''Yoga for Kids and Teens
is a friendly, creative, smiling invitation to take more steps into the journey of yoga. Experience an easy, inspiring, 'five minute yoga break for classrooms' and Sola Stikk Yoga, useful for all ages, sizes, shapes and abilities. Charming illustrations with an excellent chapter on healing relaxations to poetically '''melt-the-mind.''' -- Lilias Folan, Author of Lilias! Yoga Gets Better With Age
and The Inner Smile.
''Too often we forget that Yogis see our world as the 'play' (lila) of a creative and loving Goddess. This book introduces kids to Yoga the way it should be practiced by people of all ages: as a joyous celebration of life. The poses included are both accessible and challenging, the instructions and background information clear and age-appropriate, at the same time warm and inviting. If you teach kids or teens--heck, if you teach adults--this book will be an invaluable resource.'' -- Richard Rosen, Contributing Editor, Yoga Journal
, Author of The Yoga of Breath
; Director, Piedmont Yoga Studio, Oakland, California.
''Lots of studies show how much we all need to exercise and to reduce our stress. And this is even true for our youngest citizens. Luckily the authors have created a great guide for learning not only yoga poses but also for understanding the deeper truths upon which yoga is based. Highly recommended for teachers of this special age group.'' -- Judith Hanson Lasater, PhD, PT. Author of 30 Essential Yoga Poses and A Year of Living Your Yoga.
''Yael, Matthew, and Nicole have crafted a warm, insightful, and playful companion to their previous offering, Create a Yoga Practice for Kids
. Yael shares her solid background in asana with liberal sprinkles of wisdom and whimsy. Matthew offers kids a lovely glimpse into their inner worlds, giving them skills they can use throughout their lives. Nicole's innovative Stikk Yoga is creative, interactive, and just plain fun!'' -- Charlotte Bell, E-RYT. Author of Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life
About the Author
Yael Calhoun, M.A., M.S., is the Executive Director of GreenTREE Yoga. She is an author and educator, living at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Utah with her family. She is a co-author of Create a Yoga Practice for Kids
. Matthew R. Calhoun, C.E.Ht, is a certified children's yoga teacher and holds three certifications in hypnotherapy. He is a co-author of Create a Yoga Practice for Kids
and lives in New York. Nicole Hamory is the Program Director for GreenTREE Yoga and is the creator of the SOLA Yoga Stikk program. She teaches yoga to diverse groups of people and lives in Salt Lake City.