Monday, January 12, 2009

Yoga for Families Review and Giveaway








Let me first start by giving thanks to Ingrid Von Burg for allowing me the opportunity to try Yoga for Families! Amara and I had a blast doing this the other day. Amara is 4.5 and I was surprised at how well this DVD held her attention. The usage of bright and vivid colors and ever changing scenery's was very refreshing.
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About YOGA FOR FAMILIES:
In order to keep the entire family engaged during a yoga session, we developed a sequence of fun, lively "kid" energy poses. Original music was also created to help carry the practice - and enable our yogis to stretch deeper, get stronger and rest easier. Practicing together this way builds a special connection. At Yoga to Have Fun, we like to live the true meaning of Namaste - may the light in me, reflect the light in you.

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I asked Amara what her favorite part of the DVD was and it was definitely when she was instructed to act like an animal while doing the poses. She also liked the partner segment where she and I were able to work together. There were lots of giggles there! I loved those parts as well, but the thing that I enjoyed the most was the small segments. There were several different short segments for times when you (or your family) only have the time or energy for a bit of yoga and not the entire DVD. The whole DVD is about 30 minutes long-perfect!
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ABOUT INGRID VON BURG:
Yoga for Families started for Ingrid as a small child, going to class with her Dad in the late 1970's. Her Dad was a corporate type, but also enjoyed stretching his body during his time off. In a room full of adults, Ingrid remembers wanting to be just like Dad, trying to coordinate her body into as many yoga poses that she could figure out. She feels very grateful to have been exposed to yoga at a very young age, since it has helped with discipline, peace, and self-confidence throughout her life. Ingrid continued to practice different types of yoga as an adult, including Bikram, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, and Hatha yoga, both here in the U.S. as well as throughout Switzerland and Germany. As a child of a Swiss father and Czech mother, she spent many years in Swiss boarding schools perfecting her active technique. After moving to Los Angeles, she received her teacher training certification for adults from Steve Ross and William Duprey at Maha Yoga, as well as her certification for yoga for kids from Shana Meyerson at Mini Yogis. She enjoys making life like a party and having fun, because as her teachers have showed her, without smiles and giggles, yoga is just a lot of hard work!
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I recommend this DVD to anyone that has kids or knows anyone that has kids! It’s a great way to expose young people to exercise, but more importantly how to have fun while doing it.

If you would like to be eligible for this DVD please follow these instructions:
· MAIN RULE (this must be followed or no other entries will count!) Tell me who you would want the DVD for if you win.
· 1 extra entry-subscribe to my RSS feed (or let me know that you already have) in a separate comment.
· 2 extra entries- Write a post in your blog linking to my blog and to the Yoga for Families site




*You have 4 chances to win. Please be sure to separate your entries in the comment box.*




This giveaway will run through midnight of January 20th and the winner will be announced by the afternoon of January 21st. The winner will be chosen by using Random.org from all valid entries and will be contacted via email. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me before they forfeit their prize. Giveaway is open to US residents only.

116 comments:

SoCalHen09 said...

Already subscribed! :)

SoCalHen09 said...

I posted a message on my blog about your second giveaway, you'll have to check it out to see if what I did was acceptable. Great stuff Marcia! This is super exciting!!! LIS

fancyfeet48 said...

count me in thanks

Shannon said...

For my niece.

malleycc said...

My two kids would love this. We took a yoga class for kids with special needs at a local oollege for one session but then they cancelled it. It was marvolous, the kids loved it.

reb said...

For my two kids.

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reb said...

I subscribed via my yahoo.

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joni chadwell said...

OH WOW WAHTA GOOD IDEA. KIDS CAN START THIS EARLY. GREAT FOR COORDINATION

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deedleweedle said...

I'd love to try this out with the kids!

besosforpesos said...

I have integrated my toddler daughter in my yoga practices and would love to get this as the next step up. I also have a niece who practices yoga with her mommy -- so sweet and good for the body and soul!

Thanks!

besos for pesos @ hotmail.com

besosforpesos said...

I blogged here:
http://besosforpesos.blogspot.com/2009/01/week-2-january.html

besosforpesos said...

blogged #2:
http://besosforpesos.blogspot.com/2009/01/week-2-january.html

besosforpesos said...

subscribed :)

Christina said...

I would honestly want to win this for myself and my son--he and I would enjoy doing this together! :)

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

for our house- seriously this would be great- we have redid our living room so its not only a lr but a living room where there is a workout machine and bike and we all have agreed to watch eachother and motivate- instead of putting the equipmetn where it cannot be used by all- it will be so someone can watch the news or a movie while working out and still have the little ones around- nope we do not have that showcase house but we have a house we use.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

subscriber

vboackle said...

this would be for me and my 2 grandaughters.

