Monday, August 10, 2009

Yoga Week Giveaway 1- Angel Bear Yoga

This contest has ended! Thanks to all that entered!

Angel Bear Yoga is "Green Themed Yoga for Kids." Angel Bear's goal is to help kids become more compassionate and knowledgeable about their world as they learn to love themselves and their animal friends. Angel Bear and Sweet Pea will guide your children on a magical journey through Character Yoga. They are Panda's who teach important life lessons and positive character traits, while sharing Yoga poses. Many yoga programs focus on physical aspects, but Angel Bear Yoga created a program that was inspirational to children on many levels.

Angel Bear Yoga has amazing products ranging from DVD's, Books, CD's, Kits, Accessories, and my favorite- The "A Pose A Day- Play Deck."On the front of the "A Pose a Day" cards, Angel Bear and Sweet Pea show you a Yoga pose with a themed positive word. Before doing the pose, you read the card and Angel Bear guides you through a life situation leading to the yoga pose. Ella has loved hearing the stories while trying to imitate the panda bears. The cartoon characters were a great way of introducing Yoga and really caught her attention.
Here are 2 examples you can try with your child.

As you can tell, E wasn't able to fully extend her leg while laying on her side. But, with time and practice she will get it. It's OK if your child isn't able to do every pose or can only do part of it. Make sure you give them lots of praise for trying and stay positive so they don't get frustrated. It also helps if you show them how to do the pose after you read the card. Remember this is a time for peace and relaxation... be flexible and creative.


Again, E is learning how to balance, so I had her bend down without grabbing her legs so it was easier. This was taken last week and now she has mastered it! These cards are great because you can choose to do 1 a day or do a whole 30 minute session. I usually let E pick out her cards so she stays interested. If your child decides they are done, it's OK. Once they learn they can do a pose, they will be interested in learning more.

Yoga Tips:

  1. Do Yoga on a nonslip surface with bare feet. Yoga mats are a wonderful way to have your own space.
  2. Don't do Yoga after eating a meal. Wait 1 hour.
  3. Don't force or over strain while you are doing the poses. Be comfortable and patient. With time, you will be able to go farther with each one.
  4. Don't hold your breath while doing the breathing exercises. Inhale and exhale fully.

The Giveaway: One reader will win "A Pose A Day- Play Deck" from Angel Bear Yoga

Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. September 1, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open to the US.

How to Enter: Visit Angel Bear Yoga and tell me something you learned.
Click on "Comments" to leave your post. Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!

EXTRA entries: You must complete the "How To Enter" before making any extra entries. Make sure you leave a comment for each extra entry and tell me which one.
2. Become a fan of Mkokopelli on FB, Mkokopelli on Twitter or Follow my blog
3. Subscribe to my blog by email (on the right sidebar)
4. Blog, Tweet or send a message on FB and leave a link here (3 extra entries)
5. Enter another giveaway I have going on and tell me which one or leave a comment on a non-giveaway post
6.
Tell me another product you'd like to try from Angel Bear Yoga
7. Sign up for the Angel Bear Yoga Newsletter


72 comments:

  1. I learned that Angel Bear Yoga™ focuses on 50 Positive Character Traits.

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  4. I learned that Angel Bear Yoga can help kids with ADHD/ADD
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  8. I also like the Eye Pillow
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  9. I learned that Angel Bear Yoga integrates all of the learning styles (visual, auditory and kinesthetic) into the lessons plans, as to not leave any child out.

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  10. They are the winner of the iParenting Media award!

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  11. I learned that Bliss can begin yoga at around 2 1/2!

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  12. I am a fan on facebook

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  13. Creative way to teach children valuable lessons of positive character!

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  14. Angel Bear Yoga™ was designed for anyone to use! This would be great for my special needs nephew.

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  15. I entered your Azuri Cashmere Pashmina Shawl from Nimli.

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  16. I like the Pandas & Me Glass Bead Bracelet Kit. I know Alison would love it.

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  17. I learned that it was a iParenting Media Award Winner and a Mom's Choice Awards Finalist.
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  20. I learned that it helps children with ADD by addressing the nature deficit that occurs in today's world.

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  21. I learned that the founder is an home schoolin' educator as well a yoga teacher. I also was a yoga teacher ; )
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  24. I'd like the Angel BEar Yoga DVD. What great products!
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  25. I signed up for their newsletter. Glad to learn about them
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  26. I learned that Angel Bear Yoga has been used with much success with children as young as two and as old as twelve. It really depends on the individual child. The general age range for the program is 3-9.

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  27. I subscribe via email.

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  28. I entered Green Tea Yoga Instructional CD Giveaway.

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  29. I signed up for the Angel Bear Newsletter.

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  30. Another product I'd like to try is the Relaxation Kit #1.

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  31. I learned that Angel Bear Yoga has a wonderful curriculum that is easily integrated into any of my Preschool classes with as little as 5 minutes a day!

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  32. I learned that Angel Bear Yoga™ was designed for anyone to use!

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  37. I entered your Little Green Books Gift Set giveaway.

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  38. I'd love to also try the Angel Bear Yoga™ Slice of the Forest Kit!

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  39. I signed up for the Angel Bear Yoga Newsletter.

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  40. I work with kids with disabilities. I think the biggest thing I learned is that these poses can be modified. I would love to introduce Yoga into Physical Therapy as an individulized program. Thanks so much! It's opened my mind to the possibilities.

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  41. I learned that kids can start this at as early as 2.5 years. Very cool!

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  42. I would also like to try the Slice of the Forest Kit. :)

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  43. It said that it is a "Great way for the entire family to practice fitness together!" I'd agree. This sounds fun. Thanks! theprophecygirl at hotmail dot com

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  44. The gentle poses, relaxation techniques, and loving characters would bring joy and healing to many children

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  45. I would also enjoy the Show and Do kit!

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  46. I learned that Angel Bear Yoga™ integrates all of the learning styles (visual, auditory and kinesthetic) into the lessons plans, as to not leave any child out.

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  47. I like that they sell Children's Yoga Mats (24" x 48") - Having their own special mat would make yoga more special!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

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  48. it can help kids with ADHD/ADD thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  50. I learned that Bliss can begin yoga at around 2 1/2. That's great!
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  55. Do you have to be a yoga instructor to do Angel Bear Yoga™?
    No! Angel Bear Yoga™ was created for anyone to use – regardless of yoga experience! The lessons and exercises are easy-to-follow and very simple and gentle.

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  56. I think it is neat that they have girl scout kits (glad to see they help the youth). Thank you

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  57. I subscribed. Thanks

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  58. I am following your blog. Thank you

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  60. Angel bear yoga can greatly help children with ADD/ADHD

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  63. I like the Deluxe Peaceful Panda Gram Kit


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