Yoga for Kids!

Considering the surge in yoga's popularity over the past decade, it was only a matter of time before kids would start doing yoga, too—especially when they see Mom stretching across a big purple yoga ball or hanging upside-down on a turquoise mat. How could yoga not appeal to the curious child?

Wai Lana, host of the long-running PBS series Wai Lana Yoga, is now making it even more inviting for kids to take up yoga with a Little Yogis Kit specifically designed for children ages 3 to 8. Fun, safe, easy, and convenient, the kit provides everything a "little yogi" needs to get started on the path to a long, healthy life.

The Wai Lana Little Yogis Kit features a 60-minute video with the warm and personable Wai Lana and several "little yogis" pretending to be cobras, bears, butterflies, bridges, trees, bows and arrows, and lots of other fun things as they perform various asana (poses). The kit also includes:

  • a kid-size yogi mat styled with little cartoon yogis in action
  • a colorful, sturdy yoga mat bag complete with an extra pocket for water and snacks
  • a large, full-color cartoon poster with 21 yoga exercises.

Wai Lana will also be releasing a Little Yogis CD featuring 22 of her original songs—perfect for kids to dance, play, do yoga, and even fall asleep to.

Wai Lana's new Little Yogis kit is a dream for parents. It engages, entertains, and delights children while simultaneously stretching and strengthening their bodies, sharpening their minds, and improving their balance and coordination—all without the kids even realizing they're exercising. Yoga seems to have a calming effect on children, and parents are now wisely embracing this little secret!

"If kids are going to watch TV, they may as well watch something that's good for them," says Wai Lana. "And with child obesity a growing worldwide problem, what better way to get kids exercising than making it fun for them? You truly are helping them develop healthy habits that will continue benefiting them for the rest of their lives."

—Self Defense for Women, Winter 2003


Start their yoga practice young with Wai Lana’s Little Yogis video and mat.

—Healing Lifestyles & Spas, November/December 2003


Yoga for Youngsters. Enough with the sugarplums! Instead, start a child on the path to good health. In the Little Yogis Kit (for ages 3 to 8): a tote bag, a mat, a poster, and a one-hour video (with cartoons and instruction by TV's Wai Lana).

—Spa Finder, November/December 2003


A New Generation of Little Yogis. It was only a matter of time before kids would start doing yoga too—considering the surge in yoga's popularity over the past decade. Especially when kids see mom stretching across a big purple yoga ball or hanging upside down on a turquoise mat ... how could yoga not appeal to the curious child?

Wai Lana, host of the long-running PBS series Wai Lana Yoga, is now making it even more inviting for kids to take up the practice of yoga with a Little Yogis Kit specifically designed for children ages 3 to 8. Fun, safe, easy, and convenient, the kit provides everything a "little yogi" needs to get started on the path to a long, healthy life.

The Wai Lana Little Yogis Kit features a 60-minute video with the warm and personable Wai Lana and several "little yogis" pretending to be cobras, bears, butterflies, bridges, trees, bows and arrows, and lots of other fun things as they perform various yoga asanas. The kit also includes a "kid-size" yogi mat styled with little cartoon yogis in action; a colorful, sturdy yoga mat bag complete with an extra pocket for water and snacks; and a large, full-color cartoon poster with 21 yoga exercises. Wai Lana will also be releasing a Little Yogis CD featuring 22 of her original songs—perfect for kids to dance to, do yoga to, play to, and even fall asleep to.

Wai Lana's new Little Yogis Kit is a dream for parents. It engages, entertains, and delights children while simultaneously stretching and strengthening their bodies, sharpening their minds, and improving their balance and coordination—all without the kids even realizing they're exercising. That yoga seems to have a calming effect on children is a secret parents are now wisely embracing.

—Spa Management, November 2003


Wai Lana Little Yogis Kit designed for children ages 3 to 8 is fun, safe, easy, and convenient, and provides everything a little yogi needs to get started on the path to a long, healthy life. Featuring a 60-minute video, the kit also includes a kid-sized yoga mat styled with cartoon yogis in action, a colorful and sturdy mat bag with an extra pocket for water and snacks, and a large, full-color poster with 21 yoga exercises illustrated.

