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Backseat Yoga Breaks!  Podcast

Last fall, the wonderfully smart, hilarious Mindy Thomas of SiriusXM Radio’s Kids Place Live asked me to create a series of yoga breaks for her listeners, along the lines of the ones I put in between songs in my live shows. Except...as they were for radio, I wouldn't be able to actually demonstrate anything. Oh, and the other thing--they would be aimed at kids BUCKLED INTO CAR SEATS. What kind of yoga could they possibly do?

Turns out--they can do A LOT.  When I got to work on it, I realized...they can… Read more

CD RELEASE DAY! 

I’m so happy to say that my third album, “How to be a Cloud,” is out today! Have a listen here; I'm thrilled that it’s getting some lovely early reviews. My CD-release-day gift to you is a free download of the first single, “Gotta Lotta Happy,” which is currently in rotation on Sirius XM’s Satellite Radio. 

One of my favorite songs on this record is “Colors (2014 Remix).” We gave new life to my biggest hit by adding the voices of 75 beautiful kindergarteners from Donegan Elementary School in Bethlehem,… Read more

How to be a Cloud 

  We’ve been working away on the third album, "How to be a Cloud," aiming for a September release. Woo-hoo! Here’s the way I work: I get enough songs together to think about an album, and my brilliant producer Zak Rizvi and I make a plan and get going. Shortly after we start, I come up with another song while at the grocery store, and then another while doing the dishes, one while lying awake at night, etc., and now, as we speak, we have an album of about 25 songs. As the amount of data a CD can… Read more

Rikers Island Soup 

  Completely off the topics of kids' yoga and music: I am an average cook, with occasional disasters, and very rare moments of brilliance. Here's the thing for me with cooking for a family of five: the EVERY DAY-ness of it. It never stops. You get one meal conquered and the next is breathing down your neck. (I'm tired just thinking about it, and I have no idea what to make for dinner.) I sometimes make half-hearted attempts to "meal plan," one of those mommy-blog terms, and I will tell you I stink… Read more

focus pocus 

My daughter can get so focused on her drawing that she can't hear me call her for dinner the first four times, until I go whisper directly into her ear. During lots of other less-than-favorite activities, however, she and the rest of our family often have a bit of trouble staying in the proverbial zone. We call it Pinball Disease in our house--bouncing back and forth between tasks or activities, and an hour will pass with absolutely nothing to show for it. (This applies to grownups doing tax preparation as… Read more
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"Sweet-voiced Kira Willey will enchant audiences of all ages with this album!" -Pop Culture Classics
 
"How to be a Cloud offers the comfort of a hug, the warmth of a cup of hot cocoa on a cold day, and a heart full of gratitude." -Kids Can Groove

"Every piece of this collection is infused with joy, love, and peace" -Cherry Blossoms Blog

 
"Kira’s vocal and musical style makes you smile inside...listen to the lyrics and you will hear many great built-in self-affirmations, positive social interactions & messages of taking care of our world!" -OMazing Kids
 
 
 

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Fireflies Musical Yoga for Kids with Kira Willey

Emmaus Yoga, 860 Broad Street, Emmaus, PA

 

Fireflies Musical Yoga for Kids is an active, musical parent/child class packed with yoga poses, songs, movement, imaginative play, and relaxation. Kira will teach to her original tunes--songs from her popular kids' yoga albums-- as well as play live music throughout this fun and energetic class to facilitate the flow of poses and keep children completely engaged. Come move and sing with Kira, and experience the joy of yoga with your young ones! No yoga experience necessary. Ideal for ages 3-8 with parent--other family members are welcome!

Please call (610) 421-8200 for price information and to register.

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Kira Willey & Friends CD Release & Benefit Concert!

Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, 420 E Packer Ave, Bethlehem, PA 18015

 

Join Kira and her full band for a blowout CD Release party! Special musical guests, Irish step dancers, and more! This can't-be-missed event will be a benefit for Donegan Elementary on Bethlehem's South Side, which has lost state funding for its incredibly valuable summer school program for kids who really, really need them. Get your tickets now!

$15 adult/$10 child. Family pack: 5 for $40!

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Fireflies Musical Yoga for Kids with Kira Willey

Karma Kids Yoga, 25 West 23rd Street, New York, NY

 

Fireflies Musical Yoga for Kids is an active, musical parent/child class packed with yoga poses, songs, movement, imaginative play, and relaxation. Kira will teach to her original tunes--songs from her popular kids' yoga albums-- as well as play live music throughout this fun and energetic class to facilitate the flow of poses and keep children completely engaged. Come move and sing with Kira, and experience the joy of yoga with your young ones! No yoga experience necessary. Ideal for ages 3-8 with parent--other family members are welcome!

