Posts Tagged ‘children wellness’

New Twinkle Twinkle Owl & Star plush characters from Super Simple Learning + free printable affirmation coloring pages

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Look whoo will be joining the fun in OMazing Kids yoga….. the new Twinkle Twinkle Owl & Star plush characters from Super Simple Learning! I love how soft they are, the adorable facial features & the beads in the base of each (nice soothing sensory feature). Be watching for them to make guest appearances in OMazing Kids ūüôā¬†


Available on Amazon as a set: http://www.amazon.com/Twinkle-Star-Official-Plush-Characters/dp/B00NB7QO6I

Inspired by this video: http://youtu.be/yCjJyiqpAuU

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Get the iOS universal app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/twinkle-twinkle/id577335049?mt=8

I bought the instrumental version of this song from Super Simple Learning on iTunes to add to my relaxation playlist at the end of my kids yoga classes:

* https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sweet-dreams-goodnight-song/id867563744?i=867566978

Their music has a nice slower pace that is fabulous for kids with special needs!

I made the two coloring sheets. They are available as a free 2-page PDF on my blog at: https://omazingkidsyoga.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/be-whoo-you-are-you-are-a-star-just-as-you-are-coloring-page.pdf

Be Whoo You Are - You Are a Star Just as you are

 

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

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC ‚Äď inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified ‚Äď Levels 1 & 2

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

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

Contests & Giveaways on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsContestsandGiveaways

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad

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

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/

Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com

OMazing Kids LLC is an organization that promotes inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities. The blog and social media pages share information about books, DVD’s, CD’s, games and other products specifically designed for kids wellness, mindfulness and relaxation, product reviews & giveaways, lesson plan & activity ideas, research, kids wellness in the news and a connection corner with listings of individuals doing adapted yoga and those offering trainings.

NOTE: Please ignore any ads that appear below the gingerbread men divider bar. This is a free blog site & I have no control over ads appearing here.

The Animals’ Santa: an OMazing Kids Lesson Plan & free printable coloring page

The Animals Santa book

 

The Animals’ Santa by Jan Brett is definitely a new fave in OMazing Kids! Her illustrations are a feast for the eyes and include amazing details on the sides that give clues about what else is going on in the story.

The book has the following opportunities for kids yoga activities:

  • Bunny Breaths
  • Snowy Tree
  • Forest of Snowy Trees
  • Lemming (mouse)
  • Heart-Shaped Mudra (for the heart-shaped wishing stone)
  • Bell Mindful Walking
  • Raven (bird)
  • Squirrel (use brown pom-poms as acorns to stretch and pick or do Toe-ga to pick up with toes)
  • Arctic Fox (cat pose + sign for ‚Äúfox‚ÄĚ)
  • Badger (big steps pretending to walk on snowshoes)
  • Polar Bear (extended Child Pose)
  • Moose (Seated Twist + hands on head as big antlers)
  • Porcupine (Lotus Mudra ‚Äď fingers look like the quills)
  • Wolf (Upward Facing Dog)
  • Broken Ice Chimes Mindful Listening (small wind chimes or chime bar)
  • Snowy Owl (Gyan Mudra at eyes)

 

Playlist Suggestions:

  • It‚Äôs Snowing by Bobbie Lancaster
  • Silent Nights CD from Relax Kids
  • Snow by Jim Valley
  • Snow Angel & Snowy Tree on Musical Yoga Adventures CD
  • Snow Song by Mary Lu Walker
  • Snowfall by Will Hale & the Tadpole Parade

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Craft Idea: Make Wishing Stones by decorating small river rocks or glass stones with permanent markers, stickers or paint. Here‚Äôs one example: http://club.chicacircle.com/glass-painted-wishing-stones/ and another one using melted crayons: http://artfulparent.com/2014/05/diy-wishing-stones-friend.html. To promote the idea of ‚Äúgiving‚ÄĚ, each child could make a wishing stone to give away as a gift. Free card to go with the gift: http://www.janbrett.com/pdf/animal_santa_christmas_card.pdf

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PDF of this lesson plan: https://omazingkidsyoga.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/the-animals-santa-by-jan-brett-an-omazing-kids-yoga-lesson-plan.pdf

Free Coloring Page:

The Animals' Santa - click pic to open 1-page free coloring page to go with the OMazing Kids Lesson Plan

 

https://omazingkidsyoga.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/the-animals-christmas-coloring-page-to-go-with-the-omazing-kids-yoga-lesson-plan.pdf

 

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Love the great free printable kids yoga routines from Musical Yoga Adventures:

Snowy Tree - Muiscal Yoga Adventures

snow angel - musical yoga adventures

See lots of other snowy & Christmas-themed ideas, including links to crafts & printables on these posts on my OMazing Kids blog: https://omazingkidsllc.com/category/christmas-winter/

