Yoga for Teenagers

Yoga for Teenagers is an exciting new project introducing yoga to young people in Brighton. The 10 week project led by yoga teacher Laura Clark will provide yoga classes to teens aged 13-16 in the Moulsecoomb area of Brighton. Working alongside Laura will be a qualified youth worker, who will be on hand to support young people throughout the programme.

Due to start at the end of April, we also intend to run the project in Whitehawk in the near future.

The benefits of yoga for teenagers…

For young people aged 13-16, the classes are open to everyone, regardless of gender, ability and fitness. The classes will promote the physical benefits of yoga, including increasing strength, flexibility and balance, but more importantly the benefits to well-being, such as helping to manage anxiety, stress, giving better sleep, improving self esteem and self body image.

The sessions will be developed with young people as they become more familiar with postures and sequences -classes will be adapted to meet the needs of young people, whether they need to burn off energy or simply need to relax.

I’d like to come to a class or sign up someone I know, how can I do this?

The Yoga for Teenagers classes start at Moulsecoomb Leisure Centre on Tuesday 24 April, 4-5pm. Anyone who wants to have a go can turn up, there will be a short registration form for new people to complete upon arrival. The sessions are FREE and run as a drop in, so young people can join the classes at any point during the programme.

Who are you working with to make this project happen?

The project is being delivered in partnership with Brighton Yoga Foundation and the Trust for Developing Communities – who have been working together on the planning of the project and recruitment of Laura. Joining us in this partnership is Freedom Leisure, who are providing the space for the classes.
We are thankful for the financial support from the Robert Eaton Memorial Fund and Brighton and Hove City Council.

For more information, Contact:

Caroline Vitta on 07481 896892 or by email carolinevitta@trustdevcom.org.uk or on Facebook (Caroline Tdc Youthworker) to find out more.