A 2015 Yoga Journal poll revealed that 1.7 million American children under the age of 17 practice yoga. With stats like that, it’s easy to see that this peaceful practice has become a family affair!
Now, on April 8, 2016, 36 states and 12 countries are committed to celebrating our youth and their physical/mental fitness by practicing 5 minutes of yoga thanks to the creation of #KidsYogaDay by avid yoga practitioner for over 30 years, teacher and speaker, Teresa Anne Power.
An internationally recognized expert on children’s yoga and the author of the bestselling and award-winning book, The ABCs of Yoga for Kids — April 8 also marks the release of Teresa's perfect guide for parents and teachers to introduce yoga to even more children, The ABCs of Yoga for Kids: A Guide for Parents and Teachers [Stafford House Books, April 8, 2016].
Supported by Teresa’s contagious optimism and passion for her practice, she has immediate availability to speak in a feature/profile or expert commentary capacity on:
- The benefits of yoga for kids and how it differs from other forms of exercise
- How yoga can assist with childhood challenges, such as autism, ADHD, obesity, stress and physical disabilities
- Making the most of yoga as a family and in the classroom
- Basic guidelines of yoga for kids, including length and number of poses and sessions
- How yoga helps kids perform better in school
- Specific guidance for sharing yoga with babies and toddlers
- And much more!
A yoga teacher for over ten years and practitioner for over 30, Teresa Anne Power is an internationally recognized children’s yoga expert and the bestselling author of The ABCs of Yoga for Kids. Also available in Spanish, French, Italian and Danish, her book has won multiple awards including The Mom’s Choice Award, Family Choice Award, Living Now Book Award, Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, and National Best Books Award. Since, Power has released yoga pose cards, a calendar, coloring book, posters and, coming in 2016, her newest book, The ABCs of Yoga for Kids: A Guide for Parents and Teachers. This guidebook is scheduled to be released on Kids’ Yoga Day, an inaugural international day Power created to celebrate the health and wellness of our youth worldwide through the practice of yoga. She has appeared on both local and national television and radio, and has been featured in/on Parenting Special Needs Magazine,Parenting.com, MindBodyGreen, Sirius XM, Glamour.com, Yogi Times, and more. She currently writes articles about children’s health and fitness on Examiner.com.
Power’s 10+ years of teaching young children yoga in schools, yoga studios, and local organizations has helped thousands of kids develop a healthy attitude towards their body. She has also spoken at numerous libraries, schools, yoga studio, and school conferences, volunteers her yoga expertise, and works with Children’s Bureau, Choose Health LA Child Care, Let’s Move West LA, Pathways, Connections for Children and the Neighborhood Youth Association. A graduate of University of Southern California, she earned her J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law and has a California Real Estate Broker’s License. In 2002, she completed a yoga training program with Indigo Yoga, and is a keynote speaker and teaches children’s yoga training workshops. She resides in Pacific Palisades, California, and is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Education, Leadership and Change at Antioch University in Los Angeles.
Learn more at www.abcyogaforkids.com and connect with Power on:
The ABCs of Yoga for Kids: A Guide for Parents and Teachers is set for release on April 8, 2016 and will be available for purchase at Amazon and other bookstores and yoga studios.
Yoga is not only fun but a great way to keep kids healthy and active. In a large group setting such as a daycare it is an excellent activity to encourage calm, relaxing ways of moving the body. This book is an excellent tool when paired with yoga games!
This kids yoga mat is an excellent way to encourage the practice for your little ones and gives you a great gift idea as well!