Review and Giveaway: Storyland Yoga DVD by Playful Planet

Looking for a kids yoga DVD that is both fun and eco-friendly?  Then the Storyland Yoga DVD by Playful Planet would be a fun addition to your kids yoga materials!

I knew I was going to like this DVD before I even opened it…. LOVE the eco-friendly packaging and that a portion of the proceeds are donated to the “Save the Whales” and “Kids vs. Global Warming” foundations!

Storyland Yoga is a wonderful way for families to enjoy “organic” time together.  The video connects kids and nature while providing them with the benefits of yoga: health, clarity, and calmness. Get ready to play – the planet-friendly way!

Storyland Yoga is a fun-filled adventure that infuses children with an eco-conscious message. Two unique stories, “Condor Trek” & “Save the Whale” engage your imagination through the wonderful storytelling of Ahmed Fahmy, Certified Children’s Yoga Instructor who studied at Next Generation Yoga. Ahmed has an engaging kid-friendly approach with a nice balance of energizing & calming activities.

Here are some of my favorite things from the DVD:

  • Using “butterfly pose” as “turning pages in a book” as they looked at a bird book to determine what kind of eggs they had discovered. I use books all the time in OMazing Kids Yoga so this is a fun new idea!
  • Fun variations on familiar poses (child’s pose becomes a snoring bear, plank becomes a crocodile, downward dog becomes wolf, pigeon becomes a mermaid, etc…)
  • The Sundance and Moondance sequences were slow enough that kids should be able to follow them with practice.
  • All the poses included in the video should be appropriate, with modifications as needed, for the target audience of ages 3-8.
  • The Special Features section includes an overview of the poses, info about the benefits of yoga and ideas for parents to include yoga into storytime with their child.
  • How they incorporated health-conscious & eco-friendly ideas into the yoga story (ex: putting on sunscreen, protecting the condor eggs, working together to rescue a beached whale, an electric car, a solar-powered rocketship, the use of sustainable jute yoga mats, etc..)
  • Fun kid-friendly animation interspersed throughout the video is sure to keep young yogis’ attention.
  • The outdoor settings & soft background music were all lovely 🙂

Program run time: Condor Trek 23:10 minutes, Save the Whale 18:30 minutes. Plus special features: Playful Planet, Yoga Benefits, The Poses & Storytelling.

Watch the DVD preview on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGn78grpJ0k

Available for purchase on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Storyland-Yoga-Ahmed-Fahmy/dp/B0038ASYTI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1276196756&sr=8-1  (No purchase required to enter the giveaway below)

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

How to enter the DVD giveaway:

  1. Leave a comment on this blog post with your name, why you love kids yoga 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,  post a comment on the OMazing Kids Yoga FB page (http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga )  mentioning the “Storyland Yoga DVD giveaway” & why you love kids yoga  (posts must be in English; 1 entry per Facebook account).

Entry Deadline: Enter by any of the methods listed above by 11:59pm CST on August 5, 2011.

Rules of Participation:

  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid e-mail address AND a mailing address in the United States of America.
  • Due to the cost of mailing, only USA entries allowed. Sorry… no international entries for this particular contest.
  • Employees or family members of OMazing Kids Yoga or Playful Planet are not eligible.
  • No purchase required.
  • Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  • One (1) winner will be chosen via a random drawing of valid entries on August 6, 2011.
  • The winner will get one (1) copy of the Storyland Yoga DVD by Playful Planet
  • 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 DVD will be mailed by OMazing Kids Yoga to the winner within 2 weeks.
  • Prize Value: retail price $14.99

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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13 responses to this post.

  1. […] Fun kid-friendly animation interspersed throughout the video is sure to keep young yogis attention. OMazing Kids Yoga, July 30, […]

  2. Congratulations to the winner of the DVD, Sara G. from Colorado! She entered via the “Enter Giveaways Here…” tab on the OMazing Kids Yoga Facebook page. Thanks to everyone who entered! Keep an eye out for another review and giveaway in a couple of weeks 🙂
    Angela @ OMazing Kids Yoga

  3. Posted by Debra on August 5, 2011 at 5:59 am

    Oh, this would be a great Yoga time with children.

  4. Posted by mommydoll13 on August 4, 2011 at 12:34 am

    my kids love yoga cause it is a fun healthy activity we can do together. lately every morning my little girl asks to do her yoga dvd. time for a new one =)

    dollhousecreation(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. I love kids yoga because I tap into my inner kid when teaching and I learn so much by working with the kids. Its so fun to see them explore their bodies, learn about breath, about spirit, how to relax and so much more!

  6. Posted by Sandra on August 3, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    I just did a comment on your FB page (Sandra Milosevic)

  7. Posted by Sandra on August 3, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Oh, doing yoga with my little one is more then fun – it connects us even further doing something identical together 🙂 It also calms her bursting energy so well!

  8. posted on your FB page too 🙂

  9. We love kids yoga bcause it’s a fabulous way to have kids learn about their bodies,minds and spirituality. My almost 3 year old daughter loves yoga already and asks to practice everyday.

  10. Posted by Erin Engelgardt on August 1, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    We love kids yoga because it’s a fun and creative way for children to explore their own body and mind.

  11. WE love kid’s yoga because it’s noncompetitive and the kids love the silly poses the can do 🙂

  12. Posted by Kathleen E on July 31, 2011 at 4:07 am

    I think Kids Yoga is really cute.

  13. Looking forward to hosting our 4th giveaway on OMazing Kids Yoga 🙂

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