Omega 2021 Training

Jennifer Cohen Harper, Mayuri Gonzalez, Argos Gonzalez

Welcome to Little Flower Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training! After such a challenging year we are truly looking forward to being together in the nurturing space of the Omega Institute. 

Please review the information below, where you will find all of your recorded course content as well as instructions and log-in information for live-streaming segments of the course. If you have any questions at all, please check the FAQ tab of this course page, and if you still need help reach out to us at and we’ll make sure you have what you need for a great training experience.

With love,
Jenn, Mayuri and Argos

Welcome! We’ve created this training as a hybrid experience, in an effort to provide a balanced learning experience that gives you time to integrate content, space to enjoy Omega, and resources that you can access and refer to in the future.

We’ve got two great partners in training, Omega Institute (where you’ll join us in-person) and Yoga International (where much of our self-paced online content is hosted). For this immersion training you’ll need to follow a few (hopefully simple) steps to get started, and once you do, you’ll be able to access all of your course material from this page.

Please review these steps, and let us know if you have any questions or need additional support:

  • Create an account at Yoga International:  In order to access your self-paced content, you’ll need to create an account with YI, using a special code. Once you set up your account, you’ll be able to access your self-paced course content either directly through the YI learning portal, or through the links on this course page. To set up your account, visit this link, click “Buy Now” and on the order summary page enter the code OMEGALFY. Make sure to click apply and double check that your order total is showing as $0. Click submit order and you’ll be taken directly to the course materials.
  • Watch first segment of self-paced content: You’ll see tabs across the top of this course page for different segments of the training. Please make sure to watch the first segment of videos, titled “Pre-Omega Self Paced Content” before arriving. Of course if you’d like to watch more, feel free to keep going! Please note, the links in each segment will take you directly to the YI hosted content, as long as you are signed into your YI account.
  • Join the July 29th Livestream: Click on the “July 29 Livestream” tab above. We encourage you to participate live as this will be an interactive session, but it will also be recorded and loaded to this page for future reference.
  • Attend Omega Workshop: We can’t wait to see you for the best part of training – being together!!
  • Continue Self-Paced Content: You’ll have more content to immerse yourself in after our time together at Omega. We recommend completing all of your course content within a month or so if possible, but you’ll have ongoing access to it.
  • Attend Livestream Q&A: We’ll be offering a livestream closing for this training group in the fall, in order to support your integration of the material and answer any questions that may have come up as you explored the self-paced content.

Please watch / read the following content prior to our in-person time together. Optionally, check out the “At Omega” tab for video content that will be assigned during the week we are together. If you’d prefer, you can explore those in advance as well.

*You will need to be logged in to your Yoga International Account in order for these links to work properly. If you haven’t set up your account yet, refer to the instructions and code in the “introduction and instructions” tab of this page. 

The following content will be assigned during the week at Omega, in order to prepare for the activities of the next day. You are welcome to watch/read it in advance if you’d prefer.

*You will need to be logged in to your Yoga International Account in order for these links to work properly. If you haven’t set up your account yet, refer to the instructions and code in the “introduction and instructions” tab of this page. 

Please watch / read the following content at any time.

*You will need to be logged in to your Yoga International Account in order for these links to work properly. If you haven’t set up your account yet, refer to the instructions and code in the “introduction and instructions” tab of this page. 



Recording of 8/26 Q&A with Jenn

Recording of 9/1 Q&A with Mayuri

Please join us to explore further information about lesson planning and putting the pieces of training together into a cohesive whole. We’ll also be taking questions. While this session will be interactive and we encourage you to join live, the recording will also be posted here when available.

Topic: Omega Training Fall Livestream
Time: Sep 30, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Please take a few moments to review the information below, as it will help you make the most of your training experience, and answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the training and certification process. 

  • What Can I Do To Prepare for Training? At Registration it Said Something about Online Content?

There are no prerequisites to register for this program, but we do have some online content that we ask you to review prior to attending the workshop.

In order to maximize your time on the campus, and make sure we all get some rest and rejuvenation opportunities, some of the training content will be delivered digitally, both before and after the in person intensive. 

You will receive approximately three hours of video content to explore in the month before you arrive. We also ask that you attend the livestream event on July 29th (6:00-9:00pm EDT) to open training together. If you are unable to attend live this session will be recorded, but please be sure to review it before the Aug. 1 in-person start. 

After the training we will share with you some additional online content. This content is included in the cost of your tuition. 

If you’d like to do some reading in advance we recommend starting with Jennifer Cohen Harper’s book, Little Flower for Kids: A Yoga and Mindfulness Program to Help Your Child Improve Attention and Emotional Balance. 

The very best thing that you can do leading up to training is focus on your own personal practice. Put on your beginners mind, and immerse yourself in the fundamental poses that make up the core of our movement activities for children. If you are new to yoga, consider taking a look at 30 Essential Yoga Poses for Beginning Students and Their Teachers, one of the titles on our recommended reading list. 

We also recommend putting some energy into your personal mindfulness practice. A great way to do this if you don’t already have an established practice (or even if you do!) is to join our free Mindful Mondays program, which will give you simple practices to explore each week. 


