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Kids love yoga—and it's great for them, so much so that the President's Council has added the practice to the fitness activities in the annual President's Challenge. For parents and caregivers looking for a fun and effective new routine for bedtime, innovative educator Mariam Gates presents Good Night Yoga, a playful yet wholly practical book for preparing for sleep and Good Morning Yoga, a great way to meet all the moments of a child's day with focus, calm and joy!

Good Morning Yoga:

Calm and awake, "I can do this!"
is all I need to say.
A deep breath in, a long breath out— I am ready for the day!

This "wake up" story is so much more than a story. It's a practice for kids and parents to greet the morning with joy and embark on their daily adventures with intention and confidence. Turn the page and reach up to the sky, press your feet into the earth, and get ready for a great day!

Praise for Good Morning Yoga: A Pose by Pose Wake Up Story by Mariam Gates, Illustrations by Sarah Jane Hinder

"A great book that can give our kids the fundamentals of a good life-a life that comes from living from the inside out."
- Congressman Tim Ryan, author of A Mindful Nation

"Mariam Gates' ability to entertain while teaching correct yoga poses at the same time amazes me. Good Morning Yoga is perfect for kids, but I have to admit that I had a blast practicing while reading it, so I wouldn't limit it only to young yogis..."
- Kathryn Budig, yoga teacher and author of Aim True

"Mariam Gates weaves in the beautifully illustrated yoga postures in such a uniquely creative and exciting way...What a great way to start a young life. I wish I'd had this book when I was five!"
- Beryl Bender Birch, author of Power Yoga, Beyond Power Yoga, and Yoga for Warriors

"Good Morning Yoga is absolutely perfect! What a wonderful beginning for children towards a lifetime yoga practice."
- Bryan Kest, Creator of Power Yoga

"Mariam Gates has done it again.Your family will love this accessible adventure into yoga... Kids of all ages will remember the rhythm of her rhymes for years to come."
- Elena Brower, author of Art of Attention

"...Here in lies the secret to unhurried mornings, family harmony, and well-being."
- Katrina Kenison, author of Mitten Strings for God and The Gift of an Ordinary Day

"...I know Good Morning Yogais going to help make the world a better place."
- Sarah Gardner, founder, Yoga Reaches Out

"This joyful and inspiring book offers an incredible way to start your child's day."
- Jennifer Cohen Harper, author, Little Flower Yoga for Kids: A Yoga and Mindfulness Program to Help Your Child Improve Attention and Emotional Balance

"After helping young readers gently end their days in Good Night Yoga (2015), Gates and Hinder return with a salutation for their mornings... Hinder's playful illustrations animate Gates' descriptions and affirmations. Each character fully embodies his or her pose as if ready to leap off the page. The balance of bold and soft colors mirrors the energizing yet focused movements of the stretches. Young readers will easily see themselves in one of the many diverse children in the book. Also included are a recap of the poses with short instructions and a guided visualization that adults can read to children. An energizing yoga practice portrayed by lively and diverse characters that should inspire multiple readings."
- Kirkus Reviews

Good Night Yoga:

This beautifully illustrated, full-color book tells the story of the natural world as it closes down for the night, while teaching children a simple flow of yoga postures inspired by their favorite characters from nature. Moving from "Sun Breath" to "Cloud Gathering" to "Ladybug & Butterfly" and more, readers learn techniques for selfsoothing, relaxing the body and mind, focusing attention, and other skills that will support restful sleep and improve overall confidence and well-being.

Good Night Yoga, Read by Tami Simon, Founder of Sounds True


Praise for Good Night Yoga: A Pose by Pose Bedtime Story by Mariam Gates,
Illustrations by Sarah Jane Hinder

"There is nothing more important than teaching stillness and mindfulness to our children. I am endlessly grateful for Goodnight Yoga and the miraculous gifts this book will offer the world one little reader at a time."
- Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times bestselling author of Miracles Now

"I'm so happy to see a beautiful, accessible book that soothes children into slumber with a healing and restful sequence. The goal is to wind down and prepare for rest with both a calm mind and a calm body– and Mariam Gates has brought this to life masterfully".
- Kathryn Budig

"A lovely way for young children to engage the body, heart, and mind at bedtime, by listening, breathing, bending, and stretching with a parent through the unfolding of a sweet story with delightful pictures."
- Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn, authors of Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting

"As I read through this unimaginably sweet and soothing book, my breath slows and my muscles melt. If I were cozied down in bed right now, I'd surely be asleep. I can't imagine a more luscious night time ritual."
- Brian Leaf, MA, author of Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi

"Thank God for Mariam Gates' book, Goodnight Yoga, which dares to suggest and demonstrate how children can have a practice to help them face the complex world with more awareness, calmness and joy. The illustrations are awesome. It will help kids to stay connected to their body and their breath giving them real tools they will be able to use for the rest of their lives. How empowering for children! There are practices that will serve parents and kids anytime of the day."
-Tommy Rosen Yoga Teacher and Founder of Recovery 2.0

"I highly recommend Goodnight Yoga to parents who want to share the love of yoga with their child. It is a sweet, whimsical and endearing book that I will be reading to my own son as part of our bedtime ritual."
- Melanie Klein, Sociology and Women's Studies professor, and co-editor of Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories about Beauty, Bravery + Loving Your Body and the co-founder of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition.

"Charming and practical, Good Night Yoga is a gift to parents and children alike. This beautiful offering from Mariam Gates turns a time that is often filled with consternation into one of filled with connection and joy. This one belongs on every child's night stand."

- Nikki Myers, Yoga Therapist and Founder of Y12SR: The Yoga of 12-Step Recovery

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Good Night Yoga

To Order:
Call: 888.303.9185, ext 130
Email: sales@soundstrue.com
Fax: 303.665.5292