This is all around one of the BEST CDs for kids and motion I’ve EVER heard! An awesome CD and I LOVE that it connects music with yoga and movement, too. What a creative, well-done endeavor. BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO
~ Natalie Gilbert
Ok, this is SERIOUSLY a slam-dunk gift. Unique, whimsical lyrics from a great musician. It’s an entire CD full of kids yoga music that is designed to introduce young kids to yoga. But even for those athletically-challenged folks, the songs are great for kids to learn during a long car drive because they are fun and original! For those yoga-inspired folks, the CD includes a booklet that shows you the poses, so it’s very easy. And kids love it! My favorite song is SURFER MAMA!
~ Carole Sinclair
My absolute favorite songs are Midnight Moonlight (love the sound of the chorus with you providing your own harmonies), Black Dog in the River (Nick Drake meets kids’ music… who would have thought!), and Caterpillar Caterpillar… but that’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy each and every song. I really love the mix of doowop, jazz, etc…. killer sax, upright bass, and lots of other little surprises! Kira’s voice has that soft, breathy quality that I love (so Suzanne Vega, especially on Caterpillar Caterpillar)… and I love the atmosphere of the songs (particularly that they aren’t all just generically happy/silly)… there’s real depth in there, including lyrically… but on a level that is accessible to kids, and exposes them to more sophisticated musical styles. Bravo!
~ Sue Hartman
My children were captivated for the full session of Fireflies Yoga and eagerly ran out the door this morning for their next class. I’ve always felt that children know when they are welcome and belong in a place… and that’s why I think Fireflies Yoga is so successful with children. They know it’s for them. It’s not a grown-up yoga class slightly modified for their ability level—it’s a full-blown children’s experience with music and movement and laughter!
~ Hillary Kwiatek
The CD is incredibly innovative, and a must-have! My girls and I started singing along after only hearing the songs one time. Surfer Mama is the most feel-good song we’ve ever heard. This is a great way to get your kids to move their bodies for health. I’ve told all of my friends. We love it.
Our 4-year-old May has been listening to it obsessively AND doing the yoga! She adores the sun salutations song in particular. I only wish we had a class like that locally for May, but please let Kira know that her Maine fan club has been launched.
~ Sara Corbett
What a great CD! I’m a yogini and my daughter has been interested in yoga as long as she has been watching me practice. The CD has great music, Kira has a beautiful voice and I loved the bonus tracks where she actually guides you through the poses. It was so much fun to do yoga together.
Dear Kira, I cannot even begin to tell you what you mean to me. My 4 year old son Colin has severe autism. Something in him opened when he heard the DELL commercial. I went online and found you. He is singing now, he loves that song so much. Colors is so beautiful, so special. It has been a while since I have seen my son this happy, and this into something, he loves it soooo much. Kira, you have given me such a wonderful gift, Colin’s beautiful smile. I am ordering the CD for him on payday, I cannot wait. I hope you are always blessed in everything you do. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!
~ Cedar Cox mom
I Love This CD! Kira has a beautiful voice and the lyrics are so well written. This CD is a great mix of fun, gentle, playful, restful, inspiring, and spunky. LOVE the Surfer Mama song! I also really appreciate the second set of songs that include her instruction.
Highly recommend for classroom or home use! This CD has been a great addition to my Yoga for Kids program. Over 300 children, the best critics of all, enjoy the music and have all given it a thumbs up!
~ Renee McCall, kids’ yoga teacher
Wonderful! More than just a great yoga CD! Great music variety! Our whole family loves this CD and each of us have our favorite songs. I love the variety of music styles on one CD—Kira is a very versatile songwriter, and we never get tired of hearing the CD over and over! This CD is WELL worth the money, and is more than just a great yoga CD—we listen to the music in the car all the time. I highly recommend it!
