We’ve long admired Donna Freeman’s work through her site Yoga In My School – an ever-growing compendium of information and resources on yoga for the classroom. So suffice it to say, we were honored by her review of the debut DVD in our Kids Teach Yoga series, Flying Eagle:
I absolutely love that the entire class is inspired and led by children. Young Haley leads the class with poise, confidence and clarity. She hands off the teacher’s mat to student leaders who take over during various activities and who receive compliments for their efforts and willingness to lead. Haley is matter of fact with her presentation using vocabulary, poses and visualizations appropriate for an elementary aged audience. The children modeling the class represent average children everywhere and help to encourage all to participate and adopt a “can-do attitude.”
The class itself is well thought out and includes breathing exercises with props (hoberman sphere & rock), floor work, standing poses, sun salutations with variations for ability & strength, partner and group poses, reclined twists and a final relaxation. There are 15 different activities in 20 minutes which may feel a little fast but which provides great opportunities to pause and explore at your leisure before pressing play to continue. Other kids will find the pace perfect to keep them engaged and active.
Thank you, Donna, for such a glowing recommendation – and for giving your readers the opportunity to win a copy of Flying Eagle of their own.
That’s the real news we wanted to draw attention to here.
The contest ends at 9 pm MDT on May 31, so you’ll need to act fast.
View the trailer for Flying Eagle or hear Haley talk about her experiences leading other kids in Yoga Calm activities.
P.S. – Thinking about attending this year’s Yoga Calm Summer Intensive in Carver, Oregon, June 23 – 29? We hope to see you there, but time’s running out to register. More info and online registration is available here.