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Snowy Guided Relaxation:

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https://omazingkidsllc.com/2012/12/14/even-more-snowy-faves-two-guided-relaxation-stories-great-for-kids-yoga/

See More Snowy Faves: ‚ÄúA Perfect Day‚ÄĚ by Carin Berger, kids yoga ideas and a snowy playlist:

More Snowy Faves blog post

https://omazingkidsllc.com/2012/12/10/more-snowy-faves-a-perfect-day-by-carin-berger-kids-yoga-ideas-and-a-snowy-playlist/

See the rest of my “Snowy Faves” in this post:

Five snowy faves post

https://omazingkidsllc.com/2012/12/08/five-snowy-faves-kids-picture-book-gems/

Want even more ideas for Christmas & Winter-themed kids activities? Check out these three posts:

12 days of kids yoga

https://omazingkidsllc.com/2012/12/01/12-days-of-christmas-kids-yoga/

Grinch Yoga post

https://omazingkidsllc.com/2012/11/28/the-yoga-of-dr-seuss-inspired-by-how-the-grinch-stole-christmas-free-printable/

Christmas & Winter Kids Yoga post

https://omazingkidsllc.com/2011/12/03/christmas-winter-themed-kids-yoga-ideas/

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

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC ‚Äď inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified ‚Äď Levels 1 & 2

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

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

Contests & Giveaways on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsContestsandGiveaways

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad

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

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/

Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com

OMazing Kids LLC is an organization that promotes inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities. The blog and social media pages share information about books, DVD’s, CD’s, games and other products specifically designed for kids wellness, mindfulness and relaxation, product reviews & giveaways, lesson plan & activity ideas, research, kids wellness in the news and a connection corner with listings of individuals doing adapted yoga and those offering trainings.

NOTE: Please ignore any ads that appear below the gingerbread men divider bar. This is a free blog site & I have no control over ads appearing here.

Review & Giveaway: Bari Koral ~ 3 CDs & 2 Kids Yoga Activity Books

Bari Koral Bundle Giveaway

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Just in time for the ¬†The National Kids Yoga Conference¬†#KidsYogaCon ….. a fabulous prize bundle that Kids Yoga Teachers, preschool & elementary teachers and parents are going to LOVE!

Product Description:  A big 3 CD + 2 Activity Book Bundle from Bari Koral!

  • Rock and Roll Garden CD
  • Anna and the Cupcakes CD
  • The Apple Tree and the Honey Bee CD
  • 2 activity workbooks
All information can be found here: http://www.barikoral.com/store.html

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Here’s what I love¬†about Bari’s products:¬†

  • Fabulous unique Kindie music! I’ve loved Bari’s music & used it in my work as a Speech-Language Pathologist long before I discovered kids yoga.
  • Her music has fun lyrics & catchy beats that especially appeal to the kids I work with.
  • Her songs fit well with a variety of themes commonly used in early childhood, elementary & kids yoga settings.
  • The activity books are packed full of curriculum ideas, instrument suggestions, illustrations or pics of yoga poses for each song, yoga breathing, relaxation, sensory considerations, cut outs to make popsicle stick puppets, a guided relaxation story & more!

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See previews of all products on Bari’s new website:

Activity book preview with songs

 

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Yoga Bear preview

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Sneek-peek inside the soon to be released 2nd Activity Book (a screenshot from the PDF I received for review):

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Listen to several full-length songs from Bari online:

Bari tunes

Great article from Bari:

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About the author:¬†Over the past seven years, Bari Koral has established herself not only as a beloved Kindie performer but also as a leading force in the ‚Äúyoga for kids‚ÄĚ movement. Bari‚Äôs catchy, pop-friendly tunes and interactive live shows featuring a creative blend of music and movement have gained her legions of fans, while many of her songs are also widely used in kids‚Äô yoga classes and preschool classrooms. As a kids‚Äô yoga expert, Bari lectures nationally on the subject. Watch for Bari as host of the world‚Äôs first yoga-based, movement-and-music TV show for kids, coming soon on the Veria Living Network.

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Be sure to check out the author’s website:¬†http://www.barikoral.com/store.html

“like” her Facebook page: ¬†https://www.facebook.com/barikoralfamilyrockband

“follow” her on Twitter:¬†https://twitter.com/barikoral

& subscribe to her YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/barikoral

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Disclaimer: I received a free sample of this product to facilitate my review.  Opinions expressed are my own. Starting in 2013, a new component of reviews & giveaways hosted on OMazing Kids is that a review will be added on Amazon.com (for products sold on that site). See my Amazon profile at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A1JKVLELLSX7FD?ie=UTF8&ref_=cm_aya_bb_pdp.

