Teaching children about yoga and mindfulness has never been so easy! Yoga for Children—Yoga Cards offers children a fun approach to learning with a trusted and attentive instructor—you!
Complete with full-color, easy-to-follow photographs and step-by-step instructions, this interactive deck includes more than 50 cards divided into four color-coded categories: Mindful Me mindfulness activities, Time to Breathe breathing exercises, Strike a Pose yoga poses, and Rest & Relax relaxation exercises.
Whether you’re a parent looking for a fun activity for you and your child, or an educator, occupational therapist, or kids’ yoga teacher interested in a wonderful new resource, this deck is the perfect way to share yoga and mindfulness with children. Together, you’ll enjoy the many benefits of the various activities while—most importantly—having fun!
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.
Financial: Lisa Flynn is the Founder & CEO of Yoga 4 Classrooms®. She is an author for Adams Media, a division of Simon & Schuster, and her work has been published in numerous journals/publications. Ms. Flynn receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Lisa Flynn is a member of the Yoga Alliance and International Association of Yoga Therapists.
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