St. Raphael joined students across the nation to celebrate the first annual Kids Yoga Day at 11a.m. on Friday, April 8th. The concept is the brainchild of Pacific Palisades resident Teresa Anne Power, a bestselling author whose latest book, The ABCs of Yoga for Kids: A guide for Parents and Teachers, is being released that day.
Power said that more than 11,500 kids in 37 states and 12 countries will mold themselves into trees, flamingos, windmills, kites and other kid-friendly yoga positions. Led by moe than 100 official ambassadors, kids will spend five minutes at schools and other place doing fun yoga poses and celebrating fitness.
Power is an internationally recognized expert on children’s yoga and the author of The ABCs of Yoga for Kids. She has been featured in USA Today and on FOx 11 in Los Angeles. She volunteers at Let’s Move West, LA., Children’s Bureau and Corrections for Children.
She is able to discuss with parents or teachers specific yoga poses that channel the excess energy of children with ADD and ADHD; six ways yoga can pave the way for lifetime health and fitness; and why moderation is the key to a healthy, whole child.