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Sydney Solis, a storyteller, mother and yoga teacher, will introduce her Children’s Storytime Yoga to St. Croix on Sept 13th with classes, workshops and via her website.
Solis says traditional oral storytelling, combined with yoga is healing, and a body centered education.

“Our bodies are neglected and we need to get back into healing,” Solis explains. “Give children a rich imagination at an early age and teach them to be in their bodies and self-aware. That leads to educational success … If you want to teach your kids to read, teach them to listen and speak first.”

Solis founded Storytime Yoga in 2003 after the sudden death of her husband. Solis has more than 500 hours of yoga training with an emphasis on therapy. Her children’s yoga DVD, “The Peddler’s Dream,” appeared on PBS in 2008. She has presented at conferences, libraries, schools and events, including the Yoga Journal conference. She teaches an annual children’s yoga camp at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, Mass.

In a recent interview, she said the benefits of her program include improved oral and literacy skills; improved imagination, creativity, critical thinking, focus and attention; muscular-skeletal alignment and health, stress release, peace and non-violence skills, improved family connection and relationships.

Solis also offers private yoga therapy for children and families using yoga and story by appointment. She says her work is especially beneficial for children and teens with ADHD/ADD, depression and obesity. More storytelling and yoga workshops, including special family yoga and storytelling kirtans, are planned. And Solis has hopes for a storytelling festival in the future.