—Skin Inc., November 2003


Wai Lana's Little Yogis is a video to teach yoga to children ages 3 to 8 years. Combining cartoons and videos of Wai Lana working with the kids, the video teaches the importance of breathing fresh air and drinking fresh water, how to stretch muscles, improve balance and coordination, and strengthen young bodies. Wai Lana's gentle, fun approach is sure to be a delight to kids, and the tropical beach scenery in the background is lovely. She makes yoga into a game, and her colorful costumes are so eye-catching. The kids all seem to be having a great time!

—Aquarius, December 2003


Wai Lana's Little Yogis Kit is a fun way to inspire yoga practice in kids. Developed by renowned yoga teacher Wai Lana, it's easy to see how practical this kit can be as a take-along for sleepovers, channeling extra energy on vacations, or filling in downtime during weekends at grandma's. The kit includes a colorful, nonslip yoga mat (1/8"H x 24"W x 60"L) decorated with yoga postures, a 60-minute yoga video, and a large color poster with 21 yoga postures. The video features a song and cartoon introduction for each posture, as well as children (ages 3-8) practicing outdoors, with tropical backdrops. The kit comes in a clear yoga mat bag with a handy side pocket for the video, a top drawstring closure, and an adjustable nylon strap.

—Enlightened Practice magazine, December 2003/January 2004


And all kids need a little stretching and stress relief, right? It was only a matter of time before yoga hit the younger ranks. A great set, the Wai Lana Little Yogis Kit features a 60-minute video with the friendly Wai Lana and her array of little yogis pretending to be cobras, butterflies, trees, and bridges. The kit also comes with a sturdy yogi mat, mat bag, and colorful poster with positions. If you can't find it in stores, visit www.wailana.com for prices and ordering information.

—Kids’ Home Library column, November 26, 2003


Exercise for Little Yogis. Parents and caregivers looking for healthy ways to channel little ones' energy may be pleasantly surprised by what happens when they pop Wai Lana's Little Yogis into the VCR.

Anyone familiar with Wai Lana's popular adult series on PBS will recognize the instructor's soothing voice and gentle yoga instruction. In this video for children, "little yogis" have fun becoming cobras, bears, and butterflies, happily oblivious to the fact that they are strengthening their bodies, sharpening their minds, and improving balance and coordination at the same time.

Questions about the children's safety and comfort (What if I have to go to the bathroom?) are answered at the beginning, then each new pose, such as Balloon Belly, is introduced by short whimsical cartoons that hold even the littlest yogis' attention.

The video is geared toward kids 3 to 8. A Little Yogis Kit—including the video, a kid-size yoga mat, a poster, and a colorful tote bag—is also available.

—Chesapeake Family Newsmagazine, November 2003


Wai Lana's Little Yogis video, hosted by Wai Lana. This 60-minute video introduces yoga poses to children by pretending to be different animals like bears and butterflies. For ages 3-8.

—San Diego Family Magazine, November 2003


Yoga: The Next Generation. Wai Lana's Little Yogis Kit entertains and delights children while leading them through stretching and strengthening exercises. Specially designed for children ages 3 to 8, this kit contains a 60-minute video, a kid-sized yoga mat, a sturdy mat bag, and a colorful poster with 21 yoga exercises.

—Idea Health & Fitness Source, November-December 2003


Wai Lana, of the world's most-watched yoga TV series, Wai Lana Yoga, teaches young children yoga in this calming and kid-friendly instructional video. Each exercise is opened by a short animated introduction, followed by Wai Lana and several children she instructs. She and the children are outside in the video, surrounded by the serenity of the ocean. Wai Lana wears colorful costumes and has a soothingly soft voice. Not only do the children benefit from the yoga, but they also get to engage in pretend-play while doing it—children become butterflies, kittens, puppies, beetles, snakes, mountains, trees, and bridges. Ages 3-8.

—Georgia Family, November 2003


If your kids want to get into yoga but are too young to go to an adult class, then Wai Lana's Little Yogis Kit is a must-buy. The see-through plastic mat bag contains a poster of all the poses, a video of Wai Lana's yoga class, which has been given an Award of Excellence from the Film Advisory Board, and a wonderful blue mat with pictures of children doing poses—so cute you'll want to use it yourself. A real shame that it's only available in children's size.

