Kids Yoga and the Power of Storytelling

Via Donna Freeman
on Jul 6, 2011
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Well known storyteller and children’s yoga expert Sydney Solis joins us to share her wealth of knowledge on teaching yoga through story telling. Founder of Storytime Yoga and author of numerous award winning children’s yoga books, Sydney has a tremendous impact on the kids yoga community world wide. Explore the magic that happens whenever you combine oral storytelling and yoga as children unleash their creativity, develop listening and literacy skills and connect with their inner selves.


Connect with Sydney via Storytime Yoga, the Storytime Yoga Facebook Page and @StorytimeYoga on Twitter.

To sample Sydney’s work see Aesop’s Fables with a Twist: The Farmer and the Fox and The Lion and the Mouse.

To download this and other interviews with leaders in the field of yoga and mindfulness visit iTunes.


About Donna Freeman

Teacher, author and expert on yoga for kids and teens, Donna Freeman firmly believes that yoga can be done anywhere, by anyone, at anytime. She grew up in British Columbia, Canada but was introduced to yoga while living in Cape Town, South Africa during her nomad years. She is currently learning acroyoga with her kids and enjoys practicing tadasana while pumping gas or washing dishes. Bob Weisenberg describes her book Once Upon a Pose: A Guide to Yoga Adventure Stories for Children as indispensible. For more about yoga for kids and teens visit her website or the facebook page


3 Responses to “Kids Yoga and the Power of Storytelling”

  1. Kate says:

    Very interesting approach! Obviously, yoga is a great way to condition the body and mind, and adding storytelling into the mix sounds like a really cool way to do so. Another related resource that this reminded me of is this study that shows how storytelling can actually cause peoples brain activity to synchronize, enhancing connectivity between individuals. Take a look here:….

  2. tanya lee markul says:

    Sweet! Thanks for sharing, Donna!

    Posting to Elephant Yoga on Facebook.

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  3. Interesting article – thanks for sharing. I find there is a definite connection between teacher/instructor & student/participant that is enhanced through story (personal or myth).