Dogi the Yogi is a cute book that captures kids attention. Kids naturally love their dogs and to see Dogi the Yogi doing all their favorite pose, encourages them to join along. I use this book often with my 5 year old and also in my kids yoga classes. All kids love this book! I highly recommend this book for toddlers to elementary school children, the graphics are engaging and it’s a great early beginner reading book. Kids can practice the poses with Dogi and join him in his favorite pose at the end. Click here to get yours today! Namaste & Play, Casey
Dogi the Yogi evolved from the simple observation that a dog will do a “downward dog” every time he needs to stretch. My husband and I were having a lot of fun reaching our arms over our head, stretching and pretending to yawn which inspired Kevlar [a Golden Retriever] to stretch along with us.
The stretching led to sketching and with a series of poses in place, a happy rhyme evolved tying the piece together. I researched children’s yoga and consulted friends, moms and teachers for a collection of fun and challenging child-appropriate poses.
Having studied yoga for 10 years, I am keenly aware of the postive influences yoga has had on my life and wanted to share this gift with a younger generation of yogis.
I’ve heard wonderful feedback from parents. Children of all ages love practicing the poses and reading along.
I hope you and your children enjoy reading this book as much as I enjoyed writing and illustrating it!
About the Artist
Maria Notarile Scrivan [www.mariascrivan.com] is an illustrator, painter and graphic designer. Her expressive images combine social commentary with vibrancy and humor. Maria illustrates her love of life in a quirky, funny, touching, and memorable style. Her illustrations have appeared in print and online for a variety of clients including AT&T, IBM, Emcor, SOBE and Deloitte and Touche.