FavouritesAdd to Wish List
FavouritesAdd to Wish List
from58.00USD/ h

Yoga for Teens--Increase Focus, Reduce Stress, and Improve physical strength and flexibility

Teens today have an ever-increasing stress level, between school, extracurricular activities, social pressures, and increased technology and social media usage. Yoga offers an incredible opportunity for students to improve their physical, mental, and emotional health. Students will learn yoga poses to build strength, coordination and flexibility, breathing exercises to increase emotional awareness, reduce stress, and increase focus and self-esteem in a positive, non-competitive environment. Each class will include a variety of yoga poses, including arm balances, inversions, and partner poses (if more than one person), breathing and mindfulness exercises, and an opportunity for journaling and reflection.

Extra information

Required: Laptop with wifi
Recommended: Yoga Mat
Journal Recommendation: Practice.You by Elena Brower

Wear comfortable clothes!

Location

At student's location: Around Shiremanstown, PA, United States
Online via webcam

|
Use ⊞+wheel to zoom!
+

General info

Skills:

Age:

Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)

Student level:

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Duration:

60 minutes

The class is taught in:

English

About Me

Hey there!
I’m Colleen Wisor…mama, educator, yoga + mindfulness instructor, and Founder of Wise Star Wellness. My life’s work is dedicated to empowering children and families with the tools necessary to live the happiest and healthiest life possible.
I’ve spent my entire professional career working with children and families: as a program coordinator for a children’s non-profit, an early childhood classroom teacher, and, for the better part of the last decade, as a yoga and mindfulness instructor. I hold yoga certifications from Three Sisters Yoga and Karma Kids yoga in New York City and earned my Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Columbia University.

I believe the foundation of a healthy life is emotional wellness, skills that are often missing in our increasingly fast-paced, technology-rich and oft high-pressure society. Over the course of my career, I’ve supported hundreds of children, teaching them tools for self-regulation, stress relief, and self esteem.

Out of my 10 years of teaching was born a desire to create a safe, inviting space to cultivate deeper connections with families in order to foster social-emotional health and wellness and enhance communication skills in children and their parents. To take time out of their day to do less, not more—and reap all of the incredible benefits. I'm excited to provide families with the opportunity to join me online and in-home for classes to allow them to unplug and reconnect with each other in order to live their happiest, healthiest lives possible.

Education

Teachers College, Columbia University--Master's in Early Childhood Education and Special Education, 2010

Villanova University--Bachelor's in Psychology, 2004

Karma Kids Yoga--Certified Children's Yoga Teacher, 2012

Three Sisters Yoga--Certified Yoga Teacher, 2011

Experience / Qualifications

WISE STAR WELLNESS, Carlisle, PA and surrounding area
FOUNDER + YOGA INSTRUCTOR FOR CHILDREN, ADULTS, AND FAMILIES, August 2013-Present
▪ Founded Wise Star Wellness, a yoga and mindfulness space dedicated to the emotional health and well-being of
children and families in 2019 after teaching in multiple locations around Central PA for over 5 years.
▪ Lead group yoga classes for children ages 2-17 integrating physical poses with calming breathing exercises
▪ Utilize storytelling, props, games, journaling, and art to engage the students and empower them with the tools to
manage and understand emotions, reduce stress, increase focus, and boost self-esteem and self-confidence.
▪ Teach adult yoga classes for all ability levels utilizing physical poses, breathwork, and essential oils to bring
physical strength, flexibility, and calmness to the body

LINCOLN INTERMEDIATE UNIT MIGRANT EDUCATION PROGRAM, Harrisburg, PA
STUDENT SUPPORT SPECIALIST, November 2014-September 2017
▪ Coordinated and managed supplemental educational programs for the children of Migrant workers and
Refugees in Dauphin, York, Juniata, Perry, and Mifflin counties including hiring staff, coordinating volunteers,
organizing logistics, and grant writing
▪ Planned and implemented programming for the Refugee School Impact Grant, including maintaining a student
database, building community partnerships and executing programs and events
▪ Collaborated with school district staff to ensure students receive quality education and have access to all
necessary services
▪ Forged partnerships with community organizations in order to maximize resources and expand programming
▪ Provided community access and educational events for parents to better understand their available resources

