Jennifer Cohen Harper is a mindfulness and yoga educator, author, mother, and lifelong student of horses. She is the founder of Little Flower Yoga and Mindfulness, which she started in 2006. With a dedicated team, Jenn brings embodied mindfulness programming and education to schools and community organizations nationwide, serving students, families, educators, and mental health-care providers.
Horses have been a source of healing, joy, and learning for Jenn since childhood, and with three family horses of her own, including two that were adopted from 13 Hands Equine Rescue, their presence as attuned and honest companions has made them the ideal support for her mindfulness practice. In exploring the horse-human connection, Jenn has received training in Equine Assisted Services from the Natural Lifemanship Institute, has studied equine communication through Horse Speak®, and is learning about liberty training (working with horses without restraints) with Harmony Horsemanship.
Jenn is a frequent conference speaker, and her work has been endorsed by thought leaders such as Daniel Siegel, Sharon Salzberg, and Rick Hanson. The parenting journey led Jenn to write the Thank You Children’s Series: Books for Building Gratitude, Self-Compassion and Personal Power, and she is the creator of numerous mindfulness- and yoga-based card decks and workbooks, as well as the popular Empower Tools video series on GoNoodle. The driving force of Jenn’s work is to share practices, and cultivate experiences, that support healing, build resilience, and help both children and adults joyfully embrace the full human experience.