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Building Personal Power and Navigating Stress: Yoga & Mindfulness Practices for School & Home

Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RYT, RCYT
6 Hours 02 Minutes
Dec 09, 2020
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Children (and educators) across the country have been dealing with a collective trauma as schools shut down and radically changed their lives.

Returning to school has included fears around getting sick, catching up with missed work from the prior year, changes in routine after a prolonged period at home, rapid transitions between in-person and remote schooling, and coping with the ongoing differences in the school experience needed to keep everyone healthy.

Watch Jennifer Cohen Harper, expert in children’s yoga and mindfulness, as she shows you how using movement, breath-work and mindfulness practices proactively with your students (whether in the classroom or virtually) will:

  • Generate a sense of internal safety,
  • Build personal power and foster attuned connection,
  • Help our students access their resilience, and
  • Thrive as they move forward with their learning.

Don’t miss out on practices to reduce overwhelm, soothe the nervous system and manage intrusive thoughts!


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Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RYT, RCYT, is an author and educator who works to support all children and teens in the development of strong inner resources through the tools of yoga and mindfulness. Her goal is to help kids, and those who care for them, thrive in the world regardless of circumstances, and navigate the many challenges they face with a sense of personal power and self-awareness.

As the founder and CEO of Little Flower Yoga, Jennifer brings embodied mindfulness programming and education to schools and community organizations nationwide, serving students, families, educators, and mental health providers. She is an active member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and the board president of the non-profit Yoga Service Council, which works to maximize the effectiveness and sustainability of those committed to sharing practices supporting healing, resilience, self-development, community building and positive social change.

Jennifer is the author and co-author of numerous titles and card decks, including Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for Children Card Deck (PESI, 2016), Little Flower Yoga (New Harbinger, 2013) and children’s books, Thank You Body, Thank You Heart (PESI, 2019) and Thank You Mind (PESI, 2020).

Jennifer’s work has been featured in prominent publications including NY Times, The International Journal of Yoga Therapy, Publishers Weekly, and Yoga Journal and endorsed by thought leaders including Dan Siegel, Sharon Salzberg, Rick Hanson and Congressman Tim Ryan. Jennifer is an engaging presenter committed to collective growth and learning. She offers powerful information in a practical, easy-to-implement format with warmth, humor and joy.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Jennifer Cohen Harper is the owner and CEO of Little Flower Yoga. She is a published author and receives royalties. Jennifer Cohen Harper receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Jennifer Cohen Harper is an advisor to the Center for Resilience. She is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapy and the International Association for School Yoga and Mindfulness.


  1. Integrate yoga and mindfulness practices that interrupt intrusive thoughts and increase self-compassion.
  2. Assess how increased self-awareness and embodiment can support anxiety reduction and change children’s relationship to stress.
  3. Implement practices that support increased sense of safety and reduce overwhelm.
  4. Conduct simple practices that build students’ sense of personal power and agency.
  5. Determine when and how to introduce yoga and mindfulness practices to children in ways that maximize engagement.
  6. Apply key guidelines for sharing yoga and mindfulness practices with physical and emotional safety in mind.


Yoga & Mindfulness for Kids: Science and Safety
  • How yoga and mindfulness impact the nervous system
  • Creating physical and emotional safety
Reducing Overwhelm
  • Orienting practices for kids to build safety:
    • Layers of Sound
    • Sensory Check In
  • Increasing attuned connection without contact:
    • Imaginary Ball Pass
    • Mirror Hands
Soothing the Nervous System
  • Grounding practices for kids to manage escalating emotions:
    • Hugging Breath
    • Seated Sun Salutation
  • Building personal power to reduce anxiety and increase agency:
    • Feeling my Strength
    • The Warriors
Managing Intrusive Thoughts
  • Reducing the intensity of intrusive thoughts and interrupting rumination:
    • Naming My Thoughts
    • Taking in the Good
  • Replacing fear-based thoughts with self-compassion:
    • Thank you body scan
    • Kind Wishes

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • School Psychologists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Nurses
  • School Guidance Counselors
  • School Social Workers
  • School Psychologists
  • School Administrators
  • Teachers
  • Special Education Teachers
  • School-based Clinicians
  • Educational Paraprofessional
  • Other Helping Professionals that work with children

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