Teacher: Jennifer Cohen Harper
Tricia graduated from Kean University with a Sociology and Marketing Degree and a concentration in Psychology. She’s received two separate 200 hour RYT trainings: the first from Highland Yoga in Butler, NJ and the second from The Yoga Institute in Dallas, Texas. She also completed various 500 hour trainings, with the most recent at Kaia Yoga in Southern Connecticut. She’s completed her Children’s Yoga and Mindfulness trainings with Little Flower Yoga in 2011 and since then she’s not looked back and been a proud member of the LFY family and team. Tricia’s taken additional children and adolescent trainings which focuses on integrating story, exercise, self-regulation, building fitness, focus, and social-emotional intelligence. She’s also completed trainings with Mindful Schools; focusing on the fundamentals of mindfulness, instilling a disciplined practice, the essentials of classroom and curriculum training and mindfulness in communication. She’s also completed additional special needs training with Allison Morgan, Biff Mithoefer, Jillian Pransky, Dharma Mittra, Eddie Stern, Manorma, Shiva Rea, Suzanne Sterling, David Nichtern, and Rolf Gates.
Tricia has a very special place in her heart for all of these offerings and sees the importance to stay connected, whether you are an adult or child. She believes there is no reason to wait to learn these practices and finds the importance in sharing and reminding people of their amazing qualities that they already have within. She wants to show, share, teach and empower children how to become present throughout their daily lives and teach them how to focus and really notice and feel what is happening while it is happening and to process the information for healing, resiliency and for true growth and healthy development. The life skills that mindfulness offers, is a gift like no other. And when children and adults begin these practices and realize they have these incredible capabilities – like pausing before reacting and making better decisions – they are forever grateful.
In addition to the above, Tricia has a passion in snowboarding and is currently the head snowboard coach with PASEF Inc and Camelback Mountain. She integrates her yoga and mindfulness with her teams and colleagues on the mountain, and finds the practices incredibly valuable for progressing with success within the sport.
Tricia’s mission is simple: It’s to connect with people and enjoy life while we can come together and share our gifts. She enjoys being a resource to anyone who may be looking for these life skills and tools. She offers classes in the public and private school districts in Fairfield and Westchester counties as well as studio classes and private lessons, along with Business and Corporate classes and offerings. Tricia’s adult class can provide focus on: mindfulness, meditation, pranayama, vinyasa, pre-natal, restorative, yin, special needs, and therapeutic yoga. She is also an active member of The Yoga Service Council and the IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) and is passionate about offering her teachings to anyone who is interested in the practices as well as to those who do not have access to the teachings.
Tricia is constantly humbled by her incredibly loving and supportive husband and best friend. Together they have two amazing and beautiful boys and they reside in Southern Connecticut.