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Acting Out Yoga Presents: Harvir in the Amazon

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by Danielle Palli, Jessica Clark
     
 

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The Acting Out Yoga Series was born out of a need to find creative ways to engage young yoga students in class. Each book provides lesson plans for teachers to guide children through a "fantastical" fairy tale story while facilitating their ability to quickly learn asanas (poses). Thanks to the talents of artist Jessica Lynn Clark, these watercolor illustrations also

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The Acting Out Yoga Series was born out of a need to find creative ways to engage young yoga students in class. Each book provides lesson plans for teachers to guide children through a "fantastical" fairy tale story while facilitating their ability to quickly learn asanas (poses). Thanks to the talents of artist Jessica Lynn Clark, these watercolor illustrations also provide the perfect backdrop in art galleries, where students can - literally - walk through the exhibit and act out the images found within each painting.

The stories are designed to teach kids about art and culture in different parts of the world, and a portion of the sales from each edition will be donated to a children's charity related to that country. For example, the first book in the series, Harvir in the Amazon, is dedicated to Angels of the Amazon, a non-profit organization that provides much-needed school supplies and medical care to young children in the Amazon Jungle.

Synopsis of Book #1 - Harvir in the Amazon: Harvir must rescue the famous dancer, Elsa, after she is snatched from her village by an evil dragon. Enlisting the help of the medicine woman, along with some surprising jungle creatures, Harvir embarks on a journey that takes him deep into the Amazon rain forest. (Ages 4-7)

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Disclaimer: The Acting Out Yoga books are meant to offer helpful information to parents, teachers and students of yoga. Practitioners should use proper discretion when using this book as an instructional guide, particularly when supervising young people who may be executing poses contained herein. Consult a health care professional before undertaking exercises described in this book. The author, illustrator and publisher expressly disclaim responsibility for any adverse effects that may result from the use or application of the information contained in this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615497815
Publisher:
Birdland Media Works
Publication date:
08/12/2011
Pages:
42
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

About the Author: Born in Holland, Pennsylvania, Danielle Palli (also published as Danielle Hope Hier) began her full-time writing career after moving to Florida in 2005. Inspired by the variety of exotic birds and the fact that so many yoga poses developed from nature, she began Birdland Media Works in 2006. She currently writes fiction and non-fiction stories, articles, web content and press releases for an extensive number of clients. She also continues to teach yoga to people of all ages.

About the Artist: Originally from Alfred, Maine, Jessica Lynn Clark is a freelance artist who specializes in illustrations in watercolor, mixed media collage as well as a variety of traditional and digital media. A graduate of Ringling College of Art & Design, Jessica loves to design and paint childrens books, murals, cards and custom projects

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