Kids’ Yoga: Utilising the Power of Storytelling

Storytelling in children’s books is a powerful and influential tool for positively contributing to the development of children aged 4 to 8 years.  It can help with cognitive development and language and comprehension skills It can stimulate imagination and creativity.  Storytelling fosters imaginative thinking, encouraging children to visualize and create their own worlds and scenarios. Problem-Solving Many stories present characters overcoming challenges, which can inspire children to think creatively about solving their own problems. Emotional Development Empathy Stories often feature relatable characters facing various emotions and situations, teaching children to understand and empathize with others. Emotional Regulation Reading about characters’ READ MORE

How Yoga Can Contribute to Self-Esteem and Self-Acceptance in Children

Yoga offers several benefits for children when it comes to self-esteem and learning to love themselves just as they are. These benefits are closely tied to the mindful and self-reflective aspects of yoga practice.  It’s important to note that the benefits of yoga for self-esteem and self-acceptance in children can be enhanced when combined with guided discussions, storytelling, and activities that encourage self-reflection and self-expression. Additionally, parental involvement and a supportive environment at home can reinforce the lessons learned in yoga classes.Here’s how yoga can contribute to self-esteem and self-acceptance in children. Body Awareness Yoga encourages children to become more READ MORE

Ursula Yoga Storybook: Precious Endangered Northern White Rhinos Update

In my yoga storybook Ursula the Roly Poly Unicorn, Ursula visits precious endangered species across the world on a quest to find (and love) herself. When she visits the Northern White Rhino in Kenya, she discovers she is a lot like them. There are only two Northern white rhinos left in the world now and they are both females. The last remaining male passed away in 2018, leaving the two females to be cared for at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. That might sound like the future is extinction for the Northern White Rhino, but an international team of READ MORE