LFY Community Retreat
This in-person retreat is open to all LFY graduates (including participants in this summer’s Omega training cohort) as well as folks currently sharing yoga or mindfulness with young people in schools, community spaces or clinical settings.
Connect with the LFY leadership team and your fellow teachers for a weekend dedicated to you, and your personal and professional growth.
The focus of the weekend will be on practicing together, renewing our energy and inspiration, and supporting you in navigating any challenges you may be facing in your teaching.
You’ll have a chance to practice, teach, and build confidence while being supported in a safe and caring environment. Community discussion groups will give you an opportunity to listen in and learn from others as they share their experiences and offer ways to integrate best practices for teaching mindfulness and yoga to children and teens. You’ll in turn have a chance to offer feedback and support to others.
You’ll leave the weekend with:
- Insight on how to deepen your own personal practice.
- A sense of community after spending time with new friends who share a passion for helping kids thrive.
- Ideas on how to address any teaching challenges you may be having.
- Feedback on your teaching and ideas for growth.
- Inspiration and motivation to keep supporting your community
Workshop is eligible for 10 CE hours from Yoga Alliance.
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
Jul 29 - 31, 2022
Fri 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 pm)
Fri 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Sat 9:00 am – 12:00pm
Sat 2:30 pm – 5:00pm
Sun 9:00 am – 12:00pm