Susan said...

My sons and I would do this!

agordon10 said...

I'd want it for myself and my kids.

Jess V. said...

I need the DVD for myself. I need to relax and trim down.

Bonnie in FL said...

I would give this to my daughter who does yoga with her daughters

J. Cannon said...

I am taking a yoga class this semester in college and this would be helpful for me in doing my workouts.

greenly said...

I'd love to do this one with my kids (7 & 5). They enjoy stretching with me, but having a DVD lead us through a yoga routine would be great.
jodi_nh at hotmail

deedleweedle said...

I'd love to try this out with my three young children.

littlelatina said...

exercise for everyone

Mia J. said...

I would like to share this with my daughter. We would have fun doing yoga together and getting in shape.

Cathy said...

My daughters have a tape for kids, and I have one for myself, but to have one we can do together would be perfect.ashlyn@chuparkoff.com

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

I would use this with my son. He likes to play on me when I am exercising, perhaps he will exercise on his own with the dvd.

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

I subscribed.

redron said...

I would love to use it myself

krys said...

I would love this DVD to do with Logan! It would be a wonderful way to help reclaim my body after three months of bed rest!

Tiggerriffic said...

My wife and I.

cookiert said...

I think my 4 yr old son would enjoy this!

cpullum said...

This would be great for my two girls and I to do together!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Karen said...

Great Idea - my son would really enjoy this !!

ktgonyea at gmail.com

janetfaye said...

I would like to win this for my son and his family.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

Subscriber.

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janetfaye said...

I blogged here:
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Anonymous said...

I want to win this for myself so me and my kids can do it together.
-Terra H.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

smokey4 said...

I'd like to win this for my niece. She is homeschooled and they do a daily workout in their basement. This would give her something new and exciting to try out.

kamlchap at gmail dot com

kim said...

Whenever I try to work out to a video, my daughter is always getting in the way. I would love to have something that involves her.

Sarah Z said...

My daughter and I would do this together!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

Sharon said...

My granddaughter and myself. THANKS

Debbie Criss said...

Would love to try this myself. Please enter me, thank you

ky2here said...

Who is it for? It's for us. Downward Dog as a family, I say.

Richard B said...

We have been having a "Family Exercise Night." Every Wednesday we do some sort of exercising as a family, we've done swimming, roller skating, aerobics classes, etc. This DVD is something that we cold do at home.

Pat said...

My granddaughter and daughter love yoga. This would be a wonderful gift for them.
pkildow at gmail dot com

txterri said...

My husband and I have been talking about taking a class together. It would be even better if we could do this as a family with our toddler. Thanks.

Kari said...

This would be perfect for my sister and her husband and their little boy. they're both yoga teachers!

Gabriel said...

My daugther would love it.

legab67156 (at) gmail (dot) com

Jayfr said...

This would be great for my family. Our daughters have been interested in yoga, but need to see others doing it.

Rhonda said...

My kids would love this!

I subscribed :-)

Carla said...

My son likes watching the yoga they do on sprout tv so this would be great if we could do it together

dominican757 at gmail dot com

Erma said...

I would love to win this for my daughter. Thanks for the chance to win.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

Hi,
It would be a great way to teach English and exercise at the same time.
Thank you,
diane Baum
dianesmb@aol.com

DOODLEGIRL said...

my daughter and I would love to do yoga together

jane2044 said...

I love it! I coordinate a girls group of 60 girls @ church. We've done yoga in the past, but our instructor hasn't been available this year. Maybe this DVD on our big screen in just the ticket!

Sharon said...

I'd love to win this for myself and my teenager.

happishopr said...

I'd give it to my brother's family. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

kristy said...

I'd be willing to try this with my boys! They are willing to try anything once!

kristy said...

I am subscribed to your blog.

chromiumman said...

for my sister

Charlene said...

My entire family, we need it :o)

Sarah said...

Looks like fun for myself and two daughters.

Anonymous said...

For my niece Hannah

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

rlgrady said...

I would share this with my daughter. She is just getting into yoga. Thanks!

rlgrady[at]yahoo[dot]com

artmarcia said...

I want to share this with my grandbaby--working out runs in the family.

yellowlabs said...

For my sister who loves yoga.

paryjeja said...

I would like this for my family, I don't know much about yoga but want to learn.

purplepassion126 said...

