Deadly Minds

Empowering with certified Teacher Training Education: Mindfulness for your mob!

About Deadly Minds

World’s First Indigenous Yoga Teacher Training

This innovative, two-way learning course was our newest social impact project focusing on the social and emotional well-being of Indigenous youth. ‘Deadly Minds’ has generously been supported by Lululemon’s philanthropic ‘Here to Be‘ giving program. 

Since 2018, Yogazeit has consulted with Indigenous Elders, Leaders and community stakeholders from language groups across Western Australia. Further collaborative efforts lead to a customised, culturally relevant and trauma-informed program, co-developed specifically with and for Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander peoples, providing opportunities to train as Certified Youth Yoga Teachers. Empowering with skills to bring evidence-based, trauma-informed mindfulness and movement to their mob. One breath at a time.

Check out the world’s first Indigenous Youth Yoga Teacher Training, Deadly Minds, held in late 2022 on the lands of the Wilman people of the Noongar Nation.

Language Revitalisation

‘Deadly Minds’ mindfulness activities are adaptable – we invite students to feel empowered to adjust the names and activities to suit their country and community. Successful applicants learn breathing techniques, mindful movement adapted from Yoga, guided relaxation, mindfulness activities and partner and group work over an all-inclusive, four-day training immersion.

Deadly Minds Immersion in Community

Once an Invitation to Country has been extended, the ‘Deadly Minds’ camp is intentionally set in community to inspire a sense of Connection to Self and Country. 

Yogazeit’s Indigenous Outreach Lead, Sharnell Avery, facilitates the training through a comprehensive 400-page workbook and all practical lessons and planning. The training explores ways to manage physical and mental health, sessions on body anatomy and safe stretching to prevent injury, and yarning circles that encourage trainees to reflect and find their unique style of teaching.  

We’re very excited to being able to offer our next Indigenous Youth Yoga Teacher Training Deadly Minds in Karijini Eco Resort on Banjima Country.

Deadly Minds 2024 Scholarships are now open


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