"I teach Yoga to autistic young children in Israel. I love your song Dance for the Sun. I have translated it to Hebrew...
Thank you for all your wonderful work with yoga for children."
--M. Alkaly, in an email
Me & LB.
@laurieberkner #laurieberkner #musicforkids #openyourheart #newvideoalert
"Open Your Heart" video release day!
@laurieberkner and I had no fun at all shooting this vid for her sweet song...link below
#kids yoga #boatpose #openyourheart #musicforkids #laurieberkner #partneryoga
It's Free Download Friday!
For nearly ten years, kids' yoga teachers have been using "Dance for the Sun" as a fun, musical way to teach sun salutations to children. Did you know we just re-recorded this song, adding new vocals, piano, and some sweet new kids' voices--and it's one of the bonus tracks on the newly released Mindful Moments for Kids album? Get it free, today only...and please let me know what you think!
Get your free track at kirawilley.com
Late-breaking holiday news: Santa, kind and thoughtful soul that he is, brought me a well-loved, four-string tenor banjo. Yippee!
Now, who's going to give me lessons?
#bluegrassbaby #thingswithstrings #oldcrowmedicineshow
Release day for Mindful Moments for Kids!! 30 simple, quick ways to help kids de-stress, calm down, and focus. Thanks so much to everyone who followed our #MindfulMomentsCountdown!
Today's free track, "Send Good Thoughts," is one of the most important of all: it helps children develop the vital quality of compassion for others.
Think of someone you love, and imagine that person is standing in front of you. Think of something really nice you could say to that person. Say your really nice thing quietly, in your mind. Now think of someone else--someone you don't know as well, or someone who may be having a hard time right now--and think of something really nice you could say to that person... Get the full track at kirawilley.com!
Also, a huge Thank You to Jeanna at Mommas Bacon for your post!
Make sure to visit her cool site! https://www.facebook.com/mommas.bacon
Day 2 of the #MindfulMomentsCountdown! Today's sweet, free track helps children develop self-awareness and gratitude.
Take a long breath in, and let it all the way out. Think of something kind you've done for someone. Maybe you helped someone in your family with something at home,
or you helped a friend at school. How about something kind that someone else did for you? Maybe someone did a really nice thing for you recently. Think about how it made you feel... Get the full track at kirawilley.com!
Also, Thank You Jenny at www.mamanaturale.ca for our Mindful Moments post! Check out her blog!
Day 3 of the #MindfulMomentsCountdown...I think it's going to rain! Today's free track is super fun, and helps kids focus--they really have to pay attention to create the sounds of the rainstorm.
Rub your hands together to make the sound of the wind, it's really picking up! I feel a few raindrops...tap your finger and thumb together to make the sound of the raindrops coming down. Now it's really starting to pour! Hands on your lap, make the sound of the rain pouring down, faster and faster!
Get the full track at kirawilley.com!
Also, check out our blog post on http://kidscangroove.com/
Kids have so little time when absolutely nothing is required of them. Consider this Mindful Moment a small, precious gift of calm for your child.
Today's free track, on Day 4 of the #MindfulMomentsCountdown, is the DO NOTHING MOMENT. It’s from the "De-Stress" group on the album.
For this one minute, there’s absolutely nothing you have to do, except of course, breathe. So, let's just focus on that. Close your eyes if you want to, and just feel the breath coming into your body, and going back out again. Breathe in, breathe out... Download the full track at kirawilley.com!
Also, I would like to say Thank You to Libby @creativeblogmom44
Check out her cool blog!
Shooting with the @laurieberkner band in NYC today! #ibringtheyoga #youtube #youtubespacenyc
My office today: YouTube Creator Space
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Day 5 of the #MindfulMomentsCountdown!
Today's free Mindful Moment, 1-2-3 CLAP! is from the "Energize" group on the album. It helps kids generate positive, focused energy--perfect for school work or staying on any task!
Sit up tall, shake your body out a little bit, and then hold still. Get your hands ready…when I count to three, you clap one time. 1, 2, 3! Rub your hands together, and make some energy! Put those hands over your eyes, take a long breath in and let it all the way out... Download the full track--free today--at kirawilley.com!
Also, a huge THANK YOU to Kira @mommymakestime !! Check out her blog post for Mindful Moments!
Day 6 of the #MindfulMomentsCountdown!
Today’s free track…IMAGINE YOU’RE A TREE. From the “Inspire” group of Mindful Moments, this one’s very grounding for young children...they can feel their strong roots holding them safely in the earth, as their strong branches grow toward the sky!
Get the full track—free today—at www.kirawilley.com!
Day 7 of the #MindfulMomentsCountdown!
Today's free download is from the “Energize” group of Mindful Moments for Kids…LION BREATH!
Imagine you’re a sleepy lion, just waking up in the morning. Wiggle your lion claws, do a big lion yawn, then stick your lion tongue waaay out and say “haaah!” (Kids LOVE actually being encouraged to stick their tongues out…) Get the full track, free today: www.kirawilley.com!
Day 8 of the #MindfulMomentsCountdown.
Mindful Moments is a collection of 30 one-minute tracks--set to my original music--designed to help kids release their anxiety, develop self-awareness, and, like this featured track, help improve their focus.
Today's free download is STOP & GO. Listen to the music and play along with your hands on your lap—first slowly, then a bit faster...you have to really listen to the rhythm! Then play as fast as you can…but be ready to FREEZE!
Better go get the track…(http://www.kirawilley.com)
It's Day 9 of our Mindful Moments countdown! It's 20 degrees here on the East Coast...I'm daydreaming about a big cup of hot chocolate... This Mindful Moment is from the "Calm" group on my new release.
Try it: imagine you're holding a cup of hot chocolate in your hands. It's much too hot to take a sip right now, so let's blow on it to cool it off. Bring your cup up close to you, take a long breath in, and slowly, gently blow it out to cool off your hot chocolate. Once more, take a long breath in and gently blow it towards your cup... Get the full track--free today--at kirawilley.com!
The ten-day countdown to the release of my new album, "Mindful Moments for Kids," starts now! Each day, we'll give a free download of one of the Mindful Moments--simple, quick ways to help children (and you!) de-stress, calm down, and focus.
Try this: close your eyes, and imagine you're holding a candle. Take a long breath in, and when you breathe out, you want to make the candle flame wiggle, but don't let it go out! Take long, slow breaths in and out as you focus on your candle...
Get the full track at kirawilley.com!
Handmade from clay, balsa wood and paint, and hands down my favorite holiday gift:
The Mommy Grammy.
Getting ready to go onstage with the fabulous @bradyrymer and his Little Band That Could! #happynewyear #familyrocknroll
Gear bags are here!! They're sturdy canvas with a drawstring top and a big zipper pocket...can be worn over one shoulder or backpack style, as modeled by my fabulous assistant Katie! Check out all the colors (olive/blue, gray/white, khaki/yellow, & navy/pink) at kirawilley.com. #greatholidaygift #getyourshoppingdone