Namaspa Foundation Yoga in Schools

Mission: To cultivate calm, equanimity and focus within the classrooms of the local Central Oregon community for all students regardless of socio-economic background.

How: By in-class instruction with professional teachers, we can offer students and educators evidence based science techniques to individual and group mindfulness.

Why: Research shows that yoga and meditation can help children:

* 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


Classes & Clubs

  • During or after school yoga club for students and teachers

  • Yoga and Mindfulness classes direct to students and/or teachers

  • Weekly Series: 6+ week with intake and outtake surveys to collect data


Teacher Trainings

Full Day Teacher Training


Half Day Training

  • District In Service with YAMI Yogi 

Early Release Wednesday Teacher Trainings

Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher Trainings

Points of Contact

Brandy Berlin, Namaspa Foundation, Co-Founder & Co-Owner of Namaspa Yoga Community

Deven Sisler, YAMI Yogi Founder & Owner & Namaspa Children’s Yoga Director

Symeon North, Namaspa Foundation Coordinator & Events Coordinator

Some of the local non-profits & government agencies we currently serve:

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bethlehem inn: Transforming lives with shelter, help and hope.

We are a community-supported emergency shelter that provides a warm, safe place to sleep, nourishing meals, and case management services for adults and children experiencing homelessness in Central Oregon.

Classes: Starting Fall 2018: One yoga class per week for Families, and one class for Adults


The Mission of The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is to serve our community by providing superior public safety and service, in an ethical and fiscally responsible manner, while preserving the rights of all individuals.

Current classes: one class per week for female inmates and one class for male inmates.