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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

UPCOMING CHILDREN'S YOGA TEACHER TRAININGS

Kids need our help right now, more than ever. This training will not only give you tangible techniques to empower self-acceptance, emotional regulation and mindfulness for them-- but will support your self-care, so you can cultivate these aspects in your life and your work.

In this module, we develop our capacity to support our kids as Warriors of Loving Kindness, with a focus on ages 7-10. Gain comfort and confidence:

  • Teaching Kid-Friendly Warrior, Partner & Balancing Poses

  • Preventing Child Abuse

  • Utilizing Story, Circlasana & Mindful games in your classes

  • Breathing & meditation techniques that help calm, focus and self-regulate

  • With class plans focusing on cooperation to use right away Live sessions will include movement, mindful games, practice teaching, lecture/discussion.

 

In between sessions, homework will include: reading/podcasts, home practice, writing reflection & written homework.

 

We will also explore yoga philosophy for kids, how to break down a peak pose, anatomy of respiration & circulation. You will receive practices and a supportive community for cultivating your own self-care techniques, so you can meet the children in your life from a wellspring of rejuvenation. We will play, laugh and have fun together- guaranteed!

 

Sign up below and receive a welcome letter with a Zoom link, pdf handbook & more.

 

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.

TESTIMONIALS:

"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.""

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.

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