Yoga and Mindfulness for Children Card Deck
Jennifer Cohen Harper, Little Flower Yoga founder, author, and mindfulness and yoga expert (and parent), has created another unique resource to help children embrace their full potential.
Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for Children Card Deck offers over 50 activities to support health, well-being, empowerment and an improved capacity to navigate the many stressors of life without becoming overwhelmed. Beautifully illustrated by children’s yoga teacher, Karen Gilmour, coupled with easy-to-read instructions.
Divided into five elements, Connect, Breathe, Move, Focus and Relax, this card deck is a comprehensive yet accessible tool kit for children themselves, as well as for parents, teachers, clinicians and others interested in helping support self-awareness and increased personal power in young people.
Activities and practice sequences include:
Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RCYT, is a leading voice in the children’s yoga community. She is the founder and director of New York-based Little Flower Yoga and The School Yoga Project, cofounder and board vice president of the Yoga Service Council, and an active member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Harper leads the well-respected Little Flower Yoga Teacher Training for Children program, provides therapeutic yoga classes to children and families, and frequently collaborates with other organizations to bring yoga for children to places as diverse as tent cities in Port au Prince, Haiti, and FAO Schwarz retail stores in New York City.
Karen Gilmour has been drawing, painting, coloring and creating for as long as she can remember. Her art has been seen in books, on back to school supplies and on the walls of classrooms and kid's rooms. When Karen isn't creating art, she is busy as the director of Alluem Kids, an ever growing yoga program for kids, teens and families at Alluem Yoga in Cranford, NJ. You can see more of Karen's work by visiting: www.karengilmour.com
The Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for Children Card Deck is a FABULOUS resource for children and their parents, teachers, coaches. Beautifully illustrated, the yoga and mindfulness practices offered are simple to do yet powerful in their impact. With clear instructions for each practice, and sensible suggestions for organizing the practices into lengthier programs, this teaching tool is a bona fide treasure. --Linda Graham, MFT, author of Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being
The Yoga & Mindfulness Practice for Children Card Deck is a wonderful resource for making these timeless, transformational practices accessible to parents, educators, and care givers from a variety of backgrounds. A must have for anyone that is interested in sharing these practices with children. --Meena Srinivasa, author of Teach, Breath, Learn: Mindfulness In and Out of the Classroom
I first became a fan of Jennifer Cohen Harper when I found her book, Little Flower Yoga for Kids. The book was fun, engaging, and useful for my daughters and me. The Yoga & Mindfulness Practices for Children Card Deck is ideal for taking Jennifer's ideals and practices out of the book and onto the mat. These cards make it easy and enjoyable for kids and their parents to connect, breathe, move, focus, and relax -- practices we could all use a lot more of in our daily lives! --Carla Naumberg, PhD, author of Ready, Set, Breathe: Practicing Mindfulness with Your Children for Fewer Meltdowns and a More Peaceful Family
The information in this deck is accessible and speaks to what so many kids are struggling with. Many children and their families will benefit from the practices and tools offered in the Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for Children Card Deck. I wish I had one as a child! --Hala Khouri, M.A., SEP, E-RYT
Jennifer Cohen Harper has taken her expertise in teaching yoga and mindfulness to children and her years training teachers and created this incredibly easy to use resource for us all. These exercises work beautifully with children and the card deck gives you a way to create endless yoga classes and mindfulness experiences--right in the palm of your hands! I am thrilled that parents, yoga teachers and classroom teachers now have the ability to add yoga and mindfulness so easily into their daily routines. --Mariam Gates, author of Good Night Yoga: A Pose by Pose Bedtime Story, Good Morning Yoga: A Pose by Pose Wake Up Story & Meditate with Me
A creative and simple way to encourage kids to delight in the present moment through yoga and mindfulness. Jennifer Cohen Harper has captured the simple joy of practice in a way that kids can explore, try on, shuffle or blend into a customized experience of being fully here. Fun to read, even more fun to practice, this card deck can inspire endless opportunities for meeting the moment with kindness and presence. --Steven D. Hickman, Psy.D., Director of the UCSD Center for Mindfulness
"Yoga and mindfulness really resonate with youth when they are framed as creative exploration. Yoga & Mindfulness Practices for Children Card Deckis perfect for teaching and practicing in this way. Whether it's the end of class or the end of a therapy session, "pick a card" is one of the most fun and most time-tested ways to practice these skills with youth." --Chris McKenna, Program Director, Mindful Schools