  • How will I know I am staying on track with my work, namely the online work?

You will have a printable and online checklist for you to use. This will only work if you use it so we do ask that you please check off the items that you view and complete as you go. If you are checking off your items as you go you will know exactly what is coming next and you will find the training moving along smoothly.


  • What Is the Schedule Like During the Week? 

We strive to create a spacious and invigorating experience for you during this weeklong intensive. You can expect a balance of practices, lecture, discussions and group work every day. 

You can find the full schedule of hours at Omega Institute website. In addition to our standard hours as a group during the day, we may ask you to do some video viewing and reflection work in the evenings, but we’ll keep it short (no more than 30 minutes). 


  • What are the Covid-19 Safety Protocols? 

The health and safety of participants and faculty is extremely important to us, and we are working closely with Omega Institute to make informed decisions as the situation in NY changes. Please see the Omega COVID Safely Protocols page on their website for the most up to date information, as we will be following their guidelines. In addition, please know that all faculty are fully vaccinated, we are planning on doing some of our coursework outside, and the classroom we are going to be in is very large, with windows and doors on three sides that we will be opening for maximum ventilation (in addition to Omega’s new air filtration system).


  • What do I Need to Bring With Me? 

Bring an open mind, comfortable clothes that you can move in, a water bottle, and anything you think you might need for learning. Because of covid-19 safety protocols, we are also asking folks to bring their own yoga mat, as well as a face mask. If you don’t have a mat, or can’t travel with one, there will be mats available that you can borrow for the week. We’ll have props, and training manuals (and maybe a few other surprises :). You will also need something to view your videos on while at Omega so please bring a phone, tablet or computer. You may want to also consider bringing some earbuds or headphones.


  • What if I have a question at any point of my training experience?

You may reach out to training manager Tricia Stevens at ( She will be available to answer your questions and to support you and your training needs throughout your training time. 


  • Do you Offer Support After Training?

Yes! After training you’ll be invited to join our closed Facebook group for training graduates, a supportive community that shares ideas frequently. This forum offers optional peer to peer mentorship at no charge. 

You may also choose to join the Little Flower Yoga Teacher Member Program, which offers additional content, ongoing support calls, and more. 

If you participate in our formal mentorship program, you’ll be matched with a senior teacher for one on one coaching.


  • How Can I Receive LFY Certification? 

Participation in this training will give you skills and tools to teach mindfulness and yoga to children in preschool through high school. You are not required to do anything else at all after training to start putting your knowledge to use with the children and teens in your life. 

If you would like to apply for LFY Certification, you’ll need to complete several additional educational components: 

      • Chair Yoga for Children and Teens (6 hour online course)
      • Trauma Informed Practices: Resilience, Recovery and Growth (6 hour online course)
      • Supporting Special Needs (6 hour online course)
      • Curriculum Development (6 hour online course)
      • Mentorship Program (online)

You can learn more about obtaining LFY certification at our website: 

If you have additional questions, please reach out to LFY Training Manager Tricia Stevens at


  • What About Yoga Alliance Registration? 

LFY is a Registered Children’s Yoga School, which means that completion of our training qualifies participants to register with Yoga Alliance as an RCYT, subject to additional YA requirements. Registration with Yoga Alliance is subject entirely to their policies, and requires having an additional 200 hour teacher training. We suggest reviewing their requirements directly as they may be subject to change. Those not interested in Yoga Alliance registration are still eligible for Little Flower Yoga Certification.


  • How Can I Receive Graduate Level Credits for Training?

LFY Trainings are accredited through the University of the Pacific for graduate level credit. The weeklong in-person training is eligible for 3 credits, and full certification is eligible for 6 credits. Payment for these credits is made directly to the University, at the rate of $62 per credit.

Here is some additional information:

The University of the Pacific is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the state of California. The Graduate-Level Professional Development semester credit provided by the University of the Pacific is accepted by school districts nationwide. The University of the Pacific  is fully accredited with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

The credits offered are post-baccalaureate, graded, graduate-level semester credits, provided directly through the University of the Pacific, University College. They are specifically designed to meet the needs of educators for Salary Advancement and Recertification.

The credits are acceptable where local districts approve and applicable to state licensing where authorized. We always encourage teachers to check with their employer for acceptability of these credits. All participants are responsible to determine acceptability of these credits for their intended use.

It is under the discretion of individual universities as to whether or not they will accept some or all of these graduate-level professional development units towards attainment of specialty credentials or masters degrees with them.

Teachers are advised to verify with their school district or state licensing bureau acceptance of such graduate-level professional development semester units/credits prior to registration for unit credit.

At the end of your in-person training we will send you the information and paperwork to apply for credit if you would like to move forward with that option. 


  • I have questions about things like my registration, housing, room requests, CE (credits), finances, special diet needs/requests, directions, campus needs and parking, who do I contact?

Please contact Omega Institute directly about anything related to your stay on campus. They are incredibly helpful and we encourage you to call them for this support. Phone: (845) 266-4444