~ Steph K., mom
Awesome, the entire family loves it! The voice and sound quality is amazing. The music is so positive, peaceful and uplifting you can’t help but like it. : )
~ Brian Lowry
I received the CD. Thanks so much. Kids LOVED it! Especially the Sun Salutation song.. even my husband was singing it! Thanks again and keep on with your beautiful music! It’s truly uplifting!
~ Yaremi Aparicio, yoga teacher
I just wanted to say that I really love your CD! I use it both when I teach toddler and pre-school yoga and when I teach adults as well! It is a rare that I will listen to a “children’s cd” on my own for pure enjoyment! It is wonderful! Hope you have more music on the way!
~ Dorothy Corrigan, yoga instructor
Your music is so beautiful and you are an inspiration. I am a yoga teacher and am presently furthering my teaching to include children as I work through my certification with YogaKids. Thank you so much for doing what you do!
~ Sara Hastings, yoga teacher
I’m writing to let you know how much I love your Dance for the Sun CD. I teach preschool yoga and am an occupational therapist in the public schools here, and your songs are always a hit no matter who I play them for! I tell everyone about your music and can’t wait to see what else you produce in the future. I just love your CD the best of any kids’ yoga CD that I have… the quality of the music is better, the yoga tracks are SO helpful when first teaching the song, and the movements so naturally progress with the music. THANK YOU!!!
~ Laura Figueroa, occupational therapist and kids’ yoga teacher
Like so many, I first heard your music via the Dell commercial. When I googled to find out about the song, I was delighted not only to find your cd, but to realize that you had written the songs for children’s yoga. I was looking for a Christmas gift for the 6 year old son of a friend. His name is Andrew and he was born virtually blind. I just wanted you to know how wonderful this CD is for him. He absolutely loves it. If it wasn’t for the fact that you explain what moves and positions to take, it would be just another sweet children’s cd. But he is learning the positions at the same time and in the same way as his brother Timmy and his parents. I think this must be incredibly empowering for him!
~ Victoria West
Yippee! Received CD in yesterday’s mail… we played it while we had a young visitor. Little Hannah (4) danced and leaped and flew (in my daughter’s arms), and when the song was over said, “I want to do that again!” You are an exceptionally talented woman, and I thank you for sharing your blessings with the world!
~ Janet Sullivan, mom
I’m sure you’re getting plenty of fan mail since your song “Colors” was used in the recent Dell commercial, but just wanted to tell you that you have a beautiful, soothing voice! Will you be doing an album for grownups next? It doesn’t matter if it’s not yoga-related, it would be great to hear more of your songs!
~ Meghan Mercier
Here’s a story about your song that I thought you’d like to hear. My brother who is 56 years old was visiting me last night for our family Christmas gathering. The Dell commercial came on the TV and he said, “Listen! Who is that singing? Every time I hear that commercial I just feel, ahhhh, peaceful!” It was so unlike my brother to say such a thing, who is an interstate surveyor and builds cars and airplanes as a hobby. His wife of 35 years just received the news that she is to begin kidney dialysis (due to Type 1 diabetes) January 1st, and she is on the transplant list. This morning my daughter and I searched online to find out more about your song and she downloaded, from itunes, your whole album for him. We surprised him at breakfast this morning by playing “Colors” as he sat down to eat! Your song was a blessing to us all.
~ Maxine Ramey
My son has autism, he loves “Colors”. He is singing the words to it! You are such a blessing to us! Thank you!
~ Navy mom
I have to admit that I first heard your song “Colors” on the Dell commercial. I loved it so much that I googled the beginning lyrics and watched the video on Youtube. What a wonderful idea—to combine music with children’s yoga! Thank-you for having the courage to live your dream and to give such a wonderful experience to children and their parents.