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Only USA entries allowed for this giveaway.

This giveaway is now CLOSED.¬†Congratulations to the 5 winners: Rebekah McGaughey, Cassandra Stafford, Jessica Zoller, Katherine Laurendeau & Lynn Charton. Your info was e-mailed to the company on 10/1/14 to mail out the prize bundles. Thanks to everyone who participated ūüôā

Easy Entry Form:

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  • Only entries with all required information will be valid.¬†The info comes to me directly via e-mail & is ONLY used for the purposes of selecting winners and distributing prizes.

  • Helpful Info & Tips: Folks had requested a simpler¬†entry option.¬†I tried Rafflecopter but most folks did not enter an address so now I’m trying this online contact form instead. I will be hand selecting winners to insure products end up in the hands of folks who will put them to the best use. Briefly tell me how winning this would help you & the kids. I take the time to read each entry so details count. It doesn’t have to be lengthy…. just heart-felt.
  • If you experience any problems with the entry form in this blog post, please e-mail me specific details so I can attempt to fix it. E-mail to: amoorad1@juno.com . The entry deadline may be extended at the sole discretion of OMazing Kids in the event of prolonged entry problems.
  • Each “giveaway” is handled separately on OMazing Kids. So there are no rules prohibiting previous winners from entering this or future giveaways. I really do read every entry in every giveaway carefully to insure that the products end up in the best hands to impact kids lives.

Entry Deadline: 11:59pm CST on September 30, 2014.

Rules of Participation:

  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid e-mail address.
  • One entry per person.
  • Only USA entries are allowed for this particular giveaway (due to international shipping costs).
  • Employees or family members of OMazing Kids, LLC or the product‚Äôs company are not eligible.
  • No purchase required.
  • Comments submitted via¬†entries may be copied & pasted into the blog post.
  • Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  • Only entries with all required information will be valid.
  • The winner will be chosen from valid entries on October 1, 2014 .

5 winners will each receive the Bari Koral CDs & Activity Books Bundle described above

  • The winner will be notified via e-mail, will be posted on the blog post & will be posted on the OMazing Kids Facebook page. The company offering the prize may also post the winner’s name on their website, blog, Facebook page and/or other social media sites at their discretion.
  • The winner‚Äôs address will be forwarded to the¬†author and¬†she will be mailing the prizes directly to the winners.¬† After I e-mail the winner’s info to the company, it is their responsibility to mail out prizes. Please contact them first if you are concerned about not receiving a prize. If that does not resolve the problem, then feel free to e-mail me and I will glad to assist in whatever way I can.
  • Prize Value:¬†over $40.00

Other Legal Stuff: I know¬†it’s just kids music & activity books¬†but just to be safe here is all the legal stuff‚Ķ

This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You are providing your information to OMazing Kids, 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, LLC, which shall be final in all respects; (b) to release, discharge, and hold harmless OMazing Kids, 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.

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

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC ‚Äď inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified ‚Äď Levels 1 & 2

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

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

Contests & Giveaways on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsContestsandGiveaways

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad

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

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/#omazing-kids-yoga

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/110305433538768736741

Boardmaker Share: http://www.boardmakershare.com/Community/FriendsProfile/10916/Angela-Moorad

Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com

App Reviews on The Appy Ladies: http://theappyladies.com/?s=Moorad

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OMazing Kids LLC is an organization that promotes inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities. The blog and social media pages share information about books, DVD’s, CD’s, games and other products specifically designed for kids wellness, mindfulness and relaxation, product reviews & giveaways, lesson plan & activity ideas, research, kids wellness in the news and a connection corner with listings of individuals doing adapted yoga and those offering trainings.

NOTE: Please ignore any ads that appear below the crayons divider bar or any ads or unusual hyperlinks that may appear above. This is a free blog site & I have no control over ads appearing here. I have attempted to remove the CouponDropDown but no luck so far…. DO NOT click on any hyperlinks unless you hover above them first to insure they are valid. Ones I included should appear in blue font.

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Book Review & Giveaway: Wisdom Within by Allison Morgan

 Wisdom Within book giveaway

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Product Description:  Every living thing in nature has its own inner wisdom. Within a tiny seed is the wisdom of how to grow into a strong tall tree. Birds have the wisdom to fly and spiders innately know how to spin elaborate webs. All of nature contains this innate knowledge and it is not taught, it is simply known. Since we are part of nature, we contain this wisdom as well. Through the use of rhyming verse and 48 pages of brilliant illustrations, parents and children re-discover their wisdom within. Happiness, joy and compassion are our birthright. It is how we always hope to live each day. When we connect to our inner knowing, we are limitless and full of potential. At the end of the story, there are child-friendly, illustrated yoga poses and mindful meditations relating to the elements of nature contained in the story. Parents are provided with an easy to use guide to introduce movement, breath and meditation to their child in a fun, creative and interactive way. A book for all ages. A message for a lifetime.

