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Children's Yoga Teacher Training

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 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

LEARN MORE ABOUT DEVEN 

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. Learn more at DevenSislerYoga.com

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