The Yoga Bananas Technique® Teen YB™

This two day certificated Teen YB™ training course will prove invaluable to yoga teachers and yoga teacher trainees and graduates of Yoga Bananas® 3 - 11 years. The course is also open to non-yoga teachers who have a very sound knowledge of yoga asana. Yoga teachers can earn 18 contact CEUs and 22 non-contact CEUs with the worldwide and or if already a registered teacher with these organisations, although not obligatory. Those who have completed the Teen YB Course gain £150 discount on the Yoga Bananas 3 - 11 Course. Bespoke dates may also be booked on this particular course. Once you have gained your Teen YB™ qualification you can display the Teen YB™ certification badge and gain access to competitive insurance with DSC Yoga-Link, an established and reputable insurer of Yoga Bananas graduates (no commission involved).

DAY ONE - Practical And Theory: Working through the training manual written by Skip Oliver Yoga Elder, E-RYT500, SYT and partaking in two Teen YB classes and focusing on Teen YB Technique™ Structure. 

DAY TWO - Practical And Theory: This day offers you the chance to apply your knowledge and expertise into the class setting under the guiding eye of Skip. You will be trying out your class plans on each other and Skip will be giving individual practical advice on how to hone your skills. This day will also focus on unique yoga sequencing for teens. There will be exercises throughout the day designed to help you connect with your former rebellious self. WARNING: Teens will probably be in attendanace at some point over the weekend!

VENUE: Little Bookham Village Hall, Bookham, Surrey, KT23 3AF or 3rd Bookham Scout Hut, Eastwick Park Ave, Great Bookham, Leatherhead KT23 3LY

NEXT TRAINING DATE: please state two dates and I will try and work around this. 10.00 - 19.00 both days.  

PRICE: £675 per person non-residential (non-refundable £275 deposit)

Residential: £75 per night (2 nights, breakfast included at Federation House on Sunday and Monday, lunch included with course on Saturday and Sunday). Or lovely local B and B's for £45 - £50 per night - 2 nights, breakfast included at St Nicholas Cottage or Sue's B and B or Langdale.  (Lunch included both days).

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The teenage yoga teacher training course is run by founder Skip Oliver, Dip Physical Theatre, BA Hons English, MA Creative Writing and yoga teacher and trainer since 1998. The course involves 2 intensive days of practical work in a studio. Teen YB also gives you access to an insurance policy with a preferential rate and great cover.

The aim of the Teen YB Technique™ is to offer you an informed, practical and personal approach to teaching teenagers yoga. It has been developed to allow you the freedom to focus on your connection with young adults, the creative aspect having been set out in an easy to use format. The emphasis is on equipping you with the tools to create, inspire and cherish all the teens that you teach within a coherent structure. Many teens would have already been exposed to yoga in their primary years, it is a very popular extra curricular activity in schools. The aim of Teen YB is to build upon what they have already learnt and reinforce the importance of a healthy lifestyle and  awareness of the body and the mind so that teenagers can draw upon the lessons they have learnt on their mat to help them deal with the stresses and strains of developing into an adult.

The Teen YB Technique™ aims to help teenagers identify their place within their surroundings and offer them stability. This knowledge will enhance their feeling of self-worth and can boost their levels of confidence in these crucial transitional years. Teens want to be free, free to work things out for themselves but when they can't, when it goes wrong they become sad and lose self-confidence. Sometimes teens are not empowered to work things out for themselves which means they function less well as an adult. 

The Teen YB Technique™ promotes self-esteem, awareness and importantly respect for others. A teenager will tell you that older people differ from them. Older people make rules and deep down teens know these are set down to make family life function better, to teach teens about responsibility, to help them through their life. Yet teens will still rebel against them. A teen will expect their parent to always be there to support and love them but often on their terms. This leads to conflict and Teen YB aims to teach the children how to avoid this conflict and how to deal with it when it arises.


Download Booking Form and email this to Skip at By sending the booking form you agree to the Terms of Use. 

Pay by bank transfer only the deposit of £275 - if you'd like to chat to Skip then contact her on 01306 621163.

If you need to pay by credit card then contact Skip. Full payment can be taken via Paypal (Paypal fee applies).





Anyone thinking of training with Skippy - stop thinking. Just do it! Skip is an amazing, interesting and warm person and her enthusiasm for her work is infectious. She is a supportive and encouraging teacher and instills confidence in the trainees on the course and the children in her classes.
—Jo Black - Yoga Bananas trainee