'Wonderful… thanks Monica. We are focusing on Mindfulness with the children and incorporating this daily into our program. We loved your book so had to have them… one for each classroom and one for the teachers as a present!' Kind Regards, Leanne Zammit, John Paul College
Rhonda Smith from Noosa Library said 'The exhibition and the ideas behind it are beautiful! And Monica, your book will be reviewed on Noosa Community Radio 101.3fm on Friday. It deserves to be shared.'
Yoga for Little Bears was listed as a finalist in the Moreton Bay Innovation Awards people's choice. Ciao Monica Your book arrived yesterday.....very quick!. it is such a beautiful book with some very inspiring words and lovely illustrations.....my two year old son loves the bear poses! Best wishes, Kat, Italy At this modest price, it seems clear that the author's key purpose is to support others-including the very young-to improve the mind and the body through yoga.' Jenny Naylar, Teacher Trainer (Primary and Middle Years Educator, Volume 12 No. 3) Rhonda Smith from Noosa Library said 'The exhibition and the ideas behind it are beautiful! And Monica, your book will be reviewed on Noosa Community Radio 101.3fm on Friday. It deserves to be shared.' 'I have bought many yoga books for kids but this is the best of the lot - beautiful illustrations and inspiring content. Explains links between yoga and emotional intelligence and how to foster the development of virtues in children The yoga poses are fun for kids and each has a little rhyme to help remember the pose as well as an explanation of the benefits of each pose and the virtues it can help develop. It is also covers meditation and visualising goals. So much more than just a book of yoga poses, you can really feel the love in this book.' W. Stevens, nutritionist (from Amazon reviews) 'This book is a perfect way to talk to your child about virtues as well as introducing them to yoga! The illustrations are lovely and the way Monica adapted usual yoga postures to Australian life as well as making them appeal to kids is just perfect. I would also recommend this book to teachers of all kinds, not just activity teachers. Reviewing a posture per day and talking about the associated virtues could be utilized in classrooms world-wide. I highly recommend this book.' Sailgirl Design 'Joyful, peacefulness, love, generosity, assertiveness, consideration, curiosity, fun, friendliness, honesty, patience, self-confidence, trust, wisdom. Do these qualities, or ‘virtues’ sound good to you? Do they sound like ones you’d like for your children, and your family? I am inspired by a new kids yoga book called Yoga for Little Bears by Monica Batiste. This book combines Monica’s gorgeous paintings of teddy bears doing yoga, with fun poetry, and information on the ‘virtues’, emotional intelligence and how to combine both of these fields with yoga for children.' Read more from Light Being Yoga ‘Hi Monica, Thank you so much for your interactive and informative sessions. I have heard only good feedback from your visits.’ Kerry Griffith Children's Services Leader, Moreton Bay Region Libraries 'This term, I will be using this book, for my program for yoga for kids classes. For me, these teddies doing yoga are fun, and the poetry such as, ‘Strength and courage never part, Peace and love are in my heart’ (with the Fierce Teddy – or Warrior 2 Pose) are both fun and meaningful. I hope the kids love this book and teddy yoga as much as I do!' Erika Stellar, yoga teacher I LOVE this little book! It is pure joy! It’s easy to follow, wonderful drawings and leaves you feeling uplifted!' Jane Todd Editor and lecturer at Sunshine Coast University. 'Hello there, I purchased your book while our family was in Redcliffe over the school Hols (we live in Darwin), and I am using it as a parent with my kids, it is a beautiful book that I just had to purchase as soon as I flicked through it, no hesitations!!! I am a Chinese teacher to preschool and prep kids, and I am using your friendship pose to help the new kids feel welcomed this term, and also to use simple mandarin in the activity. I integrate mandarin into their general routine whenever I can, so I may use more of your poses throughout the year! I have a blog which is used by the parents of my students, other parents wanting to include mandarin in the lives of their families, and many Chinese teachers worldwide. I have linked your book, to let the parents know what I am using to integrate the mandarin we are learning in class. I hope the link will promote your beautiful book to more and more teachers and parents. My blog is www.missdonnamandarin.edublogs.org