Summer Deaver, E-RYT
Summer Deaver, BFA, E-RYT 500 is the Executive Director of Yoga Peace Kula, 501(c)3. Summer applies her 17 years of teaching experience in Yoga and Mindfulness to lead Yoga Teacher Trainings and Mindfulness programs, and present as a keynote speaker. She serves on the Board for the Howell Prevention Alliance and the Steering Committee for Social Emotional Learning in NJ.
Summer has led yoga and meditation retreats around the world including in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka, and Costa Rica. During her 12 years in NYC she taught and created several teacher training programs, served as a lead teacher for the Lineage Project, bringing awareness practices to marginalized and incarcerated youth and partnered with extraordinary individuals in the field of yoga and mindfulness.
She has studied in India with the Dalai Lama and numerous leaders in the field of Mindfulness and Buddhist Psychology. Summer served as the Director of Seven Arrows Retreat Center and Farm in Rumson, New Jersey prior to joining Yoga Peace Kula. Summer is also a Reiki Master Teacher and has completed a year long program in trauma sensitive healing techniques, called Master Healers. In addition, she continues in what has been a 13 year study and practice in the Dzogchen Buddhist Tradition.
Summer is a passionate or fierce advocate for the application of mindfulness in schools as the implementation technique for Social Emotional Learning. She believes fervently in the power of true presence, and brings daring, loving kindness to her work and mentorship with community members and professionals of all kinds through compelling speaking engagements, workshops, individual sessions and transformational retreat experiences.
Summer is available as a guest speaker to share the benefits of Mindfulness, to organizations looking to enhance social emotional learning and character development skills, consult on developing Mindfulness programs, train staff as well as work one on one with sincere individual seeking guidance in Mindfulness and Inner Healing.