Yogi Superhero

A Children's book about yoga, mindfulness and managing busy mind and negative emotions (The Yogi Superhero Series)

Children - Educational
24 Pages
Reviewed on 08/31/2020
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Author Biography

Anna Smithers is an award-winning author, fully qualified yoga teacher (500h yoga teacher training) and yoga therapist for children and young adults (350h yoga therapy for children training). She has also trained extensively in yoga for children and people with autism. She works closely with neurodiverse children. Anna holds two masters degrees; in Science and Business Management. She also completed the Science of Well Being Course at Yale. Her Yogi Superhero Adventures in Nature – Forest won a bronze medal in a children’s picture book category in Living Now US Awards 2020.

Poetry and writing were always present in her life. Even as six-year-old girl, she was creating the stories and drawing her own illustrations. Later in life, poetry took more serious direction, and she was using poetry to express her feelings and emotions. When she was 18, her poems were published in local and national newspapers and magazines. Some of these won competitions. However, life has taken her on a completely different journey. It was only when she started Yoga that the inspiration to write returned to her. Yoga came to her life many years ago and she started to share it with others.

Teaching yoga to children is her passion. Combining passion for writing and yoga seems to be perfect combination. Latest books are based on the Yogi Superhero programme for children ages 4-12, which she created and delivered for the last few years. She lives and teaches in Crewe, England. More information on www.annasmithers.com

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Yogi Superhero: The Yogi Superhero Series is an educational picture book for children written by Anna Smithers and illustrated by Martyna Nejman. Smithers is a yoga teacher and therapist who works with children, ages 4-12. The Yogi Superhero program forms the basis for this book and is designed to introduce yogic philosophy, breathing, and movements to young readers. Yogi Superheroes are beings of “love and light.” Their yoga movements make them one with nature and let them appreciate stillness and inner quiet. Sometimes, their minds are too busy with thoughts and negative emotions to fully relax and feel inner peace. At those times, there are special breathing exercises that help restore tranquility.

Anna Smithers’ Yogi Superhero: The Yogi Superhero Series offers teachers and caregivers an exceptional way to introduce yoga to young readers. She incorporates the philosophy of yoga with movements designed to help children experience the whole of yoga rather than focusing on only the physical exercises. Martyna Nejman’s illustrations are fabulous and work so well to convey the sense of love, peace, and being at one with the universe that is the core of yogic philosophy. Each panel is richly colored and eloquently conveys to young readers the limitless potential and adventure that being a Yogi Superhero makes possible. I especially appreciated her cosmic panels and the maritime-themed ones, as well as those panels showing children with bees buzzing around their heads as they try to meditate. Yogi Superhero: The Yogi Superhero Series is most highly recommended.