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Jeeva, the little yogi finds himself challenging the new boy in school. What will he do?
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Jeeva, last seen in JEEVA FINDS COURAGE, is a generally kind little yogi who finds himself challenging the new boy in school. Returning to school after summer vacation, Jeeva is surprised to find the newcomer entertaining Guru and his friends with stories and customs from afar. Will Jeeva listen to his animal friends and do the right thing? Will he give the new student his hand in friendship or will the bad feelings he is having prevent this from happening?
 
JEEVA THE BULLY is the second book in a 13-book series of interactive Read and Learn Yoga storybooks teaching children yoga principles and the physical practice of yoga.  We have already completed the first book titled JEEVA FINDS COURAGE
Our first book!
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that is available for purchase at www.readandlearnyoga.com on Amazon.com.  To illustrate, market and publish Jeeva the Bully we need $8,000, but to publish all 13 of the books we have a stretch goal of $95,000.  Jeeva's stories will include:

JEEVA AND THE WALKING STICK - Jeeva and Guru go hiking through the jungle to go on a camping trip. The little yogi admires Guru's beautiful walking stick and is in search of the perfect stick for himself. Every stick he sees is the one, how will he make a choice?

JEEVA AND THE RIVER – The little yogi wants to go to the other side of the river to pick flowers. A recent storm damaged the bridge; Jeeva is not able to cross it. With the help of Guru and a dedicated practice he learns to swim. Will he make it to the other side? What will he discover?

JEEVA GOES CAMPING – Jeeva is overcome by everything to see and do on his camping trip with his friends. The little yogi does not listen to Guru and finds many dangers in the woods. What will happen to Jeeva?

JEEVA AND MR. GRABBER – Jeeva teaches children a valuable lesson on stranger danger. This book gives adults and children the opportunity to discuss what to do if someone is trying to hurt them.

STINKY JEEVA – The little yogi is not feeling like himself lately, he does not want to do much of anything including taking a bath. How will his friends respond? Will Jeeva make a change?

JEEVA AND THE BIKE – Jeeva works hard to earn money for a beautiful new bicycle he has admired for a long time. The little yogi saves enough money to buy his bike but someone else needs his help. What lessons will the little yogi learn about Karma?

JEEVA GETS ORGANIZED – The little yogi is too busy to clean up after himself and now he cannot find anything. Jeeva discovers that everything is such a mess he cannot think straight. Will Jeeva get organized in his thoughts and his surroundings?

JEEVA GOES GREEN – Jeeva is on a mission to clean the neighborhood playground. Children will learn how they can do their part to recycle. This is a wonderful story that will get children thinking about how they can do their part to keep mother earth clean.

JEEVA AND THE GAME – The little yogi learns valuable life lessons playing on a kick ball team. Jeeva learns how to be a good sport whether he wins or loses a game.

Read and Learn Yoga books are fun, educational, interactive books for children and adults alike. It is recommended to read the story then become the characters by practicing the yoga poses as illustrated in the back of each book. Enjoy quiet time at the end of the yoga practice, encourage your child to draw pictures for self-expression. Watch your child learn the practice of yoga through repetition and memorization.

We established Read and Learn Yoga with the goal of bettering the lives of future generations. The research that has been done on the benefits that yoga offers children is amazing.  Studies have proven improved students' behavior, physical health and academic performance, as well as attitudes toward themselves.  We hope to introduce yoga programs into schools through teacher trainings based on our books, which we will begin after we publish the first four in the series.  Our hope is to give teachers the tools to offer yoga to children and better the classroom experience for both the children and teachers. 

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge we face is not having the financial means to publish our books. We are self publishing and the publisher is also providing our illustrations which is the biggest expense of our project. We hope to overcome this challenge with our Kickstarter project. Kickstarter provides a professional platform which allows us to seek funding. Based on our experience with Jeeva Finds Courage, our first book, we know that we are at the publisher’s mercy. The illustrations take time and in turn our dead lines might not be met. We intend to publish each of the remaining 12 books every 4-6 months, but if the illustrations are held up it will delay our goals.

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    The forward of your choice of one of our upcoming books will be dedicated in your name, or a name of your choice, for your contribution. In addition - Gratitude Wall (www.readandlearnyoga.com), autographed copy of books 1,2,3,4,5 & 6, as released, each of the books in ebook format, and our facilitator guide on how to teach the Jeeva series.

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