I Am the Jungle: A Yoga Adventure takes kids through a yoga flow of poses inspired by the natural world, including Mountain, River, Elephant, and Python. Told through a fun adventure story that focuses on imagination, the book offers young readers the benefits of yoga, including movement, joy, and focus.
In addition to learning basic yoga poses, children will learn to identify different emotions while practicing those poses. Butterfly Pose helps you feel calm and centered, Tree Pose brings feelings of being grounded and well balanced, and Turaco Pose lets you get your playful on!
The back of the book includes a parents’ and teachers’ guide with Sanskrit names and physical benefits of each yoga pose.
Melissa Hurt is a certified yoga instructor and teaches acting, voice, speech, and movement. She holds an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and a PhD from the University of Oregon. Melissa lives in upstate New York. Learn more at melissahurt.com.
Katy Tanis creates artwork for children’s books, clothing brands, fabric collections, and greeting cards. She splits her time between San Francisco and New York City, where she is currently pursuing a master’s degree in ecology, evolution, and zoology at the Bronx Zoo. Learn more at daughterearth.com.