Health & Wellness
Yoga for Beginners: Gentle Flow Drop-In Yoga Class for Teens
#Superstar learners build strength, confidence, and calm in this weekly drop-in yoga class for teens. Students focus on breath and alignment as they practice classic yoga poses such as Warriors, Triangle, and more.
Tara Swoboda, MA, RYT
44 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 5 learners
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
45 minutes per class
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Welcome, yogis! This is a beginner-level drop-in yoga class that includes a seated warm-up, then moves to a gentle standing yoga series before a cool-down with deep stretching. Each week follows the same class format, making it easy to follow along from one week to the next. Modifications will be offered for students to explore range of motion, balance, and personal preference in poses. Students are welcome to join the class just once, or make a weekly yoga habit. Instruction is intended for...
This class is taught in English.
Students will learn to align their breath with motion. Students will learn a seated warm-up series of yoga poses. Students will learn beginner-level yoga poses such as Warrior I, Warrior II, Reverse Warrior, Triangle, and more. Students will learn gentle seated yoga poses. Students will gain confidence, balance, and calm through regular yoga practice.
Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor Licensed to teach children's online yoga in the US and internationally RYT200 (Yoga Teacher Certification) RYT500 (Advanced Teacher Certification) in progress Teaching highlight: Hike+Yoga instructor at Big Bear Yoga Festival Bachelor of Arts - UC Berkeley Master of Arts - Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles Home Education Diploma - Awarded with Distinction Outschool ACE Educator Hi there! I'm a former university literature instructor, a certified yoga teacher, and a mom of two young learners. I started teaching literature classes on Outschool in 2019, then began offering yoga classes when I completed my yoga teacher certification. I teach mostly yoga classes today, but be on the lookout for the occasional throw-back literature class! Whether you're a reader or a yogi, I'm excited to welcome you to my classroom. I offer beginner-level yoga for kids ages seven years and up. My youth yoga classes are always beginner-level to encourage safety and confidence. Every class focuses on positivity and individual strengths, regardless of how long a student has practiced or what other activities they may do. We each have our own strengths, and every yogi expresses their strengths differently in their poses. I provide a watch-and-copy teaching method in which I demonstrate every pose, then walk students through how to copy what I'm doing themselves. Classes are kept intentionally small to allow for individualized attention and pose modifications. I've been practicing yoga for twenty years and enjoy yoga outdoors. My kids enjoy practicing yoga, too! By age four, my son was flipping through illustrated yoga textbooks and practicing every pose from cover to cover. My daughter wasn't very interested in yoga until she started taking karate lessons -- Suddenly, then, yoga was a helpful tool for her to perfect her forms and build strength and confidence. No matter where you are in your yoga journey, you're welcome to practice with me! WELLNESS CERTIFICATIONS Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor: 200-hour certification specializing in teaching beginner-level yoga. I'm also working towards my advanced 500-hour certification! Iyengar Yoga Certification: Specialization in yoga style emphasizing proper alignment and celebrating small points of perfection. Vegan Nutritionist Diploma: Certified nutritional consultant and meal planner specializing in athletic and family wellness.
Yogis are encouraged to practice regularly on their own between class meetings.
Yogis should come to class each day dressed in comfortable attire. Be prepared to move -- don't wear clothing that is too tight or restrictive. Also be prepared to stretch -- don't wear clothing that is so loose that it falls over your face or body when moving or bending. Yoga mat and props are not required, but yogis are welcome to use a mat or towel if they choose. If you don't have any workout equipment at all, that's perfectly fine!
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This yoga class requires physical activity. Yoga students should plan to participate in a location that provides open space free from sharp objects, loud noises, and visual distractions. Students should have enough open space to stretch their bodies without hitting walls or objects around them. Any floor surface is fine; if practicing on a slick or potentially slippery floor, please wear athletic socks with grip, or go barefoot (our feet are great natural grippers!). Please wear comfortable clothing that is loose enough to move in, but fitted enough so that sleeves and necklines don't accidentally slip off of shoulders. Sweatpants and a t-shirt are great options! Students are welcome to have a water bottle nearby and water breaks will be available regularly throughout the practice. Please also consult with your child's physician regarding any previous injuries or medical concerns before enrolling in a yoga course. This yoga class is intended for beginners and will focus on gentle stretches. There will be no inversions (upside-down poses) or "challenge" poses, as our purpose is to gently introduce students to moving their bodies safely and comfortably in alignment with their breathing. Students will not be asked to disclose any health issues or previous injuries publicly, but parents are welcome to reach out to notify the instructor of any health concerns or restrictions ahead of time and accommodations can be made.
Learners will not need any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Tara Swoboda, MA, RYT
Certified Yoga Instructor
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
44 total reviews
40 completed classes
Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor Licensed to teach children's online yoga in the US and internationally RYT200 (Yoga Teacher Certification) RYT500 (Advanced Teacher Certification) in progress Teaching highlight: Hike+Yoga instructor at Big...