Please call (646) 638-1444 for price information and to register.

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Fireflies Musical Yoga for Kids with Kira Willey

DIG Yoga, 204 North Union Street, Lambertville, NJ

 

Fireflies Musical Yoga for Kids is an active, musical parent/child class packed with yoga poses, songs, movement, imaginative play, and relaxation. Kira will teach to her original tunes--songs from her popular kids' yoga albums-- as well as play live music throughout this fun and energetic class to facilitate the flow of poses and keep children completely engaged. Come move and sing with Kira, and experience the joy of yoga with your young ones! No yoga experience necessary. Ideal for ages 3-8 with parent--other family members are welcome!

$20 per family--please call 609-460-6222 to register!

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  • Posters are in and the word is spreading! Tickets are on sale for the Donegan Elementary benefit kids' concert at Zoellner, March 14--get yours now!
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    Posters are in and the word is spreading! Tickets are on sale for the Donegan Elementary benefit kids' concert at Zoellner, March 14--get yours now! Zoellnerartscenter.org
  • Putting the finishing touches on the new Colors (2014 Remix) video!! Haven't heard the song? Listen here: kirawilley.com
    Putting the finishing touches on the new Colors (2014 Remix) video!! Haven't heard the song? Listen here: kirawilley.com
  • Video shoot! Kept up the smile the whole time--it was about 15 degrees and my face just froze that way
    Video shoot! Kept up the smile the whole time--it was about 15 degrees and my face just froze that way
  • Two in the house down with the flu--I'm thinking this will help me ward it off
    Two in the house down with the flu--I'm thinking this will help me ward it off
  • #tbt my beautiful, talented mother 1944-1982
    #tbt my beautiful, talented mother 1944-1982
  • Such an honor to vote in the Grammys!
    Such an honor to vote in the Grammys!
  • Happy to say I've finally gotten to the point where being on live TV is slightly more fun than it is terrifying. This is from last month's appearance on WFMZ TV with the sweet and welcoming Eve Tannery
    Happy to say I've finally gotten to the point where being on live TV is slightly more fun than it is terrifying. This is from last month's appearance on WFMZ TV with the sweet and welcoming Eve Tannery
  • Newest member of the family. 1985 Yamaha. Writing songs on piano again!
    Newest member of the family. 1985 Yamaha. Writing songs on piano again!
  • #tbt Hammin it up somewhere in Greece
    #tbt Hammin it up somewhere in Greece
  • Our Sirius XM live show airs this weekend! Friday 10 PM, Saturday 9 AM & 5 PM, Sunday noon (all EST). This pic is from right after the taping, signing CDs for some really sweet fans
    Our Sirius XM live show airs this weekend! Friday 10 PM, Saturday 9 AM & 5 PM, Sunday noon (all EST). This pic is from right after the taping, signing CDs for some really sweet fans
  • On my way to WFMZ TV studios - seriously early gig
    On my way to WFMZ TV studios - seriously early gig
  • #tbt Minuet in G
    #tbt Minuet in G
  • I'm receiving complaints that my pumpkin is too happy
    I'm receiving complaints that my pumpkin is too happy
  • One cupcake left from the @PBS launch party...I guess you can put a logo on anything...!
    One cupcake left from the @PBS launch party...I guess you can put a logo on anything...!
  • Finally, my husband sees fit to put me on the cover
    Finally, my husband sees fit to put me on the cover
  • Had no idea what we were in for when we volunteered to help at the #runningskirts water station at the #runnersworld half today...THIS is what we were in for! morph suits are surprisingly warm...#skirtencounter
    Had no idea what we were in for when we volunteered to help at the #runningskirts water station at the #runnersworld half today...THIS is what we were in for! morph suits are surprisingly warm...#skirtencounter
  • Age 10 and full of it #tbt
    Age 10 and full of it #tbt
  • Played classical violin growing up. Could not have been less cool in high school. But I became a classical music geek along the way--and I had to have a pic w my favorite violinist, the incredible Itzhak Perlman, when I saw this at Sirius XM studios
    Played classical violin growing up. Could not have been less cool in high school. But I became a classical music geek along the way--and I had to have a pic w my favorite violinist, the incredible Itzhak Perlman, when I saw this at Sirius XM studios
  • Cool guys - my rockin band with Absolutely Mindy at Sirius XM
    Cool guys - my rockin band with Absolutely Mindy at Sirius XM
  • Farmers market gig today - just a hired hand for once, contributing harmonies and violin to a set of Magnetic Fields songs. Plus I got all my produce for the week, so it was a win-win
    Farmers market gig today - just a hired hand for once, contributing harmonies and violin to a set of Magnetic Fields songs. Plus I got all my produce for the week, so it was a win-win
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