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Zensational Kids, LLC (2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0991284305
  • ISBN-13: 978-0991284306
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8 x 0.3 inches

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Here’s what I love¬†about this book:¬†

  • Wonderful positive message that kids of ALL¬†abilities should hear! I am especially excited to have this book in my toolbox of things to use in my work as a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Kids Yoga Teacher at the JD McCarty Center for Children with Developmental Disabilities. Many of the kids we see struggle with self confidence & anxiety related to their special needs.
  • Beautiful rhyming text with just a few words in a large easy-to-read font on each page.
  • Lovely colorful hand drawn illustrations on each 2-page spread.
  • The size of the book will make it easy to use even in group settings.
  • There are no religious connotations and the illustrations of people depict diversity which allow this book to be used in a wide range of settings.
  • 9¬†kids yoga poses are included at the end of the book with¬†photos and kid-friendly instructions. As a SLP, I love how the author includes extension questions for each pose to get kids thinking as they are moving!
  • 2 short guided relaxation scripts are included at the end of the book (“I Am Happy” & “Amazing Me”).

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A peek inside the book:

Wisdom Within

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List Price: $14.95. Available for purchase on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Wisdom-Within-Allison-Morgan/dp/0991284305
& the author’s website:¬†http://zensationalkids.com/about/author/

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About the author: Allison Morgan has been working with children of all abilities for over 2 decades as an occupational therapist and a registered yoga instructor. As the founder of Zensational Kids, LLC she develops educational programs, which integrate yoga and mindfulness into therapeutic and educational environments in order to support well being for learning and living.   She is also a facilitator for The Radiant Child Yoga Program and trained directly with the founder Shakta Kaur Khalsa. 

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Be sure to check out the author’s website:¬†http://zensationalkids.com/

& “like” her kids yoga¬†Facebook page:¬†https://www.facebook.com/Zensationalkids. She frequently shares fun ideas for kids yoga!

 

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Disclaimer: I received a free sample of this product to facilitate my review.  Opinions expressed are my own. Starting in 2013, a new component of reviews & giveaways hosted on OMazing Kids is that a review will be added on Amazon.com (for products sold on that site). See my Amazon profile at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A1JKVLELLSX7FD?ie=UTF8&ref_=cm_aya_bb_pdp.

giveaway

Only USA entries allowed for this giveaway.

Easy Entry Form:

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  • Only entries with all required information will be valid.¬†The info comes to me directly via e-mail & is ONLY used for the purposes of selecting winners and distributing prizes.

  • Helpful Info & Tips: Folks had requested a simpler¬†entry option.¬†I tried Rafflecopter but most folks did not enter an address so now I’m trying this online contact form instead. I will be hand selecting winners to insure products end up in the hands of folks who will put them to the best use. Briefly tell me how winning this would help you & the kids. I take the time to read each entry so details count. It doesn’t have to be lengthy…. just heart-felt.
  • If you experience any problems with the entry form in this blog post, please e-mail me specific details so I can attempt to fix it. E-mail to: amoorad1@juno.com . The entry deadline may be extended at the sole discretion of OMazing Kids in the event of prolonged entry problems.
  • Each “giveaway” is handled separately on OMazing Kids. So there are no rules prohibiting previous winners from entering this or future giveaways. I really do read every entry in every giveaway carefully to insure that the products end up in the best hands to impact kids lives.

Entry Deadline: 11:59pm CST on September 16, 2014.

Rules of Participation:

  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid e-mail address.
  • One entry per person.
  • Only USA entries are allowed for this particular giveaway (due to international shipping costs).
  • Employees or family members of OMazing Kids, LLC or the product‚Äôs company are not eligible.
  • No purchase required.
  • Comments submitted via¬†entries may be copied & pasted into the blog post.
  • Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  • Only entries with all required information will be valid.
  • The winner will be chosen from valid entries on September 17, 2014 .

1 winner will receive one copy of this book

  • The winner will be notified via e-mail, will be posted on the blog post & will be posted on the OMazing Kids Facebook page. The company offering the prize may also post the winner’s name on their website, blog, Facebook page and/or other social media sites at their discretion.
  • The winner‚Äôs address will be forwarded to the¬†author and¬†she will be mailing the prizes directly to the winners.¬† After I e-mail the winner’s info to the company, it is their responsibility to mail out prizes. Please contact them first if you are concerned about not receiving a prize. If that does not resolve the problem, then feel free to e-mail me and I will glad to assist in whatever way I can.
  • Prize Value: $14.95

Other Legal Stuff: I know¬†it’s just a kids book¬†but just to be safe here is all the legal stuff‚Ķ

This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You are providing your information to OMazing Kids, 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, LLC, which shall be final in all respects; (b) to release, discharge, and hold harmless OMazing Kids, 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.

