Join author and certified yoga instructor Nora Carpenter for an interactive presentation of her picture book, YOGA FROG. Young participants are invited to perform the poses along with Frog as Nora reads the book. Nora will also discuss yoga’s myriad benefits for children, the difference between teaching kids and adult yoga, and offer tips for establishing a yoga practice in a school or home setting, followed by a Q&A.
Note: Feel free to bring a yoga mat if you'd like, but it's definitely not required! This event is free to attend, and target age group is 4 to 8 years old (but not exclusively)
About the book:
A mindful, meditative frog introduces readers to a series of kid-friendly yoga poses, from warming up to cooling down, perfect for starting the day or preparing for bed.
Frog loves to practice yoga. And he will inspire kids to enjoy doing yoga, too. Follow Frog's yoga flow, from warming up to cooling down. Start with the mountain and chair poses, then work into giraffe, cat-cow, downward-facing dog, butterfly, and bridge. End with the quieting happy baby and savasana poses to help your muscles relax before going to bed or starting your day. For fans of Yoga Bunny and I Am Yoga, Yoga Frog's simple, meditative text is complemented by playful yet instructive illustrations by Mark Chambers to teach youngsters how to start their very own yoga practice--and to have fun while doing so, too.
Nora Carpenter is a Certified Yoga Teacher and has taught numerous kids' and adults' yoga classes since 2007. She also holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she rotates as Head Grad Assistant for the program's summer residencies. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina.
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514