Helping Children + Teens Thrive (Level 1-3 Intensive)
LFY Training is a comprehensive, trauma-informed program in yoga and mindfulness practices for children and youth ages 3 to 18. Registered by Yoga Alliance, and offering up to 6 optional graduate level credits*, training focuses on supporting the communities we serve in accessing inner resources, building resilience and healing.
The foundation of this training is rooted in building an attuned, compassionate relationship with our students and ourselves. From there, we equip you with a wide range of activities that you can immediately implement with the kids you work with.
You’ll learn a clear, structured framework, based on our five element methodology, that will allow you to teach an integrated experience of yoga and mindfulness in any setting, whether in-person or virtually.
You will return home with a deeper understanding of child development, the capacity and confidence to create programming that meets children’s needs, and the knowledge to teach safe, inclusive and accessible classes. Learn to navigate challenges with your students even when things get tough.
Training combines all three levels of the Little Flower Yoga certification program for a deeply empowering experience.
This hybrid program includes a five day in-person immersion at the Omega Institute’s Rhinebeck campus with engaging live-streaming and self-paced digital content.
Registrations also includes:
- Pre-Training Livestream: July 21, 6pm EST
- Self-Paced Content to be completed prior to in-person training week
- Post-Training Livestream Q&A Calls: (to be scheduled in Fall to support implementation and answer questions)
- Access to approximately 20 hours of self-paced content to be completed any time
*Participants have the option of extending their stay at Omega to join our weekend community retreat for LFY teachers July 29-31st.
Bring an open mind, comfortable clothes that you can move in, and anything you think you might need for learning. We’ll have yoga mats, props, and training manuals, and maybe a few other things as well (we like presents :).
$45 materials fee; included when you register.
Completion of this training, along with additional online components (register separately), qualifies you for LFY Certification.
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. Be in touch any time if you have questions.
*This program offers 3 graduate level credits for training participation, and 6 credits for full certification (which includes additional online components). The credits offered are post-baccalaureate, graded, graduate-level semester credits, provided directly through the University of the Pacific. They are specifically designed to meet the needs of Educators for Salary Advancement and Recertification. For more information visit littlefloweryoga.com/training
Please download and carefully review this letter from the faculty which includes: ways to prepare for and what to expect from the training; required and requested reading (also listed below); certification process; accessing support after training and other helpful information.
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