LFY Training: Helping Children + Teens Thrive (Level 1-3)
This is a hybrid training, consisting of online content + a five day in-person immersion. It combines Level 1-Level 3 of the Little Flower Yoga certification program for a deeply empowering experience, rich with opportunities for your own personal practice.
Little Flower Yoga 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 the complete physical, mental, emotional and social well-being of students.
Since 2006 LFY has been serving NYC schools, and training educators and mental health care providers around the world to bring embodiment practices to the children and adolescents they work with. The lessons learned through our work with over 300 schools and districts, and tens of thousands of educators, has been integrated into this program.
The foundation of this training is rooted in building your own self-awareness and deepening personal practice. 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, from the classroom to the studio.
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 in a safe, engaging, and compassionate way, even when things get tough.
- Livestream orientation June 28th
- Online content to be completed prior to the in-person workshop (approximately 8 hours)
- Five day immersion at Omega
- Online content to be completed after in-person workshop (approximately 6 hours)
- 3 Livestream Q&A sessions with faculty
- 1 Year of access to all online course content and videos of practices
Participants will gain access to the LFY Online Learning Community, which offers a rich learning experience with ongoing connection to other participants and faculty members, the capacity to ask questions and join discussions, and bonus content to support personal practice.
*This program offers 3 graduate level credits for participation, and 6 credits for full certification (which includes additional online courses + mentorship program). 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.
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 ready for you.
$45 materials fee; included when you register. Training begins Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Completion of this training, along with additional online components (register separately), qualifies you for LFY Certification; see littlefloweryoga.com/training.
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.
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
- June 28: Online content opens with livestream orientation
- July 27: Livestream (7:30pm – 9:00pm ET)
- July 30 – August 4: In-person immersion at Omega Institute
- August 4 – August 30: Guided online content
- Sept: Livestream Q&A call. Date TBD
- $1585 – $1685
Jun 28, 2023 - Aug 28, 2023
- Omega Institute
150 Lake Dr
Rhinebeck, NY 12572 United States
- (845) 266-4444
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