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The Yoga Game

by Kathy Beliveau, illustrated by Farida Zaman

tagged: yoga, stories in verse, imagination & play
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The Yoga Game invites children of all ages to play with the words, guess the riddles and enjoy an actual yoga practice, while introducing the concepts of balance, breath and focus. Entertaining rhymes, enchanting riddles and vibrant illustrations create a rich, multi-layered experience.

About the Authors
Kathy Beliveau's passion for yoga and nature shines through in her writing and in her presentations and workshops. She has studied Children’s Yoga, Yoga Safety and is a Certified Yoga Instructor. She also writes for children and adults and has enjoyed recognition in literary magazines. Kathy lives by the sea on Vancouver Island, B.C.
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Kathy Beliveau's passion for yoga and nature shines through in her writing and in her presentations and workshops. She has studied Children’s Yoga, Yoga Safety and is a Certified Yoga Instructor. She also writes for children and adults and has enjoyed recognition in literary magazines. Kathy lives by the sea on Vancouver Island, B.C.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
4 to 8
Grade:
p to 2
Editorial Reviews

Basil Hello Switzerland - Hatha yoga poses imitate many things children love to incorporate into pretend play. The Yoga Game is a gentle introduction to yoga that combines the poses with riddles about which animal each represents. It can be enjoyed on many levels, playing with the rhymes or in combination with an actual yoga practice. The bright, bold illustrations show clearly how to place your body into each position, and the book includes background information about yoga, its origins and how to start.


“Thank you for sharing your insight and your light in this way. It is a beautiful introduction and practice for children and their caregivers. I just know that it will guide and inspire many people. Your sequences are wonderful, and the rhymes are fun and thought-provoking, as well as instructional.” - Irene Bilton, Educational Assistant and Wellness Practitioner
“This book will be such a treat for parents, grandparents and teachers to read to their young people. And because of the delightful rhymes and invitation to action, budding readers will want to ‘read’ it to their friends!” - Patti Woolsey, Teacher and Yoga Instructor
“Here is a well-thought-out collection of yoga poses to inspire and guide young children through fun sessions of yoga in class. Neither text nor illustrations talk down to them but stretch their reading and thinking skills to come up with good responses to the ever-present question, ‘Who am I?’ There is ample room to challenge each other or to follow the demonstrations. With the advent of full-day kindergarten classes, The Yoga Game may well become a fine source for meaningful exercise and calming breathing exercises to fill the school day in a very positive way and encourage forays into reading as well.” - Anne Forester, Co-author of The Learner’s Way


“Anyone that practices yoga and spends time with children knows that kids are born yogis! The Yoga Game is a great way to bring kids and adults together in this accessible, fun and lifechanging tradition. It is a book that will likely remain a favourite on your shelves, dog-eared and worn from years of yoga fun!” - Jessica Robertson, co-founder of Moksha Yoga
“One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is to teach them the science of fun. Kathy Beliveau has empowered parents to do just that with this creative, wonder-filled yoga book for children. What a find!” - Kia Miller, Yoga Teacher
“This colourful and joyful book makes children laugh and love yoga. I use Kathy’s fun yoga riddles in classes with kids and they love it. They play, guess the animal names, giggle and go into the poses. The final relaxation is perfect, especially for special needs kids who need exactly this kind of calming down. I recommend this book for every yoga teacher, and to school teachers and parents as well. It’s easy to follow and simple to teach.” - Padma, Host of Padma™ Yoga Television Series