Meet Karuna Lynne Elson (“Yoga Girl”) and her Puppet Guru (“Swami Cat”) at JaiPure Yoga in for the CD release party of the debut album “Meow is the Time for Yoga,” Monday, January 16.
Parents, kids of all ages and Yogis will sing, laugh, breathe and move to the upbeat groove of yoga songs form the album such as Swami Cat’s Theme, I Have A Dog, The Candle Who Lost Her Light, and I Am The Wind (Sivasana Song).
All are invited to join Swami Cat and his friends for a Yoga Party with games, Hatha Yoga, sing-a-longs, raffles and giveaways!
Yoga Girl is a children’s author, playwright and yoga instructor who has created humorous educational workshops and videos for the young and young-at-heart to experience yoga fully.
“Many parents ask how to engage their children in yoga,” says Yoga Girl. “The truth is, they learn by watching, by playing and by repetition. Making a time to practice together by using a book, an online video or taking a class is a great way to start. But, making it part of your daily or weekly routine would be most beneficial.”
According to Swami Cat, a holistic Yoga practice helps a child stay centered when the world, school, friends or anything else around them might otherwise cause them stress. It helps to promote happiness, gratitude and compassion throughout their whole lives.
Through the use of Yoga poses, breathing exercises, laughter, silly songs and stories, Swami Cat helps parents, children, and yogis of all ages learn more about Yoga, meditation and mindfulness.
“Our goal is to promote health and joy through yoga. If it brings a smile to a child’s or an adult’s face we have accomplished our goal,” adds Yoga Girl.
What: “Meow is the Time for Yoga,” a Yoga Party with games, poses, sing-a-longs, raffles and giveaways.
Where: JaiPure Yoga, 575 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair
When: Monday, January 16, 3-4:30pm.
Cost: Free. RSVP at KarunaLynne@gmail.com or 732.491.5404