TEEN YOGA 101: YOGA for PE Credit

Fall Session: September 15 - November 5, 2015


Thursdays, 3:00-4:15pm


Discover ways to feel healthier and stronger, better manage stress, and become more resilient and confident. Classes will be taught by two professional, dedicated teachers with over 20 years of combined teaching experience. PRANA offers an extensive class schedule where missed PE classes can be made up. A variety of props and a Yoga Wall provide an enriched Yoga experience in a safe and nurturing environment.

Weekly classes include introduction to various types of Yoga (Vinyasa, Hatha, Restorative, Yin, Yoga Wall) as well as to meditation, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques to calm and energize.

TEEN YOGA 101 was established at Prana Yoga Center in 2007 and has successfully enriched the lives of teens through a program designed to reduce stress, increase confidence, and enhance mental clarity, focus, and concentration.


Benefits of Yoga for Teens

  • Helps reduce stress & promotes inner calm
  • Enhanced mental clarity, focus and concentration
  • Develops strength, flexibility and coordination
  • Improves sleeping pattern and mood
  • Increases confidence and self esteem



  • Meets Thursdays at 3:00pm-4:15pm



  • $225 per session if signed up by September 10, 2015; $250 thereafter
  • Single class: $15
  • Class packages available for students not participating in PE credit program




Bishop’s students can sign up to  receive PE school credit with required course paperwork.

Course is open to middle and high school students from all local schools, ask your school about receiving PE credit for Yoga.

Sign up online, call 858.456.2806 or contact a program adivsor.



Benefits for Yoga for Teens, Yoga Minded 

Yoga Could Help Teens Ward Off Anxiety, Study Shows, Huffington Post

Teaching Yoga to Teenagers, Yoga Journal

Yoga for Stress Relief, Kids Health

Benefits of yoga for psychosocial well-being in a US high school curriculum: a preliminary randomized controlled trial – PubMed, online library of the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health






Anne Cleveland, E-RYT500 is a certified Yoga teacher with over 15 years of teaching experience to all ages and levels, including Yoga for Teens. She taught the Yoga for PE credit program for Bishop's School students in 2013. Her accomplishments as an elite open water swimmer were recognized in 2010 when she was inducted into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. Anne has been featured in Yoga JournalThe Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesLos Angeles TimesSWIMMER Magazineand other national publications. She currently teaches yoga in the La Jolla area and coaches long distance open water swimming worldwide.

Anne’s teaching borrows from a variety of yoga styles, influenced by her training in Anusara, Svaroopa, Iyengar and Raja yoga. Whether it’s a challenging Vinyasa practice, Gentle Hatha or Restorative, she teaches with compassion and a deep understanding of how yoga positively changes the way we live our lives.

Restorative Yoga is Anne’s specialty and a very powerful practice. Using support of blankets and bolsters, we place our bodies comfortably in yoga poses for longer amounts of time, allowing our bodies to let us in at our own pace and enabling a deep opening of the body. Rather than practicing Power Yoga and “working out,” we explore the power of Yoga to access strength and balance of a different kind. 



Mandy Burstein RYT500 is a professional certi fied Yoga instructor through Yogaworks and a writer based in La Jolla She began her journey into yoga on the beaches of Costa Rica and has been captivated ever since. Through yoga and writing, she passionately empowers people to become the best versions of themselves, both on and off the mat. Mandy has taught Prana's Yoga for Teens classes for two years. She leads Yoga & SUP YOGA retreats and teacher trainings internationally. Prior to becoming a yoga instructor, Mandy enjoyed a career in fundraising, event planning and youth development at various non-profit organizations around San Diego. Check out more about Mandy on www.zengirlchronicles.com.


















"I love Yoga! I look forward to it every week.  It helps me leave all my worries and challenges aside and feel good being me for a while.  It helps me relax for school, which I need to."

Lizz, 15



"Aside from the physical benefits, yoga teaches teens techniques for coping with the unique issues they're faced with everyday—insecurity about their changing bodies, the enormous pressure to fit in, stressful schedules, and uncertainty about their beliefs and their futures."

Yoga Journal



Benefit: Stress Management

Yoga allows teens to experience a sense of space around their concerns (including what others think) and provides techniques for redriecting thoughts and calmiong the nervoius system.

Yoga Minded