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

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC ‚Äď inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified ‚Äď Levels 1 & 2

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

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

Contests & Giveaways on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsContestsandGiveaways

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad

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

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/#omazing-kids-yoga

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/110305433538768736741

Boardmaker Share: http://www.boardmakershare.com/Community/FriendsProfile/10916/Angela-Moorad

Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com

App Reviews on The Appy Ladies: http://theappyladies.com/?s=Moorad

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OMazing Kids LLC is an organization that promotes inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities. The blog and social media pages share information about books, DVD’s, CD’s, games and other products specifically designed for kids wellness, mindfulness and relaxation, product reviews & giveaways, lesson plan & activity ideas, research, kids wellness in the news and a connection corner with listings of individuals doing adapted yoga and those offering trainings.

NOTE: Please ignore any ads that appear below the crayons divider bar or any ads or unusual hyperlinks that may appear above. This is a free blog site & I have no control over ads appearing here. I have attempted to remove the CouponDropDown but no luck so far…. DO NOT click on any hyperlinks unless you hover above them first to insure they are valid. Ones I included should appear in blue font.

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Review & Giveaway: 2 Guided Relaxation CDs by Checka Antifonario & Shakta Khalsa

Guided Relaxation CDs Checka and Shakta Giveaway

Product Description:  Rainbow Walk (Fun, Peaceful Meditations and Relaxations for Children Ages 3-8) & You Are Made of Energy (Guided Meditations and Relaxations for Children Ages 9-14) are two new downloadable albums of guided meditations and relaxations backed by soothing and uplifting music to help children stay connected to who they truly are. Checka Antifonario & Shakta Khalsa collaborated on this project with the intention that these audio albums would be a lovely balance between communicating in a way that honors children’s depth and wisdom and giving them tools that are fun and totally relevant to their lives and interests.

 

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Here’s what I LOVE¬†about these guided relaxations:

  • Lovely calming voices….. I’ve heard LOTS of guided relaxation CD’s and the voice quality is very important for creating a calming atmosphere.
  • Awesome background instrumental music….. again very important for creating the calming atmosphere.
  • Good length for the targeted ages. You can see the length of individual tracks on the picture of the two album covers above. Very¬†young children¬†or those¬†with short attention spans may do best starting with the shortest relaxations or you could just use a portion of a relaxation and build from there.
  • Each guided relaxation is full of positive imagery and positive messages.
  • I love that the Rainbow Walk album includes a Fruit Mindfulness activity! I love doing this with the patients I see in OMazing Kids Yoga at the JD McCarty Center. Please remember that¬†it‚Äôs important to know about any food allergies or dietary restrictions before using food in a classroom or group setting. See this¬†post¬†on how I incorporate this type of activity.
  • There are no religious connotations which make these downloads appropriate in a wide variety of settings (I have to be particularly sensitive to this based on the setting I work in).
  • I love that they have made the guided relaxations available as individual mp3’s! This makes it easy for folks to buy one and try it with their own child or own setting before investing in a whole album. I also love that they made them available for download on a variety of platforms…. in particular iTunes since that makes it easy to directly download to an iPhone, iPod or iPad without having to be synced with a computer.

These guided relaxations would be fabulous for parents to use as part of a relaxation program for a child with anxiety, autism or other special needs, for teachers to use as a relaxation activity to center and calm their classroom & for kids yoga teachers to use as part of Savasana at the end of a class. And these guided relaxations are really “universal” in their use. There is nothing “kiddie” about them and would also be fabulous for adults to use as part of a relaxation break. I have them all loaded on my iPhone ready for just that purpose ūüôā

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Printable Picture Cards to go with RCY Kids Guided Relaxation Albums - made by OMazing Kids as a free printable to go with this review and giveaway (click pic to open 6 page PDF)

I made some printable picture cards to go with these guided relaxations. I use cards like this as way to give the patients with developmental disabilities I see in OMazing Kids Yoga at the JD McCarty Center a way to choose a relaxation and to have a visual to set the theme. : Visual Cards to go with Guided Relaxation Albums from Checka and Shakta at RCY

 

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Available for purchase on the Radiant Child Yoga website (as whole album downloads Р$9.99 per album): http://childrensyoga.com/shop/product-category/cds/
and on iTunes (.99 per individual mp3 or $7.92 per whole album download): https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/shakta-khalsa/id881148924

About the creators: 