I want this DVD for us. It is a great way to spend quality family time and to reinforce healthy habits and overall well-being. Thanks!

purplepassion126 said...

Subscribed via Google Reader

tlcfromtn said...

I would love this for myself and my very active grandson whom I babysit. Thanks!

braaisjo at gmail dot com

K. Cleaver said...

I know my little girls would enjoy doing yoga with me.

K. Cleaver said...

I'm subscribed to your RSS feed. Thanks!

Heather said...

I'm sure my daughter would love this!

Kathy said...

I'd love to win this to give to my daughter. She and her husband have two little girls, and Mommy does yoga, and it would be nice if they could practice it with her and her husband!

Anonymous said...

I would love this for my family. We have 2 active little boys. This is a great way to channel their energy and spend time together.

amynhtown@yahoo.com

k-team said...

My daughter and I have fun doing the yoga on our Wii Fit, and it would be nice to expand that with something new. Thanks!

ariyana9501 said...

I would want this for my daughters and myself. We would love to have something like this to do together!

Jinxy and Me said...

I would like to win this for my nieces and sis-in-law.

Jinxy and Me said...

I'm subscribed to your RSS feed.

rdazer said...

my wife would so love this...thank you

sx2143 said...

I would love this for my entire family. My 11 year old is very interested in yoga.

Stacy said...

I think it would be fun to get my whole family doing it.

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info said...

I want to win this for my niece. This would be a wonderful way for us to do something healthy together. She's always up for something new, that's good stuff!

info (@) pinfordsporridge dot com

Anonymous said...

I would love to try yoga myself and I think the video would definitely help me. Thanks for the contest. bahjeep@aol.com

Swtlilchick said...

I would love to win this for my
daughter and I,we could use some
exercise and yoga is a very good way to get in shape.Thanks for the giveaway

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

Swtlilchick said...

I have subscribed

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

Kathy said...

The whole family could benifit from this DVD. So, I would like to win it for myself and then I would encourage everyone to use it. Thanks for the contest.

bndraldy said...

I would like to share this with my daughter. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Anonymous said...

I just started doing yoga and I would really like to get my family involved in it aswell.





Melani D.
clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

psalmstress said...

would definitely enjoy sharing this with my twin daughters. Thanks

purango said...

This DVD would be for my granddaughter. I would love to introduce her to yoga. garrettsambo@aol.com

angie said...

This looks great! I'd want this for myself and for my daughter. Thanks~

Janice Wright said...

I have a very stressful job. I've heard that yoga can relieve stress. Let's see if it works?

jwright (at) iowatelecom (dot) net

Deborah Wellenstein said...

This is for my grandchildren and their parents. Thanks!

Becky said...

I would want this DVD for me..I also have a 4.5 year old and when we 'try' and try is the operative word here..to do yoga together he quickly gets bored and is off to mess with something..so it's no yoga for me.

Jessieann said...

i would like it for me and my step daughter, she would love to do something like this with me!
thanks a bunch!

A Sign Of Surprise said...

I would like this for myself and five children to do together.Thanks

goodwitchglinda said...

I want this for my growing family. Hubby & I love yoga & we want to share it with our twin boys. Thanks!

okaat said...

I want to win this dvd for my family. We love yoga and this sounds like an excellent dvd.

liliesrnice said...

I would keep this for myself because I love yoga and would like to share it with my little one.

Anonymous said...

what a great healthy family activity

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klp1965 said...

i would love this for myself and my daughters :)

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I have been wanting to try yoga! Having the kids do it with me would be fabuluos!
zestywonderland@gmail.com

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I subscribed in reader!

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ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I subscribed!
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Tonysopranogirl said...

I would love to do this with my children Danielle 8, Patrick 6 and Julia 4. They love the wii fit but they end up arguing who gets to go first. This would be perfect for us all to do together!

Franstuff said...

I would want this dvd for my daughter, Cassidy (9) and myself. It would be a great thing for us to do together.

Franstuff said...

I subscribed to your feed as franstuff

Susanne said...

It would be great for my family!

- Marybeth I. said...

I would love this for us - we need to get fit!

Janna JOhnson said...

I'd love to win this for me and my hubby! I've been wanting to try yoga!

Thanks for entering me! Great contest!

Janna Johnson
jannajanna@hotmail.com

Casey Becher said...

I'd love to win this for my 5-year-old daughter. She is a fitness freak! I wish I had her energy and dedication.

masonsgranny59 said...

I'd love to try this out with the grandkids!

lilyk said...

I would want the DVD for my friend if I win.