Full of Joy Yoga

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

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

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

11/01/2021

Yoga Games for Kids

hey! thank you for sharing your photos of you and your kids with my new book. These photos have made my day. I'd love to add more of you to this fun animation. Please keep sharing - either on SM or with me personally.

Many of you have asked how you can support me beyond buying your own copy of the book. One way you can really make an impact is to write an honest review of the book on Amazon.

Customer reviews lend credibility to products online. They also help people who are on the fence decide if this book is right for them. Thank you for your help spreading the word about Yoga Games for Kids! By leaving a review, you’re helping the book reach the hands of folks who most need it.

You can order a copy and leave your review here: https://amzn.to/3nxRVF7

10/29/2021

I love this review from the amazing kid's yoga teacher & biz owner Kate Cygler of Peaceful Pause.

Many of you have asked how you can support me beyond buying your own copy of the book. One way you can really make an impact is to write an honest review of the book on Amazon. Customer reviews lend credibility to products online. They also help people who are on the fence decide if this book is right for them. Thank you for your help spreading the word about Yoga Games for Kids! By leaving a review, you’re helping the book reach the hands of folks who most need it.

You can order a copy and leave your review here: https://amzn.to/3nxRVF7

I love this review from the amazing kid's yoga teacher & biz owner Kate Cygler of Peaceful Pause.

Many of you have asked how you can support me beyond buying your own copy of the book. One way you can really make an impact is to write an honest review of the book on Amazon. Customer reviews lend credibility to products online. They also help people who are on the fence decide if this book is right for them. Thank you for your help spreading the word about Yoga Games for Kids! By leaving a review, you’re helping the book reach the hands of folks who most need it.

You can order a copy and leave your review here: https://amzn.to/3nxRVF7

10/28/2021

Everyone has started sharing photos with their book, its been so fun to see. LOVE this gif from my friend Michelle. How cute??!!!

You can purchase your own here! https://amzn.to/3nxRVF7

Mindfulness Month: Day 8: Halloween Yoga Poses and Ghost Breath 10/27/2021

Mindfulness Month: Day 8: Halloween Yoga Poses and Ghost Breath

Happy Halloween! Bringing back an oldie but goodie. I love teaching my Halloween yoga classes all week. Here is a fun video of some poses and breathing exercises you can try with your kiddos. https://youtu.be/MAAoAlFNwYM

Mindfulness Month: Day 8: Halloween Yoga Poses and Ghost Breath Join Lani & Zephyr of Full of Joy Yoga for some spooky Halloween Yoga poses and a fun ghost breath. find Lani here:fullofjoyoga.comfacebook.com/[email protected]

Photos from Full of Joy Yoga's post 10/26/2021

It's finally here! Today is a beautiful day (despite this crazy noreaster)—my brand new book, Yoga Games for Kids, is officially out in the world for you all to read and enjoy. Thank you to those of you who pre-ordered, as well as those of you who already reviewed it!

It's been a wild ride from start to finish, and I'm thrilled to now be a published author. Thank you again for all of your support. It really means the world to me! I hope you enjoy reading the book as much as I loved writing it!

This book Yoga Games for Kids ages 4-8 is about teaching young yogis the virtues of yoga through play while helping them build physical strength, flexibility, and balance.

My biggest ask is that you write a review once you get your copy!
Get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3nxRVF7
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#kidsyoga #yogaforkids #yogawithkids #yogagamesforkids #fullofjoyoga

p.s. thank you Jen Bezanson Byer for making these photos pop with your awesome skills. love you!

10/24/2021

The countdown continues… only 2 DAYS LEFT before Yoga Games for Kids is officially out in the world! It’s been so much fun to share little snippets and sneak peeks with you over the last few weeks.

Before you know it, the book will be at your doorstep to really dive into.

If you haven’t pre-ordered a copy yet—there’s still time to make an impact with your purchase! It would mean so much to me if you grab a copy before Tuesday: https://amzn.to/3nxRVF7

The countdown continues… only 2 DAYS LEFT before Yoga Games for Kids is officially out in the world! It’s been so much fun to share little snippets and sneak peeks with you over the last few weeks.

Before you know it, the book will be at your doorstep to really dive into.

If you haven’t pre-ordered a copy yet—there’s still time to make an impact with your purchase! It would mean so much to me if you grab a copy before Tuesday: https://amzn.to/3nxRVF7

Amazing talk with one of our favorite kids yoga teachers about children and trauma, integrating practice in the classroom, the importance of top down, and her important new book! 10/22/2021

Amazing talk with one of our favorite kids yoga teachers about children and trauma, integrating practice in the classroom, the importance of top down, and her important new book!

