Yoga for little Bears helps children grow emotional intelligence by helping them link movement with emotions. Simple postures such as Mountain pose can help a child build the confidence to take a positive stand. Warrior pose support a child's courage, and softer postures such as Resting Butterfly and Child's pose help a child build trust and self-care.
Sometimes children need support in recognising who they are, and how they feel, in order to socialise more effectively, speak up for themselves, and to build the confidence to follow their dreams.
Our beautifully illustrated book is in use in schools and homes all over the world. Author and Illustrator Monica Batiste has worked in health and fitness for over 30 years, and is a trained yoga teacher, artist and author.
Yoga for Little Bears was shortlisted for the Moreton Bay Innovation awards in 2016.
Brain Gym and Smart Yoga
Smart Yoga is a combination of postures modified by Monica Batiste to support neuroplasticity and mindfulness.
About the Author
Growing emotional intelligence through yoga has been the focus of Monica's books and yoga classes for the past ten years.
Monica was raised in Sydney where she trained in ballet, art, fitness, and health. She worked as a Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer for 20 years. Burn out and PTSD caused her to change paths as she moved into emotional intelligence, art, and yoga. Yoga for Little Bears grew from this work.
Yoga for Little Bears supports teachers to bring movement, mindfulness, and brain activation into their classroom, to support growing brains and bodies.
Monica lives in North Brisbane with her husband Andreas, and between them they have four daughters and seven grandchildren.