Monica Batiste is the author and illustrator of Yoga for Little Bears (2014) Simply Yoga (2011) Your Perfect Body (2011) and eBooks Yoga and Emotional Intelligence (2015), EFT for children (2015), and Reducing bullying through Yoga and emotional intelligence (2015). Yoga for Little Bears was shortlisted for the Moreton Bay Innovation awards for its unique combination of Yoga and Emotional Intelligence. Monica has worked in the health industry for over 30 years and teaches yoga with a focus on self-esteem and personal development. Her books have received positive reviews by teachers, parents and health care providers from around the world.
Monica studied Creative Writing at Sunshine Coast university, Fine Art with Atelier in Brisbane, and Children’s book illustration and design at Balmoral Art College.
She lives in North Brisbane with her lovely husband Andreas, and between them they have four beautiful daughters, and seven awesome grandchildren.
Yoga for Little Bears
Yoga for Little Bears includes chapters on emotional intelligence, the empowering language of the virtues, and innovative yoga poses that reflect the Australian climate.
Each yoga pose has a poem, instructions on how to do each pose and the benefits of each pose including the virtues developed.
The illustrations are bright and fun to inspire children to enjoy movement.
Yoga develops strength and flexibility in mind and body, helping children adopt healthy life-long habits to support a lean and healthy body.
The emotional intelligence incorporated in this book help children protect themselves from bullies, soften their approach if they are a bully, and develop strong self-esteem to grow to their highest potential.
The first section of the book is for educators and includes a summary of yoga, and how to support personal development through emotional intelligence, yoga and the language of the virtues.
If you are in the US you can purchase from Amazon.com
View Monica's interview with Moreton Bay Innovation Awards
Yoga Bear in Moreton Bay Regional Libraries
Yoga Bear Coloring in Fun!
Thank you so much for buying our Yoga Bear colouring in book. I know your going to have fun with us. Colour us in with whatever colours you like. There are no rules. You can colour out of the lines, in the lines, around the edges and add your own drawings too. I hope you add your name to your masterpiece and put it on your wall to remind yourself how beautiful, talented and wonderful you are.
Lots of love from your Bear Family xxxx
15 x beautiful and new illustrations of Yoga Bear and Friends
LITERACY fun fact
Did you know that Visual text (drawings and paintings) are perfect for pre-readers? Pictures invite children to form meaning from symbols and support the next step of reading letters.
Posters for your classroom
Simply Yoga is a Yoga book for the beginner to start your yoga practice at home.
With 61 illustrations of easy postures for you to practice you will be guided through simple postures and breathing to help your body improve in health and relaxation.Simply Yoga is a companion for 'Your Perfect Body’ meditation CD by Monica Batiste.