Checka Antifonario, E-RYT, RCYT, RCY Teacher Trainer, is a full time adult yoga instructor and children’s yoga specialist based in the greater Boston area. She also runs Radiant Child Yoga Teacher Trainings both locally and throughout the U.S.: http://www.checkayoga.com/Home.html

Shakta Khalsa, R-RYT 500, began practicing yoga in 1972, and has been practicing and teaching Kundalini Yoga since 1976. She is the founder of Radiant Child Yoga and is an internationally recognized teacher of yoga for both adults and children, having taught extensively at conferences and gatherings of a thousand or more for the past 40 years.  http://shaktakaurkhalsa.com/ & http://childrensyoga.com/  

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Disclaimer: I received a free sample of this product to facilitate my review.  Opinions expressed are my own. Starting in 2013, a new component of reviews & giveaways hosted on OMazing Kids is that a review will be added on Amazon.com (for products sold on that site). See my Amazon profile at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A1JKVLELLSX7FD?ie=UTF8&ref_=cm_aya_bb_pdp.

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International entries allowed for this giveaway.

Easy Entry Form:

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  • Only entries with all required information will be valid.¬†The info comes to me directly via e-mail & is ONLY used for the purposes of selecting winners and distributing prizes.

  • Helpful Info & Tips: Folks had requested a simpler¬†entry option.¬†I tried Rafflecopter but most folks did not enter an address so now I’m trying this online contact form instead. I will be hand selecting winners to insure products end up in the hands of folks who will put them to the best use. Briefly tell me how winning this would help you & the kids. I take the time to read each entry so details count. It doesn’t have to be lengthy…. just heart-felt.
  • If you experience any problems with the entry form in this blog post, please e-mail me specific details so I can attempt to fix it. E-mail to: amoorad1@juno.com . The entry deadline may be extended at the sole discretion of OMazing Kids in the event of prolonged entry problems.
  • Each “giveaway” is handled separately on OMazing Kids. So there are no rules prohibiting previous winners from entering this or future giveaways. I really do read every entry in every giveaway carefully to insure that the products end up in the best hands to impact kids lives.

Entry Deadline: 11:59pm CST on August 8, 2014.

Rules of Participation:

  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid e-mail address.
  • One entry per person.
  • International¬†entries are allowed for this particular giveaway (due to it being a downloadable product).
  • Employees or family members of OMazing Kids, LLC or the product‚Äôs company are not eligible.
  • No purchase required.
  • Comments submitted via¬†entries may be copied & pasted into the blog post.
  • Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  • Only entries with all required information will be valid.
  • The winners will be chosen from valid entries on August 9, 2014.

10 winners will each receive their choice of 1 of the album downloads

  • The winner will be notified via e-mail, will be posted on the blog post & will be posted on the OMazing Kids Facebook page. The company offering the prize may also post the winner’s name on their website, blog, Facebook page and/or other social media sites at their discretion.
  • The winner‚Äôs e-mail address will be forwarded to Checka she will be e-mailing the prizes directly to the winners.¬† After I e-mail the winner’s info to the company, it is their responsibility to mail out prizes. Please contact them first if you are concerned about not receiving a prize. If that does not resolve the problem, then feel free to e-mail me and I will glad to assist in whatever way I can.
  • Prize Value: $9.99¬†

Other Legal Stuff: I know¬†it’s just a kids guided relaxation album download¬†but just to be safe here is all the legal stuff‚Ķ

This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You are providing your information to OMazing Kids, 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, LLC, which shall be final in all respects; (b) to release, discharge, and hold harmless OMazing Kids, 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.

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

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC ‚Äď inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified ‚Äď Levels 1 & 2

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

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

Contests & Giveaways on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsContestsandGiveaways

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad

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

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/#omazing-kids-yoga

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/110305433538768736741

Boardmaker Share: http://www.boardmakershare.com/Community/FriendsProfile/10916/Angela-Moorad

Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com

App Reviews on The Appy Ladies: http://theappyladies.com/?s=Moorad

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OMazing Kids LLC is an organization that promotes inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities. The blog and social media pages share information about books, DVD’s, CD’s, games and other products specifically designed for kids wellness, mindfulness and relaxation, product reviews & giveaways, lesson plan & activity ideas, research, kids wellness in the news and a connection corner with listings of individuals doing adapted yoga and those offering trainings.

NOTE: Please ignore any ads that appear below the crayons divider bar or any ads or unusual hyperlinks that may appear above. This is a free blog site & I have no control over ads appearing here. I have attempted to remove the CouponDropDown but no luck so far….¬†DO NOT click on any hyperlinks unless you hover above them first to insure they are valid.¬†Ones I included should appear in blue font.

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Book Bundle Giveaway from Terri-Sue Hill {Facebook Fan Exclusive}

Terri-Sue Hill Book Bundle Giveaway

{* Giveaway *} for a fabulous 2 book bundle from Terri-Sue Hill!

