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Leah Kalish, MA, is an educator, yoga teacher, and national speaker/trainer for health and empowerment through yoga and creative play. As former program director of Yoga Ed., she co created all Yoga Ed. curriculums, trainings, and products. She coauthored the Yoga Pretzel and Planet Decks for Barefoot Books and the Yoga Kit for Kids for Imaginazium, and is the featured instructor in Gaiam's Yoga Fitness for Kids videos. Move With Me Action Adventures marks her first experience as an entrepreneur with her writer/producer husband, Bruce. As a speaker and educator, Leah can be prepared to cover such topics as .
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About Leah Kalish:
Leah is a Yoga Alliance registered ERYT 500 hour. She holds a BS in Dance Education from New York University and a MA in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, CA. As former Program Director of Yoga Ed, Leah developed and co-authored Pre-K - High School curricula, materials, programs and trainings for both yoga and classroom teachers as well as students.
Kids and Groups
Logos and Branding
Adventure Skills - Activities for Health and Self-Regulation
Engaging active play
Move With Me offers media and resources that get kids moving - for the pure joy of it and because it's so good for them - good for their body, good for their brain development and good for their blossoming sense of Self. When kids need to move, play Move With Me at home and in the classroom. It's great for PE and recess, too!
Complete, cost-effective and easy to use movement enrichment programming and curriculum materials that develop children's physical, mental and emotional intelligence. Get the expertise of a specialist for the price of a DVD!
Fun to follow, healthy exercise DVDs you can feel good about sharing with your child. No extra equipment or supervision required, kids can play by themselves or with you! Makes for great
indoor play any time of year!
Entertaining story and movement
Move With Me was born from the success of the Pizza Party DVD from Yoga Playgrounds, founded by Leah Kalish. A former actress turned nationally recognized expert in movement education, Leah is committed to nurturing children's health and empowerment through imaginative play and yoga.
When Pizza Party had found it's way into over 500 pre-schools nationwide, and been endorsed and sold by the National Association of Early Childhood educators, Leah knew it was time to expand.
Move With Me Action Adventures mark a breakthrough in video programming for kids, with the launch of the new Scooter and Me series here at ABC Kids Expo 2010. Developed by Wendy Piret and Liz Bragdon, this 9 DVD series combines story with movement while teaching selfregulation skills, informed by yoga and brain-based research. The Move With Me team is excited about contributing to the health and well-being of children everywhere by taking movement education and active playtime to a whole new level.
Empowering follow-along fun
Pizza Party is a complete follow along yoga class for children ages 3 to 7 taught by Lisa Detamore. It offers 5 / 7 / 20 minute activity options. Participation requires no extra equipment or supervision and enhances coordination, gross motor skills, balance, strength, focus and fitness. Two more Yoga Playgrounds DVDs with Lisa will be available in 2011!
"Pizza Party has my whole family, including my couch potato husband, doing Yoga Playgrounds! It's a zen-miracle! Our daughter LOVES it; I have been feeling so much better physically and emotionally, and Gary says it helps him with his back. Who knew that stretching could work wonders? "
- Honi Aumiller
Yoga Power Curriculum
This 16-week Program for Pre-K - Grade 3 provides a comprehensive guide to playful, empowering, yogabased enrichment. Lessons enhance fitness, focuses, and friendliness. Using affirmations, poses, songs and games, children learn the basics of yoga in their bodies and in their behavior.
Enriching body, mind and heart
Follow along with Scooter and The Boy as they explore the world and strengthen body, mind and heart. Active Indoor Play for ages 3 to 7!
Nine Exciting Adventures in 3 Box Sets
Each DVD includes:
Warm-up * Adventure Skills * Story with Movement
Relaxation * Review
Informed by PE Standards.
Exercise Science, Developmental and Educational Research, Yoga and Brain GymÃ‚Â®.
The Birthday Gift - Strength Meet The Boy and his beautiful red Scooter, the best birthday present ever! Ride along with them through the park and grow a little stronger, faster and adventurous every day. Imagine being a motorcycle, jet boat, rocket ship, star, tree, bird and more!
Monkeying Around at the Zoo -Flexibility Want to go to the zoo and hang around with the bendiest monkey in town? Better teach your scooter how to fly, then! Come stomp with the elephants, nibble leaves with the giraffes & tuck yourself up in a tortoise shell. Every animal is special in its own way - just like you!
Possum's Tail - Balance Don't have a tail? Neither does this plucky little possum. Can she learn to balance, climb, dodge alligators, or figure out how to hang upside down without her tail? Come join us in the swamp and find out what happens!
Lost and Found in Africa - Strength of Character The Boy wants to go where the lions, cheetahs, hippos and monkeys roam. Hop on Scooter, grow some butterfly wings and set your course for Africa! Watch out for those hyenas, and don't forget to bring your courage!
Robot Makes a New Friend on the Moon -Curiosity
Blast off! Watch out for that comet! Scooter is a rocket and we're going to the moon! There, Robot almost blows his circuits when he sees Scooter. What is this thing? Can I bounce it? Can I eat it? Will Robot overheat or learn how to play and have fun, even when confronted with the unknown?
Set Sail - Choices
When his Mom says, "No,"Ã‚Â The Boy sets out - in a canoe, a submarine, a raft and a sailboat - for any place where he can make his own choices. Join him and Scooter as they sail away, play with dolphins and discover what Candy Island, No Bedtime Island and It's Your Birthday Every Day Island have to offer!
Tortoise, Hare and Dragon - Perseverance
It's a race - Tortoise versus Hare, and fox, eagle, beetle and other forest friends have come to cheer them on. But, wait...how did a dragon find his way into this story? And how are they going to get around him and finish the race?
Coral Reef - Acceptance
Sometimes, The Boy is a boy and sometimes...he's a hermit crab on a big, beautiful Coral Reef. And sometimes, he feels very small and afraid. Jellyfish, sharks, manta rays...should he explore and make some new friends or should he scurry away and hide in his shell?
A Beautiful Dream - Relationship
Summer is over, school's about to begin and The Boy dreams a beautiful dream about his adventures with Scooter. He revisits the amazing places they explored together, the many wonderful friends he made and the fun they had. Wouldn't it be great to go for a Scooter ride in the park by the lake, one last time?