Full of Joy Yoga

Full of Joy Yoga


We're so proud of our favorite yogi's upcoming book! Ms. Lani of @fullofjoyogi Full of Joy Yoga oga has just published a book called Yoga Games for Kids. You can pre-order it now.

Pre-order the book here: https://amzn.to/3nxRVF7
Lani Rosen Gallagher of Full of Joy Yoga speaks with Marsha Banks-Harold of PIES Fitness Yoga Studio about her upcoming #kidsyoga conference workshop.

Learn more and register at https://kidsyogaconference.org/2021-conference/
#youthyoga #kidsyoga #nkyc #nkyc2021
Tagging Tuesday! Tag somebody (or yourself) in the comments who teaches trauma informed yoga to children! We love to hear from these individuals and their experience— they have so much that they can share and bring to this community.

We have an array of presenters at the conference this year who are prepared to give tips and tricks to master your classes! Be on the lookout for an Instagram live with Lani Rosen-Gallagher of Full of Joy Yoga who will be presenting on this topic!

There is still time to sign up for the conference! Visit kidsyogaconference.org for more information and to sign up!
Community and connection has been the foundation of the National Kids Yoga conference since its inception in 2014.

Although 2020 looks so much different, we can still lean on each other from a distance to provide care and connection.

We're looking forward to Abby Wills of Shanti Generation leading our LIVE workshop next Wednesday, December 9 from 6-8pm EST to continue to provide community care + connection to support the social and emotional needs of professionals in the children and teen yoga and mindfulness teaching community, including educators and administrators.

We hope you'll join us for this LIVE workshop! This event will not be recorded.

If you cannot make it next week, reserve your spot for January and/or February.

Partial payment + scholarships are available in effort to make this resource accessible to all. Link in bio or checkout our website.

We look forward to seeing Lani from Full of Joy Yoga, Maia from Kumarah Yoga, and everyone else whose registered on Wednesday!

A huge thank you to those who have paid it forward to care for others right now through their contribution to allow for full scholarships for this workshop.
Daydreams of the Green Expo on a perfectly sunny day are dancing through our heads.....

We may not be able to gather together next week, but you can experience it right from your home!

Cyril the Sorcerer, Full of Joy Yoga, Infinite Roots Drumming & More will be brought to you next Saturday, September 12 from 11am-3pm.

We all know that reasoning doesn’t work during a meltdown. Join Christyn and Lani from Full of Joy Yoga as they help us understand what is happening in their children’s brains ( and our own) when the sympathetic nervous system has been turned on, how to come back from the brink, and how to empower our kids with tools for self-regulation.
If you are home with your kids all week, here are some kids & family yoga classes you can do online with Lani Rosen-Gallagher of Full of Joy Yoga- there will be a morning preschool age option as well as an afternoon all age/family option. All classes will be recorded to view anytime if you can't make it live! Please register so you will have the link!

You can donate once and take ALL classes, you can donate each time you do a class, OR don't donate at all and just participate if you are now in a challenging financial situation because of the coronavirus. Remember, 50% of donations will go to the Connecticut Food Bank as well as other organizations TBD. At the end of the week, i'll let you all know how much is being donated and to who.

Take a look at these awesome ideas from our friends Full of Joy Yoga

Block off some time... the Full of Joy Yoga 20HR Kids Yoga Teacher Training is March 20-22! Be sure to secure your space and get the early bird savings of $75 by Feb 20! http://ow.ly/8HHT50xXkgu
Yoga with Lani, our favorite yogi of Full of Joy Yoga is an important part of our curriculum as the practice helps the children with focus, attention, flexibility, balance, strength, self-awareness and so much more.

