Review & Giveaway: Yoga-Yingo Games

Looking for fun games to use in your kids yoga classes, therapy sessions or on family game night? Then check out the Yoga-Yingo games……. yoga+bingo = Yoga-Yingo!

Yoga-Yingo games are a fun way to introduce yoga poses and “play” yoga with the children in your life. Designed for play at home, children’s yoga classes, schools, daycares, and therapy sessions. They’re played like bingo except everyone’s “a winner” at the same time!

Game Contents: 12 game cards, 8 pose cards, 120 colored square markers, game instructions and a yoga pose instruction sheet. Games are packaged in Ziploc plastic bags.

How to Play: All players start by covering the center square “Breathe” with a colored square marker. Breathe in Mountain Pose to start the game. The pose cards can either be shuffled and done in a random sequence or arranged in a specific sequence (ex: easier to harder, a yoga flow of poses, etc…). All players do the poses together at their own pace and ability level. The game ends when all the poses have been completed & covered by markers on the game board. End the game by coming back to the center square and breathing in Child Pose.

There are three different Yoga-Yingo game sets available:

  • Classic Set: Consists of traditional yoga poses: bridge, cat-cow, cobra, downward facing dog, forward fold, tree, spinal twist & warrior II. Has the “breathe” – mountain/child poses in the center. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
  • Farm Set: Consists of farm-themed poses: cat-cow, downward facing dog, egg-to-chicken, duck, horse, pig, plow & rabbit. Has the “breathe” – mountain/child poses in the center. Recommended for ages 3 and up.
  • Nature Set: Consists of nature-themed poses: butterfly, crooked branch, frog, half moon, rainbow, star, sunflower & tree. Has the “breathe” – mountain/child poses in the center. Recommended for ages 6 and up since some poses are a little more challenging.

Here’s what I love about the Yoga-Yingo games:

  • Most children & adults have played “bingo” before so this is a fun way to infuse yoga into an activity they are familiar with.
  • Love the cooperative, non-competitive nature of the game.
  • Love that the game starts & ends by “centering” in the center of the board with breathing! Mountain pose is a great pose to begin the game and it would be easy to add a “sun stretch & breath” as a warm-up from this position. Child Pose is a wonderful calming pose that almost every child can easily do and is a great way to relax at the end of the game.
  • Love the use of real photos of the poses on the game board & pose cards. Photos tend to be more concrete & easier to understand than line drawings or illustrations so this should help younger kids and those with special needs.
  • Love that each set includes a sheet with step-by-step simple instructions & modifications for each pose. This makes it user-friendly for families or therapists who may not be familiar with yoga.
  • Love the variety of ways these games could be used. These games could easily be used in an individual or group setting. It would be fun to incorporate the Farm Set & Nature Set into larger themed activities by adding music/songs, a book, crafts, etc. It would also be fun to make picture cards of the animals & nature items to use as non-identical matching with the pose cards in therapy sessions. Another idea would be to hide the yoga pose cards and find them in a Yoga-Yingo scavenger hunt…. Doing poses on the go 🙂

Available for purchase on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=yoga-yingo&x=16&y=17

Price (as of the date of this post): $17.99 per set.

Info about the creator of Yoga-Yingo: Jeanette Runnings is a pediatric Occupational Therapist with over 20 years of experience. She has been trained in children’s yoga through Karma Kids Yoga and the Radiant Child yoga programs (2005). She received her 200 hr. Yoga Teacher training at Gilbert Yoga (2011). She is a Certified Laughter Leader through the World Laughter Tour (2012). She created the Yoga-Yingo game series in 2005 to help families learn yoga in a fun way.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jeanette.runnings

Website: www.yoga-yingo.com

E-Mail: jeanette@yoga-yingo.com

Product Swap: Jeanette is interested in doing “product swaps” with other folks who have kids yoga products. If you are interested in doing a “product swap” with Jeanette, you can contact her directly via e-mail: jeanette@yoga-yingo.com.

How to enter the giveaway:

  1. Enter via the “Giveaways” tab on the OMazing Kids Yoga FB page (http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga?v=app_197602066931325) & mention how you would be using this game with your child or the children you work with. (comments must be in English; must include full first & last name; 1 entry per Facebook account).
  2. For one additional entry, leave a comment on this blog post. Must mention how you would be using this game with your child or the children you work with. (comments must be in English; 1 entry per person; must have a valid e-mail address)
  3. Tips: You increase your odds of winning by entering via both methods. Entering via the “Giveaways” tab will save me the step of having to obtain your mailing address – the info you complete on the tab comes directly to me via an e-mail.

Entry Deadline: Enter by any of the methods listed above by 11:59pm CST on April 2, 2012.

Rules of Participation:

  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid e-mail address.
  • Only USA & Canada entries are being allowed for this particular giveaway.
  • Employees or family members of OMazing Kids Yoga, LLC or the product’s company are not eligible.
  • No purchase required.
  • Comments submitted via the Enter Giveaways Here…. tab on Facebook may be copied & pasted into the blog post.
  • Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  • Three (3) winners will be chosen via a random drawing of valid entries on April 3, 2012.
  • The winners will each get one (1) Yoga-Yingo game set. Yoga-Yingo will decide which set to send each winner.
  • The winners will be notified via e-mail and will be posted on the blog post.
  • If a winner only entered via blog post, their mailing address will be obtained via e-mail.
  • In the event that a winner does not respond within 24 hours, a new winner will be selected via a random drawing.
  • The winner’s address will be forwarded to the company and they will be mailing the product directly to the winner.
  • Prize Value: retail price $17.99.