3 winners will each receive one copy of both of her paperback books. USA entries only (due to shipping costs).

Entry Rules: Head over to Facebook…. while logged in as yourself (not another Facebook business page) do all of the following….

1. “Like” the¬†OMazing Kids¬†Facebook page

2. “Like” this picture:¬†https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=758570544193953&set=a.433604320023912.117460.174264525957894&type=1&theater

3. Leave a comment on that picture regarding how these books would be helpful to you.

4. Then send a private message to the OMazing Kids page about completing all the steps in the book bundle giveaway. (Direct link for sending a Facebook Message to OMazing Kids: https://www.facebook.com/messages/174264525957894)

Entry Deadline: 11:59pm CST on Saturday, 6/14/14. Must complete all 4 steps for your entry to be valid.

Winners will be posted & tagged in the comments on that pic & will be contacted via Facebook messaging. You will have 24 hours to reply with your mailing address. A new winner will be selected in the event that a winner does not provide a shipping address within 24 hours.

In return, the author has requested that winners of the books take the time to post reviews for both books on Amazon.com after they receive them 

* I’m Healthy and Colorful from the Bottom Up – lovely rhyming text & colorful multicultural illustrations encourage health & wellness. Kids yoga teachers who are looking for another way to incorporate chakra colors will enjoy this book.
http://www.amazon.com/Im-Healthy-Colorful-Bottom-Up/dp/1452572321 

* I’m Thankful – lovely rhyming text & colorful multicultural illustrations encourage thankfulness & kindness.
http://www.amazon.com/Im-Thankful-Terri-Sue-Hill/dp/1452547394

Author’s website:¬†http://www.booksbyterrisue.com/

Both books published by Balboa Press.


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

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC ‚Äď inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified ‚Äď Levels 1 & 2

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

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

Contests & Giveaways on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsContestsandGiveaways

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad

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

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/#omazing-kids-yoga

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/110305433538768736741

Boardmaker Share: http://www.boardmakershare.com/Community/FriendsProfile/10916/Angela-Moorad

Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com

App Reviews on The Appy Ladies: http://theappyladies.com/?s=Moorad

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OMazing Kids LLC is an organization that promotes inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities. The blog and social media pages share information about books, DVD’s, CD’s, games and other products specifically designed for kids wellness, mindfulness and relaxation, product reviews & giveaways, lesson plan & activity ideas, research, kids wellness in the news and a connection corner with listings of individuals doing adapted yoga and those offering trainings.

NOTE: Please ignore any ads that appear below the crayons divider bar or any ads or unusual hyperlinks that may appear above. This is a free blog site & I have no control over ads appearing here. I have attempted to remove the CouponDropDown but no luck so far….¬†DO NOT click on any hyperlinks unless you hover above them first to insure they are valid.¬†Ones I included should appear in blue font.

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Book Review & Giveaway: Rainforest Adventure: A Kids’ Yoga Poem Book by Thereza Howling

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Product Description:¬†¬†Rainforest Adventure: A Kids’ Yoga Poem Book is an engaging book with a poem about the rainforest and illustrations to help children practice yoga while reading it. The book also includes a memory game and two pages of additional ideas for ways to use the book.

  • Paperback: 30 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (March 8, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1496011090
  • ISBN-13: 978-1496011091
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5 x 0.1 inches

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Here’s what I¬†love¬†about this book:¬†

  • Includes a few tips on safely doing kids yoga in the front of the book.
  • Each 2-page spread has an illustrated yoga pose with kid-friendly pose instructions on the left. The right side has short fun rhyming text with a simple rainforest illustration in vivid colors.
  • Poses in the book: tree, monkey (standing forward fold), snake, lizard, dolphin, butterfly, waterfall (legs up the wall), parrot. There are additional opportunities ¬†for kids yoga poses based on things in the pictures on the right side of each page. See the author’s website for ideas:¬†http://howlingyogabooks.wordpress.com/rainforest-adventure/activities-supplement-for-the-book-rainforest-adventure-by-thereza-howling/. Lots of great ideas here including pose ideas, kids yoga class tips, playlist suggestions and rainforest facts!
  • Includes a set of ¬†two copies of 8 yoga pose memory cards (16 cards total). See the author’s website link above for tips on assembling the cards.
  • 5% of the proceeds from book sales will be donated to the Rainforest Alliance.

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A peek inside the book:

peek inside Rainforest Adventure

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Get the full page free coloring sheet (1-page PDF) at: http://howlingyogabooks.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/coloringsheet.pdf

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List Price: $8.19. Available for purchase on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Rainforest-Adventure-Kids-Yoga-Poem/dp/1496011090/

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About the author: Thereza Howling is a certified yoga instructor, and currently teaches kids, teens, and adults in Washington State. She is excited to share the result of her love for yoga combined with her experience as a mother of two and years as an Enrichment teacher at a Montessori school. 