#yoga #yogi #yogapractice #yogabreath #kidsdoingyoga #balance #breathe #focus
Join Lani Rosen-Gallagher of Full of Joy Yoga​ & Mindful Yoga Breaks​ and Zephyr for some fun Superhero Breathing exercises (and find the card deck in the kids section at Breathing Room​)

Do you have kiddos in your life? Have you tried our family yoga classes here at Breathing Room? Check out our special event page with all of Lani's Full of Joy Yoga family yoga classes and try it with your littles!

February dates:
Fri Feb 7 & Sat Feb 22
Theme: Love & Heart Yoga
Register here: https://breathingroomct.com/events/family-yoga-2020-12-18

Full of Joy Yoga is a travelling kids yoga biz that works in schools, after-school, studios, festivals and events. Learn more at fullofjoyoga.com

Full of Joy Yoga offers children fun yoga classes that will help develop strong, flexible bodies while cultivating a lifetime of joy, peace and wonder.

Operating as usual


Happy Podcast Thursday!

Couldn't think of a better episode to leave you with before my break. ♥️This week, I am joined by the wonderful Lani Rosen-Gallagher @fullofjoyogi

In this episode, Lani shares powerful insights from her over 20 years in the kids yoga industry. She shares what's kept her in this work over the years, her current passions, and some of her favorite stories. A wonderful and rich conversation, Lani has so much knowledge that we can all benefit and learn from- Listen in NOW!



Breathing Exercises for Kids: Heart Mudra Breath 02/14/2022

Breathing Exercises for Kids: Heart Mudra Breath

My 5th remote class is over and i'm done for the day! We've been doing my happy heart yoga class and now my heart is super happy from all these awesome classes. Check out one of my favorite breathing exercises - the heart mudra breath (and a super cute little Zephyr)

Breathing Exercises for Kids: Heart Mudra Breath Lani Rosen-Gallagher of Full of Joy Yoga - fullofjoyoga.com teaches yoga and mindfulness to children in CT.Find Lani here:Website: fullofjoyoga.comWebsite: m...


Signing 11 copies of my book today for a group of sweet kiddos and their parents! I love that I get to share this with them and how fun for me to sign them all.

My book is still out there waiting for you! and I'll soon have videos to go with. You can buy on my website https://fullofjoyoga.com/product/yoga-games-for-kids/

or on Amazon.


Timeline photos 01/03/2022

Slowing Down in the New Year -
Happy New Year! This 50th year of life for me I'm making very different decisions for myself. I've found myself slowing down. I've given myself a lot of permission this last year to not always have to be "productive." I like getting things done, all the time, but this last year I am finding it ok if things don't get done. It is very necessary when having to make huge decisions about navigating our safety ALL THE TIME.
So what have I been doing you ask?

Move - A 30 Day Yoga Journey 01/02/2022

Move - A 30 Day Yoga Journey

I just started the 8th year of Yoga With Adriene 's 30 day yoga journey. If you feel compelled to sign up and practice along with me, I'd love it! I even have a fb group you can join with others who are doing it too. https://do.yogawithadriene.com/move

fb group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/619375731828649

Move - A 30 Day Yoga Journey Sign up for Move: 30 Days of Yoga for the body and mind. Movement is how we engage with life...so how you move matters. This is a journey to move your mindset, to align with purpose, to love yourself, to live in truth.


Happy New Year from my family to yours! I hope you all have a restful, healthy and fun year ahead. Deep breaths everyone, we got this.

Thank you all for your support in my 19th year of business! I can't believe it myself. 🎉🧘


🔥happy solstice!🔥
Family firepit! Not letting omicron stop us from celebrating. You may have cancelled our party but a family firepit is essential tonight.

We are sending wishes for a new year into the fire and letting it go out into the world, AND also throwing in some things we want to let go of.


Attention female entrepreneur friends, this one is for you!
Are you ready to launch your next-level, edgy big thing in your business?

*And* do you want to do it from a place of confidence and spaciousness, with sustained energy? Then you might be interested in joining my friend & mentor's, January course.

