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"Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the Foundations Workshop in Albany. It was truly amazing and I'm so glad to be involved with YogaKids. I started teaching a small class at the Center where my son does OT and it's been incredible.
The reason I'm writing is I was thinking about what you said. That a lot of people tell you they feel like they're better parents for having gotten involved w/ YogaKids. I have to agree but even more so for me is the feeling that parenting is once again a JOY. I think I had forgotten how much fun it's supposed to be!!! Getting involved with YogaKids has brought this back and for that I am truly thankful. It was such a gift." ~ Kate YKA, Mother and Trainee in the YogaKids Certification Program
"Thank you Marsha for everything. You have opened new doors in my life and offered an amazing vision for my (and my family's) future." ~ Deb, Mother and Occupational Therapist
“My 6 yr old had a bad experience on the bus yesterday. Came home crying and hurt. She asked me to put in a Yogakids DVD when she got home. By the end of the DVD, she said "I feel better, I feel like my anger just went out the top of my head!" She was smiling and had put her experience from the day behind her. Those Yogakids DVDs have helped us on many a difficult day. Thank you Marsha Wenig.”
"This training is stimulating, engaging, informative and fun!" ~ Jennifer, Teacher and Mother
"My autistic son LOVES your yoga for kids Silly to Calm DVD, and knows it by heart. It has really helped him to manage his stress and over-stimulation!! THANK YOU!!!
We see him really using what he learned in the DVD - last week he was in a situation where he didn't get what he wanted and instead of crying and having a serious meltdown (which he might have done before) he sat down and did the Bunny Breath! He also sits in full lotus position, hands in meditation pose and does "peace" and "shanti", sending peace to his family members, his friends and the planet. " ~ Alexe
"My son who is 5 had a liver transplant when he was 9 months old. When kian was 3.5 he started doing yoga classes. Since then his sleep pattern has improved! Kian loves yogakids classes!! We just watched your DVD and it is fab!!" ~ Nish
"I just wanted to let you know how much we are enjoying your YogaKids 2 ABC's DVD. Our son is 5 years old and has autism. This yoga dvd has had a great effect on him.
After our son Billy tried the DVD, he asked for it often. We are so happy we ordered it and Billy has been very happy also! Thanks so much for making great DVDs available to us. Keep up the great work." ~ Helen, Mother
"This really isn't a question, but rather a comment and a thank you. I recently purchased the YogaKids video for my 3 1/2 year old son, Christopher. Christopher has a moderate to severe speech delay, a tentative diagnosis of sensory integration dysfunction and the autistic spectrum disorder Pervasive Developmental Delay. I'm always looking for ways to help Christopher overcome the challenges he faces on a daily basis. The Yoga Kids video has proven to be a fantastic way to encourage him to interact. He actually asks me to put the video in by enthusiastically shouting "OGAKIDS", and if I'm not in the room with him when he's watching it, he will come and grab my hand asking me to be a tree, a lion, or a snake with him.
This past weekend we stopped at a rest area and he saw a big white dog. He went over to the dog and greeted the dog and his owner by dropping down into dog-pose saying "STRETCH PAWS"!! I was thrilled that he found a way to interact with a new person he didn't know, something he would normally avoid.
Thank you so much for making this video available! I will be suggesting it to other parents of special needs/autistic kids as well as at Christopher's preschool." ~ Kathy