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Little Flower Yoga

Children’s Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training

June 27, 2014 – July 04, 2014
Rhinebeck, NY
Jennifer Cohen Harper
Materials Fee:
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Experience one of the most professional and comprehensive children’s yoga teacher training programs available, and learn to teach a holistic class that uses all aspects of yoga practice to meet children’s physical, emotional, and social needs.

Classes incorporate yoga and mindfulness activities that help children connect to themselves and their community; access the power of their breath; develop focus and concentration; find strength, balance, and confidence through physical movement; recognize and regulate emotions; and learn to nurture themselves through relaxation.

Explore the challenges of teaching in school environments, studios, and community spaces. Gain practical information about how to set up new classes, get insurance, talk to schools about yoga, and more. You leave the training with a deeper understanding of child development, the capacity and confidence to create lesson plans that meet children’s needs, and the knowledge to teach in a safe, engaging, and compassionate way.

This program offers four different options: You can take Levels 1, 2, or 3, separately, or register for all three levels as one 7-day workshop. Call 877.944.2002 to register.

June 27–July 4
Little Flower Yoga Levels 1–3
Course 2507-716/Tuition $1,200 (Plus a $45 mat fee)
Continuing Education: (56 hours) NATABOC $35; YA $35

This is the full 7-day workshop, and includes Levels 1–3 below.

Completion of all three levels of training (plus an online mentorship program and required reading and writing) qualifies you for the Yoga Alliance registered children’s yoga teacher certification; see for more information.

For individual sessions, please include a $15 materials fee for each session when you register. For the full 7-day workshop, there is a $45 materials fee; include when you register.

June 27–29
Level 1: Foundations of Children’s Yoga (2-Days)
Creating Safe and Engaging Experiences
Course 2502-717/Tuition $450 
Continuing Education: (18 hours) NATABOC $35 ; YA $35

This 2-day Level 1 intensive provides you with the fundamental understanding and tools needed to teach a well-rounded class that incorporates all aspects of the practice. Time is spent introducing you to the framework of “Connect, Breathe, Move, Focus, and Relax” on which all Little Flower Yoga classes are based. Practice teaching is emphasized. You also learn:

  • Making asana (yoga poses) accessible, safe, and engaging
  • Pranayama (breathwork) for children
  • Introduction to mindfulness and meditation practices
  • Partner and group yoga practices
  • Finding teachable moments and incorporating academic skills into yoga classes
  • Guiding principles for teaching classes based on a compassionate understanding of students’ needs
  • Creating lesson plans
  • The ethics of teaching yoga to children

June 29–July 2
Level 2: Teaching the Whole Child (3-Days)
Creativity, Compassion & Mindfulness
Course 2603-718/Tuition $450 
Continuing Education: (20 hours) NATABOC $35; YA $35

The emphasis of this 3-day Level 2 training is on deepening and enhancing your teaching. The workshop is grounded in an exploration of youth development from Eastern and Western perspectives. Spend time learning mindfulness and meditation practices that enhance students’ capacity for emotional regulation, focus, and good decision making. Classroom and behavior management strategies that support relationship building and engaged learning are discussed, as well as compassionate communication strategies for working with students. You also learn:

  • Physical, emotional, and social youth development
  • Teaching mindfulness and meditation
  • Compassionate classroom management skills
  • Communication strategies for working with children
  • Getting creative: using art and journaling to enhance your teaching and promote reflection
  • Practice teaching and feedback

July 2–4
Level 3: Advancing Your Teaching & Expanding Your Reach (2-Days)
Course 2602-719/Tuition $450 
Continuing Education: (18 hours) NATABOC $35 ; YA $35

This 2-day Level 3 intensive provides you with the tools to effectively create curricula and teach from your own authentic presence. In this final level of training, we spend time learning to develop activities based on your personal practice. We also address the specific challenges of working with teens and students with special needs. Time is dedicated to practice teaching, feedback on that teaching, and answering questions. You also learn:

  • Working with teens
  • Restorative yoga practices for children and teens
  • Curriculum development
  • Teaching from your personal practice
  • Introduction to yoga for children with special needs
  • Working with parents and caregivers


Continuing Education
  • NATABOC - Fitness/Athletic Trainers +$35
  • YA - Yoga Teachers +$35
More Information

NATABOC Level: Essential

Friday June 27
4:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.Workshop
Saturday June 28
8:00 a.m.NoonWorkshop
2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.Workshop
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.Workshop
Sunday June 29
8:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.Workshop
Sunday June 29
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.Workshop
Monday June 30
9:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.Workshop
2:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.Workshop
Tuesday July 1
9:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.Workshop
2:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.Workshop
8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.Workshop
Wednesday July 2
9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.Workshop
Wednesday July 2
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.Workshop
Thursday July 3
8:00 a.m.NoonWorkshop
2:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.Workshop
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.Workshop
Friday July 4
8:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.Workshop

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 800.944.1001 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

Jennifer Cohen Harper

Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, is a leading voice in the children’s yoga community, dedicated to making yoga and mindfulness practices accessible to all children. She is a certified yoga instructor, a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, a founding member of the Yoga Service Council, and author of Little Flower Yoga for Kids.