U-GRO LEARNING CENTRE, Harrisburg, PA
HEAD TEACHER—TODDLERS, August 2013-November 2014
▪ Created and implemented developmentally appropriate lessons connected to the weekly theme that promote
social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth
▪ Differentiated instruction and activities to serve the varying needs and abilities of the students
▪ Provided an environment rich in sensory, language and motor experiences
▪ Collaborated with Speech and Occupational therapists to provide extra support for several students

MAIMONIDES MEDICAL CENTER, Brooklyn, NY
CHILDREN’S YOGA TEACHER, August 2011-August 2013
▪ Taught group and one-on-one yoga classes to pediatric patients ages 2-20 and their parents
▪ Designed classes tailored to the individual needs and abilities of the patients such as pain relief, stress reduction
and releasing tension through stretching
▪ Guided patients and parents in breathwork and guided imagery techniques that encouraged stress relief and
healing

VLM STUDIO, New York, NY
PRIVATE TRAVEL TEACHER, September 2011-July 2013
▪ Developed travel curriculum integrating 3rd and 4th grade subject matter with various world cultures to which
we travelled
▪ Implemented special reading games and activities to support student with dyslexia
▪ Utilized yoga games and breathwork to teach focus and stress management strategies

TOMPKINS HALL NURSERY AND CHILDCARE CENTER, New York, NY
HEAD TEACHER—PRESCHOOL AND TODDLER ROOM, September 2010-September 2011
▪ Designed lessons in support of the school's seasonal themes; e.g. Trips to the farmers market, seed exploration and planting
▪ Facilitated students’ social development by scaffolding methods of problem-solving with classmates and ways to express their feelings
▪ Led yoga classes, including both physical postures and breathing exercises, empowering students with tools for stress management and physical fitness
▪ Collaborated with a team of teachers to create an environment conducive to creativity, exploration and community-building

MANHATTAN EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER, New York, NY
SPECIAL EDUCATION—STUDENT TEACHER, September 2009 - December 2009
▪ Worked in a class of six severely autistic students aged 5-7
▪ Developed and executed differentiated lessons which served to accommodate the skill levels and abilities of
each student
▪ Initiated the use of sensory materials (e.g. noise-cancelling headphones) which increased students’ ability to
focus in class

STARLIGHT STARBRIGHT CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION, New York, NY
PROGRAM COORDINATOR, October 2005-August 2008
▪ Orchestrated the granting of wishes to seriously ill children, e.g. trips to Disney, shopping sprees, etc.
▪ Organized and implemented bi-monthly family events and activities
▪ Coordinated Hospital Happenings program, managing entertainment and ordering supplies to pediatric
departments

AMERICORPS *NCCC, Sacramento, CA
SERVICE LEARNING LIAISON, October 2004-July 2005
▪ Devoted 10 months to national community service as a member of a 9-person team
▪ Led team in activities and reflections which provided a greater understanding of the service projects
▪ Tutored youth and implemented summer programming at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Anchorage, AK
Yoga for the whole family! In this class, children and parents will enjoy a nurturing, supportive, non-competitive atmosphere as they stretch and energize their bodies and minds, learn to express themselves creatively and practice working cooperatively in groups through physical poses, partner poses, yoga games, and breathing/relaxation techniques. They’ll be introduced to activities they may have not tried before, learn mindfulness, self-calming techniques, relaxation, and develop special friendships all while having loads of fun! This is a wonderful opportunity to unplug and reconnect with your family.
Yoga and Mindfulness are incredible tools to help calm the mind and body. Children greatly benefit from this practice, as it supports their physical and emotional health, increasing strength, coordination and flexibility while also giving them the tools for emotional regulation, increasing focus, decreasing stress and anxiety, and boosting self esteem. Storytime Yoga uses the power of story and imagination to teach children yoga poses, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques to increase overall health and happiness while connecting with the important adults in their lives. We’ll bark in downward dog, jump like a frog, and smell the flowers, all while gaining the benefits listed above.

