Yoga & Mindfulness for Children Training Iceland: 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 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, Feb 15, 2019: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
          Saturday, Feb 16, 2019: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
          Sunday, Feb 17, 2019: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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 June 7-9, 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: Mayuri Gonzalez

Mayuri Gonzalez is a nationally recognized presenter, trainer and instructor in mindfulness and children’s yoga. She has more than 25 years of experience practicing yoga and mindfulness, and provides therapeutic yoga classes to children and families as well as teaching yoga and mindfulness classes in schools and community centers. In her role as director of the School Yoga Project, Mayuri trains and mentors teachers, counselors and school support staff. She is a contributing author to Best Practices for Yoga in Schools, and a presenter for PESI, offering continuing education to educators and health care providers.  

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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