Yoga By Teens
Now on DVD and iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch!
Join Yoga Teens, Lauren, Emily and Jessica Parsons in a video class that is designed and taught by teens.
- Yoga by Teens teaches basic hatha yoga poses that are fun and challenging.
- Yoga helps to build strength and flexibility as well as develop self-confidence and self esteem.
- Yoga by Teens' message is that yoga is for all ages and levels of ability, including people with special needs.
Lauren, Emily and Jessica Parsons are sisters who have grown up with yoga as a way of life. Their parents, Jim and Sue Anne, have been teaching yoga for over 25 years and have taught their kids that yoga is a non-competitive, fun way to stay in shape, and a way for the family to share quality time together.
Their message is that yoga is for all ages and all levels of flexibility.
The girls are at different levels and demonstrate modifications and the use of blocks, blankets, and straps.
They also share a little history of yoga and have fun with some of the Sanskrit names.
The class can be practiced in approximately 40 minutes or can be done in three shorter segments, as your time permits.
Features a Yoga Tips section where each pose in the class is shown with helpful tips.
Big News! Yoga By Teens is now an iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch App!
Check it out here: YogaByTeens at the iTunes Store.
Meet The Teens!
Lauren Parsons has completed the 200 Hour Yoga Teaching Certification and is registered with the Yoga Alliance. Lauren is a graduate of UC Berkeley with a degree in Theater and Performing Arts. She is currently living in Los Angeles, and working at Universal Studios. Contact Lauren.
Emily Parsons is a certified yoga instructor. She is attending UC Santa Barbara's BFA acting program. She is currently teaching "Yoga Kids" at the Evergreen Learning Center, todler ballet at the Santa Barbara YMCA. She is always ready to form a new class time for teens and family yoga classes. She can come to your location for private sessions and kids yoga parties. Contact Emily.
Jessica Parsons is a senior at Dos Pueblos High School. She is assisting Molly Pennette teaching yoga to teens for the Down Syndrome Association of Santa Barbara. She has assisted teaching yoga to the Tres Condatos Girl Scouts, Cottage Hospital Baby Faire, Alpha Resource Center and Family Yoga classes at Let It Go Yoga. Contact Jessica.
Reviews and Articles
The DVD was reviewed in the February 2007 issue of LA YOGA Magazine.
School Library Journal DVD Review 12/2006:
By Staff -- 12/1/2006
Grade 6 and Up - Three teenage sisters demonstrate basic Hatha yoga poses that are suitable for teens and others new to yoga. All three seem very comfortable with the poses and are knowledgeable about the correct posture for them. The DVD begins with a disclaimer and encourages viewers to go slowly and be mindful of any pain or discomfit. At the beginning of the program, the girls provide an informative introduction to yoga. For each pose, one of the teens explains the pose while the other two demonstrate. The youngest sister models a modified pose which is helpful for beginners. The DVD can be watched in its entirety or viewers can select either the floor, standing, or seated classes. The program was filmed outdoors and occasionally the sound is muffled, but overall the production quality is good. Bonus features include interviews, sun salutation routines, and a glossary of yoga terms. This excellent, well-paced introduction to yoga will appeal to teens.
- Wendy Woodfill, Hennepin County Library, Minnetonka, MN
Here is Lauren's September 2006 article about the Yoga By Teens DVD.
Lauren also wrote about teaching yoga at the YMCA in this Youth Spotlight article in December 2007.
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This article was published by the Santa Barbara New-Press in their Youth Spotlight section in September 2006.
This TRI-LINE article was published in the Spring/Summer 2006 TRI-LINE, A publication of the Tri Counties Regional Center covering Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties
Yoga for Santa Barbara and Goleta, California.