—Yoga Magazine [U.K.], December 2003


Gentle and beautiful, much like Wai Lana herself, this new yoga tape for children is as much fun to do with your children as it is to watch. The scenery is beautiful and Wai Lana's gentle voice puts you in a peaceful place straight away. My 5½-year-old commented on the songs which he thought were fun. The postures are easy to follow and the tape moves at a pace fast enough to keep a little one's attention, but not so fast that they get lost. Children will have fun using their imagination to pretend that they are cobras or butterflies as they are stretching and exercising their mind and bodies. The relaxation part of the tape is a real gift that we can give our children. Imagine how the world would be in 20 years from now if all of our children learned to relax and take care of themselves! This tape is certainly a good starting point toward a peaceful future. Visit Wai Lana's web site at Wailana.com to order the Little Yogis video and view other useful information, including delicious vegetarian recipes.

—Vegetarian Baby & Child online magazine (VegetarianBaby.com), December 2003


Wai Lana's new Little Yogis Kit is a dream for parents. Fun, safe, easy, and convenient, this complete yoga kit provides everything a little yogi will need to get started on the path to a long, healthy life.

—Monkey-Bargains.com, December 2003


Wai Lana is one of the world's foremost yoga teachers. Her television shows are watched by millions around the world. We believe she has a direct, effective style. Her videos are a joy to watch and make the practice of yoga easy to learn. Her three-tape Easy Series of videos is a great starting point for newcomers, while other tapes cater to intermediate and advanced students. She has recently released Little Yogis, a delightful video which aims to teach yoga to children in a fun, playful way. Visit her website for a great range of videos, CDs, and much more.

—GetInfinite.com [U.K.], December 2003


Here's a nice line extension and a timely one to boot. With more people aware of kid obesity and more moms getting into yoga, the world's most popular yoga instructor comes along with yoga for kids. Hey, you guys are always looking for a way to fit in some quality time while putting your agenda first, here's the tape to do it with. Mixing watching TV with fighting obesity and spending time with mom—Wai Lana's done it again.

—Midwest Record Recap, September 28, 2003


For the enjoyment of children aged 3 to 8, and to teach them the rudiments of yoga, a Little Yogis Kit is available from Wai Lana. The kit contains a kid’s yogi mat, a poster with exercises illustrated in cartoon style, a one-hour video, and a tote. Following along with the video, pretending to be different animals as well as balloons, bridges, and trees, children learn to play with yoga as they enhance the body and mind.

—Drug Topics, September 1, 2003

 

Fantastic for kids and adults!

My kids adore this video. It's so relaxing and it's fun too. Wai Lana instructs kids how to do all sorts of yoga poses, things like the Lion (kids even get to roar!), Making Cake (a stirring-the-cake-batter activity), and more. Of course, I've heard about yoga (who hasn't?), but never tried it myself. Doing some of the poses along with my kids has inspired me to try more. This is an amazing video that teaches children how to be more coordinated and concerned about their body health. Very recommended!!

—pandabear35 from Canada, Amazon.com, November 10, 2003


A New Generation of Little Yogis
It was only a matter of time before kids would start doing yoga too considering the surge in yoga's popularity over the past decade. Especially when kids see mom stretching across a big purple yoga ball or hanging upside down on a turquoise mat; how could yoga not appeal to the curious child?

Wai Lana, host of the long-running PBS series Wai Lana Yoga, is now making it even more inviting for kids to take up the practice of yoga with a "Little Yogis Kit" specifically designed for children ages 3 to 8. Fun, safe, easy, and convenient, the kit provides everything a "little yogi" needs to get started on the path to a long, healthy life. It can be found in stores or ordered at www.wailana.com.

The Wai Lana "Little Yogis Kit" features a 60-minute video with the warm and personable Wai Lana and several "little yogis" pretending to be cobras, bears, butterflies, bridges, trees, bows and arrows, and lots of other fun things as they perform various yoga asanas. The kit also includes a "kid-size" yogi mat styled with little cartoon yogis in action; a colorful, sturdy yoga mat bag complete with an extra pocket for water and snacks; and a large, full-color cartoon poster with 21 yoga exercises. Wai Lana will also be releasing a Little Yogis CD featuring 22 of her original songs perfect for kids to dance to, do yoga to, play to, and even fall asleep to.

Wai Lana's new "Little Yogis Kit" is a dream for parents. It engages, entertains, and delights children while simultaneously stretching and strengthening their bodies, sharpening their minds, and improving their balance and coordination, all without the kids even realizing they're exercising. That yoga seems to have a calming effect on children is a secret parents are now wisely embracing.

"If kids are going to watch TV, they may as well watch something that's good for them," says Wai Lana, "and with child obesity a growing worldwide problem, what better way to get kids exercising than making it fun for them? You truly are helping them develop healthy habits that will continue benefiting them for the rest of their lives."