JodiGolda is gathering a small group of soulful, self aware, successful entrepreneurs for the very first Beyond Bubble Baths course—where you’ll take action on a new and next-level thing in your business—perhaps something you’ve had on the backburner until you had the time, energy or inner-belief to do so.

You’ll do this by profoundly leveling up your Self care to a state of resourced inner power, so you can be in action from a place of ultimate resource and radical Self care, without over-giving, crazy hustling or betraying your needs

Perhaps it’s time to create that next-level thing in your business that you’ve been thinkin’ about for years now?

If you are ready to do it—and to do it with a well of resource and sustained energy …And do it in a container with accountability and sisterhood …With a badass business coach and the Queen of Self care …I highly encourage you to get in touch with JodiGolda. Her clients are creating huge growth in their business—and doing so with ease and spaciousness.
PM me and I’ll put you two in touch!

Photos from Full of Joy Yoga's post 12/07/2021

This kid took the job of lighting the Hanukkah candles so seriously that we needed to make up the last day last night bc we skipped a day over the weekend.

In the midst of all this darkness in our community and world right now, this is a month of also celebrating the light. Find the moments of light in these dark times. 🕎🕯️


✨ Giveaway! ✨

*Yoga Games for Kids* is out and we're so excited to be partnering with @myplinkit on this giveaway!

Have you read my must-read article on Plinkit: The Benefits of Mindfulness and Easy Ways to Practice It - https://myplinkit.com/2018/02/mindfulness-what-is-it-how-helpful/ As we move into the holiday season, center ourselves with gratitude and intentionally make space for calm and reflection with our children, *Yoga Games for Kids* couldn’t be more timely. So don't miss this awesome giveaway.

Here's your chance to win two amazing prizes:
One copy of *Yoga Games for Kids* - easy-to-use, bite-sized and practical. (Psst - Makes a great gift!)
Free one month *Plinkit Pro Membership* - Unlimited access to expert parent education and member-only roundtables.

To enter:
Like this post
Tag a friend in the comments below so they can enter, too!
Follow @myplinkit and @fullofyogi

The winner will be chosen at random on Fri, Nov 19, 2021. Enter now!

(To win, you must be 18 or older and a resident of the U.S. This awesome giveaway is not affiliated with or sponsored by Instagram.)

Photos from Full of Joy Yoga's post 11/12/2021

Thank you to my friend Tamara who wrote this beautiful review and shared such an adorable story to go with it. I took a few screenshots because I can't figure out how to post those stories here. But you can check them out on my own instagram account. https://www.instagram.com/fullofjoyogi/ They are so cute!

"Oh my goodness, this book is so thoughtful! I confess that I know very little about yoga, but my two older children have practiced it in school or at extracurricular activities for years, and they respond beautifully to it. While also teaching me a thing or two!
I love the age-appropriateness of this book, with its easy to understand language, and relevant illustrations, but it goes beyond that. I think of it as the perfect yoga book for kids in this age range, and maybe even a little older. This book makes yoga fun and beneficial, by breaking it into 30 fun activities for mindfulness, creativity, strength building, and calming (wonderful for near bedtime). I also love that there are affirmations with every activity, because I use affirmations for confidence and anxiety management and these are awesome! So there are poses, games, and affirmations. And the book is broken down into simple sections, so that the poses about mindfulness, calming, focus, etc. all go together. No doubt, the benefits of this book are too numerous to mention. I keep it on the coffee table so that visiting loved ones can see it."

If you haven't purchased your book yet, or written your own review, you can do both HERE! https://amzn.to/3nxRVF7

Photos from Full of Joy Yoga's post 11/10/2021

"I have everything I need to grow."
I love this affirmation. We need to dig deep inside to find what we need to grow. And dig deep is what I did to write this book!

One of my favorite games in my book is "Wings in the Garden" because kids just LOVE butterfly pose and the sweet song I sing with it. I learned this song over 20 years ago from my very first kids yoga training with Shakta Kaur Kalsa of Radiant Child Yoga. It also lends itself to expand upon with all the flying creatures that live in a garden (and my garden is my fave place).

