Yoga meets Kids’ Architecture

How can a book festival inspire a kids’ yoga teacher? Today I (Ann, the founder of Asana Alphabet) had an inspiring time at the Brooklyn Book Festival where I visited Isabel Hill’s talk on how she went from idea to page in the creation of her children’s book, “Urban Animals” (click on title for purchasing info).  This is a fun and creative book which meld rhyme, architecture, animals and photography into one smashing book!

Urban Animals By Isabel Hill

As a creator of programs for teaching children’s yoga, I am always looking for ways to bridge kids yoga with other aspects of our world and I feel that creative and educational lesson planning comes down to that.  It would be an easy and effective lesson plan for prek and kinder classes to do a vinyasa of downward dog pose, cow pose, alligator/crocodile and other animals featured in “Urban Animals” and then follow it up with a reading of this story during savasana/relaxation time.  I think I will try it out soon with my freshly autographed book! If you have come across other non-yoga children books that could help to lead a kids yoga class, please do make a suggestion by posting or emailing me at!


One comment

  1. Ann-
    Great suggestion! i am going to check it out. I have used “Where the Wild Things Are” in class with pre K and K-2 kids. We had a great time creating our own Wild Thing pose as well as traditional poses. Great fun- can not wait to try “Urban Animals”-amber

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