Best-selling author, Sara J. Weis, is a creative and passionate teacher who has inspired children for over twenty years. In Go Go Yoga for Kids Sara has combined her experience as an elementary teacher and a certified kid and adult yoga instructor to introduce children to yoga in engaging and child-friendly ways. She is passionate about helping children receive the many mental and physical benefits yoga can provide them both now and throughout their lives. Sara is the author of Go Go Yoga for Kids: A Complete Guide to Using Yoga with Kids and the creator of the Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards and the Kids Yoga Challenge App. She has also created two online kids yoga training courses. Sara holds a master's degree in education as well as a bachelor's degree in early childhood and elementary education. She has invested countless hours creating and leading yoga classes for thousands of children. She truly knows what works to get children interested and engaged with yoga. Sara feels strongly about having all of the ideas, strategies, and lessons in one place so that anyone who works with kids will be able to introduce yoga to them with confidence and success. Sara is a teacher for West Des Moines Schools and leads kids yoga classes for a nationally- known health and fitness club. She lives in Iowa with her husband, three children, and yoga pup, Rocky.
Go Go Yoga for Kids: Yoga Lessons for Children by Sara J. Weis is a true gift to anyone looking to bring yoga and mindfulness into the lives of children. This book not only explains the benefits of yoga and mindfulness for kids but it provides simple and accessible ways to share these practices. The instructions are clear and the activities are engaging and thoughtful. Sara Shows how to implement lesson plans with ease and comfort and how to props and beautiful stories to keep kids interested and connected.
After reading Go Go Yoga for Kids: Yoga Lessons for Children I couldn't wait until my next kid's class to use the lessons and exercises in this book! It will energize any parent or teacher and make them feel ready to bring yoga and mindfulness to children and see the incredible benefits of these practices! I know I will turn to this book time and time again!
---Susan Verde, Bestselling author of I am Yoga and I am Peace
As a children's yoga teacher, author, and founder of World Yoga Power and Kids' Yoga Day, I am always looking for fresh ideas and fun new ways to teach yoga to kids. Sara J. Weis' newest book, Go Go Yoga for Kids: Yoga Lessons for Children, does just that! It is an excellent resource for not only children's yoga teachers, but also for parents, teachers, counselors, and healthcare professionals.
It expands on her first book, Go Go Yoga Kids, by incorporating new lesson plans, yoga games, breathing exercises and more, in an easy to follow format. Children are faced with over-stimulation as they strive to keep up with the fast-paced demands of our society. Go Go Yoga for Kids: Yoga Lessons for Children is a wonderful tool to help expose kids to the many health and wellness benefits of yoga in a fun and age appropriate manner.
---Teresa Anne Power, bestselling author of The ABCs of Yoga for Kids product line, children's yoga teacher, and founder of the nonprofit World Yoga Power and International Kids' Yoga Day.
Yoga is great for kids' health, concentration, and self-confidence. But as Sara J. Weis reminds us in her newly expanded and updated book Go Go Yoga for Kids, it's mostly about having fun. Whether it's dragon breathing, downward dog tunnels, musical mats, or even invent-a-pose, Weis realizes that kids won't stick with this important practice if adults don't help them love it.
Parents who've never instructed their child (or a posse of neighborhood kids), or even yoga teachers who are new to classes of children, will appreciate the large section on lesson planning, which includes such creative sample themed lessons as a trip to the farm and an African safari. As a writer and reader, I also adore the section linking classic children's books with developmental themes and the yoga poses and breathwork that reflect them. I will definitely be buying this book for all the parents and yoga teachers I know, and I highly recommend you do the same.
--Meryl Davids Landau, author, Enlightened Parenting and Downward Dog, Upward Fog