Here is a sneak peak photo from the video to go with this game as well as the page with this fun little sequence.

I'd love to know which game your kids really enjoy!

You can purchase your book here if you haven't already! https://amzn.to/3nxRVF7


I was so honored to have Shari Vilchez-Blatt of Karma Kids Yoga endorse my book! Shari and I go way back as friends & colleagues in the kids yoga biz. We'd get to see each other to play every year at the Kids Yoga Conferences- which I cannot wait to have back in person again one day.

“Lani's joy and expertise in children's yoga and mindfulness shine through in this adorable book for children! Kids will love the easy-to-follow instructions, beautiful illustrations, and how they feel after each game. They'll love this book for years!” —Shari Vilchez-Blatt, creator of Karma Kids Yoga

Thank you Shari for your endless support always and your kind words! I love working beside you in this biz of ours.

You can get your own copy of Yoga Games for Kids right here: https://amzn.to/3nxRVF7.

And if you’ve already gotten your book, you can now leave a review, I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Photos from Full of Joy Yoga's post 11/08/2021

What a gorgeous 🍁fall weekend🍁 the colors everywhere were spectacular. It's one of those weekends that ends with a full & happy ❤️.

Our Westchester weekend began with a super fun hike with my bro and kiddos and their first #geocache find. Such a fun one, easy and a box of goodies including a trackable! Next was a sleepover with our besties with a campfire and lots of Mario party fun.

The weekend finished with a ton of yard work & bulb planting on this beautiful Sunday and an epic sunset to finish it off - at like 4:30pm 🙄 (thank you daylight savings).


Happy Friday! Just thought I'd share some of my favorite kids yoga books out there right now in case you were looking for a gift for your favorite teacher or kiddo. We know that teachers and kids are struggling right now and the more tools we can give them the better. Here are some of my favorite kids yoga teachers and their books!
#kidsyoga #kidsyogabooks #kidsyogagames #yogaforkids #yogaforpreschoolers #YogaGamesForKids


One of the most challenging aspects of writing this book was to effectively capture the way I teach onto a page. I have very specific sequences I've been teaching for almost 20 years! For those of you who know my teaching, I started teaching the mountain & volcano back in San Francisco in 2004. I teach that game/activity to kids from ages 2-12 and they all love it. Teachers too! Trying to capture the essence of it on paper was hard.

I can't wait for you to see the videos I created to go with my favorite games from the book!

If you haven't already ordered your copy, you can order it here: https://amzn.to/3nxRVF7

Photos from Full of Joy Yoga's post 11/03/2021

One of the most challenging aspects of writing this book was to effectively capture the way I teach onto a page. I have very specific sequences I've been teaching for almost 20 years! For those of you who know my teaching, I started teaching the mountain & volcano back in San Francisco in 2004. I teach that game/activity to kids from ages 2-12 and they all love it. Teachers too! Trying to capture the essence of it on paper was hard.

I can't wait for you to see the videos I created to go with my favorite games from the book!

If you haven't already ordered your copy, you can order it here: https://amzn.to/3nxRVF7

Full of Joy Yoga

My yoga story from the beginning.

I began practicing Iyengar Yoga in 1995, around the same time I started my teaching career in Boston. I found it to be the perfect antidote to daily stress, while also alleviating back pain from a previous injury. The practice helped me focus on my daily work with the children and calmed my mind in the evening while studying. In 1997, I obtained a masters in Early Childhood Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.

Brooklyn and my first grade class

Videos (show all)

Yoga Games for Kids
Yoga Games for Kids - Volcano Eruption
Unboxing Yoga Games for Kids!
Free Your Mind Friday: An Ephemeral Sit Spot Meditation
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Free Your Mind Friday: Sit Spot Bird Meditation
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