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Be sure to subscribe to the author’s blogs:¬†http://howlingyogabooks.wordpress.com/¬†&¬†http://apathoflight.wordpress.com/

& “like” her kids yoga¬†Facebook page:¬†https://www.facebook.com/howlingkidsyoga. She frequently shares fun ideas for kids yoga!

 

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Disclaimer: I received a free sample of this product to facilitate my review.  Opinions expressed are my own. Starting in 2013, a new component of reviews & giveaways hosted on OMazing Kids is that a review will be added on Amazon.com (for products sold on that site). See my Amazon profile at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A1JKVLELLSX7FD?ie=UTF8&ref_=cm_aya_bb_pdp.

giveaway

Only USA entries allowed for this giveaway.

Easy Entry Form:

.

  • Only entries with all required information will be valid.¬†The info comes to me directly via e-mail & is ONLY used for the purposes of selecting winners and distributing prizes.

  • Helpful Info & Tips: Folks had requested a simpler¬†entry option.¬†I tried Rafflecopter but most folks did not enter an address so now I’m trying this online contact form instead. I will be hand selecting winners to insure products end up in the hands of folks who will put them to the best use. Briefly tell me how winning this would help you & the kids. I take the time to read each entry so details count. It doesn’t have to be lengthy…. just heart-felt.
  • If you experience any problems with the entry form in this blog post, please e-mail me specific details so I can attempt to fix it. E-mail to: amoorad1@juno.com . The entry deadline may be extended at the sole discretion of OMazing Kids in the event of prolonged entry problems.
  • Each “giveaway” is handled separately on OMazing Kids. So there are no rules prohibiting previous winners from entering this or future giveaways. I really do read every entry in every giveaway carefully to insure that the products end up in the best hands to impact kids lives.

Entry Deadline: 11:59pm CST on March 25, 2014.

Rules of Participation:

  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid e-mail address.
  • One entry per person.
  • Only USA entries are allowed for this particular giveaway (due to international shipping costs).
  • Employees or family members of OMazing Kids, LLC or the product‚Äôs company are not eligible.
  • No purchase required.
  • Comments submitted via¬†entries may be copied & pasted into the blog post.
  • Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  • Only entries with all required information will be valid.
  • The winner will be chosen from valid entries on March 26, 2014 .

3 winners will each receive the following prize: 1 copy of the¬†Rainforest Adventure: A Kids’ Yoga Poem Book

  • The winner will be notified via e-mail, will be posted on the blog post & will be posted on the OMazing Kids Facebook page. The company offering the prize may also post the winner’s name on their website, blog, Facebook page and/or other social media sites at their discretion.
  • The winner‚Äôs address will be forwarded to the¬†author and¬†she will be mailing the prizes directly to the winners.¬† After I e-mail the winner’s info to the company, it is their responsibility to mail out prizes. Please contact them first if you are concerned about not receiving a prize. If that does not resolve the problem, then feel free to e-mail me and I will glad to assist in whatever way I can.
  • Prize Value: $8.19 per book

Other Legal Stuff: I know¬†it’s just a kids yoga book¬†but just to be safe here is all the legal stuff‚Ķ

This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You are providing your information to OMazing Kids, 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, LLC, which shall be final in all respects; (b) to release, discharge, and hold harmless OMazing Kids, 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.

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

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC ‚Äď inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified ‚Äď Levels 1 & 2

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

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

Contests & Giveaways on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsContestsandGiveaways

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad

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

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/#omazing-kids-yoga

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/110305433538768736741

Boardmaker Share: http://www.boardmakershare.com/Community/FriendsProfile/10916/Angela-Moorad

Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com

App Reviews on The Appy Ladies: http://theappyladies.com/?s=Moorad
Posting Apps & Special Needs Resources on The Appy Ladies on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheAppyLadies 

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OMazing Kids LLC is an organization that promotes inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities. The blog and social media pages share information about books, DVD’s, CD’s, games and other products specifically designed for kids wellness, mindfulness and relaxation, product reviews & giveaways, lesson plan & activity ideas, research, kids wellness in the news and a connection corner with listings of individuals doing adapted yoga and those offering trainings.

NOTE: Please ignore any ads that appear below the crayons divider bar or any ads or unusual hyperlinks that may appear above. This is a free blog site & I have no control over ads appearing here. I have attempted to remove the CouponDropDown but no luck so far…. DO NOT click on any hyperlinks unless you hover above them first to insure they are valid. Ones I included should appear in blue font.

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