Workshop

Little Flower Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training

- Rhinebeck, NY
Train to teach yoga and mindfulness to children with Jennifer Cohen Harper and other experts in the field.

Little Flower Yoga (LFY) Training is a comprehensive program in yoga and mindfulness practices for children and youth ages 3-18. Registered by Yoga Alliance, and offering up to six optional graduate level credits, this training focuses on the complete physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being of students.

The foundation of this training is rooted in building your own self-awareness and deepening personal practice—after all, we can’t teach what we don’t know. From there, you learn a wide range of activities that you can immediately implement with the kids you work with. You learn a clear, structured framework, based on a five element methodology, that allows you to teach an integrated experience of yoga and mindfulness in any setting, from the classroom to the studio.

Return home with a deeper understanding of child development, the capacity and confidence to create programming that meets children’s needs, and the knowledge to teach in a safe, engaging, and compassionate way, even when things get tough. This weeklong immersion combines all three levels of the LFY certification program for a deeply empowering experience, rich with opportunities for your own personal practice.

This course includes access to 3 hours of webinar content pre-training and 3 hours of webinar content post-training.

 

More Information

$45 materials fee; include when you register. This training begins Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

Please download and carefully review this letter from the faculty which includes: ways to prepare for and what to expect from the training; required and requested reading (also listed below); optional certification and graduate level credits; accessing support after training; and other helpful information.


Reading

Below is a list of required and recommended reading (downloadable list available above). It covers a lot of ground, and these books should be read slowly and thoughtfully. If you are planning to use this training toward LFY Certification, the first section of reading is required.

Required Reading (for Certification):

  • Level One-Three Little Flower Yoga Training Manuals
  • Little Flower Yoga for Kids: A Yoga and Mindfulness Program to Help Your Child Improve Attention and Emotional Balance by Jennifer Cohen Harper
  • Best Practices for Yoga in Schools by Traci Childress and Jennifer Cohen Harper (eds)
  • The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
  • Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel Siegel
  • What is Yoga Service: A Working Definition by Traci Childress and Jennifer Cohen Harper

Recommended Reading:

  • Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens by Amy Saltzman and Chris Willard (eds)
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Learn by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
  • 30 Essential Yoga Poses for Beginning Students and Their Teachers by Judith Lasater
  • The Mindful Child by Susan Kaiser Greenland
  • The Secret Power of Yoga: A Guide to the Heart and Soul of the Yoga Sutras by Nischala Joy Devi
  • Relax and Renew: Yoga for Stressful Times by Judith Hanson Lasaster
  • The Way of Mindful Education by Daniel Rechtschaffen
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students by Zaretta Hammond
  • Building Emotional Intelligence by Linda Lantieri
  • Yoga Therapy for Children With Autism and Other Special Needs by Louise Goldberg
  • Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery & Loving Your Body by Melanie Klein and Anna Guest-Jelly
  • The Upside of Stress: Why Stress is Good for You and How to Get Good At It by Kelly McGonigal

Things To Bring

Bring an open mind, comfortable clothes that you can move in, a water bottle, and anything you think you might need for learning. We’ll have yoga mats, props, and training manuals (and maybe a few other surprises).

Schedule

Please note this training begins Sunday at 7:30 p.m. and special schedule:

SUNDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Workshop
 
MONDAY
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Workshop
 
TUESDAY
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Workshop
 
WEDNESDAY
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Workshop
 
THURSDAY
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Workshop
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Workshop (Optional)
 
FRIDAY
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Workshop
 
SATURDAY
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Workshop
 
SUNDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

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

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Meet the Teachers

  • Jennifer Cohen Harper is an educator, author, public speaker, and mother, who works to support...
  • Mayuri Gonzalez, E-RYT, RCYT, is a nationally recognized presenter, trainer, and instructor in...
  • Argos Gonzalez is a teacher, lecturer, and mindfulness and yoga instructor. He has been teaching...

Tuition & Fees

Title Price

Little Flower Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training

$1,185
regular
$1,285

Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.

Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services. A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute below).

TYPE Rate - 7 Nights

Camping

1 pre-assigned campsite. Bathhouse nearby. Bring your own tent and all appropriate camping gear. Stoves, campfires, and recreational vehicles are not allowed on campus.

$ 693.00

Tent Cabin Double

Shared Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Register with a companion.