Ask a question

Send a message explaining your needs and Colleen will reply soon:
The more detail, the better.
Ex. "Hi, when are you available to meet for a lesson?"

Availability of a typical week

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
7              
8              
9              
10  Monday at 10:00        Friday at 10:00  Saturday at 10:00  
11  Monday at 11:00        Friday at 11:00  Saturday at 11:00  
12  Monday at 12:00            
13              
14              
15  Monday at 15:00  Tuesday at 15:00  Wednesday at 15:00        
16  Monday at 16:00  Tuesday at 16:00  Wednesday at 16:00        
17              
18              
19  Monday at 19:00  Tuesday at 19:00  Wednesday at 19:00        
20  Monday at 20:00  Tuesday at 20:00  Wednesday at 20:00        
21              
22              
23              
from $58Online via webcam
from $69At student's home

Good-fit Instructor Guarantee


If you are not satisfied after your first lesson, Apprentus will find you another instructor or will refund your first lesson.

Online reputation

  • Instructor since July 2019
  • Phone number verified

Availability of a typical week

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
7              
8              
9              
10  Monday at 10:00        Friday at 10:00  Saturday at 10:00  
11  Monday at 11:00        Friday at 11:00  Saturday at 11:00  
12  Monday at 12:00            
13              
14              
15  Monday at 15:00  Tuesday at 15:00  Wednesday at 15:00        
16  Monday at 16:00  Tuesday at 16:00  Wednesday at 16:00        
17              
18              
19  Monday at 19:00  Tuesday at 19:00  Wednesday at 19:00        
20  Monday at 20:00  Tuesday at 20:00  Wednesday at 20:00        
21              
22              
23              
from $58Online via webcam
from $69At student's home

Good-fit Instructor Guarantee


If you are not satisfied after your first lesson, Apprentus will find you another instructor or will refund your first lesson.

Share

   LinkedIn   

Megan
Private Yoga Sessions- taught in English. Online and in-person
Having a physical and mental outlet- such as a regular home yoga practice- is so important. During the quarantine, I turned my in-person yoga classes into online sessions. The virtual classes I teach have proven effective for my beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. I have also resumed teaching in-person yoga sessions and classes in Paris. Yoga aligns your physical movement with your breath and increases physical strength and flexibility. Practicing yoga with a private teacher enables you to have the proper alignment for the postures, which ensures the most benefits. Yoga is great for people of all ages, shapes, and physical capabilities. Just a few of the many benefits of yoga include relaxation, relief of back discomfort, muscle tension, and stress. The private lessons that I teach are tailored to your goals and physical abilities. Yoga sessions will be given in the comfort of your home, or outside as weather permits. I am happy to answer any further questions you have, or set up a session with you at your convenience. Please take note that different fees will apply for groups, or corporate classes (depending on location and number of students). Thank you!

Pilar
Hatha yoga, to improve your physical and mental performance
Trained in the Iyengar method in India, Paris and Madrid, Pilar has been practicing yoga for more than twenty years in Geneva. Alignment, fluency and listening are the watchwords of his teaching. His pedagogical approach aims to adjust the posture of each student according to his anatomy and his abilities. "In my classes," she says, "I try to help the student develop a sensitive awareness, to discover themselves by feeling. Thanks to a physical work where concentration and the movement of attention play a big role, the fluidity wakes up in all parts of the body and helps to improve the functioning of the different systems. "

Cathy
Private Yoga classes (Iyengar, Vinyasa, Sivananda, Ashtanga) at home
Having 20+ years of experience, I am interested in sharing my knowledge of yoga and the benefits of Reiki (energy harmonization) with everyone. I was trained in India where I lived for several years (Iyengar, Sivananda). Iyengar's individual approach allows you to work the postures accurately using the breath, without hurting yourself, learning to listen to him. I currently practice dynamic yoga based on a series of postures by consciously breathing that allows the mind to gradually let go. Private lessons allow you to establish a personal practice program. After a first interview, during which your motivations and needs are studied, you will leave with a personalized session to practice at home autonomously. I establish and guide a practice that will be reevaluated and intensified gradually by integrating reflexology and Reiki (energy harmonization) during each course. Private lessons can be done at the teacher's home or in English or in French. Enjoy a moment of well-being!

