Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RCYT, is a leading voice in the children’s yoga and mindfulness community, and the author of Little Flower Yoga for Kids: A Yoga and Mindfulness Program to Help Your Child Improve Attention and Emotional Balance, as well as co-editor of Best Practices for Yoga in Schools. She is the founder and director of Little Flower Yoga, and The School Yoga Project, which brings yoga and mindfulness to schools nationwide. As the creator and lead trainer of the comprehensive, LFY Children’s Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training Program (YA children’s specialization approved) she has certified hundreds of teachers since 2007.
Jennifer has extensive experience working with children facing a wide variety of challenges and at various stages of trauma recovery. She provides in-school staff development and consulting services, as well as private, therapeutic services to children and families. In addition to her work with LFY, Jennifer is a sought after speaker and presenter at conferences and is a faculty member at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, as well as being a presenter for PESI, offering continuing education seminars to mental health professionals.
Jennifer received a MA in Education from The Gallatin School at New York University, and her BA from Boston University in Political Science. She is a Yoga Alliance E-RYT (experienced yoga teacher) and RCYT (registered children's yoga teacher) and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She is the board vice president of the Yoga Service Council, dedicated to supporting organizations working to empower their communities through yoga and mindfulness practices, and a leader in the movement to promote yoga in the education system.
Jennifer’s work has been covered by the New York Times, Yoga Journal, New York Magazine, the Huffington Post, and many other media outlets, and and endorsed by thought leaders including Daniel Siegel, Sharon Salzberg and Congressman Tim Ryan. In 2015, she was the recipient of the Yoga Journal Seva Award for selfless service (one of 14 recipients internationally).
Jennifer is committed to improving children’s lives through the practices that have continually given her strength and resilience in times of challenge. She lives in New York with her husband and daughter, who are definitely her greatest teachers.