Sunday, October 3, 2010

Yoga by the Dozen....Review & Giveaway.

Yoga by the Dozen


Before I had the kids I took some yoga classes. I really enjoyed them an found they were a great accompaniment to other exercise classes I took. I especially enjoyed the relaxing factor because, even before I had kids, winding down to relax was a challenge. When I heard about Yoga by the Dozen, a children's yoga program, I really wanted to try it out and share it with the kids. Happily I received the opportunity to try out Yoga by the Dozen's DVD so I was able to share it with A&W and now with you all!

First, let me tell you a little about the company.  Here is a little bit about Yoga by the Dozen from their website...

Yoga By The Dozen™ promotes a healthy lifestyle for kids through their highly acclaimed ‘Yoga By The Dozen’ DVD and their complete line of lifestyle products for yoga.  The top-selling DVD is a fun, interactive children’s yoga video, designed especially for kids ages 2-6.  JoAnna and her 12 friends demonstrate a ‘dozen’ fundamental poses that will introduce your children into the exciting world of Yoga.

Key Benefits:
  • Increase Cognitive & Motor skills
  • Confidence, Courage and Self-Esteem
  • Balance & Coordination
  • Memory Retention and Concentration
  • Nurture Creativity and Self Expression
  • Respect for themselves and each other
  • Proven therapy for kids with ADHD and Autism
Can you see why I was anxious to try this out??  I knew yoga had made me feel great and I was excited to read about all the additional benefits for children!  As soon as the DVD arrived I showed it to A&W who were SO excited to do yoga.  We popped it into the DVD player and got started right away.  First of all, a comment on Joanna Ross.  She is fabulous!  She has tons of experience both with yoga (intensive yoga training and years of teaching all ages!) and performing (accomplished dancer and Broadway performer!) and it shows.  Joanna is charismatic and charming and the kids were smitten.

Now for the video....I went into it thinking that my 2 newly four year olds would have some trouble staying focused and following along but that was not the case at all.  Joanna and her twelve helpers (other children of varying ages) made the program fun and interesting and A&W made it through all twelve poses with giggles and very little signs of distraction.  A real accomplishment for my busy boys!

My take on Yoga by the Dozen?  Great product and great fun for the kids!  I really enjoyed sharing this with A&W and will introduce it to baby R next year (it is geared for kiddos aged 2-6).  I think teaching our children about exercise and taking care of their bodies is so important and the Yoga by the Dozen DVD is a great lesson to start with.  You can buy Yoga by the Dozen on their website by clicking here.  While you are there check out their other fun products like the kid's yoga mats and great t-shirts.

I am so pleased to tell you that, courtesy of Yoga by the Dozen, Reviewed by Mom is giving one lucky reader a copy of their DVD!  Here is how to enter...

Mandatory Entry:   Visit the Yoga by the Dozen website and leave a comment about which of the poses you think your child will most like trying out.  You must complete this entry for all others to be counted.

For Extra Entries:
1.  Follow this blog= 1 entry
2.  Like Reviewed By Mom on Facebook =1 entry
3.  Like Yoga by the Dozen on Facebook= 1 entry
4.  Enter one of my other giveaways & let me know you have done so = 1 entry per other giveaway entered.
5.  Follow Yoga by the Dozen on Twitter= 1 entry
6.  Follow Reviewed By Mom on Twitter = 1 entry
7.  Blog, Tweet or Facebook about this giveaway & let me know where to find it = 1 entry
8.  Put my button on your blog or web page and leave a link so I can find it = 1 entry

Please leave a separate comment for each entry and be sure to include your e-mail.  Contest is open to US   residents and will end on October 17th.    The lucky winner will be announced by e-mail on October 18th.  Once the winners have been notified they will have 48 hours to respond before another is chosen.  Good Luck!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.  I was provided with the above mentioned DVD for purpose of review by Yoga by the Dozen.  The opinions in this post are entirely my own. Your experience may differ from mine. This post has not been reviewed or edited by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. The sponsor of this giveaway is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping the winner(s) their prize.



80 comments:

Tori said...

My baby is to little right now but I think she will like natarajasana someday
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Anonymous said...

I love dancer’s pose. It’s a great leg and ankle strengthener. My yoga instructor, Leeann Carey says that it is one of the best balance poses. She has a free yoga video on dancer that you should really check out: http://www.planetyoga.com/yoga-blogs/free-yoga-video-dancers-pose/

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fave pose: natarajasana
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I think she (my toddler) would like the warrior #2 pose.

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