by Sydney Solis
“From the materials I’ve purchased and read, it’s evident that Sydney Solis is a truly remarkable soul, mother and woman, who is using her life’s trauma, talents and work to beautify our world by enriching the lives of children and mothers.” - Jenna Ross, The Netherlands
Parents, educate your child with story. Learn to start a Family Yoga and Storytelling Hour at home and tell multicultural folk tales to go with yoga in this classic guide for teachers and parents.
Nominated for the 2007 Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award! This classic teaching yoga to children’s guide by renowned storyteller and yoga teacher Sydney Solis has been an Amazon Kids Yoga bestseller since 2006, influencing a generation of kids yoga and story enthusiasts. It gathers the innovative exercises, songs and most of all stories that make up Storytime Yoga®. Storytime Yoga seeks to enlighten young minds with the magic of yoga while recounting some of the world’s most delightful, instructive stories in a way that encourages literacy and vibrant physical health.
Designed for parents, teachers and anyone interested in working with kids from Pre-K through 6th grade, it is packed with inspired and yet practical information. Here you’ll find classical Hatha yoga poses used as gestural illustrations of a serious of specially rewritten “teaching stores,” about the importance of love, generosity, peace and friendship. There are captivating tales ranging from the Rabbit in the Moon (India) to the Magic Pear Tree (China) and the Shipwrecked Sailor (Egypt) along with many more. The product of hundreds of hours of in-class work by Solis, Storytime Yoga is a worthy addition to the library of anyone interested in bringing the radiant health of yoga and storytelling to the youth of the world.
“Sometimes I fear that this age of automation and electronic wizardry will smother the art of personal storytelling, but artists such as you will help it through a perilous time and the basic art will always be a vital force for civilization. Stories reach people and will always be there.” - Joanne Higgins Sandrock, Straumburg, Illinois
“Many of your words have been like seeds that were cultivated in the land of my soul (that) I promise to nurture and care for.” - Aisha Rafea, Egypt
“I have a dozen books on children’s yoga, but yours is the only one through which I have felt a strong healing energy communicated.” - Michele Nurnberger, London, U.K
by Sydney Solis
Help create peaceful children and a peaceful world with this book that teaches kids the universal wisdom of yoga philosophy using multicultural, interfaith stories to bring peace and character education to children and families. This book, for teachers and parents to share with children, has 26 teaching tales culled from the world’s many faith
It features such gems as “Mohammad and the Cat” (about kindness), “Brahma’s Tears” (about unity), “Calming the Storm” (about courage), and “Conejito and the Wax Doll” (about anger management). Plus, there are many stories from African, Buddhist, Jewish, and Sufi traditions as well. This book also focuses on meditation and relaxation – for children to improve health and literacy – and features follow-up activities and the classic Storytime Yoga® method of including yoga poses scripted with the stories!