Well, this was fun! I had a one on one conversation with 2 of my favorite people- Matt & Jenny from United We Om.
We talk gardening, children and trauma, integrating practice in the classroom, the importance of top down, and my new book!
If you have an hour to spare, would love for you to give it a listen.

In the meantime, my book is going ON SALE on Tuesday, but you can pre-order it NOW here: https://amzn.to/3nxRVF7

Amazing talk with one of our favorite kids yoga teachers about children and trauma, integrating practice in the classroom, the importance of top down, and her important new book!

FOJY Virtual Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training @ Breathing Room Yoga Center 10/20/2021

FOJY Virtual Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training @ Breathing Room Yoga Center

Yes! another virtual kids yoga & mindfulness teacher training is on the schedule with Breathing Room!
We know how important these tools are for the kiddos in our lives- learn how to bring this to your students & kids in person AND virtually.
AND you get to learn from the comfort of your own home! Check it out below.

FOJY Virtual Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training @ Breathing Room Yoga Center The Full of Joy Yoga 20 hour teacher training for teaching kids yoga & mindfulness for ages 2 – 11 years is geared towards teachers, parents, caregivers, OT’s, PT’s, yogis, and everyone who loves working with children.

10/20/2021

Yoga Games for Kids - Volcano Eruption

Pre-order Yoga Games for Kids, enter to win a copy today by tagging a friend below and check out one of my favorite games!

Pre-order- https://amzn.to/3nxRVF7

10/18/2021

fellow kids yoga teachers, can you post your own kids yoga book link here in the comments? I am currently purchasing books from fellow teachers like me! I am planning on doing a post about all my new faves. thanks!

fellow kids yoga teachers, can you post your own kids yoga book link here in the comments? I am currently purchasing books from fellow teachers like me! I am planning on doing a post about all my new faves. thanks!

Photos from Full of Joy Yoga's post 10/18/2021

I’m so excited about my new book Yoga Games for Kids going on sale in a few weeks, and to share that excitement with you I'm giving away an advanced copy before it's available to the public! To enter for your chance to win,
- Follow Full of Joy Yoga
- Like the post
- @Mention one or more friends

Giveaway ends 12:00pm EST on Wednesday Oct 20. Winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday Oct 22.

There will only be one winner, so if you haven't pre-ordered your copy of my book yet, please do that here: https://amzn.to/3nxRVF7

(Open to US residents ages 18 and up only. Entries must be received by 12:00pm EST on Wednesday Oct 22. One winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday Oct 22. No purchase necessary. Est. retail value: $9.99. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to the owner of this page and not to Facebook.)

Photos from Full of Joy Yoga's post 10/17/2021

I had so much fun sharing my book with all the kiddos I taught this week. I can't wait to see pix of you with your kids when you get my book in the mail! Please share when you do!
Remember you can order using this link - https://amzn.to/3nxRVF7
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#yogaforkids #preschoolyoga
#fullofjoyoga #kidsyoga #yogawithkids

Photos from Full of Joy Yoga's post 10/15/2021

I'm excited to announce that the Kindle edition of Yoga Games for Kids, ages 4-8 is on sale today! I’m thrilled that people will finally be able to start reading the book, and I can't wait to hear what you think. Leaving a review is one of the BEST ways you can support my book and help others decide if Yoga Games for Kids is what they’re looking for.

Here’s the link to get your copy right now:
https://amzn.to/3nxRVF7)

10/13/2021

Unboxing Yoga Games for Kids!

Did you hear? I wrote a book and the first copy from my publisher is finally in my hands! Here I am opening it up for the first time. It was so exciting after all these months of work. I still can't believe I'm a published author!

This book is chock full of engaging exercises, guided poses, and stimulating games, while also teaching young yogis the virtues of yoga through play while helping them build physical strength, flexibility, and balance.

You can learn more about the book and pre-order a copy here: https://amzn.to/3nxRVF7

Photos from Full of Joy Yoga's post 10/12/2021

⭐Today is the day!! ⭐
After a LOT of hard work behind the scenes for the past several months, I'm so excited to finally announce that I have a new book coming out, 🧘Yoga Games for Kids, ages 4-8. 🧘

Yoga is loved the world over for how it can:
💪build physical strength
🧘 promote mindfulness,
🌈and inspire calm.
With a variety of engaging exercises, guided poses, and stimulating games, this yoga book for kids teaches young yogis the virtues of yoga through play while helping them build physical strength, flexibility, and balance.

