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We believe in helping children embrace their full potential and live their lives with joy, knowing that the world holds great wonders for them and that they have great gifts to share with the world.

Bringing yoga and mindfulness to children & teens since 2006

Little Flower Yoga is a New York based organization dedicated to making the tools of yoga and mindfulness available to all children and teens. Our classes are rooted in youth development principles and address children’s holistic wellness needs in a joy filled environment. LFY provides tools that help all children come to school ready to learn, and give parents and teachers strategies and support to reinforce these tools.
 
The School Yoga Project, a program of LFY, currently serves over 700 children per week with in-school and after-school yoga classes, and reaches many more through our network of trained school staff and affiliate partners. We also offer a comprehensive, yoga alliance accredited Teacher Training certification for yoga instructors and practitioners interested in sharing yoga with children and teens.
 
Created by an educator, our programs incorporate learning goals throughout every class, and our instructors take advantage of the many teachable moments that occur in each session. Little Flower Yoga challenges students to learn in new ways, make connections, and recognize their tremendous capacity to achieve.  Everyday, we strive to provide tools that help all children come to school ready to learn, and give parents and teachers strategies and support to reinforce these tools.
 
In May of 2009 LFY became a founding member of the Yoga Service Council, a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop a community of professional support in the field of yoga service. We are committed to sharing a skills based approach to yoga and mindfulness with all children, regardless of circumstance.

OUR MISSION

To provide tools that help all children overcome physical, mental and emotional barriers to learning, including improving focus and concentrations skills.
To build students emotional regulation capacity, and empower them to make healthy life choices.
To create a space for joyful exploration and sharing of ideas.
To provide an environment of support and encouragement, where children can feel safe and respected, and find enjoyment and success in a non-competitive physical activity.

Our Method

 

Meet Our Founder

Jennifer Cohen Harper

Jennifer founded Little Flower Yoga in 2006 when her successful use of yoga in her kindergarten classroom led to requests by other students, teachers and administrators for yoga programs of their own. Jennifer slowly began to teach more and more yoga classes and recruited other yoga teachers with education backgrounds to continue growing what has now become a flourishing program.

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Meet Our Team

  • Mayuri Gonzalez
  • Larry Harper
  • Kate Reil
  • Colin Pearsall
  • Tricia Stevens
  • Argos Gonzalez

Meet Our Teachers

  • Daniela Poe
  • Salvador Martinez
  • Christine Ciampini
  • Teri Casamassini
  • Florence Cabre-Andrews
  • Deborah Radloff
  • Deborah Bliss
  • Shell Merrill
  • Rebecca Cheeks Soule
  • Hillary Lopes
  • Lindsay Tucker
  • Lauren Kollar
  • Jessica Belanger
  • Amy Blumberg
  • Susan Verde
  • Victoria Dane
  • Lindsay Malejko
  • Abigail Wilber

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Contact Us

Little Flower Yoga is based in New York and provides classes in all five boroughs of New York City and Westchester County.

Tel: (917) 385 2005
Email: info@littlefloweryoga.com