PTWA Conference-Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for Children and Teens

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Please join Jennifer Cohen Harper, founder of Little Flower Yoga and The School Yoga Project, during her presentation "Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for Children and Teens" at this year's Physical Therapy Association of Washington (PTWA) Conference


All children deserve the chance to thrive, and a growing body of research shows that yoga and mindfulness are powerful tools to help them navigate a challenging world. In this course, participants will explore how these practices can help kids gain greater physical and emotional health and well-being.

Participants will learn a step-by-step approach to share the practices of yoga and mindfulness to help children and adolescents gain physical capacity (such as improved gross and fine motor function, better balance and increased coordination), and socio-emotional skills (such as greater self-awareness, emotional regulation, impulse control and focus).

This comprehensive framework for helping children access the inner resources of their body, breath and mind combines discussion, lecture, practice and reflection. It will provide participants with both new tools and a clear knowledge of how to implement them. It does not require prior yoga or mindfulness experience.


  • At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to:
  • Share yoga and mindfulness practices with students and clients in an intentional, developmentally appropriate manner.
  • Utilize a well-tested methodology based on five elements of Connect, Breathe, Move, Focus, and Relax to support self-awareness and increase self-regulation.
  • Understand how to use yoga postures and breath work to support gross motor skill improvement and reduce frustration.
  • Apply specific practices that can be adapted to meet the needs of students and clients from pre-school through high school age. 

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. 

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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