LFY founder Jennifer Cohen Harper was recently interviewed by Yoga City NY for their must read book club series. Learn why Jenn recommends Kelly McGonigal's newest book, The Upside of Stress, and how it relates to the children we work with.
"I particularly loved reading about how the body works to bring us together during stress. I spend a lot of time teaching people how to help kids access and strengthen their inner resources, and it’s nice to see the science saying that one of those inner resources is the ability to help other people, even, and really especially, when you’re having a hard time yourself."
My first year as a yoga teacher was the best year of my life; it was full of unexpected surprises, so much love and loads of gratitude.
I never missed a day of teaching and never wanted to. I wanted to be there for my kids, I wanted them to know how much I care about them and believe me I care so much!!!!
My forth grade class, ahhhhh, I can't say enough about them!!! I teach so many students it is hard to remember their names (I do a pretty good job of it) so I am a nick-namer and they love it! In this class there was "chit & chat" "miss patience" "the boy who can't stop sitting next to me" - two weeks before school ended the teacher gave them some time to make me cards. They went above and beyond and wrote me letters, some two page letters. I couldn't believe what I was reading and how touched I was. They all signed their letters with their nick name. The best letter came from "Bored". One day I passed around the signing bowl they were to ring the bowl and say one word and only one word on how they feel and this boy was "bored" and I told him that was perfectly acceptable and that I didn't get offended. When I read his letter I was shocked, I did all this for "bored"!?