Many of us enjoy practicing yoga on the oceanside, on the sand. Yoga teacher and Parker Pig Goes to Yoga author Stacy Alysson has brought her popular kids series to the beach with Parker Pig Goes to Beach Yoga.
In this delightful story, Parker Pig and friends take their practice seaside. Parker the Pig’s teacher, Ginny the Giraffe, says, “We can do yoga anywhere.”
Parker Pig Practices Poses inspired by the Ocean
Doing yoga anywhere also means practicing poses inspired by the ocean. With poses like crab, dolphin, shark, surfer, starfish, clam, mermaid, mountain, banana moon, star, and more. Of course, to complete the session, they rest in savasana and reflect in easy pose.
Each and every page is filled with a playful spirit. Stacey shares her love of yoga throughout. She says, “My biggest inspiration comes from my students. I created Parker Pig out of my desire for new and fresh material for my students presented in a different and interactive way.” It’s all working because Stacey says that everyone who knows her does yoga or has been introduced to the practice. With the growing series of boos, those numbers are growing. It helps that Parker Pig’s adventures are easy to follow and offer fun suggestions for getting on the mat. Illustrator Patrick Girouard captures the bright energy of the yoga experience.
Stacey Alysson and Yoga at Home
For Stacey, yoga begins at home. She says, “My seven-year-old son, Sam, is my heart, soul and muse for all I do and write. He does yoga with me some nights to help calm down his body, and also he likes to stretch after all his sports and running around during the day.”
If you’re looking for a way to introduce kids to yoga, would like a fun book where they could follow along, or just need something to brighten your own day, check out Parker Pig Goes to Beach Yoga.
Parker Pig Goes to Yoga
Share Parker Pig’s Adventures
Stacey is looking forward to sharing more of Parker Pig’s adventures with children and their families. She says to look out for your name in my book because she uses new names for each Pose. Follow Parker Pig on her Yoga adventures on the website ParkerPig.GoestoYoga and on Instagram and @StaceyAlysson on Twitter. Share your Parker Pig experiences and even ideas or suggestions for one of her next Yoga adventures.
Felicia Tomasko has spent more of her life practicing Yoga and Ayurveda than not. She first became introduced to the teachings through the writings of the Transcendentalists, through meditation, and using asana to cross-train for her practice of cross-country running. Between beginning her commitment to Yoga and Ayurveda and today, she earned degrees in environmental biology and anthropology and nursing, and certifications in the practice and teaching of yoga, yoga therapy, and Ayurveda while working in fields including cognitive neuroscience and plant biochemistry. Her commitment to writing is at least as long as her commitment to yoga. Working on everything related to the written word from newspapers to magazines to websites to books, Felicia has been writing and editing professionally since college. In order to feel like a teenager again, Felicia has pulled out her running shoes for regular interval sessions throughout Southern California. Since the very first issue of LA YOGA, Felicia has been part of the team and the growth and development of the Bliss Network.