Good Night Yoga

Good Night Yoga : A Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story

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Kids love yoga--and it's great for them, so much so that the President's Council has added the practice to the fitness activities in the annual President's Challenge. For parents and caregivers looking for a fun and effective new routine for bedtime, innovative educator Mariam Gates presents Good Night Yoga, a playful yet wholly practical book for preparing for sleep.

This beautifully illustrated, full-color book tells the story of the natural world as it closes down for the night, while teaching children a simple flow of yoga postures inspired by their favorite characters from nature. Moving from "Sun Breath" to "Cloud Gathering" to "Ladybug & Butterfly" and more, readers learn techniques for self-soothing, relaxing the body and mind, focusing attention, and other skills that will support restful sleep and improve overall confidence and well-being.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 215.9 x 251.46 x 17.78mm | 453.59g
  • Louisville, CO, United States
  • English
  • Full colour illustrations
  • 162203466X
  • 9781622034666
  • 3,014

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"There is nothing more important than teaching stillness and mindfulness to our children. I am endlessly grateful for Good Night Yoga and the miraculous gifts this book will offer the world, one little reader at a time."
--Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times bestselling author of Miracles Now

"A lovely way for young children to engage the body, heart, and mind at bedtime, by listening, breathing, bending, and stretching with a parent through the unfolding of a sweet story with delightful pictures."
--Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn, authors of Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting

"As I read through this unimaginably sweet and soothing book, my breath slows and my muscles melt. If I were cozied down in bed right now, I'd surely be asleep. I can't imagine a more luscious night time ritual."
--Brian Leaf, MA, author of Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi

"Thank God for Mariam Gates' book, Good Night Yoga, which dares to suggest and demonstrate how children can have a practice to help them face the complex world with more awareness, calmness, and joy. The illustrations are awesome. It will help kids to stay connected to their body and their breath, giving them real tools they will be able to use for the rest of their lives. How empowering for children! There are practices that will serve parents and kids any time of the day."
--Tommy Rosen, yoga teacher and founder of Recovery 2.0

"I highly recommend Good Night Yoga to parents who want to share the love of yoga with their child. It is a sweet, whimsical, and endearing book that I will be reading to my own son as part of our bedtime ritual."
--Melanie Klein, Sociology and Women's Studies professor, co-editor of Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories about Beauty, Bravery & Loving Your Body, and co-founder of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition

"I'm so happy to see a beautiful, accessible book that soothes children into slumber with a healing and restful sequence. The goal is to wind down and prepare for rest with both a calm mind and a calm body, and Mariam Gates has brought this to life masterfully."
--Kathryn Budig
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About Mariam Gates

Mariam Gates
Mariam Gates holds a master's in education from Harvard University and has more than 20 years' experience working with children. Her renowned Kid Power Yoga(TM) program combines her love of yoga with teaching to help children access their inner gifts. See
Sarah Jane Hinder
Sarah Jane Hinder, illustrator, creates acrylic artwork for a variety of children's books, including Good Morning Yoga, The Three Little Pigs, and The Elves and the Shoemaker. She lives in Manchester, England, with her husband and two chihuahuas. See
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522 ratings
4.2 out of 5 stars
5 46% (240)
4 33% (171)
3 18% (92)
2 3% (14)
1 1% (5)
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