The TYA programme was developed in response to a rise in mental health challenges for young people coupled with an impressive rise in popularity of yoga among young people. Many young people have contacted the Teen Yoga Foundation over the years asking to come on the TeenYoga 5 day course and founder Charlotta Martinus felt that she wanted to create a more age appropriate course for young people, addressing their needs directly, in order that they may support and help their peers. The course has been developed together with Psychiatrists, Teachers, Medics, Parents, Yoga Therapists and young people and has a heavy focus on practical applications of yoga for optimal mental health.

Charlotta is the founder of the Teen Yoga Foundation and is an educator, yoga therapist and mum.