LFY Certification Fall 2023 Cohort
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Join this guided online experience, to complete ALL of your requirements for full LFY certification with support and community.
Registration for the Fall 2023 Cohort gives you access to all certification requirements, within our Learning Community. Access includes livestream Q&A calls, office hours, discussion forum and interaction with fellow trainees:
- Foundations of Children’s Yoga & Mindfulness: Creating Safe and Engaging Mind Body Experiences (Level 1) Starting September 18, 2023
- Social and Emotional Learning Through Yoga and Mindfulness: Connection, Compassion and Creativity (Level 2) Starting October 30, 2023
- Advanced Teaching Practices and Implementation Strategies (Level 3) Starting January 3, 2024
- Trauma Informed Teaching: Self Paced with Support
- Chair Yoga for Children: Self Paced with Support
- Supporting Neurodiverse Children: Self Paced with Support
- Teaching Practicum: February 03, 2024
- Mentorship: Individually Scheduled, typically after L2 Or L3
To learn more about each of these courses visit https://www.littlefloweryoga.com/training/#certification-track
Benefits of this Guided Format:
- Complete all your requirements for certification within our new, easy to use online learning community.
- Get more support from instructors, including office hours, discussion forums, and livestream classes.
- Regular connection to your fellow trainees throughout the course so we can all learn from each other, and have more fun!
- Relationship building, scheduled classes and easy completion tracking all offer increased accountability for certification completion. Let us help you meet your goals.
Payment Plans are available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a payment plan.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a guided online training?
Our training is online, but with a TON of support, encouragement, and interaction. You won’t be left with a bunch of content and no clear plan for making it through. Our trainers guide you through the process each step of the way, and you’ll have access to office hours, discussion forums, completion tracking, and more to help you meet your goals and get the most out of your training experience.
We’ve also moved our certification courses to a new online learning community, which is super easy (and fun) to use, and where you’ll be able to maintain interaction with fellow participants during and after the certification.
How is this different from the teacher certification program you’ve been offering? Will I be learning anything new?
We’ve refreshed our content, and training includes an amazing new segment on social and emotional learning taught by field leader Meena Srinivasan, as well as new practices, sample classes and more. The move to our new online learning community also allows for more real-time discussions of the content, so we can support you as you integrate the learning into your work and your life.
What happens if I can’t make the live sessions? Are they recorded?
Yes. All livestream sessions are recorded, and can be accessed from within your learning community. Some livestreams contain group work, practice teaching, or other interactive components, and if you miss them you may need to do a make up assignment in order to get credit for the segment.
Is there a timeframe for completion of certification?
We will move through most of the certification content together as a cohort, but there are several aspects of the process, including mentorship, that are scheduled on your own time. We recommend completing all requirements within one year of starting, so that the information is fresh and you can integrate the full picture, but if you need more time with the self-paced requirements that is no problem!
Is the entire certification really online?
Yes! All the required portions of LFY Certification are completed online.
How much does certification cost?
Certification includes our core curriculum consisting of Level 1, Level 2, Level 3; three shorter courses addressing trauma, chair yoga, and neurodiversity; two integration + implementation programs that include a teaching practicum and a mentorship program. Each of these courses can be registered for individually, and the combined price is $3717. Registering for full certification as part of a cohort reduces the tuition to $3200. Payment plans are also available.
Are there any requirements prior to taking this training?
This training is open to all. No previous coursework or certifications are required.
What will I learn if I take this training? Will I be able to teach right away?
This course covers the most essential aspects of sharing yoga and mindfulness with children safely and effectively, in a trauma informed manner. You’ll learn our five element methodology of connect, breathe, move, focus and relax, and how to use practices within each of these elements to cultivate self-awareness, resilience and joy in children and teens. We also cover compassionate classroom and behavior management, which is an essential part of teaching young people. This course will give you the tools you need to start teaching right away, in a variety of settings including schools, studios, and private sessions.
Is this training recognized by Yoga Alliance? Will it qualify me for the 95 hour Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) designation?
Little Flower Yoga is a registered children’s yoga school (RCYS) with Yoga Alliance, as well as a registered continuing education provider. If you would like to register with Yoga Alliance as a registered children’s yoga teacher (RCYT), you must have completed both a 200-hour teacher training with a registered yoga school and a 95-hour training with a registered children’s yoga school. Completion of this program fulfills the 95-hour requirements. Please note, you DO NOT have to be a 200 hour registered yoga teacher to attend training, and you can still receive LFY Certification regardless of your registration with Yoga Alliance.
Have other questions? Reach out to Teacher Training Director Tricia Stevens any time!
Meet Your Trainers:
Jennifer Cohen Harper
LFY Founder Jennifer Cohen Harper is an educator, author, public speaker and mother, who works to support all children and teens in the development of strong inner resources through the tools of yoga and mindfulness. Her goal is to help kids, and those who care for them, thrive in the world regardless of circumstances, and navigate the many challenges they face with a sense of personal power and self-awareness.Read More
Mayuri Gonzalez, LFY’s School Yoga Project Director, is a nationally recognized presenter, trainer and instructor in mindfulness and children’s yoga with over 25 years of practice. In her role with LFY, Mayuri trains and mentors teachers, counselors and school support staff. She is a contributing author to Best Practices for Yoga in Schools, and a presenter for PESI, offering continuing education to educators and health care providers.Read More
Argos Gonzalez, LFY Director of Professional Development, has 14 years experience teaching High School in the Bronx, and teaches pre-service teachers at Hunter College School of Education. Argos is a trusted expert with a foot in both the yoga + mindfulness and education worlds. His deep passion for empowering children and adolescents, and supporting other education professionals to do the same, is clearly evident in all aspects of his work.Read More
Sep 18, 2023 - Mar 10, 2024
2/3: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
Yoga and Mindfulness for Neurodiverse Children
Teacher: Allison Morgan
Teaching Chair Yoga to Children
Teacher: Mayuri Gonzalez
Teaching Trauma-Informed Yoga for Children
Teacher: Jennifer Cohen Harper
Advanced Teaching Practices and Implementation Strategies (Level 3)
Teacher: Mayuri Gonzalez, Argos Gonzalez
Foundations of Children's Yoga and Mindfulness (Level 1)
Teacher: Jennifer Cohen Harper
Social and Emotional Learning Through Yoga & Mindfulness (Level 2)
Teacher: Jennifer Cohen Harper, Mayuri Gonzalez