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Starting a New Teen Class for the First Time

Jo Mitchell

I began my teen yoga class in in Kirkcaldy, Fife, as a four-week trial in mid-November and attracted three students to my 45-minute class. The local High School, Balwearie, has recently changed the timetable to finish lunchtime Friday, so I chose a location close to the school and ran the class 2-2.45pm, which worked well. I received funding from East of Scotland Iyengar Yoga ( to help cover the room hire, which helped remove some of the financial risk for me. I charged £30 per student for the four 45-minute sessions. I am delighted to feed back that all three students have been keen to continue their yoga classes and I have further interest from other teenagers looking to join the class.

Darcey Bell, one of my students, said: “I’m really enjoying this yoga class. It’s so much better being in a teenage class than the adult classes I’ve tried. It’s great to do it with my friends, and we’re more dynamic with our flows than other yoga classes I’ve tried. Since starting this yoga, I feel a lot better and less anxious after the class and throughout the week.”

Jo Mitchell is a Level 1 teacher living in Fife, Scotland

Published in IYN Spring 2022

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