~ Meg Monti, Deputy Director, St. Louis Mental Health Board
I am a franciscan monk who works mostly with young people in Dublin, Ireland and I just thought I’d drop you a line to let you know that your song, Colours, has really impressed me. For the past five years I have been working with the Sanctuary Centre in Dublin’s inner city to create a program for young people (mostly those in their teens) which allows then to integrate their experiences and begin the path to meditative awareness. Yoga has proved a powerful tool along the way; we also do a lot of work with colour and art and one of the things we have found is that while they are often slow to share how they are feeling or past experiences the will share what “colours they are today” very readily! A simple question like “what colour are you today?” can often open up a whole conversation with a young person who just doesn’t know how to express themselves. Your song allows them not only to connect to how they are feeling but to an appreciation of nature as well. Just thought you’d like to know that the song is having an effect all the way accross the Atlantic!
~ Brother Richard, Franciscan monk
I’m an 18 year old soon to be college student with no children. I heard your song “Colors” on a Dell commercial on TV, and it instantly got stuck in my head. Thinking the artist was probably one of those indie-Starbucks approved artists, I googled the lyrics and found your name. I was kind of surprised to see that you were a children’s musician. But, I don’t like to let genres limit my musical options, so I downloaded “Colors” and listened to it on repeat for about an hour before my friend told me if I was going to put something on repeat, I had to AT LEAST have 3 songs on a cycle so it didn’t drive him nuts. I checked out your other songs on iTunes, and fell even more in love with your music. It is just so happy and pretty. “Colors” is still my favorite, but “Dance for the Sun,” “The Sound I Found,” and “Namaste Song” are pretty close up there! Thank you for providing beautiful music to brighten the world!
~ Chloe, college student
I’m Maggie, 18 next month. I love your album! I play it when I hang out with my friends, and they always ask what it is in curiosity, they like your music too! When I tell them it is for “kids yoga” they barely ever believe me. Colors, from the Dell commerical, is the natural favourite. but I also like the one with the Apple Pie! Thanks for the relaxing music!
~ Maggie, high school student
I am a preschool teacher who fell in love with “that song from the Dell commercial.” My 18 year old daughter (who was also intrigued by “Colors”) got online and did some investigating and told me that the song came from a children’s yoga CD. Well, my CD arrived in the mail today and I can’t wait to share it with my class next week! Thank you for making such beautiful music and sharing it with the rest of us.
~ Amy Kobzeff, teacher
I heard your song colors on the dell commercial and just loved it. I’m a junior in high school and an assistant dance teacher at my dance studio where I have been going for 12 years. I help teach classes on Saturday mornings to children ages 2-8. I love them and downloaded your whole album to play in my classes. I love your music and plan on stretching to it at home. It reminds me a lot of jack johnson except better. Thanks!
~ Ellen Barbour, high school student and assistant dance teacher
I just want to tell you how much we are LOVING your music! When I heard your Colors song on the Dell commercial I hurried and found you online! My kids are 4 and 1 1/2 and they LOVE the songs you have on your myspace page! We’ve been playing them SOOOOO much the last week and half! They dance their little hearts out! I love it! I can’t wait to get the CD!
~ Jill, mom
I just had a friend to find your CD from the song on the Dell commercial and told me to check it out as great music for my art dance/drama/creative classroom and I am so excited to know about it! I almost cried when I listened to your songs because they are so perfect! Thank you for being who you are and doing what you do!
~ Tiffany, art teacher
Wow! I heard your song on a Dell commercial and loved your voice! Got right onto the internet to figure out who you were. YAY! I teach pre-schoolers at a Spiritual Center – and your songs are PERFECT for us! Ordered your CD today! Thanks for sharing your gift of music and love of children!!
~ Lizza, preschool teacher
I used the CD this morning with my LOW functioning kids… after playing the mountain song 5 times… they started to get it. I have a higher functioning class this afternoon… they are excited about it!
thank you so much! the staff LOVEs it too… totally involved… they need it after being with these kids all day!
~ Jontue Koff, occupational therapist
Buy Kira’s CD, Dance for the Sun, and begin sharing musical yoga with your child!