Giveaway and Product Review: Yoga By The Dozen DVD

Looking for a fun kids yoga DVD?  The Yoga By The Dozen™ DVD would be a fun addition to your kids yoga materials! 

 

A Dozen Things I Liked Best About This DVD:

  1. JoAnna Ross’ enthusiasm and love for kids shines brightly! She has a positive upbeat energy that is sure to keep kids engaged.
  2. Fun kid-friendly instructions (ex: Sit on a magic mat in a circle, Make fun shapes with your body, Use your imagination. Bring your hands into the magic circle, etc.).
  3. The 12 kids on the DVD are a culturally-diverse group of boys & girls.
  4. Love, love, love the “Criss-Cross Yoga Sauce” term! A fun spin on the familiar term “criss-cross applesauce” that most kids immediately know and respond to.
  5. The “promise to do your best” promise glasses by making “circles with your hands” and putting them to your eyes (a fun modified version of the Gyan Mudra)
  6. The prompt “Happy Feet” for feet flexed up vs. “Sad Feet” (feet pointed down).
  7. Loved how she had each child come to the center of the circle to demonstrate a pose. What a wonderful way to work on self esteem!
  8. Kids receive lots of praise for doing their best.
  9. Kids are exposed to the Sanskrit as well as English names for the poses (I bet these kids are future yoga teachers in the making!).
  10. For each of the 12 poses there are 3 demonstrations (1. JoAnna demonstrating with clear instructions for proper alignment. 2. Demo by one of the kids 3. JoAnna and all the kid doing the pose together).
  11. The kids in the video are “real”….. some are wiggly, some are totally engaged, but ALL are having fun!
  12. I love the “Light In Me” music video bonus feature! What a fun way to expose kids to the concept of “Namaste”.

The DVD is marketed for kids 2-6 years of age. Based on my experience leading kids yoga groups, some of the poses may be a bit difficult for kids this young. The Sun Salutations sequence in the Warm Up portion of the DVD is presented at a fairly quick pace so it might be helpful to learn the individual poses before attempting the sequence.

As is the case with any form of exercise, it is important to make sure to only engage in physical activities that are safe for your child. Consultation with your child’s healthcare provider would be wise. Additional information about instructions, benefits, contraindications and modifications for particular poses can be found online: http://www.yogabasics.com/yoga-postures.html , http://yogalifejourney.com/yoga-poses/library/ , etc.

Disclaimer: I received a free sample of this product to facilitate my review.  Opinions expressed are my own.

Preview the DVD at: http://www.yogabythedozen.com/shop/preview.swf  or  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNLCx5inAT4

Product Info (from their website – http://www.yogabythedozen.com/ ):

Discover an exercise that fosters respect, coordination, and self-confidence for kids!  It’s Yoga, of course!  Children are natural yogis because of their “in the moment attitude”.  Yoga nourishes their mind, body and spirit and paves the way for a life-long tradition of health and fitness.

Yoga By The Dozen™ DVD is a fun, interactive children’s yoga video, designed especially for kids ages 2-6.  JoAnna and her 12 friends demonstrate a ‘dozen’ fundamental poses that will introduce your children into the exciting world of Yoga.

Key Benefits:

  • Increase Cognitive & Motor skills
  • Confidence, Courage and Self-Esteem
  • Balance & Coordination
  • Memory Retention and Concentration
  • Nurture Creativity and Self Expression
  • Respect for themselves and each other
  • Proven therapy for kids with ADHD and Autism

Ordering Information: The Yoga By The Dozen™ DVD and their other yoga products are available on their website (http://www.yogabythedozen.com/), Amazon (http://www.amazon.com) & Yoga Accessories (http://www.yogaaccessories.com/).  (No purchase required to enter the giveaway below)

How to enter the DVD giveaway:

  1. Leave a comment on this blog post with your name, why you love yoga for kids and include a valid email address in the comment form so we can reach you if you’ve won (comments must be in English; 1 entry per person)
  2. For one additional entry, become a Facebook fan of OMazing Kids Yoga (http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga ) and do a status update mentioning this giveaway. In your status update, mention why you love yoga for kids, remember to link to us by typing it as “ @OMazing Kids Yoga ” so we will have record of your entry and include a valid email address so we can reach you if you’ve won (status update comments must be in English; 1 entry per Facebook account).

Entry Deadline: Enter by any of the methods listed above by 11:59pm CST on June 14, 2011.

Rules of Participation:

  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid e-mail address.
  • International entries are allowed.
  • Employees or family members of OMazing Kids Yoga or Yoga By The Dozen are not eligible.
  • No purchase required.
  • Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  • One winner will be chosen via a random drawing of valid entries on June 15, 2011.
  • The winner will be notified via e-mail.
  • In the event that the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected via a random drawing.
  • The winner’s mailing address will be obtained via e-mail and will be forwarded to Yoga By The Dozen.
  • Yoga By The Dozen will be shipping the DVD directly to the winner.
  • Prize Value: One Yoga By The Dozen™ DVD – retail price $17.99

Other Legal Stuff: I know it’s just a kids yoga DVD but just to be safe here is all the legal stuff…

This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You are providing your information to OMazing Kids Yoga and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for our internal purposes in relation to the administration of the giveaway. Your information will NOT be sold to any outside parties.

