Friday, July 31, 2015

Picture Books and Fun with Kids Yoga

I was at the SCBWI Conference today and the keynote speaker was children's author Mem Fox.  One of her books she read to the audience was The Magic Hat.
In this book, the townspeople are transformed into giant playful animals. I came up with the idea of kids reading this book and then practicing some yoga poses based on the animals in the book, such as the bear and kangaroo poses. 

Illustrations by Kathleen Rietz and adapted from the French and Italian Versions of The ABCs of Yoga for Kids
There are many ways to adapt children's picture books with yoga, all in the spirit of making yoga fun for kids while working on their literacy skills at the same time!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The ABCs of Yoga for Kids 6th Annual Summer Coloring Contest

This August, have kids practice yoga and have fun coloring at the same with the 6th Annual Summer ABC Yoga for Kids Coloring Contest!

Print out the Otter Coloring Page below, and make sure to include on the back your child's name, age and parent e-mail address and phone number.

Mail your entry to the address below or scan it and e-mail it to

ABC Yoga for Kids Coloring Contest
c/o Teresa Power
P.O. Box 291
Pacific Palisades, CA. 90272

The Otter Pose is one of the coloring pages from the bestselling The ABCs of Yoga for Kids Coloring Book.

The Otter Posture (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana or Upward-facing Dog) not only opens the chest and increases the flexibility of your spine, but also strengthens the arms, wrists and abdomen.

The winner of the 3-5 years olds and 6-8 years olds will each receive not only a basket full of ABCs of Yoga for Kids products but also will be featured on the website.

The deadline is September 1st, so get out those crayons and submit your entry! For more details about the contest and to see past winners, go to

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Yoga Songs for Kids

Kids love to have fun while practicing yoga, and my 3 new kids yoga songs do just that!

Children can imagine they are marching like elephants in 'The Elephant Parade Song", they can relax and fly like beautiful butterflies in "The Butterfly Song", and the can unwind and de-stress while practicing yoga poses with "The ABCs of Yoga for Kids theme song".

All 3 songs are available on i-tunes -- simply search for Teresa Power and they will come up!