Anna
Online Pilates classes private or in small groups in your place.
Pilates is a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body. With systematic practice of specific exercises coupled with focused breathing patterns, Pilates has proven itself invaluable not only as a fitness endeavor, but also as an important adjunct to professional sports training and physical rehabilitation of all kinds.

Surbhi
Math(all levels), English (Intermediate), Yoga(all levels for children and adults)
I am specialize in tutoring Math for all the levels (JHS,IGCSE,IB program) English (FUN games with kids) YOGA (children and adults in English and French) .My goal is to keep students challenged, I assign homework after every session and evaluate their progress. Thanks

Emma
Vinyasa Flow yoga classes all levels at home. A fluid, relaxing and catchy practice.
I took inspiration from the anatomy lessons of my teachers in India and Canada to create fluid, tonic and complementary Asanas, my aim being to guide a progressive, captivating and controlled practice. My teaching is accompanied by theoretical references to assist the student in understanding the relationship between body and mind. My classes are also fun and with a touch of humor because yoga is also wanting to do good and keep smiling! We can choose together themes according to your abilities, need and desire so that I can guide you in the practice that is best for you.

Juliana
YOGA & Meditation with an Internationally Certified Teacher
Having a mother as prime mentor and inspiration, I have practiced Yoga since birth. I have specialized in Hatha, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa Yoga schools in India, Brazil, and Thailand. I have over a decade of experience with Ayurveda Medicine, Feng Shui, Natural Healing, Reiki and a Raw Vegan Lifestyle. My areas of expertise on Meditation include (Zen, Metta, Transcendental, Mindfulness, Vipassana). My professional & spiritual experiences include teaching at the Bodhisattva Buddhist Center, founding and organizing Yoga & Mindfulness events, retreats and scholarship programs. I can minister classes in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese for groups or individuals of all ages, shapes, and creeds.

Mélissa
Tailor-made yoga classes (at home, outdoors or online)
I mainly teach Vinyasa yoga, a dynamic and fun course that contains variations of asanas (postures) to strengthen the body and mind, but also to deeply relax them. As the sessions progress, I accentuate the intensity of the exercises, and I gradually integrate new postures to allow the student to progress constantly, always at his own pace and according to his needs. Each class contains a few minutes of relaxation / meditation, which we will do at the beginning, at the end of each session, but also between the strengthening and flexibility exercises. Each course is tailor-made, according to your needs, your desires, and your abilities. I would like to accompany you during these courses because I am convinced that yoga can change your daily life. Regular yoga practice can improve your breath management even in the most difficult situations, it gives you better blood circulation and benefits on all organs of the body by eliminating toxins. By practicing yoga, you will also be able to sculpt your body, improve your concentration and release accumulated stress or tension.

Jaymilli
Learn how to meditate and be present with guidance
Learn how to meditate with a certified yoga teacher, astrologer and reiki therapist. Meditation is a powerful tool to be present, to increase focus and concentration. I've been working with meditation for over 3 years and with the practice I had seen a huge transformation in the way I respond to life circumstances. Meditation brings you into a state of calm and peace, it relax muscle and the mind, this is one of the main purpose I recommend this natural medicine we all have within ourselves. Learn how to breath and be here and now. Class can be in English or Spanish, for Kids and Adults.

Marija
Traditional Hatha Yoga with breathing techniques Pranayama and Meditation
A certified yoga teacher, 200 Hours Master Level, received in Rishikesh, India. I've been living yoga for more than 10 years. My practice and teaching include traditional Hatha yoga, with breathing techniques Pranayama and Meditation. I've lived in 4 different countries, currently living in Panama, Central America. My goal is to be good and do good.