Indemnification/Hold Harmless: By participating, entrants agree: (a) to the decisions of OMazing Kids Yoga, which shall be final in all respects; (b) to release, discharge, and hold harmless OMazing Kids Yoga and its respective representatives and agents from all liability, injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a prize, or from participation in and/or entry into the Contest or any Contest-related activity and for acceptance, delivery, or use of any prize; (c) that the foregoing parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guaranty, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to any prize.

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28 responses to this post.

  1. The Yoga By The Dozen Giveaway is now closed. We had 16 entries. Congratulations to Carla in Virginia & a big OMazing Kids Yoga “thanks!” to everyone who participated. We plan to do more giveaways in the near future. In the meantime head over to our Facebook page for great info about kids yoga and other fun kid-related stuff: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga

  2. Posted by Danielle on June 14, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    I practiced yoga up through my pregnancy until 4 weeks before my son is born. He loves to do Bari Koral’s yoga Sundance. He always asks me how yoga was when I get home and what I do so I have taught him some of the poses. He loves pulling out my yoga mat and doing tree pose! I know he would love this dvd. PS- I shared the giveaway on FB! 🙂

  3. Posted by Carla on June 11, 2011 at 6:33 am

    I have done yoga with my children since they were young. It has had a postive affect on both children but especially my son who as asperbergers. I am especially interested in the effects of yoga on children with special needs. Carla ANA197004@YAHOO.com

    • Hi Carla – Thanks for entering the Yoga By The Dozen DVD giveaway! If you would like to increase your chance of winning you can also enter by becoming a Facebook fan of OMazing Kids Yoga (http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga ) and do a status update mentioning this giveaway. In your status update, mention why you love yoga for kids, remember to “tag” us by typing it as “ @OMazing Kids Yoga ” so we will have record of your entry and include a valid email address so we can reach you if you’ve won.

      Angela @ OMazing Kids Yoga

  4. As an OT, the subtle changes of a child finally doing a sequence of poses
    Is so rewarding! I would love to watch the video to have another style of poses to reach kids with or without disabilities/developmental delays.
    Tiffany

    • Hi Tiffany – Thanks for entering the Yoga By The Dozen DVD giveaway! If you would like to increase your chance of winning you can also enter by becoming a Facebook fan of OMazing Kids Yoga (http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga ) and do a status update mentioning this giveaway. In your status update, mention why you love yoga for kids, remember to “tag” us by typing it as “ @OMazing Kids Yoga ” so we will have record of your entry and include a valid email address so we can reach you if you’ve won.

      Angela @ OMazing Kids Yoga

  5. What a fabulous give away! I lOVE children’s yoga because I have seen first hand the transformation it has had on my own son. It has given him confidence, concentration, balance and a sense of peace…..even in “unpeaceful” situations. =)

    • Hi Buddhafulchild – Thanks for entering the Yoga By The Dozen DVD giveaway! If you would like to increase your chance of winning you can also enter by becoming a Facebook fan of OMazing Kids Yoga (http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga ) and do a status update mentioning this giveaway. In your status update, mention why you love yoga for kids, remember to “tag” us by typing it as “ @OMazing Kids Yoga ” so we will have record of your entry and include a valid email address so we can reach you if you’ve won.

      Angela @ OMazing Kids Yoga

  6. I love seeing kids feel their bodies while doing yoga, how they can expand and relax. And the fun in kids’ yoga classes is incredible…especially in animal poses.

    • Hi Anne – Thanks for entering the Yoga By The Dozen DVD giveaway! If you would like to increase your chance of winning you can also enter by becoming a Facebook fan of OMazing Kids Yoga (http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga ) and do a status update mentioning this giveaway. In your status update, mention why you love yoga for kids, remember to “tag” us by typing it as “ @OMazing Kids Yoga ” so we will have record of your entry and include a valid email address so we can reach you if you’ve won.

      Angela @ OMazing Kids Yoga

  7. Posted by Jennifer Kreisberg on June 7, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    I love doing yoga for kids with my son because he loves it, and it really helps him to be consious of his breahting and his body. Jennifer 🙂

    • Hi Jennifer – Thanks for entering the Yoga By The Dozen DVD giveaway! If you would like to increase your chance of winning you can also enter by becoming a Facebook fan of OMazing Kids Yoga (http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga ) and do a status update mentioning this giveaway. In your status update, mention why you love yoga for kids, remember to “tag” us by typing it as “ @OMazing Kids Yoga ” so we will have record of your entry and include a valid email address so we can reach you if you’ve won.