$ 826.00

Dorm Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 twin bed. Hall bath shared by 5-to-12 guests. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Pillow and blanket provided. You may rent sheets and towels for a small fee, or bring your own. Dorms are generally single gender, but may be coed.

$ 1148.00

Tent Cabin Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Reserve as a private room.

$ 1050.00

B Double Cabin Room

Shared Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1211.00

A Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 1575.00

A Double Cabin Room

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1680.00

A Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 2107.00

B Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 1211.00

B Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 1764.00

$280.00

7 Nights Commuter Fee

If you are a commuter not staying in Omega accommodations, this non optional fee covers Omegas overhead costs, all meals, and use of the facilities, which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all guest services. An off-campus referral list is available.

Rhinebeck Campus

Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund.

Refunds are available (less a $55 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.

Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $55 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any Omega program or stay for one year following date of issue.

No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

 

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Continuing Education

Certificate of Attendance$25

CE credits will be available; check back for more information on CEs for this program.

University of the Pacific: LFY Certification

This program offers 3 graduate level credits for in-person participation, and 6 credits for full certification. The credits offered are post-baccalaureate, graded, graduate-level semester credits, provided directly through the University of the Pacific. They are specifically designed to meet the needs of Educators for Salary Advancement and Recertification. Completion of this training and additional online components (register separately) qualifies you for LFY Certification. For more information on certification and optional graduate level credits offered through the University of the Pacific visit: littlefloweryoga.com/training.

LFY is a Registered Children’s Yoga School, which means that completion of our training qualifies participants to register with Yoga Alliance as an RCYT, subject to additional YA requirements. Registration with Yoga Alliance is subject entirely to their policies, and requires having an additional 200 hour teacher training. We suggest reviewing their requirements directly as they may be subject to change. Those not interested in Yoga Alliance registration are still eligible for Little Flower Yoga Certification.

Completion of this training and additional online components (register separately) qualifies you for LFY Certification;. For information on certification and optional graduate level credits offered through the University of the Pacific, see littlefloweryoga.com.

LFY is a Registered Children’s Yoga School, which means that completion of our training qualifies participants to register with Yoga Alliance as an RCYT, subject to additional YA requirements. Registration with Yoga Alliance is subject entirely to their policies, and requires having an additional 200 hour teacher training. We suggest reviewing their requirements directly as they may be subject to change. Those not interested in Yoga Alliance registration are still eligible for Little Flower Yoga Certification.

How Can I Receive LFY Certification?
Participation in this seven day training will give you skills and tools to teach mindfulness and yoga to children in preschool through high school. You are not required to do anything else at all after training to start putting your knowledge to use with the children and teens in your life.

If you would like to apply for LFY Certification, you’ll need to complete several additional educational components:

  • Chair Yoga for Children and Teens (6 hour online course)
  • Trauma Informed Practices: Resilience, Recovery and Growth (6 hour online course)
  • Supporting Special Needs (6 hour online course)
  • Curriculum Development (6 hour online course)
  • Mentorship Program (live or online)

You can learn more about obtaining LFY certification at our website: littlefloweryoga.com. If you have additional questions, please reach out to LFY Training Manager Tricia Stevens at tricia@littlefloweryoga.com.

How Can I Receive Graduate Level Credits for Training?
LFY Trainings are accredited through the University of the Pacific for graduate level credit. The weeklong in-person training is eligible for 3 credits, and full certification is eligible for 6 credits. Payment for these credits is made directly to the University, at the rate of $62 per credit.

Additional information:
The University of the Pacific is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the state of California. The Graduate-Level Professional Development semester credit provided by the University of the Pacific is accepted by school districts nationwide. The University of the Pacific is fully accredited with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

The credits offered are post-baccalaureate, graded, graduate-level semester credits, provided directly through the University of the Pacific, University College. They are specifically designed to meet the needs of educators for Salary Advancement and Recertification.

The credits are acceptable where local districts approve and applicable to state licensing where authorized. We always encourage teachers to check with their employer for acceptability of these credits. All participants are responsible to determine acceptability of these credits for their intended use.

It is under the discretion of individual universities as to whether or not they will accept some or all of these graduate-level professional development units towards attainment of specialty credentials or masters degrees with them.

Teachers are advised to verify with their school district or state licensing bureau acceptance of such graduate-level professional development semester units/credits prior to registration for unit credit.

At the end of your in-person training we will send you the information and paperwork to apply for credit if you would like to move forward with that option.

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