Articles and Practices

Back to Back Breathing: A Partner Breathe Activity

This is a simple activity that many students (adults and kids alike!) get into and don’t want to get out of. It is a safe and comfortable way of offering loving contact and invites partners to expand their awareness outside of their own bodies. Children often say they feel calmer and more comfortable in this… Read more »

The Five Elements of a Little Flower Yoga Class

Often we are asked what our children's yoga classes actually look like. What are we teaching? Are we just practicing movement? Where does the mindfulness come in? Do kids actually calm down? Below is an overview of the five elements that we consider essential aspects of any child's yoga experience. Activities that explore these five elements… Read more »

Crossing the Line: A Connecting Activity

Crossing the Line is a group activity that has a very strong impact on both children and adults. It is a quiet, meaningful experience of recognizing our similarities, and is a great way to reinforce a sense of community within your class. We use it most often with teens. Stress and anxiety are often caused… Read more »

Shining a Light on Domestic Violence: LFY Founder on WFUV Radio’s Cityscape Program

Domestic violence knows no boundaries. It can happen to anyone – regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, orientation or socio-economic status. This week on Cityscape the subject is explored in a wide variety of communities. Little Flower Yoga Founder Jennifer Cohen Harper participates in the conversation, discussing the use of yoga in women and children survivors.… Read more »

Earth Day Mindfulness Practice: Exchanging The Breath

Exchanging the breath is a beautiful meditative breathing practice that encourages people to mindfully consider their connection with each and every person and living thing on our earth. It is deeply calming and healing. 1. Find a comfortable seat or other position. Take a few moments to relax your body and make sure that nothing… Read more »

Loving Guidelines for Showing a Child All That is Possible: An Elephant Journal Article

As we come to the end of Autism awareness month, I am very aware of all the information and advice that has been swirling around the children’s yoga world talking about how to support students on the spectrum. There has been some really wonderful sharing happening, but I want to take a moment to remind… Read more »

Movement Activity: Seed to Forest of Trees

This simple activity is a great way to welcoming in the Spring with your children! Tree pose connects you deeply to the earth, sharpens your focus, strengthens your legs and builds balance in your whole body. 1. Start off in seed, or child’s pose, sitting on your knees, folding over them from the hips and… Read more »

International Journal of Yoga Therapy: Teaching Yoga in Urban Elementary Schools

Teaching Yoga to children is a fulfilling but challenging journey, particularly in poverty-stricken urban school districts. The physical, mental, and emotional impact of poverty on children has serious implications for their academic achievement. Introducing Yoga as part of their regular school experience shows tremendous potential for helping students navigate challenges that interfere with learning. This… Read more »

Yoga Service Council

Little Flower Yoga is one of the founding members of The Yoga Service Council, an organization dedicated to using the tools of yoga to foster joy, resilience, and well being in every person regardless of circumstance so that all communities can thrive. Our mission is to support individuals and organizations to best serve and empower… Read more »

The Home for Little Wanderers

The Home for Little Wanderers is a Boston based organization dedicated to ensuring the healthy behavioral, emotional, social and educational development and physical well-being of children and families living in at-risk circumstances. In 2010 The Home invited LFY to Boston to train a group of staff members in yoga and mindfulness skills, and launched a… Read more »

Sanctuary for Families

Sanctuary for Families is a vital organization that provides shelter and support to victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking. Women and children who have suffered abuse have often had their spirit battered along with their bodies, and rebuilding their sense of trust, self-worth and capacity for joy is a crucial component of their recovery.… Read more »

LFY on “Here Women Talk” Radio.

The Topic: Who owns Yoga's Soul? as written about in The New York Times. Co-hosts Jessica Durivage and Diane Ferraro, both with extensive backgrounds in yoga, wellness and holistic health, welcome special guests Sheetal Shah of the Hindu American Foundation (“HAF”) and Jennifer Cohen Harper of Little Flower Yoga. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN CLICK HERE… Read more »

Music for Yoga

Little Flower Yoga has partnered with amazing singer and songwriter Celia Rose to develop our new collection of Children's Yoga Music! Celia is a truly wonderful spirit, who has been teaching socially minded songwriting workshops to children throughout the world as an ambassador for peace. She has worked with children in Africa, Haiti, Israel, France… Read more »