Other Legal Stuff: I know it’s just a yoga game 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, LLC 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, LLC, which shall be final in all respects; (b) to release, discharge, and hold harmless OMazing Kids Yoga, LLC 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.

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids Yoga, LLC – inclusive yoga for kids & teens of all abilities in Norman, Oklahoma

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Blog: http://omazingkidsyoga.com

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6 responses to this post.

  1. This giveaway is now closed……Congratulations to the three winners:

    * Karen Beagles from Utah, USA
    * Alicia LaGrassa from Pennsylvania, USA
    * Laurea Palmantier from British Columbia, Canada

    I have e-mailed your addresses to Jeanette Runnings to mail a Yoga Yingo game to each of you. Feel free to post any stories about how you use the game & the kids reactions to it on the OMazing Kids Yoga Facebook page or in a comment on this blog post 🙂

    Thanks to everyone who participated in this giveaway! Be looking for another fun review & giveaway on OMazing Kids Yoga soon.

    Thanks!

    Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2
    Founder of OMazing Kids Yoga, LLC – inclusive yoga for kids & teens of all abilities in Norman, Oklahoma
    Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2
    E-mail: amoorad1@juno.com
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga
    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1
    Blog: http://omazingkidsyoga.com/

  2. Here are the comments from the entries received via the “Enter Giveaways Here…” tab on the OMazing Kids Yoga Facebook page….. they ALL made me smile 🙂

    1. Greetings: Once again you are showcasing a great product for yoga with children!! I am offering workshops to educators and at book fairs and child care conferences. I would share information on this product with others interested in sharing a fun yoga experience with kids in their classroom! Thank you for offering this product as a give away!

    2. I have been a yoga teacher for nearly 10 years. I am a non-traditional student (49 years old!) and I recently went back to school to earn a Teaching Certification and am currently student teaching in 2nd grade. I would use Yoga Yingo for every subject I could tie it in to! This past Friday it was raining so for “indoor” recess I did yoga with my 2nd graders after only knowing them for 4 days. They loved it (and so did the indoor playtime supervisors). Everyone kept peeking in our room to see what we were doing. I would love to add this to my repertoire of teaching tools!

    3. I would use the yoga yingo game with the preschool children that I teach yoga to. I have made my own yoga game that they love so yoga yingo would be a welcome addition to my program.

    4. As a kindergarten teacher, this would allow my students to independently work on yoga poses in centers.

    5. We love doing yoga as a family and I teach a bunch of children’s classes. This would be a great game to use in both places.

    6. It would be a fun way to incorporate yoga with my own kids, and their when I volunteer teach yoga to their class. I feel like it would get ALL of us more excited!!

    7. I would be using this game as a fun way to connect with my children at home.(especially on these rainy days of spring). I also teach kids yoga and family yoga classes and it would make a wonderful addition. I am so happy that I found your page and blog because you have given me so many wonderful ideas for my classes. I really appreciate all the awesome ideas you post, thank you! Namaste!

    8. I’d use these to work with my son (who’s autistic) in our home practice and with the students at a local elementary school where I’ll be teaching!

    9. This Yoga-Yingo game would be a great game to use with my family class or with my preschool class! I love that the game starts with centering/breathing, and it’s a fun way to review poses. Having one of the theme kits would be a great way to encourage my son to join me in some yoga as well! 🙂

    10. I am excited to introduce my son to yoga with this! It seems like a fun way for our family to practice yoga together.

    11. Peaceful Planet Yoga would love the Nature Set of Yoga Yingo to play with my after school yoga club. Our Yoga Club is geared for kids ages 6-9. Yoga Yingo sounds like the perfect game to add to our after school club and the nature set would help to reinforce many of the poses we love! I envision warming up with star pose while singing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”, playing “If You’re Happy and You Know….” yoga style to review poses, then playing the Yoga Yingo game, followed by Rockstar Rainbow pose using scarves, then a group Sunflower Pose to work co-operatively as a group, and a cool down with Radiant Child’s “Butterfly
    Song”. Have a peaceful day:-)

    12. I would be using the yoga Yingo game in the classes that I teach at elementary schools and my local yoga studio… as well as at home with my own son! I’ve come to find that the kids in my classes love to get in front of the class and co-teach, or teach the poses (while I pretend to be a student for a moment) , so this would be a fun way to have the winner of Yoga Yingo go up front and teach us through the poses that marked their ‘yingo’ 🙂

    13. I would love to use this game with my kids yoga class. We have successfully used lots of different yoga cards but it is hard to put together a matching game and this looks awesome for that! I am always looking for new yoga games and ideas and I love your FB Page and web site it is a great help! Thank you and Namaste!

  3. Posted by Alicia LaGrassa on April 1, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    This Yoga-Yingo game would be a great game to use with my family class or with my preschool class! I love that the game starts with centering/breathing, and it’s a fun way to review poses. Having one of the theme kits would be a great way to encourage my son to join me in some yoga as well! 🙂

  4. Posted by Laurea Palmantier on April 1, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    I would use this yoga bingo game to connect with my kids!This game would also make a great addition to my kids and family yoga classes I teach.I want to thank you for all the great ideas you have given me for my classes,I greatly appreciate all the work that you put into helping all of the kids yoga teachers out there!!

  5. Posted by laura on March 31, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    We practice yoga with out two young kids and I teach a bunch of preschool and youth classes. I would love to use this game in both situations.
    Laura

  6. Posted by Kym MacNeil on March 31, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    I would love to use this yoga game in my preschool aged children’s yoga class. I have a version of yoga bingo that I have made and this game would be welcome addition to the program.
    Kym

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