Seminar Detail

Yoga & Mindfulness Tools for the Classroom

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Imagine your classroom full of calm, yet alert and engaged students with strong self-awareness, and the capacity to navigate challenging and stressful situations thoughtfully and confidently!

In today’s seminar, I will share with you yoga and mindfulness-based tools, which offer proven methods to develop the inner resilience students need to navigate physical, mental and emotional stress, and overcome barriers to learning. I will show you how to bring these practices to your school in a simple and effective way. Yoga and mindfulness will help make your students’ lives healthier, and increase their capacity to learn effectively, handle distraction, manage challenging emotions, self-regulate behavior, and achieve personal and academic success!

This seminar balances practical activities with theory to be taught in the classroom without mats and prior yoga or mindfulness experience:
  • Share simple, powerful 1-5 minute yoga and mindfulness practices in your classroom
  • Learn how yoga and mindfulness impact a child’s brain, and how you can harness this knowledge to help your students thrive
  • Explore strategies for increasing focus and reducing anxiety during test-prep and testing
  • Discover ways to improve classroom climate, maximize the potential for transitions, and minimize dysregulation and disruption
  • Mindfulness practices to support your own capacity for skillful action during challenging student behavior

  1. Recognize the relationship between brain, nervous system, and body, and how yoga and mindfulness can support learning.
  2. Implement yoga and mindfulness activities in the classroom safely and effectively.
  3. Implement practices that reduce student anxiety.
  4. Maximize focused engagement in students and teach them to manage distractions.
  5. Support capacity for self-awareness and self-regulation.
  6. Design effective strategies for treating autism spectrum disorder and challenging behaviors.
  7. Improve classroom climate and gain tools for navigating challenging behavior.


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 founder/director of Little Flower Yoga and The School Yoga Project. She is a compensated author for New Harbinger Publications. Her work on yoga and mindfulness has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times and the International Journal of Yoga Therapy. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Jennifer Cohen Harper is the vice president of the Yoga Service Council. She is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

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