LFY Training: Helping Children + Teens Thrive (Lev 1-3 Intensive)
In this intensive Yoga Alliance registered program, you learn to teach a holistic class to meet children’s unique physical, emotional, and social needs.
Classes incorporate yoga and mindfulness activities that help youth—from preschool through high school—connect to themselves and their community; develop focus and concentration; find strength, balance, and confidence; recognize and regulate emotions; build resilience; and learn to nurture themselves.
Explore the challenges of teaching in schools, studios, and community spaces. Gain a greater understanding of the relationship between the brain, nervous system, and body, and how yoga and mindfulness can support effective integration and function. Gain information about how to set up new classes, navigate relationships with schools, manage challenging behavior, serve the needs of diverse populations, teach from a trauma-informed perspective, create an effective curriculum, and more.
This weeklong immersion combines all three levels of the Little Flower Yoga certification program for a deeply empowering experience, rich with opportunities for your own personal practice.
This course includes access to 3 hours of webinar content pre-training and 10 hours of webinar content post-training, including a 6-hour course exploring sharing yoga and mindfulness with children with special needs taught by occupational therapist Allison Morgan.
You will leave this training with a deeper understanding of child development, the capacity and confidence to create lesson plans that meet children’s needs, and the knowledge to teach in a safe, engaging, and compassionate way.
We welcome all participants who are interested in sharing the life skills of yoga and mindfulness with children and teens. You do not have to be a yoga instructor, or advanced practitioner, although some basic yoga experience is recommended. If you would like to discuss whether this training is appropriate for your experience and needs, please be in touch any time.
Listed tuition does not include room and board at Omega. Materials fee listed is for training manuals only. All other required and recommended reading books are to be purchased on your own. Many will be available at the Omega bookstore on-site.
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
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
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