PARKER PIG GOES TO YOGA
“Parker Pig Goes to Yoga” is a children’s yoga book aimed at teaching mindfulness and yoga all while having fun doing animal yoga poses.
A few of benefits of kids yoga include increasing strength, flexibility, focus, concentration, confidence and giving children the tools to calm their bodies. Through breath and posture, the children are guided through fun animal yoga poses while being told an inspiring story of a Pig who didn’t think she could do Yoga.
Parker overcomes her own fears and doubts, and finds inner peace and calm. Parker is representative of anyone who thinks they can’t do yoga, and this adorable story will leave children not only with a new knowledge of animal poses and sounds, but with a confidence and strength to do them! Namaste!
Written by Stacey Alysson
Illustrated by Patrick Girouard
28 pages, 8.0” h by 8.0″ w
AUTHOR & YOGA INSTRUCTOR
Stacey Alysson is a certified yoga instructor and mother residing in Beverly Hills, California. She is passionate about teaching children and sharing the gift of yoga through storytelling, specializing with children 2 to 8 years of age.
Stacey completed her teacher training at Hot 8 Yoga in Beverly Hills. She teaches yoga to over 300 kids a week at a local Los Angeles preschool. Stacey holds a B.S. in Nutritional Science from the University of Maryland and has worked with children at hospitals including Children’s Hospital and NIH.
Parker Pig’s adventures are easy to follow and offer fun suggestions for getting on the mat. Illustrator Patrick Girouard captures the bright energy of the yoga experience. Web article at www.layoga.com here. ~ by Felicia M. Tomasko, LA YOGA Magazine
“Yoga isn’t about touching toes or encountering a spiritual experience.
For Stacey Alysson, it’s about mindfulness and stillness,
but try teaching that to 300 kids every week.” Read the full article here.
~ Sarah Pineda, BeyondtheInterview.com, April 23, 2018
This sweet and playful story is a delightful journey through a yoga class with Parker Pig and her yoga friends. It is a perfect accompaniment to practice designed for children ages two through eight. Web article at www.layoga.com here. LA YOGA Magazine Article here. ~ by Felicia M. Tomasko, LA YOGA Magazine
“Are you a teacher or a care provider that would like to implement a yoga class in your classroom? Or maybe you are a parent that would like to start a home practice with your children. SF Yoga Magazine has the perfect way to introduce yoga into your child’s life; Parker Pig Goes to Yoga!” Read the Full Article Here.
~By Nikita Mehta, SF YOGA MAG
AS SEEN IN NOVEMBER’S HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE ISSUE OF LA YOGA!
“Our customers love Parker Pig! Such a cute and fun introduction to yoga for little ones.
So many products these days are screen-focused, it is great to see a book that gets kids up and moving!”
~ Jillian Wahlquist, VP, Tom’s Toys of Beverly Hills
“This charming book puts a smile on people’s faces when they see it – and has been a best-seller in my shop for over 6 months.”
~ Nathalie Seaver, Owner, Nathalie Seaver Boutique
“Parker Pig goes to Yoga is a fun and interactive book with a GREAT message for kids of all ages.”
~ Lennie Rohrbacher, Community Business Development Manager, Barnes & Noble
“Parker Pig is my new yoga inspiration!”
~ Mike Jordan, Co-Founder Meddy Teddy
What a sweet book to encourage children to do Yoga! The sequence presented is quite dynamic, which is ideal for children. As a Yoga teacher myself, I would recommend this book to parents and teachers. The story takes away the false preconception that Yoga is only for certain people, and to make the execution of the postures more fun.
~ Kerstin Vollbrecht, Programación Neuro- lingüística, Masoterapia, Hatha Yoga, Digitopuntura
“This is an amazing book for teaching children yoga, and as a pediatric occupational therapist I have enjoyed using this with my patients and they have all loved it! I would highly recommend it.”
~ Amazon Review
“Parker Pig Goes to Yoga is a wonderful book with a great storyline which allows children to step out of their comfort zone, use their gross motor skills and learn about spacial awareness. By reading the book and doing yoga, your children will gain the important lifelong skill of calming their bodies down. As the yoga instructor at our nursery school, Stacey is not only exceptional with the children, but they love going home and practicing their animal yoga poses while reading Parker Pig Goes to Yoga with their parents.”
~ Carol Bovill, M.A., Ed. Director, Early Childhood Centers of Wilshire Boulevard Temple