustrated reference guide and a certificate of completion
This workshop is part of our Summer Immersion and immediately precedes our Yoga & Mindfulness in Schools Teacher Training!
Also recommended: Yoga for Children book and Yoga for Children-Yoga & Mindfulness Activity Cards, by Lisa Flynn, available at Amazon or on site when training is held at ChildLight Yoga Studio.
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