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Yoga for Children: 200+ Yoga Poses, Breathing Exercises, and Meditations for Healthier, Happier, More Resilient Children

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Lisa Flynn, E-RYT 500, RCYT
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 2013
Simon & Schuster
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You'll Love This If:
  • You are a parent who read The Mindful Child and 10 Mindful Minutes
  • You are a parent of a child ages 5+ who is concerned about your kids' stress levels and mental health

Yoga has gone mainstream in the adult world, and it's about time kids' had the same opportunities to de-stress, find inner peace, and get healthy!

Kids' yoga expert Lisa Flynn teaches children the joys of yoga practice-and trains their parents, educators, and therapists how to pass along yoga's endless benefits to children ages 2 and older in their own communities. Based on her proven ChildLight Yoga® teacher training program, Yoga for Children includes everything parents need to know to lead their own children through an effective, centering practice, including:
  • More than 70 purposeful, kid-friendly yoga poses
  • 20+ meditations and visualizations to keep kids relaxed and mindful Games, creative movements, songs, and chants to keep practices fun and exciting
  • 150+ Instructional photos to help parents understand every pose, movement, and adaptation

With this complete resource, parents can teach their children to be more resilient, confident, and calm-one yoga practice at a time.



Lisa Flynn, E-RYT 500, RCYT's Profile

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Yoga 4 Classrooms

Lisa Flynn, E-RYT, RCYT, is founder & CEO of Yoga 4 Classrooms and founder and former owner of ChildLight Yoga, national organizations providing professional development trainings, curricula, resources and consulting to individuals, schools and organizations who support the social, emotional, cognitive and physical wellbeing of children, youth and families.

Lisa is the author of the Yoga 4 Classrooms Activity Card Deck (2011), Yoga for Children: 200+ Yoga Poses, Breathing Exercises and Meditations for Healthier, Happier, More Resilient Children (2013); and Yoga for Children-Yoga Cards: 50+ Yoga Poses and Mindfulness Activities for Kids (2018); contributor to Best Practices for Yoga in Schools (2015) and Stories of School Yoga: Narratives from the Field (2019); and sponsors the free resource: Research Repository: Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness for Children, Adolescents and in Schools.

Lisa contributed to the first published research study to use both subjective and objective data to examine the acute and longitudinal effects of a school-based yoga intervention in young children. Her work has been featured on Fox News and publications such as Education Week, Forbes, Greater Good Magazine, Washington Post, Yoga Journal and Parents.

In addition to supporting a diverse group of schools in sustainably implementing yoga and mindfulness school wide, Lisa is a national presenter and advocate for youth mental health and the integration of MY-SEL (mindfulness, yoga social and emotional learning) in education. Closer to home, she also serves as a school board member of MSAD 35 / South Berwick and Eliot, ME.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Lisa Flynn is the founder and CEO of Yoga 4 Classrooms and receives compensation as a consultant. She receives a speaking honorarium from the University of New Hampshire Professional Development & Training and the National Education Association of New Hampshire. Lisa Flynn receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Lisa Flynn is a member of the Yoga Alliance, the Mindfulness in Education Network, the Association of Mindfulness in Education and the Yoga Service Council.


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