Lara LandHealthy fitness habits start early! Lara Land knows this, which is why Land Yoga – her 3 1/2 year old Harlem yoga studio – does so much to engage our youngest citizens. The studio offers kids yoga classes twice per week, summer mini-camps, and a variety of themed yoga birthday parties. One year ago, Lara enhanced these programs by establishing Chloe the Yogi – a separate company working within Land Yoga, specifically focused on bringing yoga to kids and families in schools, camps and homes.

Chloe, a loveable character imagined and embodied by Lara, creates an atmosphere where children feel the freedom of self-expression through music, story and movement. Working with Chloe, students  use their bodies to bring stories to life while learning and practicing yoga moves. It was Lara’s background in theater, extensive history teaching and creatively working with youngsters, and Ashtanga Yoga expertise that, combined, created the fertile ground from which Chloe the Yogi was realized.

More recently, Land has taken Chloe to new heights by introducing Chloe the Yogi Goes to the Amusement Park – the first edition of a five E-book series of yoga adventure books for children!

Designed for the iPad, Chloe the Yogi Goes to the Amusement Park is tailored toward children ages 3-7. It was created in response to parents’ expressed interests in  seeing and experiencing what their children are learning in Land Yoga’s increasingly popular children’s classes. The 20 page interactive E-book includes an illustrated story  and mirrors the children’s class experience. It even comes with an original yoga children’s song, for which a video was filmed at Marcus Garvey Park and is soon to be released on Chloe the Yogi’s YouTube channel!

The reviews are in, and parents who have downloaded the app say it is an awesome way to introduce little ones to yoga and reinforce support through stretching, breathing, and role playing. The book not only gets children learning and moving, but gets families in motion together, and offers directions for parents to help their children with poses. You and your kids don’t have to be Land Yoga students to take part in this wonderful, modern-tech yoga experience. At $2.99 per download, it’s certainly affordable and the benefits for child and family are not only fun, but infinite!

CLICK HERE to download this cool app in iTunes for only $2.99 | Visit and subscribe to the YouTube channel HERE | Contact landyoga@gmail.com to invite Chloe the Yogi to your school, camp or kids group for a live reading/demo! | Spread the word!
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