Course Details & Registration

The Oxygen Project’s Teaching Yoga for Youth: The Fundamentals training course is designed for yoga teachers, yoga teachers in training, and experienced yoga practitioners with a genuine interest in teaching yoga and mindfulness to youth in schools and community organizations, with a focus on those that mostly work with underserved youth. Experience working with youth is preferred. This course will prepare teachers to adapt yoga techniques for elementary through high school aged youth and lead classes that are trauma-sensitive, age-appropriate, and engaging.

This course is highly recommended for those who plan to apply for a paid teaching position with the Oxygen Project. Completing the course does not guarantee employment with the Oxygen Project.

Course participants will:

  • discuss issues that often affect youth in underserved environments and specific benefits of yoga and mindfulness techniques.
  • design effective and engaging yoga classes and series for youth at various ages and developmental levels.
  • practice teaching yoga techniques adapted for school-age youth.
  • learn useful practices for partnering with schools and youth service organizations.

Upcoming Course Date: July 31- August 2, 2020
Instructor: Laurie Brockhaus
Course Fee: $325
Schedule: Fri 5pm-9pm,  Sat 1pm-8pm, Sun 9am-4pm
Location: Urban Breath Yoga - 2812 Sutton Blvd Maplewood MO, 63143

18 hours of CEUs available for those registered with Yoga Alliance This course does not prepare participants to apply as a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance.

* Financial assistance may be available. Please contact Laurie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information.

Laurie Brockhaus

As a licensed clinical social worker and former elementary and middle school teacher, Laurie Brockhaus has over 15 years experience working with youth and has been teaching yoga for ten years, often to children and teens in schools and community settings. Laurie currently serves as a primary instructor and program advisor for Urban Breath Yoga’s 200 and 300 hour yoga teacher training programs and manages the Oxygen Project. She is excited to merge her skills and experience in teaching yoga, teaching youth, and social service in this course.