Yoga for Kids and Their Grown-Ups: 100+ Fun Yoga and Mindfulness Activities to Practice Together
100 fun, flexible ways for kids and grownups to practice yoga together.
Doing yoga with your child is a special way of spending time with them. Yoga for Kids offers simple guidance for playful activities to help you bring the benefits of yoga and mindfulness into your child's life. Regardless of your own skill level, Yoga for Kids has practices and techniques that you and your child will be able to enjoy.
As a former teacher and certified yoga instructor, Katherine Priore Ghannam has seen firsthand the positive affects of teaching yoga to kids. In Yoga for Kids, Katherine shows you exactly how to teach your child to disconnect from distractions and connect with themselves--right at home.
Yoga for Kids includes:
- Over 100 engaging activities, including essential poses, breathing exercises, meditations, yoga games, and more
- Clear illustrations of every pose and sequence
- Kid-friendly language to name and describe poses
From down dog to walking meditations, Yoga for Kids provides everything you need to teach your child yoga and mindfulness techniques. With Yoga for Kids your child will learn healthy ways of playing with their bodies--and with you.
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About the Author
KATHERINE PRIORE GHANNAM is a former public school teacher and the founder of Headstand, an innovative non-profit organization that teaches mindfulness practices, yoga techniques, physical activity, and social and emotional learning as a way of combating "toxic stress" among K-12 students in low-income schools. Katherine started practicing yoga as a way to relieve her own work-related stress. Today, she and Headstand inspire students, parents, and educators with a profound appreciation for the power of holistic programming inside schools.
"Katherine Priore Ghannam presents a treasure trove of ideas drawn from her years of experience connecting kids of all ages to the practice of yoga. Yoga for Kids and Their Grown-Ups is beautifully illustrated, down-to-earth, and packed with actionable yoga and mindfulness techniques. It's a must-have for every yogi parent!"--Andrea Ferretti, host of the Yogaland Podcast
"This is a manual for movement, mindfulness, and meditation that will keep you and your children delighted by the practice for life! From toddler to teen and even beyond, you will find a reason to keep this book handy. Priore Ghannam's wise advice on engaging children in the ancient practices, breathwork, and meditation is golden. In a stressful world, with distractions wherever we turn, this book is a welcome respite. You will learn how to ease even the most reluctant child onto the mat, and they will undoubtedly find joy in practice!"--Susan Weis-Bohlen, Ayurvedic practitioner, meditation teacher and author of the best-selling Ayurveda Beginner's Guide