Author(s): Mariam Gates; Sara Jane Hinder (Illustrator)
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.
Mariam Gates holds a master s degree in education from Harvard University and has more than twenty years of experience working with children. Her renowned Kid Power Yoga program combines her love of yoga with teaching to help children access their inner gifts. She lives in Santa Cruz, California, with her husband, yoga teacher Rolf Gates, and their two children. See mariamgates.com.
Sara Jane Hinder taught art and design for several years before becoming a full-time illustrator. She creates acrylic artwork for a variety of children s books, including "The Three Little Pigs" and "The" "Elves and the Shoemaker." She lives in Manchester, England, with her husband and two chihuahuas. See smogawoo.com. "