Stories and yoga were a natural to pair together when I started teaching Storytime Yoga® after school programs in elementary school libraries around the Denver-Boulder metro area in 2005. For years I taught at the Shelton Elementary Library in Golden, Colorado. The kids loved the folktales and yoga, excited to go look for books about the stories they heard orally first in class that activated their original thinking and imagination. Janine Hay, photographed here in the white shirt, was one of my most dedicated students and one of the models for the book Storytime Yoga® Teaching Yoga to Children Through Story.
I am a library junkie! My childhood was spent roaming regularly the halls of the Boulder Public Library. My late sister was a librarian, and my sister-in-law is a school librarian. My grandmother homeschooled my father in the jungles of Java. All such wonderful stories! Do tell and teach yoga in the library!