Yoga and Mindfulness for Children Training Montreal: Part 1

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This powerful training provides you with the understanding and tools you need to teach a well-rounded yoga and mindfulness class to children and teens ages 3 to 18.

We begin with an in-depth look at how the relationship between the brain, the body, and the nervous system affects child development. Then we explore the 5 Element framework of the Little Flower Yoga approach—connect, breathe, move, focus and relax—and learn how to create developmentally appropriate lesson plans using this structure.

We will also spend time on classroom and behavior management, with a focus on how to handle challenging behavior mindfully and effectively.

Guided by an experienced Little Flower Yoga Teacher who is actively teaching in schools, you will also learn:
  • How to make yoga poses accessible, safe, and engaging
  • Techniques for teaching breathwork to children
  • Mindfulness and meditation practices that enhance students’ capacity for emotional self-regulation, focus, and good decision making
  • Behavior management strategies that support relationship building and engaged learning
  • Successful strategies for working with schools
  • How to adapt lessons for different ages and abilities
  • Personal mindfulness and meditation practices
  • Guiding principles for teaching classes based on a compassionate understanding of students’ needs
  • Tools to create a physically and emotionally safe space for learning
  • The ethics of teaching yoga to children



This training also includes two 90 minute webinars.  Introduction to Little Flower Yoga and the Five Elements, taught by LFY founder Jennifer Cohen Harper, and Building Connection with the Self and Others, taught by School Yoga Project director Mayuri Gonzalez. These webinars should be completed before the in-person training.

Course Hours:

          Friday, July 12, 2019: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
          Saturday, July 13, 2019: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
          Sunday, July 14, 2019: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM


Please Note: Training is taught in English 


LFY makes every effort to hold each workshop scheduled, however all trainings are subject to cancellation based on unmet minimum enrollment or unforeseen emergencies. Enrollment will be evaluated three weeks prior to training, and In the unlikely event of unmet minimum all participants will be notified right away. In the event of cancellation payment will be refunded in full.


You can take this course on it's own, but if you'd like to continue learning and/or apply for our full certification, consider joining us for LFY Training Part Two  in this location on Nov 15-17, 2019. 

***Please note, Part 1 and 2 in this location are offered as exteneded, three day courses, and cover all of the material typically taught in Level 1-3 of the LFY training program. 

We welcome all participants who are interested in sharing the life skills of yoga and mindfulness with children and teens. You do not have to be a yoga instructor, or advanced practitioner, although some basic yoga experience is recommended. If you would like to discuss whether this training is appropriate for your experience and needs, please be in touch any time by emailing​

Meet Your Trainer: Jennifer Cohen Harper

Jennifer is the founder of LFY, and a leading voice in the children’s yoga and mindfulness community. She is the author of Little Flower Yoga for Kids: A Yoga and Mindfulness Program to Help Your Child Improve Attention and Emotional Balance, and the co-editor of Best Practices for Yoga in Schools. Jenn also serves as the board president of the Yoga Service Council, dedicated to making yoga accessible to all regardless of circumstance. Her work has been featured in prominent publications including the NY Times, International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and Yoga Journal, and endorsed by thought leaders including Daniel Siegel, Sharon Salzberg and Congressman Tim Ryan. 

Learn More About Jennifer Cohen Harper

Meet Your Trainer: Abigail Wilber

Abigail is a certified yoga instructor and lead teacher for LFY. She is a certified Empowerment workshop trainer, has additional training in breath, anatomy and movement with Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews, and has studied with Mindful Schools. Her true passion is to empower children and to support parents in empowering their children.  Abby has many years of experience in working with typically developing children, as well as children who have special needs. She is also featured in GoNoodle’s Empower Tools videos.

Learn More About Abigail Wilber

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

Tel: (212) 634-7890