      Angela @ OMazing Kids Yoga

  8. Posted by this lowercase life on June 5, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    my little ones have started doing their own sweet little forms of yoga after watching me for a while. sometimes they participate with me in my own practice. they’d love a yoga “class” of their own. cheers for such a great supplement to any family’s journey toward mindful living.

    • Hi this lowercase life – Thanks for entering the Yoga By The Dozen DVD giveaway! If you would like to increase your chance of winning you can also enter by becoming a Facebook fan of OMazing Kids Yoga (http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga ) and do a status update mentioning this giveaway. In your status update, mention why you love yoga for kids, remember to “tag” us by typing it as “ @OMazing Kids Yoga ” so we will have record of your entry and include a valid email address so we can reach you if you’ve won.

      Angela @ OMazing Kids Yoga

  9. Posted by Sandra M on June 5, 2011 at 8:47 am

    I love Yoga with kids because it calms always bursting energy of my daughter and also because it is a great way for kids to become in a better contact with their own body

    • Hi Sandra – Thanks for entering the Yoga By The Dozen DVD giveaway! If you would like to increase your chance of winning you can also enter by becoming a Facebook fan of OMazing Kids Yoga (http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga ) and do a status update mentioning this giveaway. In your status update, mention why you love yoga for kids, remember to “tag” us by typing it as “ @OMazing Kids Yoga ” so we will have record of your entry and include a valid email address so we can reach you if you’ve won.

      Angela @ OMazing Kids Yoga

  10. Posted by Jayme Fullick on June 5, 2011 at 2:53 am

    My child is Autistic and I think this would be an excellent way for his to exercise and redirect his stemming!

    • Hi Jayme – Thanks for entering the Yoga By The Dozen DVD giveaway! If you would like to increase your chance of winning you can also enter by becoming a Facebook fan of OMazing Kids Yoga (http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga ) and do a status update mentioning this giveaway. In your status update, mention why you love yoga for kids, remember to “tag” us by typing it as “ @OMazing Kids Yoga ” so we will have record of your entry and include a valid email address so we can reach you if you’ve won.

      Angela @ OMazing Kids Yoga

  11. Posted by Rozetta Hines on June 4, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    I haven’t actually done yoga with my child… I would like to though.

    • Hi Rozetta – Thanks for entering the Yoga By The Dozen DVD giveaway! If you would like to increase your chance of winning you can also enter by becoming a Facebook fan of OMazing Kids Yoga (http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga ) and do a status update mentioning this giveaway. In your status update, mention why you love yoga for kids, remember to “tag” us by typing it as “ @OMazing Kids Yoga ” so we will have record of your entry and include a valid email address so we can reach you if you’ve won.

      Angela @ OMazing Kids Yoga

  12. Posted by Michele V on June 4, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    My children LOVE doing yoga, can’t wait to share with them!

    • Hi Michele – Thanks for entering the Yoga By The Dozen DVD giveaway! If you would like to increase your chance of winning you can also enter by becoming a Facebook fan of OMazing Kids Yoga (http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga ) and do a status update mentioning this giveaway. In your status update, mention why you love yoga for kids, remember to “tag” us by typing it as “ @OMazing Kids Yoga ” so we will have record of your entry and include a valid email address so we can reach you if you’ve won.

      Angela @ OMazing Kids Yoga

  13. Posted by Gabriele on June 4, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    I love yoga for kids because children are more receptive and concentrated afterwards and that helps me teach English to them! Love from Germany! Gabriele ♥

    • Hi Gabriele – Thanks for entering the Yoga By The Dozen DVD giveaway! If you would like to increase your chance of winning you can also enter by becoming a Facebook fan of OMazing Kids Yoga (http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga ) and do a status update mentioning this giveaway. In your status update, mention why you love yoga for kids, remember to “tag” us by typing it as “ @OMazing Kids Yoga ” so we will have record of your entry and include a valid email address so we can reach you if you’ve won.

      Angela @ OMazing Kids Yoga

  14. My son was a preemie and the principles of relaxation and breathing really help him understand his body in space and helps regulation. I’m glad to find these resources and would absolutely love this dvd. Thank you! sfranklin568@yahoo.com

    • Hi Peach – Thanks for entering the Yoga By The Dozen DVD giveaway! If you would like to increase your chance of winning you can also enter by becoming a Facebook fan of OMazing Kids Yoga (http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga ) and do a status update mentioning this giveaway. In your status update, mention why you love yoga for kids, remember to “tag” us by typing it as “ @OMazing Kids Yoga ” so we will have record of your entry and include a valid email address so we can reach you if you’ve won.

      Angela @ OMazing Kids Yoga

  15. Can’t wait for folks to enter our first online giveaway 🙂

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