Children's Yoga Teacher Training with Deven Sisler


May 3-5, August 2-4, November 1-3, 2019

This children's yoga  teacher training is for parents, caregivers, yoga teachers, therapists, counselors and educators who want to share the benefits of yoga and mindfulness with children. 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. Our unique training 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.
Join us for one or more inspiring weekend modules. Attending a single session and completing the homework will give you 20 towards Yoga Alliance requirements and Children's Yoga certification. Email Deven, [email protected] to learn about how to complete your full 95 hour journey.

This course will cover:
* Basics of yoga philosophy and mindfulness delightfully translated for youth
* 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

Each weekend will focus on the following:

Module #2: Warriors of Loving-Kindness
* Teaching Tools: Peak Pose
* Abuse Awareness & Prevention
* Practice Teaching: Partner Yoga, Mindful Games & Poses
* Developmental Patterns Ages 7-10 years old
* Anatomy: Respiration & Circulation
* Yoga Philosophy & Non-Violent Communication

Module #3: Yoga in Schools
* Translating Yoga for Schools
* Teaching Tools: Using Themes
* Practice Teaching: Chair Yoga & Guided Meditation

* Bully Prevention
* Developing Curriculum & Seasonal Class Plans
* Anatomy: Nervous System

Module #4: Tweens, Teens & Creativity
* Teaching Tools: Creative Movement, Writing & Art
* Practice Teaching: Lesson Plans
* Developmental Patterns Ages PreTeen & Teen
* Social Justice & Inclusivity
* Anatomy: Immune & Chakra Systems
* Yoga Philosophy: Saucha, Santosha, Tapas

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


May, November 2019

Fridays 5p-8:30p; Saturdays 1:30-4:30p/5:30-8:30p; Sundays 11a-2:30p/3:30p-6:30p

August 2019

Friday 9a-1p/2:30-6:30p; Saturday 1:30p-4:30p/5:30p-8:30p; Sunday 11:30a-2p/3-5:30p


$450, $400 two weeks before each weekend  |  Current Namaspa Teachers & Staff: 10% off  |  Current Educators: 10% off

Payment plans, scholarships and limited work-study positions available.  10% discount for educators, Namaspa teachers & staff. Email [email protected] to process.


Click HERE. Scroll down this workshops page to "Children's Yoga Teacher Training" click "Sign up" and follow the prompts. Email [email protected] with questions or about attending a single module.  

ABOUT DEVEN Deven Sisler founded the Yoga and Mindfulness Institute (YAMI) in 2015 with the hope of making fitness, fun and relaxation accessible for children and families through yoga, AcroYoga & meditation. She has been teaching children and families for over two decades, and continues to offer classes, workshops and empowering teacher trainings. Find her online at, use her code DEVEN for a free 30 day trial!  |


Central Oregon residents only--1 per student.
Begins on the first day of your paid class and applies to both locations. No refunds or extensions.

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