On April 8, 2016, from 11-11:05am, thousands of schoolchildren around the world, including those in at least 45 states in the U.S. and 18 countries around the world, will put down their books and let their imaginations run free as they mold themselves into trees, flamingos, windmills, kites and other kid-friendly yoga positions. They will be joined by children at home and other locations, all led by more than 100 official ambassadors to raise global awareness about yoga for kids. It’s all part of the first annual Kids’ Yoga Day envisioned by Teresa Anne Power, a bestselling author whose latest book, The ABCs of Yoga for Kids: A Guide for Parents and Teachers, is being released that day as well.
- Basic guidelines of yoga for kids, including length and number of poses and sessions
- How yoga can assist with childhood challenges, such as autism, ADHD, obesity, stress and physical disabilities — Perfect for Autism Awareness Month in April!
- How yoga helps kids perform better in school
- Specific guidance for sharing yoga with babies and toddlers
- And much more!
About Teresa Anne Power:
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. 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.