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A Child's Way to Yoga


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A "Child's Way to Yoga" introduces yoga to children through music and movement. Learn yoga poses to eight original songs by yoga instructor Leanne Gotvald and songwriter Carl Tiegreen. "A Child's Way to Yoga" has been enjoyed by children of ages 3 - 12 as well as their parents and has been taught as a "live" yoga class by Leanne for over 7 years now in Atlanta and as a guest as major elementary school conferences.

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School Library Journal - "This yoga film stands out from many of the recently released preschool exercise videos because it is fun yet provides clear instructions that make following along easy for young children and it even encourages adult participation. Yoga instructor Leanne Gotvald teaches 10 preschool and elementary-aged children. She uses witty metaphors in her directions, such as 'reach your arms like they are the rays of the sun.' Once she explains the individual movements in the workout segment, she performs the routine with the children along with songs that reinforce the instructions. Using simple rhythms and melodies, the lyrics suggest that children, shine to the left, and shine to the right. The outdoor setting in a field is very laid back, and during the final relaxation exercise, soothing footage of a waterfall is displayed. This movement program combines stretching, aerobics, and relaxation techniques for children based on traditional yoga, and it will be useful in early childhood classes as well as at home." --School Library Journal

Booklist magazine - American Library Association - "Experienced yoga instructor Leanne Gotvald introduces 8 child-friendly yoga routines backed with original music. This sweet no-frills program is set in a park where the teacher and 10 youngsters perform on yoga mats. Cute story lines draw viewers in. For example, one segment traces the life cycle of a caterpillar as the children perform such postures as downward dog, table, and child's pose that mimic a caterpillar crawling, eating a leaf, and resting in a cocoon. Gotvald clearly combines the story with the yoga instructions, highlighting the benefits of each pose. Song lyrics illustrate the story and movements. An option allows viewers to do the yoga routines to music sans instructions. An enjoyable DVD for children and their parents, who may want to follow along." --Booklist

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Product Details

  • Actors: Leanne Gotvald
  • Directors: John Walter Thomas
  • Writers: Leanne Gotvald
  • Producers: John Walter Thomas
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Hal's Digital Mojo, Inc.
  • DVD Release Date: August 23, 2010
  • Run Time: 28 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000KP7N8C
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #127,827 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie G. Wallingford on November 28, 2006
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I got this DVD about 2 weeks ago and love it! I have three kids from age 2 to 10 and all three enjoy it. The music is fantastic and provides an opportunity for some physical activity in addition to the stretching/relaxing benefits of yoga. The DVD has different options whether you want to watch from beginning to end, or a shorter version that is great for short attention spans. I have already purchased another copy for a gift. I can't forget to mention that the instruction is fantastic. There is obviously a lot of knowledge and experience by the instructor.

I recommend this for anyone who wants to get their kids more active or wants to exercise along with their kids.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By L. Matava on April 1, 2007
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What this video lacks in budget it more than makes up for in technique and kid appeal. My three year old asks to do yoga at least once every day (some days, two or even three times!). We purchased this video one month ago and the children have not even mildly tired of it. Moreover, Leanne Gotvald successfully grabs and maintains their attention for the entire length of the twenty-eight minute session. I am more than pleased with the subtle reinforcement of the importance of fitness and strength building.

Leanne has a genuine understanding of children and what draws them, and their parents, in. This program encourages the entire family to enjoy discovering the Child's Way. Another bonus: this program teaches self-control and focusing skills!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By L. K. Rumfelt on February 5, 2007
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Our 3 yr. old and 6 yr. old really enjoy this DVD! My husband and I join in with the kids. We do the yoga all the way thru and then the kids want to do "Hop Like A Frog" again. It's great we can go to the menu and pick their favorite ones! The catchy music with the yoga moves makes it FUN for the whole family!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By E. Harrell on July 12, 2007
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The video is basically watching a yoga class for kids who are in a field of a park. The teacher does talk directly to the camera, with some nice close-ups, but otherwise it often feels amateurish. The music that they tout is just a woman singing with a guitar, and it's so soft that it's overpowered by the kids' giggles in the video. And the music is not a motivating factor, instead it's more background noise. Although I wasn't impressed with it, my son (who is 6) chooses it over "Silly to Calm," which is what I like better (it's more professional, and the visuals and music are more dynamic). But I think he likes this one because at one point they pretend to drive in a car, and he also likes the Dead Man's pose. (My daughter, who is 4, seems to be able to stick more with "Silly to Calm") Since I bought it for the kids, it's not a total failure, I just wished it was more pleasing to me!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chad N. Grosklags on May 16, 2007
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My wife takes Yoga and the kids love trying the poses with Mommy. I was wondering if there were any DVD's with direction for kids. My daughters are 2 1/2 and 6 1/2. This video is perfect for them. They make us play it over and over while they exercise along with Leanne. The music is great and the direction is perfect for kids in this age range. What a great way to keep your kids interested in exercise without it seeming like exercise. My daughters think it is just something fun to do.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kerin L. Slattery on April 22, 2008
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I teach Kindergarten and use the Yoga video to help them relax after lunch. It is fabulous and the kids LOVE it!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MI mom on March 21, 2013
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My daughter has been asking to do yoga a lot lately after working with me on one of my videos. I was looking for something fun for her and me that showed some basic poses. We tried it for the 1st time tonight and we all loved it. It was fun and entertaining for her and quite the workout for me with all the hopping. Great video for my 5 year old and me!
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11 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Mom of Many on May 13, 2007
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I was looking for a yoga video for my 9-year old daughter. All the videos I found were for adults or younger children. This video was reviewed by another buyer who said that her pre-teen enjoyed it as well. Based on this review, I bought it. My daughter doesn't use it because she feels silly exercising with children half her age. The video is truly meant for a child.
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