Friday, April 2, 2010

Yoga in Spanish for Children- Review & Giveaway

***Giveaway Closed**** Winner from random.org was #4 Tricia.

I am always searching for genuine, real-life experiences for my children in Spanish. I like to use products that aren't particularly designed to teach them Spanish, but used to live in Spanish.


I was so excited to try Umbral Yoga by Lina Navia. I went to her website and saw this wonderful preview of the yoga class for children in Spanish from her DVD.





Lina's soothing voice instantly captured the attention of my children. She takes them on adventures to the beach, flying to visit Africa and the farm. My girls favorite part is acting like a lion and then putting him to sleep. The DVD uses sound effects to help the kids imagine (roaring lion, trumpeting elephant, waves at the beach, etc). It has the perfect variety of fast and slow movements, soft and loud sounds, that kept my girls full attention for the 26 minute class. My girls were all trying each pose even if it was difficult. They practice balance, focus and strength.


At the end of the DVD, I was amazed how my children relaxed completely. I have never seen them lay so still (except when they are asleep!). I did the class beside them and I even felt a little sore after doing this exercise with my children (la bicicleta y remando el barco gets your abs!). The adult work-out of 49 minutes is another bonus with the DVD. I highly recommend this product for children learning Spanish. Children who are just learning Spanish will be able to watch and follow her simple instructions. They will learn animal vocabulary, colors and be able to follow instructions.


I loved interviewing Lina and understanding why she decided to create yoga in Spanish for children in the US. She felt that there is so much offered in English, but not in Spanish. She mentioned why she feels yoga is important for children. She said, "What I like about yoga is that it is a non-competitive way to exercise and an opportunity to connect with themselves. Yoga gives them the chance to relax in a way because it connects them with their own bodies and their breath." We talked about how important it is for children to build confidence in themselves and their bodies. This will especially be important as they grow older and become teenagers. I plan on doing this exercise with my girls at least weekly. Learn more about Lina Navia by clicking here.


Want to win a Umbral Yoga DVD by Lina Navia?


Here is how to enter this giveaway contest:

*Go here and come back to this post, make a comment telling us one thing you learned about Umbral Yoga or Lina Navia



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Giveaway ends Sunday, April 11th at 10 pm Central Time.


Contest Rules- You can enter only up to five times for the contest by doing each one of the instructions above. The winner will be chosen randomly by random.org. Comments must provide a name, no completely anonymous. Only USA addresses, sorry. After I announce the winner , the winner must e-mail me within 72 hours to get the prize. If you provide an e-mail, we will e-mail you.

*If you think you will not check back when we announce winners, please e-mail me at wannajugarwithmigo [at] gmail [dot] com with your e-mail or include your e-mail with your comments so I can send you an e-mail that you win. In the past, winners have lost out on products they win because they didn't respond.

22 comments:

amandaef said...

I'm a facebook fan!

amandaef said...

I follow the blog through googlereader! Would love to try this Yoga for kids in Spanish :)

Tricia said...

I love that she began by teaching yoga to kids, and only started teaching adults much later!

Tricia said...

I'm a subscriber via RSS feed!

rogger said...

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Diane said...

Yoga is great for kids to relax, reduce stress, and to be physically challenged in a non-competitive way. Love the gentle tone on the video clip.

Diane said...

Just became a FaceBook fan. I'll link this giveaway on the ForeignLanguageHouse fan page, too to help spread the word!

PragmaticMom said...

Wow, this looks great. I am always looking for ways to integrate Spanish into my kids' daily lives as we all try to learn to speak it. Thanks! I will check it out.

Pragmatic Mom
http://pragmaticmom

ps I blog on Introducing Foreign Langugages to Children at http://pragmaticmom.com

diane said...

Just posted a blog post about your giveaway here: http://foreignlanguagefun.com/2010/04/win-a-spanish-yoga-dvd-for-kids-at-wanna-jugar-with-migo/

Yoga with Gaileee, E-RYT said...

"The practice of yoga allows them to connect with themselves and with the world around them. Yoga gives them the chance to learn about compassion and supportiveness to others and to the environment around them."

This is a benefit statement I found on the umbral yoga website under the children's section.

Yogawithgaileee at gmail dot com

I have spanish speaking people in my yoga class, and I think this would help me in my teaching, as I know a little bit of spanish.

gaileee

Yoga with Gaileee, E-RYT said...

I'm a facebook fan, as gail pickens-barger. I also have a fan page under

"yoga with gaileee"

yogawithgaileee at gmail dot com

gaileee

Yoga with Gaileee, E-RYT said...

I'm a subscriber on your blog through the email.

yogawithgaileee at gmail dot com

gaileee

Yoga with Gaileee, E-RYT said...

I'm a follower of your blog under the name of "Gaileee".

yogawithgaileee at gmail dot com

http://prenatalyogawithgaileee.blogspot.com/

gaileee

Yoga with Gaileee, E-RYT said...

P.S. I like the design of your blog. Very colorful!

yogawithgaileee at gmail dot com


gaileee

evelyn said...

I do yoga with my class in a Dual Language program often but I love Lina's style and creativity. Some great ideas that are appropriate for children. Gracias!

evelyn said...

Yo soy un fan de Facebook!!! : )

diane said...

Forgot to leave my 2nd comment for posting on my blog, so here it is!

Adriana said...

Whew! I just made it! I learned that yoga is good to help relieve stress, improve concentration, and balance in children. I have to admit that I never thought to do Yoga with children.

Adriana said...

I am a follower on Facebook.

Adriana said...

I am a follower. :)

Tricia said...

Oooh!!! Just checked in and saw that I had won! So excited!

video for kids said...

Great article. I love it. I love it so much, that the greedy visual-data gnome in me wants more !