Shanti the Yogi: Mountain Adventure
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The music is great (my daughter LOVES "I am Happy, I am Good") and Snatam Kaur has an absolutely beautiful voice.
The focus is very positive: finding strength, peace and happiness within one's self. References to god are non-denominational, so this would be suitable for any religious background.
The main reason I am giving this DVD only 3 stars is because in the part of the story where Shanti follows a butterfly and the children are doing a butterfly pose, Snatam says straight into the camera, "Oh my God! You're going off the ground! You better not tell you parents about this!"
First of all, I don't think it's appropriate to use the name of God in this way. Secondly, one of my main focuses as a parent is developing a relationship with my children in which they feel free to tell me about anything, and hearing this statement in the DVD was very disappointing. Thirdly, why would my kids not want to (or why shouldn't they) tell me about imagining flying up to the sky as butterflies? Because of the way the camera zooms in on her face at this moment makes it very difficult to simply ignore, and unfortunately, it almost ruined the entire DVD for me.
As a final note, my four year old enjoyed watching, and followed along for part of it, but found it hard to follow along with some of the chants. I think it got a little long for her, as well. My two year old joined in a bit, too.
It shows a live class with Snatam Kaur telling the story to 7 7-10 year olds (ideal range prob kids 4-10). It's 70 min long, and in 3 languages - English, Spanish, Dutch. Includes pictures from a storybook – wish I had the storybook to show in class. Songs include references to God so some may feel it is religious (in KY they teach God is within you).
I summarized video:
Introductions: Sat Nam my name is _______________.
Once upon a time, there was a girl named Shanti. And behind her house was a big, beautiful mountain. And she asked her mom if she could climb up it, and she always said “not until your older”. But one day, her mom said she could go today.
She said you can go if you remember to do 3 things: 1) your morning yoga practice 2) remember to do your meditations 3) remember the songs we’ve been learning in case you run into any trouble on the walk.
Shanti started off by tuning in – “Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo”, which means I bow to that divine wisdom within me. Palms in center of chest, in easy pose, sitting straight. Chin in a bit. Close eyes. Inhale to begin. 3x. Inhale, hold breath, and exhale. Relax hands.
Shanti started off with her morning yoga practice so we are going to do the same. Left hands up in the air. Left leg out and right leg at thigh. Reach for toe, shin or knee. Inhale up and exhale down. Stretch and hold. Exhale down. Switch sides. Inhale Sat.Read more ›
I liked how they had subtitles for the chants/songs...but wish they had done this with the English words as well...not just the sanskrit (I'm assuming that's the language used...but I could be wrong).
I'd love to see another video by Snatnam targeting kids but with more actual asanas in it. Still, I think there is a lot of benefit to beginning or ending your (and your child's) day with a DVD like this.
The DVD had three language options...English, Spanish, and German for those who might be interested.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Our daughter loves doing the yoga poses and singing the songs! So happy we got this video. Creative adventure. Awesome kundalini kriya! Fun for the whole family, highly recommend! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Andie Peters
Love this video! Has great messages for kids! My girls sing the songs regularly, "I am happy, I am good"...it's great. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Rev
This DVD brought tears to my eyes. I have a 2 year old daughter who is learning to meditate and do kundalini yoga because my wife and I practice. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mark C. Collins
Beautiful message for children and adults. Snatam has a wonderful voice, and the music is stellar. If all children grew up with these kinds of songs and meditations, there would be... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jamie A.
Wonderful video and my kids love the songs. But one hour of kundalini yoga is a lot for them. They usually ask me to skip to their favorite songs and mantras.Published 18 months ago by Jillian
As a yoga teacher myself, this video is one of my absolute favorites! Sanatum Kaur's blend of beautiful music, illustrations, yoga and song for children is divine! Read morePublished on June 26, 2014 by Karlee F.
The yoga incorporation and religious songs/mantras are wonderful. The tunes and hand motions are great and my kids have really picked up on them. Read morePublished on June 12, 2013 by Deanna K Singh
We begin each day with this dvd! Somedays she just sits and sings with everyone and other days she is up and doing the Kundalini. Either way, it's a fantastic way to start a day! Read morePublished on March 4, 2013 by Amazon Customer