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Winter 2020 : 10 Sessions

Tuesdays: January 28-April 14

(No class on February 18, April 7, & April 14)


Early Birds Book by December 31

$275 per child

Regular Tuition from January 1

$299 per child



Leaders In Training (L.I.T) is an interactive and practical program for youth 10-15 years of age. 

 Through the curriculum and practice of yoga, your child will learn about mindfulness, compassion, self-reflection, the value of a physical practice, communication and healthy engagement with their environment, their peers, and others. 

Combining body and breath awareness with mindfulness and small meditations, we learn to move through the postures and refine them as the students gain more control over their bodies and confidence in their practice. This is a learning and leadership based program with a curriculum that highlights both yoga philosophy and physical postures. This 8 module program is essentially a yoga teacher training for a younger audience.


Our Tween Leadership Program is a level-based semester program that operates on a rolling intake, meaning students can begin any semester and continue through all eight levels. The program offers physical and philosophical based practices supporting emotional balance and mental well-being. Mats, workbooks and charms included.


Learning Objectives

  • Introduction of safe self-study

  • Cultivation of a home yoga practice and reflection time 

  • Understanding of the structural and emotional requests of each posture 

  • Practice, share and teach breathing techniques and meditations. Students become competent sequencing playful yoga practices for themselves

  • Life management through practice, reflection and story-telling


  • 10 sessions of Leadership and Yoga Training

  • Leaders In Training Module 1 Training Manual 

  • Premium Jade Yoga Mat 

  • Certificate of Completion and Charm (Collect all 8!) 


Winter 2020 Module 1: Intentionally Me

For our inaugural semester, we examine the First Limb of Yoga and the Yamas- yogic guidelines to living life mindfully and with integrity. Through poses, breath, meditation and self study questions, we begin to identify the qualities we admire and what is important to our individual selves.


Light the Path the Health and Wellness!

Sivan Rodriguez is one of the four co-founders of Suryaside Yoga and Wellness. As an individual who struggled to make her way in the world as a young adult, Sivan is personally invested in helping young people reach their fullest potential and self-actualization. 

Sivan completed  her 200 hour yoga teacher training at Ishta Yoga in Manhattan. She earned a B.A. in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and  is a recent graduate of CUNY School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctorate. 

She resides in Sunnyside with her husband, Roque and their delicious puppy, Baisley. She is involved in events and organizations in Woodside, Sunnyside and throughout Queens. 

Program Director

Sivan Rodriguez


“A person's a person, no matter how small.”  — Dr. Seuss

Katrina is a 200 Hour certified Yoga Teacher and certified Kids Yoga Instructor as well as our Studio Manager. She finds that a regular yoga practice keeps her balanced, light-hearted and appreciating the small joys in life.

Born and raised in Manhattan, Katrina understands both the challenges and benefits that comes with growing up a city kid. Teetering on the border between childhood and adolescence, she believes that our Tween Yoga program will help children move toward independence as the city’s opportunities and diversions come into focus and help find their place in the process of growing up.

Katrina’s unassuming nature and love of a good prank is refreshing and relatable to kids and young adults. A longtime Sunnyside resident, she can be found playground-hopping with her two young kids and chasing after her best pal & faithful pootch, Bugsy.


Katrina Debono


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Suryaside Yoga is a proud member of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce and the Skillman Project. Suryaside Yoga spearheaded "I Can Breathe Yoga", a new initiative to train yoga teachers from underserved communities and help them organize classes in their neighborhoods. 






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Suryaside Yoga Inc. Est. 2016