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Storyland Yoga Review & Giveaway – $14.99 ARV {11.25, US/Canada}

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Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome to the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide!

Natural Parents Network, Presence Parenting, and 24 other natural parenting bloggers are giving away 89 items perfect for gifting for the holidays as part of the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide. The combined total value of all of the items is $2,550.

Have you finished your holiday shopping? The NPN Holiday Gift Guide is a great opportunity to complete your gift-giving purchases for family and friends, while supporting many naturally-minded small businesses. The companies who have provided items for giveaway are almost exclusively made up of small businesses or work-at-home families.

The Rafflecopter entry system is at the bottom of this post (and on every post participating in the Gift Guide). Please visit some of the other review posts listed below and read about the fabulous companies offering giveaways in the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide.

Please continue reading to learn more about Playful Planet, which is offering our readers a giveaway of Storyland Yoga, a value of $14.99.

About Playful Planet

Playful Planet is the convergence of life, business, and love for Karen and Bryan Duggan. On a “mission to create a Playful Planet by empowering kids and their families to be healthy and live sustainably”, the Duggans offer interactive products that blend education and conscious living to promote well being for all of earth’s inhabitants. Playful Planet’s website also offers a host of resources such as Playful Tube media with a message and Simple as ABC weekly health and green tips.

About Storyland Yoga

Storyland Yoga was born through a “light bulb” moment when Karen realized how many moms want to participate in yoga with their children, but may not be able to attend classes. She started a conversation with her daughter’s “kid yoga” teacher and experienced a blossoming of ideas for how to her and her husband’s combined entertainment experience to create playful planet opportunities. Storyland Yoga is the first in the Storyland Activity Series, with much more to come.

Storyland Yoga is exactly what the name implies: a blend of story and yoga, with the integration of conscious, caring practices to help the earth and those who live on it. The instructor, Ahmed Fahmy, tells two tales while he leads the children (and any watching adults) through various yoga poses to stretch, invigorate, and strengthen the body.

I love stories and I love yoga. I love spending time with my kids doing things we both enjoy and I love sharing valuable skills and activities we can all benefit from. Can you tell I was sold from the jump? πŸ™‚

I appreciate how the instructor, Ahmed, talks and exercises with the children, instead of just instructing them. It compels me to participate with my children. My experience of Ahmed is someone who genuinely enjoys yoga, story telling, and children. He talks to the children in an engaging, yet very genuine way.

I love how specific actions to help the planet and its inhabitants are woven through out the stories. From electric cars to using sunblock to protect one’s skin, Ahmed creatively incorporates self-care and care for those around us.

The yoga poses are simple enough for children, yet really provide me an opportunity to stretch and take care of my body. As I write this I am three months post-partum with our fifth child. I have plenty of jiggle to stretch and firm. Storyland Yoga allows me toΒ  take care of my body while enjoying time with my kids. Win-win.

The scenery is gorgeous. One tale is about a beached whale and it takes place on a real ocean beach. The kids get to move around on the beach and it’s lovely to see them out in the sun enjoying yoga and a story. The other tale is about a momma condor who loses some eggs. The kids get to run around as they help her locate them in the great outdoors. It’s as close to being outside as one can get while practicing yoga inside with the kids – great for the winter or cold, rainy days.

On the DVD cover made from sturdy cardboard, Karen suggests doing Storyland Yoga with our children — as well as inviting over friends for a play date. Parents can participate or watch, whatever works for the visit. We haven’t done that yet, but look forward to including others in our Storyland Yoga practice.


Playful Planet is a blossoming company with practical, affordable items for anyone who enjoys connecting with kids. I am grateful for their contribution to our planet and encourage you to check out their video downloads, ebooks, tees and yoga mats — and join their newsletter to receive updates about new products and services.


You can purchase your own Storyland Yoga at Playful Planet for $14.99 with free shipping in the US and Canada.

And just for Natural Parents Network and Presence Parenting readers, Playful Planet is giving a 20% discount on all orders from now through November 25, 2012. Enter code NPN20 during the ordering process.


For your own chance to win a Storyland Yoga DVD from Playful Planet, enter by leaving a comment and using our Rafflecopter system below. (Rafflecopter will be live November 1-25).

The winner will receive one Storyland Yoga DVD. Contest is open to US/CANADA.

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Please note that each entrant can win only one prize, and NPN will be randomly assigning prizes to the winners. One of the giveaway questions asks which are your top five prizes so we can try to match winners to their preferences.

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Thank you for your interest in the Natural Parents Network Gift Guide! We invite you to read the reviews of other participating bloggers and return to enter the giveaway between November 1 and 25. Many of the giveaway items are open worldwide!

Here are the participating sites and companies. (Reviews go live between October 25 and October 31, and all links will be live by November 1.) We’ve included any coupon codes the companies have offered so you can get your holiday shopping under way!

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