On Campus Program

Kripalu Yoga in Schools A Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum for Adolescents


Mental health issues in adolescents are an escalating national crisis and unmanaged stress is linked to a variety of adolescent challenges, specifically depression and anxiety. Research performed by Kripalu, in conjunction with Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, reveals that yoga can be a profound vehicle for cultivating adolescents’ stress resilience, self-acceptance, and their ability to self-regulate. Learning these skills and tools is critical for this generation’s well-being and future. 

This on campus training is

  • A scientifically validated yoga curriculum that is endorsed by CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning, 2013 Guide)
  • Led by faculty with 40+ years combined experience pioneering the Yoga in Schools movement
  • An outline of developmentally appropriate lesson plans featuring the introduction of postures, breathing and relaxation techniques, and key yoga concepts
  • An exploration of the teen experience through role-playing, discussion, and lectures on adolescent development
  • An opportunity for collaborative learning and breakouts to hone your skills in the classroom or on the yoga mat
  • Practical guidance, skills and tools to help you successfully implement this program in your own community

This training is ideal for

  • People who work with adolescents in schools, nonprofits, after-school programs, community centers, yoga studios, and other organizations serving teens
  • Educators in middle and high school environments teaching physical education, health classes, extracurricular activities
  • Yoga teachers who serve adolescents in their community

Admissions Criteria 
No prerequisite is required for this training. It is open to educators, social workers, youth workers, clinicians, school teachers, counselors, yoga teachers and more. This training is also part of Kripalu’s 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification Program. Hours completed can be counted towards Kripalu’s 1000-hour teacher certification if you are matriculating in that program.

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Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we are proud to offer limited scholarship spots for this training. More information will be provided in your acceptance email. To qualify for a scholarship, you must meet one of the following criteria: be a member of the Global Majority, member of the LGBTQIA+ community, person who is differently abled, person with financial need or in a position of service to others.

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Janna Delgado, E-RYT 1000, Kripalu faculty member and curriculum developer for the Kripalu Yoga in the Schools program, is a facilitator and trainer for RISE, an evidence-based program in conscious leadership.

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Iona M. Smith, MEd, CYT 500, a yoga educator focused on bringing mindful resilience to those who need it most, is a Kripalu RISE™ facilitator and a Program Leader for Kripalu Yoga in the Schools.

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