I would love your support as I launch my book. You can pre-order your copy here: https://amzn.to/3nxRVF7

🎉Stay tuned for sneak peeks in the coming weeks! I’m so excited!🎉

Timeline Photos 10/07/2021

I wrote a kids yoga book! Some of you know that I've been working hard on this project for a while now. I’m so excited to share more details (including the cover and how to pre-order your copy) with you soon. Be sure to keep an eye out for my official announcement this coming Tuesday!
In the meantime, check out my latest newsletter...

https://mailchi.mp/68daa2fb3d5a/iwroteakidsyogabook

I wrote a kids yoga book! Some of you know that I've been working hard on this project for a while now. I’m so excited to share more details (including the cover and how to pre-order your copy) with you soon. Be sure to keep an eye out for my official announcement this coming Tuesday!
In the meantime, check out my latest newsletter...

https://mailchi.mp/68daa2fb3d5a/iwroteakidsyogabook

Photos from Full of Joy Yoga's post 10/06/2021

I did a thing the other day! I've been making kids yoga videos for years now, completely unprofessional but fine.

My friend, fellow yogi and video editor extraordinare Michelle Morgan (who edited my last set of videos) said I must have them film and edit my next round. So I did! Thank you Steve for your amazing videography skills.

You'll just have to wait for the finished product!

Thank you to Heidi Sormaz
And Fresh Yoga for use of the beautiful space.
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#kidsyoga #yogawithkids #fullofjoyoga #preschoolyoga #kidsyogavideos #breathe

10/05/2021

Hi Friends! I am trying to stay balanced before sharing some exciting news! Be sure to stay tuned and keep an eye out, I can't wait to share this news with you!

Hi Friends! I am trying to stay balanced before sharing some exciting news! Be sure to stay tuned and keep an eye out, I can't wait to share this news with you!

Photos from Full of Joy Yoga's post 09/26/2021

Come to New England Brewing Co. today from 12-5 for the SHE SHINES Woman Artisans Event ! I'm here too with a Full of Joy Yoga class at 2pm.

Your entry ticket of toiletries, granola bars, socks, tshirts, or cash benefits the Woman & Families Shelter of New Haven.

Photos from Full of Joy Yoga's post 09/26/2021

First public kids yoga class in 2 years and it was a success! The kiddos were adorable and made teaching just so fun. I missed this!

Thanks to the CT Folk fest for inviting me, the day was gorgeous & music was sublime. I love our little city.

Photos from Full of Joy Yoga's post 09/25/2021

This morning we spent time at our family tree at our favorite park that we now have to drive to! Feels a little different now that's it's no longer around the corner, but it's still our park and still our tree. We get to watch this tree grow instead of our child. But having it is a comfort and it's gotten so big- it's pretty amazing.

On what would have been his 13th year, it feels really big and the trauma of the loss still feels raw. Silas impacted so many lives in his brief life. If it only allows you to stop for a moment and truly realize what is most important. We know how precious life is and today more then ever make changes in your priorities. Love your peeps, tell them, show them and be extra kind to yourself.

As we say every year-
Look at the stars✨ and say his name.
Hug your kiddos tight 🤗
Light a candle. 🕯️
We are so fortunate to have the best people in our lives.

This year we are starting a new endeavor in his honor. We are working with The Community Fund of Greater New Haven and the Nature Year program at Common Ground to create a fund in order to help more kids gain access to the amazing programs available at this wonderful school.

Our goal is to create a legacy for Silas and to connect it to the incredible experiences Zephyr has enjoyed throughout his years at the camps, programs and Nature Year program that Common Ground offers. We want more children to have access to these transformative learning experiences and with Silas' name meaning "of the trees" this feels like a perfect fit.

In the coming months we will let folks know how they can be part of this, and we want to thank Roberta Shestack Rosen and Michael Rosen for their help getting this started, along with my dad Bob whose legacy will also help us get this off the ground.

Thank you all for the support you've shown for us over many years and especially this day, every year with all the messages of lit candles and love in memory Silas. It means so much to us, thank you.

🌻Silas Orion🌻
https://elmcitydad.wordpress.com/silas-orion-gallagher/

09/25/2021

Today at Edgewood Park for the CT Folk fest. My first family yoga class in 2 years! Yay! 3:30pm
Hope to see you there.

Today at Edgewood Park for the CT Folk fest. My first family yoga class in 2 years! Yay! 3:30pm
Hope to see you there.

Photos from Full of Joy Yoga's post 09/16/2021

Hi friends! I have 2 awesome events I'll be at next weekend. So crazy to think that I get to participate in an event again. Each is its own awesomeness. Shout out to both organizers for stepping up and making these happen, it's not easy.

On Sat Sept 25, catch me and my Family Yoga Class at the final CT Folk Folk at the Edge concert at Edgewood Park at 3:30pm. You can get tickets for the fest at ctfolk.org, they are offering $20 tix for New Haven residents.

On Sunday Sept 26, catch me, and a kids yoga class, and me selling some stuff at the SHE SHINES Woman Artisans Event at New England Brewing Co. from 12-5pm. There will be so many amazing woman vendors. The proceeds & donations will go to the Woman and Families Center in New Haven. Check out the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1580177565666785

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

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