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Little Flower Yoga Teacher Training

Children's Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Certification

June 24 - July 1, 2018

Sunday - Sunday, 7 nights

$1265 Tuition

Plus 7 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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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 seven 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.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RYT, RCYT

    Children's yoga and mindfulness expert, founder Little Flower Yoga

    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.

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    Argos Gonzalez, MEd, RCYT

    Youth yoga and mindfulness teacher, trainer of school teachers

    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.

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    Mayuri Gonzalez, E-RYT, RCYT

    Leader in yoga and wellness for children and young adults

    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.

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  • 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/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Little Flower Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training Schedule 1440 Multiversity: June 24-July 1 2018

    Sunday, June 24:

    1440 Orientation 6:45pm

    7:30pm-9:00pm Workshop Session

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    Monday, June 25

    8:30am-12:00pm Workshop Session

    1:30pm-5:30pm Workshop Session

    7:30pm-9:00pm Optional Discussion Group**

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    Tuesday, June 26:

    8:30am-11:30pm Workshop Session

    1:30pm-4:30pm Workshop Session

    7:30pm-9:00pm Workshop Session

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    Wednesday, June 27:

    8:30am-12:00pm Workshop

    1:30pm-5:30pm Workshop

    7:30pm-9:00pm Optional Discussion Group**

    _______________________

    Thursday, June 28:

    8:30am-12:00pm Workshop

    1:30pm-5:30pm Workshop

    7:30pm-9:00pm Optional Discussion Group**

    ________________________

    Friday, June 29:

    8:30am-11:30pm Workshop Session

    1:30pm-4:30pm Workshop Session

    7:30pm-9:00pm Workshop Session

    ____________________________

    Saturday, June 30:

    8:30am-12:00pm Workshop Session

    1:30pm-5:30pm Workshop Session

    Sunday, July 1:

    8:30am-12:00pm Workshop Session

    *Please note all workshop sessions will include a combination of practice, lecture, discussion and partner/group work.

     **Optional discussion group topics will be shared approximately two weeks in advance of training, so participants can make evening plans accordingly.

     

    Experience Level

    Basic yoga experience is recommended

    CEs Available

    Yoga Alliance Credits. Contact [email protected] for more information about yoga certification.

    Understanding Training Options, Certification, and Yoga Alliance Registration – Click HERE

    Special Details

    If you would like to discuss whether this training is appropriate for your experience and needs, please contact us at [email protected].

  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.

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