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The Developing Child: Communication, Compassion and Creativity (Level 2)

Teacher Certification

In this training, you will build on the foundation established in Level 1 to deepen and enhance your teaching.

This Level 2 training is part of our certification program. To become a Certified Little Flower Yoga Teacher, you’ll need to complete the following requirements: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Trauma-Informed Training, Chair Yoga, Mentorship, and reading and writing assignments. LEARN MORE

Through discussion, lectures, and practice teaching, we will continue to explore the physical, emotional, and social aspects of youth development and refine our skills in teaching various stages and ages. We will also spend time on classroom and behavior management, with a focus on how to handle challenging behavior mindfully and effectively.

You will:

  • Learn mindfulness and meditation practices that enhance students’ capacity for emotional self-regulation, focus, and good decision making
  • Discuss behavior management strategies that support relationship building and engaged learning
  • Explore and practice compassionate communication strategies
  • Learn how to use art and journaling to enhance your teaching and promote self-reflection
  • Play with partner and group activities for building community
  • Identify compassionate classroom management skills

Bonus: The training includes a free webinar called Introduction to the Connect Element of Little Flower Yoga. This 90-minute webinar should be completed before the in-person training.

The Little Flower Yoga training program is an inclusive, professional, caring, empowering experience with top-notch trainers who bring out the best in all its participants. —Anonymous

Meet Your Trainer:

Mayuri Gonzalez

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.

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Feb 2 - 3, 2019



Riverstone Yoga Studio
2 Hudson View Way
Tarrytown, NY 10591 United States
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