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Little Flower Yoga Teacher Training

Children’s Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Certification

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Are you ready to nurture the next generation by sharing the power of yoga? This comprehensive, professional children’s yoga and mindfulness teacher training will equip you with the knowledge and confidence you need to incorporate these life-changing practices into classrooms from pre-school through high school.

Join Jennifer Cohen Harper, founder of Little Flower Yoga, plus education experts Mayuri and Argos Gonzalez, for five days of lecture, group work, discussion, and self-reflection. Come away energized and prepared to teach holistic, trauma-informed classes for children.

Look forward to gaining:

  • The tools and tricks you need to share yoga and mindfulness with young people in effective, safe, and sustainable ways
  • A deeper understanding of child development and children’s specific needs
  • A sense of how yoga and mindfulness support integration and health of the brain, nervous system, and body
  • The skills needed to navigate relationships with schools, set up new classes, and serve diverse populations.

Parents, teachers, social workers, therapists, and anyone passionate about supporting the well-being of children and teens will find this immersive experience engaging and relevant. The program combines Levels One, Two, and Three of Little Flower Yoga, a Yoga Alliance-certified Registered Children’s Yoga School (RCYS).

Get ready to support young people in accessing the power of their breath, developing focus and concentration, recognizing and regulating emotions, and exploring wellness through physical movement.

Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RYT, RCYT | Argos Gonzalez, MEd, RCYT | Mayuri Gonzalez, E-RYT, RCYT

June 24 - July 1, 2018
Sunday-Sunday , 7 nights

$1265 Tuition

Plus 7 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

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Program Description

Are you ready to nurture the next generation by sharing the power of yoga? This comprehensive, professional children’s yoga and mindfulness teacher training will equip you with the knowledge and confidence you need to incorporate these life-changing practices into classrooms from pre-school through high school.

Join Jennifer Cohen Harper, founder of Little Flower Yoga, plus education experts Mayuri and Argos Gonzalez, for five days of lecture, group work, discussion, and self-reflection. Come away energized and prepared to teach holistic, trauma-informed classes for children.

Look forward to gaining:

  • The tools and tricks you need to share yoga and mindfulness with young people in effective, safe, and sustainable ways
  • A deeper understanding of child development and children’s specific needs
  • A sense of how yoga and mindfulness support integration and health of the brain, nervous system, and body
  • The skills needed to navigate relationships with schools, set up new classes, and serve diverse populations.

Parents, teachers, social workers, therapists, and anyone passionate about supporting the well-being of children and teens will find this immersive experience engaging and relevant. The program combines Levels One, Two, and Three of Little Flower Yoga, a Yoga Alliance-certified Registered Children’s Yoga School (RCYS).

Get ready to support young people in accessing the power of their breath, developing focus and concentration, recognizing and regulating emotions, and exploring wellness through physical movement.

Faculty Bio

Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RYT, RCYT

Jennifer is a leading voice in the children’s yoga and mindfulness community. She is the author of Little Flower Yoga for Kids and co-editor of Best Practices for Yoga in Schools.

She is the founder and director of Little Flower Yoga, a national organization based in New York, and The School Yoga Project, which brings yoga and mindfulness to schools nationwide, including directly serving over 5,000 children per week in NYC alone. She provides therapeutic and trauma-informed yoga classes to children and families, and continuing education to mental health and education professionals.

Jennifer is the board president of the Yoga Service Council, originator of the Yoga Service Conference, and an active member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Her work has been featured in publications including The New York Times, The International Journal of Yoga Therapy, New York Magazine, Huffington Post, and Yoga Journal, and endorsed by leaders including Daniel Siegel, Sharon Salzberg, and Congressman Tim Ryan. Jennifer’s powerful education style offers practical, easy-to-implement knowledge with warmth, humor, and joy.

Argos Gonzalez, MEd, RCYT

Argos is a teacher, lecturer, and mindfulness and yoga instructor. He has 13 years of experience teaching high school in the Bronx and teaches both pre-service and in-service teachers at Hunter College School of Education.

Argos is certified through both Mindful Schools and Little Flower Yoga, and currently serves as the director of professional development for The School Yoga Project. Argos was a contributing editor to Best Practices for Yoga in Schools, and has been featured in national media including NPR and The Atlantic.

As a frequent speaker at conferences including the Kripalu Yoga in Schools Symposium, Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth, the Omega Mindfulness in Education Conference, and the Yoga Service Conference, Argos is a trusted expert in both the yoga/mindfulness and education worlds. His work reflects his deep passion for empowering children and adolescents, and supporting other education professionals to do the same.

Mayuri Gonzalez, E-RYT, RCYT

Mayuri is a nationally recognized presenter, author, trainer, and instructor in mindfulness and children’s yoga, leading teacher trainings and continuing education seminars throughout the world.

She has more than 25 years of experience practicing yoga and mindfulness, including 18 years as a teacher. In her role as director of the School Yoga Project, she mentors teachers, counselors, and school support staff by developing innovative and sustainable programs to infuse mindfulness, wellness, and yoga into school culture.

Mayuri has presented at conferences including the Bridging Hearts and Minds of Youth Conference, National Kids Yoga Conference, and the Women of Tomorrow Conference. She is a contributing author to Transforming Education: Best Practices for Yoga in Schools, published by the Yoga Service Council and Omega Institute.

Why Attend

  • Learn to share your passion for yoga and mindfulness with youth.

  • Change the world by supporting young people in becoming more compassionate, mindful, self-realized, and healthy.

  • Gain insight and knowledge about the realities of teaching yoga to young people in schools, studios, and community spaces.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Experience Level

    Basic yoga experience is recommended

  • CEs Available

    Yoga Alliance Credits. Contact info@littlefloweryoga.com for more information about yoga certification.

  • Special Details

    If you would like to discuss whether this training is appropriate for your experience and needs, please contact us at info@littlefloweryoga.com.

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in mid-February 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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