Children’s book author, public speaker, and mindfulness educator
Thanks for visiting. The resources here are all designed to support the development of strong inner resources, and the building of compassionate community, for children and their grown-ups. I know how the world can make it hard to hear (and trust) your own mind and body. As the mother of two young girls I am dedicated to sharing ideas and practices that help our kids build self-compassion and resilience, while joyfully embracing their full human experience and be-friending their powerful emotions. Of course, we can’t help our kids build these qualities without practicing them ourselves. It’s a life-long journey that I’m honored to take alongside you!Read more about Jenn.
Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RYT, RCYT, is a mindfulness educator, author, public speaker and mother, who works to support children in the development of strong inner resources.
She is the author of the popular children’s books Thank You Mind (2020) and Thank You Body, Thank You Heart (2019), as well as the creator of numerous yoga and mindfulness based card decks, activity books and other resources for children and families.
Jennifer founded Little Flower Yoga and Mindfulness in 2006. As the Founder and CEO, Jennifer brings embodied mindfulness programming and education to schools and community organizations nationwide, serving students, families, educators, and mental health care providers.
Jennifer’s work has been featured in prominent publications including the NY Times, The International Journal of Yoga Therapy, Publishers Weekly, Yoga Journal, and the Huffington Post. Jennifer’s work has been endorsed by thought leaders including Dr. Daniel Siegel, Rick Hanson, Sharon Salzberg and Congressman Tim Ryan. She is a frequent presenter at mindfulness, yoga, education and mental health conferences, and teaches regularly at renowned retreat centers including Omega Institute, Kripalu, and 1440 Multiversity.
Books & Card Decks
Little Flower Yoga for Kids: A Yoga and Mindfulness Program to Help Your Child Improve Attention and Emotional Balance
Workshops With Jenn
LFY Training: Helping Children + Teens Thrive (Level 1-3 Intensive)
Join our Little Flower Yoga leadership team at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck NY for a powerful week-long training immersion. Combines Level 1-3 of the LFY certification program for a deeply connected and empowering experience, rich with opportunities for self-inquiry and personal practice.Learn More
Little Flower Yoga Community Retreat
Join Little Flower Yoga in-person this summer for a 3 day community retreat. Connect with fellow teachers for a weekend dedicated to personal and professional growth. Open to all who share yoga and mindfulness with young people in any setting.Learn More
Supporting Kids When They are Overwhelmed: How to Use the Breath More Effectively
Telling kids to “take a deep breath” rarely helps when our kids are upset, but there are many things that do! Join Jennifer Cohen Harper, author of Thank You Breath: Finding Peace and Power from the Inside Out and founder of Little Flower Yoga, to explore ways to support our children when they are struggling with overwhelming emotions.Learn More
Healing with Horses: A Mindfulness Retreat to Build Connection, Compassion & Courage
Join Jennifer Cohen Harper, in collaboration with 13 Hands Equine Rescue, and the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck NY, for this very special opportunity to rest and reset, in the company of horses on their own healing journey.
*This is a non-riding retreat. No horse experience necessary.Learn More
Navigating Anxiety in Children: Meeting Stress with Inner Strength
Do you live or work with children whose anxiety is overwhelming them? Do they shy away from challenges for fear of failure? In this self-paced course, Little Flower Yoga founder Jennifer Cohen Harper offers you tools and insights to help kids feel more powerful and competent in the face of anxiety.Learn More
Teaching Trauma-Informed Yoga for Children
Join Jennifer Cohen Harper, LFY Founder, and gain a greater understanding of the effects of trauma, the relationship between trauma and behavior, and how yoga and mindfulness practices can support healing and boost protective factors.Learn More
Online Training: Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness to Children
Learn to share yoga and mindfulness with children and teens ages 3 to 18. Take an in-depth look at the relationship between the brain, the body, and the nervous system. Explore our 5 Element framework —connect, breathe, move, focus and relax. Learn to create developmentally appropriate lesson plans.Learn More
Help Your Kids Thrive
Download the free micro-book Navigating Anxiety in Children and gain a powerful perspective change in just 12 pages of text and 4 minutes of video.
Jennifer Cohen Harper is a gentle and experienced guide into the artful practice and practical science of yoga for children, and offers a step-by-step map to help you make this body-centered mindfulness practice a regular part of your life with the kids you care for.
Dr. Daniel Siegel
Author of the Whole Brain Child and Brainstorm
Little Flower Yoga for Kids is a wonderful introduction to present-moment awareness and mindfulness through a grounded and playful yoga practice. It is an inspiring resource for children and their parents.
Author of Real Happiness
Jenn’s book made mindfulness practical and accessible. As a mother and a mindfulness educator I’m thrilled to add this book to my “mindfulness essentials” resource list!
Author of Teach, Breath, Learn & SEL Every Day
A sweet book I wish I had as a kid! It’s a great resource for children as well as parents, teachers, and clinicians.
Rick Hanson, PhD
Author of Buddha's Brain, Just One Thing and Hardwiring Happiness
No one knows how to share yoga with kids better then Jennifer Cohen Harper. In their new card deck, Jennifer and Mayuri took yoga off the mat and put it in the chair. With fun activities suitable for sitting at the dinner table or at your deck in school. Mindful Chair Yoga is an important addition to every parent’s and educator’s bookshelf.
Susan Kaiser Greenland
Author of Mindful Games and The Mindful Child
I love how accessible and practical this workbook is, even for people who don’t know much about yoga. The clean layout and valuable content make it a great resource for clinicians, educators, and parents. There is a great deal of science suggesting that the way we move our bodies impacts our emotions. This workbook will help kids move their bodies to build emotional regulation.
Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, LCSW
Co-Author of The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline
With Thank You Mind, Jenn Cohen Harper brings kids (and their adults) on another empowering journey through our daily emotional landscapes, and all the challenges and joys along the way.
Chris Willard, PSYD
Author of Breathing Makes it Better and Growing Up Mindful
This book is infused with joy! Every page offers wisdom and essential skills with a delightful, gentle playfulness. Jennifer Cohen Harper shares the historical foundations of yoga and mindfulness and the complex neuroscience regarding their benefits in simple, accessible writing. The joyful process of sharing these sweet practices with your child will have profound benefits for both your child and you.
Amy Saltzman, MD
Author of A Still Quiet Place book series
The Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for Children Card Deck is a FABULOUS resource for children and their parents, teachers, coaches. Beautifully illustrated, the yoga and mindfulness practices offered are simple to do yet powerful in their impact. With clear instructions for each practice, and sensible suggestions for organizing the practices into lengthier programs, this teaching tool is a bona fide treasure.
Linda Graham, MFT
Author of Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being
Stress is an epidemic in our society. Kids not only carry the stress of their own lives, but also absorb the anxiety that comes from the adults closest to them. This book is a wonderful resource for parents and teachers to teach our kids the essential life skills they need to thrive in a world that grows more complicated by the day. I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to teach their child how to be happy, healthy and well balanced.
Tim Ryan, U.S. Congressman
Thank you Breath: Finding Peace and Power from the Inside Out offers a compassionate and gentle roadmap to introducing breathwork and mindfulness to the children in your life.
Thank you Jennifer Cohen Harper for your nuance and care and for providing children with an entry point and introduction to life’s most powerful tool: the breath.
author of Trauma-Informed Yoga for Survivors of Sexual Assault: Practices for Healing and Teaching with Compassion and forthcoming children's book, Your Joy is Beautiful
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