With entertaining yoga videos like Wai Lana's Little Yogis, it's clear that yoga is fast becoming a fun, bonding, and de-stressing activity for both kids and parents. This thought was echoed by Elayne Blythe, president of Film Advisory Board, in presenting Wai Lana's Little Yogis video with its Award of Excellence for quality family/children's entertainment. Ms. Blythe said, "This tape is great for children, but adults who are newcomers to yoga can benefit from this video as well! Great exercises for all ages!" Ms. Blythe went on to say, "What a beautiful tape! Charming, with beautiful scenery. It's her best!"

Visit their website and pick up your "Little Yogis Kit."

—amomslove.com, November 3, 2003


The Next Generation of Yoga Practitioners Wai Lana, host of the PBS series Wai Lana Yoga, has released the Little Yogis Kit specifically designed for children ages 3 to 8. Fun, safe, easy, and convenient, the kit provides everything a "little yogi" needs to get started on the path to a long, healthy life. The kit features a 60-minute video with the warm and personable Wai Lana and several "little yogis" pretending to be cobras, bears, butterflies, bridges, trees, bows and arrows, and lots of other fun things as they perform various yoga asanas. The kit also includes a yoga mat, yoga mat bag complete with an extra pocket for water and snacks, and poster with 21 yoga exercises.

Wai Lana's yoga kit engages children while simultaneously helping them to stretch and strengthen their bodies, sharpen their minds, and improve their balance and coordination.

"If kids are going to watch TV, they may as well watch something that's good for them ..." says Wai Lana, "and with child obesity a growing worldwide problem, what better way to get kids exercising than making it fun for them? You truly are helping them develop healthy habits that will continue benefiting them for the rest of their lives."

Yoga is becoming a fun, bonding, and de-stressing activity for both kids and parents. This thought was echoed by Elayne Blythe, president of Film Advisory Board, in presenting Wai Lana's Little Yogis video with its Award of Excellence for quality family/children's entertainment. Ms. Blythe said, "This tape is great for children—but adults who are newcomers to yoga can benefit from this video as well! Great exercises for all ages!"


—Positive Health [U.K.], October 2003


Children pretend to be cobras, bears, butterflies, and bridges as they stretch and strengthen their bodies, sharpen their minds, and improve their balance and coordination with this 60-minute video. It's a playful way to get children into healthy habits.

—The Grand Rapids Press, September 28, 2003


Yoga is a wonderful activity that helps adults stay in shape physically and mentally. The techniques that are used help relax us and help reduce stress from our everyday lives. But yoga isn't only for adults—it's a great activity for our children too!

Wai Lana, who is host of the PBS series Wai Lana Yoga, has designed a yoga kit that is perfect for children ages 3-8. The "Little Yogis Kit" includes a 60-minute video, a child-size foam yoga mat, a poster showing various simple asana poses and stretches, and a colorful tote bag with a shoulder strap.

The video begins with a few questions from children about yoga, which are answered by Wai Lana. Songs and cartoons are then shown with the name of a yoga pose, and young children are shown practicing different poses with Wai Lana as she narrates. Each pose begins with a little cartoon and the name of the pose.

The foam mat is the perfect size (1/8"H x 24"W x 60"L) for children to practice yoga on, and it is very lightweight and durable. The accompanying tote bag with shoulder strap has a place for your child to carry the video (or maybe a few snacks :), mat, and poster and bring them wherever they wish to practice yoga.

MyParenTime.com highly recommends this kit—the video is calming, shows children doing easy yoga poses, and will help your child keep in shape. The mat, which rolls up, is lightweight and portable, and fits nicely into the clear tote bag. The poster is nice—it shows 21 illustrations of children doing the poses that were on the video. All together, this kit makes a wonderful product for your own child or a gift for someone you care about :).

—My ParenTime.com, November 2003


This is a delightful way to introduce children ages 3 to 8 to yoga. The product includes a kid-size, colorful mat illustrated with "little yogis" in action, a yoga mat bag with a pocket for water and snacks, and a cartoon poster showing children in various poses as animals, bridges, and butterflies. There's also a video with Wai Lana, host of Wai Lana Yoga on PBS, doing yoga with children.

—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 11, 2003


Yoga for the little ones is also becoming popular, with both classes and at-home kits hitting the market; one we like is Wai Lana’s Little Yogis Kit, which comes with a mat and instructional video.

—Woman’s Day, November 18, 2003