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Creative, powerful, and with a message: WE LOVE YOGA children's books created by Artist Tove Ohlander & Yoga Teacher Susan Cline Lucey.

We are raising funds to print 1,000 copies of the first book in our WE LOVE YOGA children's book series, called "Star Pose."

More yoga to kids!

We wish that more kids would practice yoga, and we know that a good yoga story book can bring out the best in children: strong bodies, confident and imaginative minds, and smiling hearts.  The benefits of practicing yoga are exponential, and after years of being on the lookout for inspiring self-led yoga books for our own children, we have decided it's time to create our own! 

Who are we?

Susan Cline Lucey is the co-creator and director of Evolution Yoga in Burlington, VT, a doula and childbirth educator, and mother of two yoga-loving boys.

Tove Ohlander is an illustrator and owner of Clear Story Workshop, a glass artist at AO Glass Works, and mother of three inspiring children.

The background.

Tove met Susan at Evolution Yoga in Burlington, VT and enrolled her 4 year old in Susan's Kids Creative Yoga class.  Tove drew the kids in class and asked Susan to write her classes down as a storyline.  In the writing, she wove in years of experience as a children's yoga teacher with songs, texts and poems that she created herself.  With the stories and the hand-drawn animated images of the children, we knew we had to preserve the work in book form. 

The plan.

We are creating a series of 7 books based on live yoga classes for kids.  Help us breathe air and life into this project so that we can print the first edition of books from the WE LOVE YOGA series!

The series is an expressive, educational and engaging collection of yoga stories meant to inspire families to practice yoga together. It is fun for children and parents alike!  1,000 books printed in a first edition will give us a chance to find a larger audience.

Our first book in the series is called "Star Pose". This story takes you on an adventure in outer space through yoga poses like Star and Moon pose together with a group of children.  Each book in the series will have a beginning focusing on the breath/quiet "centering", and a relaxation period at the end - just like in a class.  Any child between 2 and 10 will love practicing yoga with these books.  Additionally, the WE LOVE YOGA series opens up the world of relaxation, breath awareness, and confidence in movement.

Together, we have created stories and images to share with readers that yoga is more than putting bodies in poses - it teaches us to feel the bright shining energy in our hearts, to tap into our imaginations, and find joy in all that we do!

Why we need your help?

In order to complete the drawings and storyline we need your support.  This is a labor of love and all of the money we raise from Kickstarter will be used to help finish the first book and print 1,000 copies to share with yoga-lovers everywhere!

Who is the WE LOVE YOGA series made for?

WE LOVE YOGA  is made for children and adults who already love yoga, or who wants to know more about yoga.  It's perfect for teachers, educators, and parents who want to share the fun and inspiration of yoga with all of the children in their lives.

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  • We will finish seven books in the WE LOVE YOGA series. The next one coming out is likely to be "Sun Salutation".

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    Digital PDF copy of the first book in the WE LOVE YOGA series.

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    Receive a bowl, hand blown by AO Glass Works, with hand engraved yoga posing people all around.

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    You and up to 10 of your friends can come to a yoga space in Burlington, Vermont and have a fun yoga class with Susan while Tove draws all of you into your very own WE LOVE YOGA scene. You receive colorful posters suitable for framing, along with the WE LOVE YOGA books and cards. Book from January and on.

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