Jennifer Cohen Harper
Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RYT, RCYT, is a leading voice in the children’s yoga and mindfulness community, and the author of Little Flower Yoga for Kids: A Yoga and Mindfulness Program to Help Your Child Improve Attention and Emotional Balance, and coeditor of the Yoga Service Whitebook on Best Practices in Teaching Yoga in Schools. She is the founder and director of Little Flower Yoga (LFY) and The School Yoga Project, which bring yoga and mindfulness to schools nationwide, directly serving more than 2000 children a week.
As the creator and lead trainer of the comprehensive LFY Children’s Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training Program (YA children’s specialization approved) she has certified hundreds of teachers since 2007.
Harper has extensive experience working with children facing a wide variety of challenges and at various stages of trauma recovery. She provides in-school staff development and consulting services, as well as private, therapeutic services to children and families. In addition to her work with LFY, she is a sought-after speaker and presenter at conferences, as well as being a faculty member for PESI, offering continuing education seminars to mental health professionals.
A Yoga Alliance E-RCYT (experienced children’s yoga teacher) and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Harper is the board vice president of the Yoga Service Council, dedicated to supporting organizations working to empower their communities through yoga and mindfulness practices, and a leader in the movement to promote yoga in the education system.
Jennifer Cohen Harper’s work has been covered by the New York Times, Yoga Journal, New York Magazine, the Huffington Post, and has been endorsed by thought leaders including Dan Siegel, Sharon Salzberg, and U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan. In 2015, she was the recipient of the first Yoga Journal Seva Award for selfless service (one of 14 recipients internationally). She is committed to improving children’s lives through the practices that have continually given her strength and resilience in times of challenge.