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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 108 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.

Our unique 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 live module 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 108 hour Kids Yoga Teacher Training includes:

  • The Eight Limbs of Yoga for Kids

  • Meditations and Breath Exercises for Calming & Self-Regulation

  • Compassionate Communication Techniques, Co-Regulation & Attunement

  • How to Get Started with Mindful Movement, Partner Yoga & Games

  • Fun Anatomy

  • Practice Teaching & Feedback

  • Time Tested Class Plans that Work

  • Abuse Prevention & CPR/First Aid Training*

*These two courses are a separate fee to The Kids Center & The Red Cross 

Live courses include:

  • Mindfulness for Children

  • Foundations

  • Older Kids, Tweens & Teens

  • Yoga in Schools

Attending each live module, self-study, homework and practicum hours will complete your 108 hour Yoga Alliance approved certification. Some participants choose to complete this training in a linear fashion, others may take up to three years to complete the teacher training.


What you receive:

  • Tools to share right away

  • Seasoned mentors

  • An inspiring community of like minded adults

  • A unique handbook with each session, not available publicly

  • A Certificate of Completion

REQUIRED READING/AUDIOBOOK LISTENING (sections of the following): 

  • The Yamas & Niyamas By Deborah Adele

  • The Yamas in Pajamas by Deven Sisler. Available for purchase at Namaspa in March 2023

  • Kids & Family Yoga Teacher Training Manual" by Deven Sisler. Available for purchase at Namaspa in March 2023

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

  • How to Talk so Kids Can Learn By Adele Fabe



Research shows that yoga and meditation can help young adults:

* Focus and concentrate for homework or test taking

* Increase calm, self-regulation of emotions connection & inclusivity

* Cultivate better abilities to be responsive and cooperative

* Improve strength, flexibility and self-esteem

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

*Practice Teaching & Role Play


"Training with Deven gave me practical skills, knowledge, and confidence to teach yoga and mindfulness to children effectively. I was hired to teach at my daughters school!" 

"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?

Select the course you want to take, then sign up! Follow the prompts to sign in or create an account. Payment plans are available.  


Do you offer discounts? 

Yes! 10% off for Namaspa teachers + staff, 20% off for current educators and BIPOC participants


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.

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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.

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