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
YOGA IN SCHOOLS OPTIONS
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
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
Patty Walker, Namaspa Foundation Director & Events Coordinator
Some of the local non-profits & government agencies we currently serve:
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
DESCHUTES COUNTY JAIL
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.
Classes: Starting in July: One yoga class per week in the Women's Jail. Planned expansion: class for Men's Jail and class for Sheriffs / personnel.