Nenad
Learn Qi gong for Better Health from Qigong Master Nenad
Hello dear friends. My name is Nenad, I am a certified Qigong Yoga Teacher with 24 years of experience. I am inviting you to practice together and feel a complete recharge vitality and peace after just 60 min of doing Qi gong. I Will Teach You How to Experience Energy, Vitality, and Life-Force. Learn about the Qi energy and transform stress into vitality. Achieve better health, happiness, and peace of mind. A 60-minute instructional practice led by Nenad Zimjanski.

Jana
Yoga therapy and mindfulness classes combining traditional yoga and science
Hi, I’m Jana - yoga and movement therapist and mindfulness facilitator from Estonia. I’ve been practising yoga and meditation for more than 8 years, coming from hatha yoga background and enriching it with therapy methods, secular mindfulness practices and my academic background in mental health, nutrition and public health. My approach is a combination of traditions and modern science, which allowed me to create a unique mix of efficient, safe and sustainable practices. I’m a certified yoga therapist and adaptive physical activity instructor so I’m able to tailor a practice to any needs. I’ve worked with a wide range of health problems starting from spinal disc herniations to different injuries. As a mindfulness facilitator, I’m working with stress management, including emotional reactivity, anxiety, panic attacks and many others. It is also possible to adapt the practice to individual inquiries such as improving concentration and memory, working on creativity or improving relationships or confidence. I’ve done various of yoga-, mindfulness- and health-related courses and certifications, assisted in yoga and mindfulness study in Victoria University in Australia and currently involved in writing a research paper on mediation and yoga in collaboration with academics from different fields. I teach hatha yoga, vinyasa, yin or restorative yoga. Although, usually my classes are the mix of different styles and approaches, including yoga and embodiment methods, mindfulness and meditation, counselling and other non-yoga techniques. I usually teach 1- or 1,5-hour classes, individually or in groups, I can teach both online or face-to-face (outdoor or at your place). We can choose one focus (either yoga or mediation) or have a mix of everything. I also offer nutrition and health counselling if you want to lose, gain or maintain weight, improve your eating habits or become more physically active. Education: Yoga Teacher Training 240 hours - Himalayan Yoga Academy, India (2017) Yoga Therapist/Adaptive Physical Education - Institute of Oriental Rehabilitation Methods, Russia (2018) Global Nutrition & Health - VIA University College, Denmark (to be graduated in 2021)

Andile
I’m a professional dancer who is availing herself to teach others who may seek basics, techniques in styles of dance & yoga
I offer private classes that will help you gain confidence or can help you relax after a stressful day or week. I can teach basic burlesque/ sensual class (in heels is an option), Afro dances as well as some key information about afro in South Africa and I can offer calm yoga classes. I have afro in heels classes once a month in Lax studio and everyone who’s attended my classes has left with a new found confidence and basics that assists them in their goals.

Christen
Home gym workouts! Build, train, and sculpt your body!
Exercise is a great activity that not only keeps us in shape, but also helps our heart and lungs stay healthy too! Looking to gain muscle? Maybe you want to lose a few pounds? Perhaps you'd like less cardio and something effective but light? With my classes and routines, you will sweat your way to your desired results! We will also discuss nutrition and healthy eating habits to go along with your fitness journey.

Hila Susanne
Kundalini Yoga classes for Everyone not only advanced practitioners. Elderly people people are welcome 🙏
Kundalini yoga is a technology designed to access deeper levels of understanding of the body, mind, and soul. It teaches us to handle daily challenges and stay positive and see the world for what it is. Kundalini Yoga is the Shinkansen (high-speed railway) to change. This change can happen within a short time of practice. For beginners, only 30 minutes can be useful to overcome mild anxiety or pain, symptoms of feeling fatigue, or unhappy. ( If you are suffering from severe depression please consult your medical doctor before choosing this practice) A typical Kundalini practice routine includes Physical exercises ( active and passive) Breathing exercises Deep relaxation Meditation Kundalini yoga can be practiced by anyone including individuals that are less flexible or experience a lack of strength. The positive vibes and thoughts integrated in this practice can change one’s outlook on life within minutes. Kundalini is pure, deep, strengthens your muscles, rejuvenates your body, refreshes your mind but above all, it brings joy, laughter and self-discovery. To some, it can bring little miracles!