Dedicated to making the tools of yoga and mindfulness available to all children and teens
Our mission is to help kids thrive in the world regardless of circumstances, and navigate the many challenges they face with a sense of personal power and self awareness.
Yoga offers a pathway towards mindfulness grounded in practice and accessible to all. It cultivates inner resources that maximize resilience, and support the healthy navigation of challenges.
We share yoga and mindfulness based practices that give children full access to the resources of their body, breath and mindset, and do so within the context of compassionate, respectful relationships. Programming and resources are available for students, educators, parents and allied professionals.
Learn to share yoga + mindfulness with children 3-18 years old in our trainings offered around the world, and online with partner Yoga International.Learn More
Accessible webinars and online courses on a wide variety of topics, include options ranging from 90 minute webinars to entire 20+ hour training courses.Learn More
Workshops for school staff, chair or mat-based yoga + mindfulness classes for PK through HS (right in the classroom), and resources for the whole school community.Learn More
Our full Children’s Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training teacher is now available online!
We’ve partnered with Yoga International to offer an engaging, self-paced version of our Level 1 training. You can take this 20 hour course as a stand-alone opportunity to learn to share yoga and mindfulness with children, or using as a starting point towards earning your certification (RCYT), which you can continue with us online or in-person around the world.
Our Level 2 and 3 courses are now available as interactive, live-streamed sessions. Visit events to see upcoming dates.
Jennifer Cohen Harper is a gentle and experienced guide into the artful practice and practical science of yoga for children. Little Flower Yoga offers a step-by-step map to help you make this body-centered mindfulness practice a regular part of your life with the kids you care for.
Dr. Daniel Siegel, author of The Whole Brain Child and Brainstorm
Kids not only carry the stress of their own lives, but also absorb the anxiety that comes from the adults closest to them. This program is a wonderful resource for parents and teachers to teach our kids the essential life skills they need to thrive in a world that grows more complicated by the day. I highly recommend Little Flower Yoga for anyone who wants to teach their child how to be happy, healthy and well balanced.
Tim Ryan, U.S. Congressman
Little Flower Yoga's School Yoga Project offers an accessible and exceedingly well-thought out approach that supports children and teachers in finding ease, strength, self-awareness and joy.
Elizabeth Slade, Public School Teacher
I love how accessible and practical this workbook is. The clean layout and valuable content make it a great resource for clinicians, educators, and parents. There is a great deal of science suggesting that the way we move our bodies impacts our emotions. This workbook will help kids move their bodies to build emotional regulation.
Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, LCSW, Co-Author Whole-Brain Child, No-Drama Discipline
It's a great resource for children as well as parents, teachers, and clinicians. It's a great resource for children as well as parents, teachers, and clinicians.
Rick Hanson, PhD, NYT's bestselling author of Buddha's Brain, Just One Thing and Hardwiring Happiness
The Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for Children Card Deck is a FABULOUS resource for children, their parents, teachers, coaches. Beautifully illustrated, the practices offered are simple to do yet powerful in their impact. With clear instructions for each practice, and sensible suggestions for organizing into lengthier programs, this teaching tool is a bona fide treasure.
Linda Graham, MFT, author of Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being
The presenters are impassioned individuals who have deep respect for children and their development and share their passion, tools and resources with grace, intelligence and humor. They created a safe space for us to learn, experiment, ask questions and make mistakes. They also facilitated time for us to reflect, collaborate and nurture ourselves. TOP NOTCH!!!
Laurie Mortrude, Teacher
Little Flower Yoga for Kids is a wonderful introduction to present-moment awareness and mindfulness through a grounded and playful yoga practice. It is an inspiring resource for children and their parents.
Sharon Salzberg, Author Real Happiness
I'm loving teaching yoga and mindfulness to my students. I still have so much to learn and practice but you've given me such a strong foundation. I'm incredibly grateful to you all!
Carone Weigel, Teacher
This has to be the best kids Yoga & Mindfulness training in the country. In taking other trainings, even at the college level, it doesn't compare to the efficacy in presenting that LFY shows, and the skill base you develop. Well thought out and thorough training. Superb online resources for further development. If you teach kids any form of social and emotional learning, you have to take this training.
Lou Redmond, Mindfulness Educator & Author, RYT
At LFY we teach embodied mindfulness practices with the express goal of building social and emotional learning competencies.
By orienting our students, with kindness and curiosity, towards their own inner experience, and the experiences of others, we lay the foundation for healthy and respectful relationships both internally and externally.
Hear from our students and schools, learn practices for children and adults, explore articles and resources on a variety of relevant topics.
The work of LFY is supported by a powerful team of leaders and educators, with diverse backgrounds and experiences in education, mindfulness, yoga, the arts, psychology, communication and much more.
With 33 folks teaching kids, training adults, creating content, supporting operations, and more, we have the ability to reach children and adults with diverse backgrounds and needs, and in varied locations.
While our team’s power is rooted in our differences, and our ability to bring our heads and hearts together to create a sum greater than it’s parts, we all share a dedication to serving children, educators and families with compassion, respect and ultimately with love.Learn More