Cheers, Donna Royle' Thank you so much for the PDF version of your book, that was incredibly kind :) I love everything about this! I have started sharing virtues with the kids I teach and it has been an incredible way to bring everything in class together. I also own two preschools and am going to introduce this into the classrooms also. It's never too early to encourage positivity and the importance of living a meaningful life. Thank you so much again for this wonderful gift. I look forward to purchasing a hard copy of the book when you are finished :) Sincerely, Julie Costello Grow with Yoga ABC 'Hi Monica, I have received your book and am eagerly reading it, I’m a Psychologist by trade and (most importantly) a mummy and it has a thumbs up from both.' Katherine, Glendale. 'A beautifully illustrated book that will appeal to both children and adults. This book is not just for kids! Anyone who wants to teach themselves some basic yoga postures in an unintimidating manner will really appreciate that this book is not full of skinny-flexible little yogis in impossible postures. A beautiful way for Aunties and Uncles, Grandma's and Grandpa's to share and learn some yoga with their nieces, newphews and grandchildren. My family is going to love receiving this book as a gift. Lot's of great theming ideas for all yoga teachers.A must have for every yoga studio or anyone thinking of teaching kids yoga. Good value for money spent.' Danielle, yoga teacher and Thai Yoga massage instructor Hello Monica Batiste I love your Little bears book so much I would love to share it with little kiddies that I know so I purchased 8 books. I look forward to receiving my parcel so I can spread the love. Thank you for being a wonderful artist and being so inspirational Lots of love, Namaste. Teresa Vella Wow Monica, thank you, I have just read your blog and you have a beautiful story you know, your journey and idea and birth of your book. I really love your book and artwork and concept of little bears– it is a wonderful culmination of your work, and I’m sure it will help me to help others including my students, my own children, my partner and myself as we hold hands and reach our dreams. I feel very drawn to your book! Om shanti, Erika www.lightbeingyoga.wordpress.com Dear Monica I have ordered 4X Yoga for little bears books. I was put in touch with your work via my mother in law and absolutely love the book. I am giving a book to the Usui Reiki Centre (in Melbourne) to support the children's Reiki and Wisdom for children's group. As well a friend in London with a little bear and another who is dealing with bullying at school. My daughter's teacher is doing some meditation and yoga with her class and I will pass this to her as well. I am really interested in the virtues program as well. I thought you might like to know where your 'babies' are heading into the world.I found your blogs very inspiring and you are creating wonderful work. You have obviously manifested with a very clear intention to serve the Divine Plan. Thank you. Love Justine Hall 'Gorgeous, clever and good for the soul. Love this book!' Crista, school teacher Hi Monica, I love your new book Yoga for Little Bears. The artwork is delightful, very visual. Jude Clements Australian Yoga Life magazine 'I have been using my yoga for little bears book and doing it with my daycare kids! Henry does it everyday.' Anjie 'Dear Monica, Thank you for sharing your beautiful life changing stories. If all Parents educated their angels with books like yours, our world will transform into a peaceful place for all to come together and love ourselves and one another with pure love. Thank you for shining your light onto the world. Peace and Love', Areti Le Suer children's yoga teacher and founder of Sunny Soul Yoga 'My daughter was given your book and we just love it' Jo, Victoria 'Thanks Monica Batiste for this Yoga for little bears book, we love it! Namaste.' Ulla, Redcliffe 'Moni.... you had worked so hard on Yoga for Little Bears and it will be a winner for all those dear little kids out there and those who love them!' Bronwen xoxox 'I bought Yoga Bear book for my grandchildren last year, and I was never really sure if they read it. I visited them the other day and I was pleased to see they had their book out and was practising poses.' Kevin, Deagon. 'Congratulations on your books - very well done indeed! And your art work is fantastic.' Michael Domeyko Rowland 'They love their yoga book and teepee. Oliver was very excited to see his lion pose bear being the same as the one on his wall.' Samantha Sorenson
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