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Winner of the 2011 Mom's Choice Gold Award (Home & Mobile Viewing)
Kids love to follow other kids - as in this very special Yoga Calm class led by 12 year old Haley with original music performed by Rylie, another student in the group. Through yoga, storytelling and beautiful HD footage of eagles in the wild, Kids Teach Yoga: Flying Eagle creatively teaches children the qualities of the eagle: strength, focus and caring.
Social skills and team-building activities from Yoga Calm s award-winning, research-supported curriculum are also included in the class, where each child contributes by taking turns leading and giving each other compliments. The group serves as an excellent model of cooperative, supportive behavior and community.
The DVD also includes soaring music by Benjy Wertheimer and Michael Mandrell, and bonus tracks of focus and social skill activities with ADHD expert Dr. Jeff Sosne and a narrated eagle science segment by Audubon Naturalist Steve Engel.
Ideal for use at home and in the K-5 classroom, Yoga Calm s Flying Eagle makes the yoga experience enjoyable, imaginative and exciting for kids ages 4 and up.
A great companion to the award-winning book Yoga Calm for Children: Educating Heart, Mind and Body!
Preview available on YouTube. Just search for Yoga Calm Flying Eagle.
Haley is impressively poised for her young age. Not only does she lead the class with confident authority, but also throughout the practice, she compliments her participants and encourages them to pay compliments to each other as well….I have no question that this yoga class would appeal to children, although I believe that the age range on the DVD starts a bit too low; I'm not sure that the session would hold a four-year-old's attention. For slightly older kids, however, especially in a small group setting such as a classroom, this DVD would be an ideal tool for fun, flexibility, and focus. --Beth Cholette, PhD, Metapsychology Online Reviews
The children in the DVD are young and appear to just be your average kids doing yoga. To me that is important because it made our children more apt to try the workout….[My kids] felt comfortable trying new things because the children in the DVD lost their balance and simply performed the moves as one would expect from young children. It was very real, which was a huge positive. --Mommy Mentor, From One Mommy to Another
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In Kids Teach Yoga, Flying Eagle, a 12 year old girl, Haley, leads a class of other children through a short, interactive, and accessible yoga session.
The Main Menu of the DVD offers the following options:
* Yoga Class
* About Eagles: a brief (1 minute) narration by Steve Engel of the Audubon Society featuring footage of eagles in the wild
* About Yoga Calm: a short (4 minutes) interview segment with founders Lynea and Jim Gillen
* Focusing Fun: another short (5 minutes) segment featuring psychologist Jeff Sosne, Ph.D., engaging in a ball activity with the children to enhance social and focus skills
The yoga class is taught in an outdoor garden setting. Haley has her mat placed at the front of a group of seven other children, who appear to range in age from approximately 8 to 11 (the DVD case recommends an age range of 4 to 11). The first five minutes of the practice involves warm-ups seated on the mat. Haley starts with what she calls a "breathing ball"--this is an expanding toy sphere (similar to Hoberman: Mini Sphere - Rings) which is used to mimic the in-out nature of the breath. First, Haley leads the breathing as one of her students counts, then she takes over the counting and allows a student to lead. She follows up with a second breathing exercise, belly breathing, where she instructs the class to lie on their backs and to use small rocks on their bellies to feel the motion of their breath.Read more ›
What this beautiful DVD adds is the fun and discipline of actual Yoga moves taught by kids and done by kids that bring calmness, stillness, muscle strength, breathe control and emotional control to today's overstressed children. In addition, for those kids who don't get enough exercise through play and sports, Yoga provides an invaluable way to keep them healthy, flexible, calm and centered throughout their day.
I see the flexibility that my grandchildren enjoy and wished someone had taught me the Yoga lifestyle when I still could move like they do! Do your kids and grand kids a big favor, get them hooked on Yoga early - this DVD is a great start.
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The DVD spends a lot of time with the kids talking and giving each other compliments, which I don't mind, but then when it comes to the yoga poses and sequences they speed right... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Athena0911
It was simpler and shorter than I had anticipated. The stretches were good, and the interplay between the kids was nice as well, but I would have liked a few more poses. Read morePublished on March 31, 2013 by nj mom