Kid's Yoga Teacher Training
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The power of yoga & meditation is undeniable. Every day, science confirms the benefits of these practices to make our lives better. And that goes for children, too, especially right now.

Join Namaspa's lead children's yoga trainer Deven Sisler to become a certified Children's Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, or for a single drop in specialty weekend. She has developed a comprehensive 95 hour teacher training that is perfect for parents, counselors, yoga teachers and educators who want to share the benefits of yoga and mindfulness with children to reduce stress, anxiety, while increasing focus, concentration and self-regulation of emotions.


Our weekend format is designed to support your personal rejuvenation and self care. From this wellspring you can meet the children in your life with equanimity, patience, and presence. Each weekend will give you tools to optimize your offering for various ages, group sizes, and settings, while giving you the opportunity to embody empowerment, relaxation, and practice teaching.  Every session will give you tangible tools to start sharing immediately.

The entire 95 hour Teacher Training will cover:

  • The three pillars of the Deven Sisler's Children's Yoga school: ethics, communication & holistic growth

  • Guided meditations, breath exercises, partner yoga and mindful games

  • Foundations of Non-Violent Communication

  • Developmental Patterns & Anatomy

  • Practice Teaching & Feedback

  • Science based evidence for why and how these tools work

Weekend Courses include:

  • Foundations of Kids Yoga

  • Warriors of Loving-Kindness

  • Yoga in Schools

  • Tweens & Teens

Attending all four modules, with self-study and practicum hours will complete your 95 hour Yoga Alliance approved certification. Some participants choose to complete this training in a linear fashion in a year, others may take up to three years to complete the teacher training.

REQUIRED READING (sections of the following): 

  • The Yamas & Niyamas By Deborah Adele

  • YAMI YOGI MANUAL by Deven Sisler (available for purchase at Namaspa)

  • Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life 3rd Edition by Marshall Rosenberg

  • How to Talk so Kids Can Learn By Adele Faber


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This training is for educators, current yoga teachers, and parents who want to share the tools of yoga, meditation and mindfulness in your homes and schools. We will explore chair yoga, breathing techniques, and guided meditations (with science-based evidence on why these work and room for discussion about how to integrate into classes).


You can wear "work" clothes and won't have to think about taking off your shoes. Everyone will leave with tangible tools to take into the classroom immediately, as well as leave feeling inspired, and rejuvenated. This training will deepen your understanding of yoga and the needs of children while giving you the opportunity to practice compassionate communication and teaching. Learn easy chair yoga practices, mindful fun games, and guided meditations that will rejuvenate your own self-care. From this wellspring you can meet the children in your life with equanimity.


Research shows that yoga and meditation can help young adults:

• Focus and concentrate for homework or test taking • Increase calm and self-regulation of emotions • Cultivate better abilities to be responsive and cooperative • Improve strength, flexibility and self-esteem • Increase a sense of connection and inclusivity


This course will cover:

• How to bring yoga into schools and teach online • Chair Yoga sequences • Mindful brain breaks • How to translate yoga for different environments • Breath work & meditations • Templates for safe, fun curriculum & seasonal content • Compassionate communication, constructive feedback & vocal empowerment • Age appropriate goals, games, teaching techniques • Practice Teaching & Role Play

Friday, July 8th, 5-8:30 PM & Saturday, July 9th, 1-4:30 PM online only

Friday, July 22nd, 5-8:30 PM & Saturday, July 23th, 1-4:30 PM online and in-studio

You're welcome to email Deven at with any questions.


"This training was a fun filled, interdisciplinary, and oozing out of the edges with wisdom."


"Deven is amazing and is always the most supportive teacher I know. The Peak Pose activity was challenging at first, but then after the "aha", it was good. The content is so relevant and well delivered."


"This training was such a great investment for my own mental health. I was able to immediately integrate the tools I learned while teaching my students in my micro-school. Deven adjusted her instruction to meet the needs of her students in this weird virtual Covid-19 space we are in. I am forever grateful for the experience and growth personally and professionally.""


How can I pay?

Go to this LINK, then scroll down to April 1st for KYTT | Tweens, Teens, Social Justice, & Creativity or July 8th for KYTT | Yoga in Schools to pay now OR call the studio at 541.550.8550


How much is it?

$400 for KYTT | Tweens, Teens, Social Justice, & Creativity before Friday, March 11th, $450 after March 11th

$400 for KYTT | Yoga in Schools before Friday, June 17th, $450 after June 17th


Do you offer discounts? 

Yes! 10% off for Namaspa teachers + staff, 25% off for current educators and BIPOC participants


Do I need to take modules in order?

Nope! The three modules are designed to stand independently, so any one is a great place to start!


Do I need to be a certified yoga teacher to take this course?

Definitely not. This course is great for parents, grandparents, counselors, educators, and anyone who wants to share mindfulness or yoga with children.


What do I get with this course?

A handbook with lots of great resources, live zoom link, teaching tools to start sharing right away and access to inspiring community. This single module will earn you 20 hours for Yoga Alliance CEU credit OR can be applied towards your full 95 hour Children's Yoga Teacher Training & Certification journey with Deven Sisler

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Deven Sisler has been teaching yoga and meditation to children and families internationally since 2005, and AcroYoga since 2007. These key pieces of mastery coupled with her professional background in theater, art, and circus collaborate to create an embodied teaching practice for those who want to share Kids Yoga & Family AcroYoga with others.In 2011, after a decade on the road, she made Bend her home and in 2011, she finished writing her Children's Yoga Teacher Training manual (with the massive support of Suzie Newcome) and built the curricula recognized by the Yoga Alliance that trains Kids Yoga & Family AcroYoga Teachers with exemplary skillfulness and a focus on social justice and inclusivity.Deven has worked with and welcomes parents, grandparents, current yoga teachers, educators, counselors, caregivers, therapists and anyone who wants to share the practice of yoga with children. To teach the children well in these modern, changing times is her focus and her hope is to support the next generation with tools that build self-awareness, confidence, comfort and strength. She is continuously learning, growing and evolving her dedication to self-practice and exploration while exploring the great outdoors with her family.