Yawning Yoga is currently out of publication...but stay tuned! YAWNING YOGA WILL BE BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER! COMING OCTOBER, 2015


YAWNING YOGA is kid-tested (and parent approved!). It is truly and uniquely a book designed specifically to help kids sleep. The books' careful sequencing makes it the perfect sleepy time book and helps a child establish a bedtime routine that is proven to work.


  1. The book's 15 poses are designed to be done in sequence from most "active" to most soothing. Poses help release excess energy, tension and stress while calming the child's body and mind and helping her move towards stillness.
  2. Enables parents to interact and bond with their kids in a positive and healthy way that they will enjoy.
  3. Parents can get a higher quality of sleep in addition to reaping all of the rewards that their children will receive from making Yawning Yoga a part of their bedtime routine.
  4. Parents can get their kids to sleep with greater ease.
  5. Enables kids to fall asleep faster and achieve a higher quality of sleep.
  6. Empowers kids to be less reactive and more at peace with themselves by providing tools for stress management.
  7. Helps reduce irritability, crankiness and hyperactivity.
  8. Lays the foundation for a lifetime of health and well-being.
  9. Stimulates the imagination and keeps children entertained.
  10. Helps develop coordination and balance, strengthens breathing and massages internal organs.

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What The Experts Are Saying:

Yawning Yoga is a fantastic bedtime read for any parent who finds themselves facing a spirited yogi at the end of the day. Laurie Jordan has created a beautiful story that helps children find new ways of settling down at days end, while all the while bringing imagination and play to basic Yoga poses. As a Yoga teacher and mother, I know the importance of a good nights rest, which is why I recommend this book to all the parents and caregivers out there. With it’s beautiful illustrations and easy to follow rhyming instructions, Yawning Yoga is great book for yogis of all ages.
— Shari Vilchez-Blatt Creator and Founder of Karma Kids Yoga in New York City
Laurie Jordan’s Yawning Yoga is one of the best kids yoga books I have seen. With the cute pictures and poems, the detailed instructions and photos of kids, and the parent oriented practical tools for bedtime routine at the beginning of the book, Yawning Yoga provides the best of all worlds for kids and parents alike. Kids will enjoy the story and movement as much as parents will enjoy reading it to them, connecting with them through movement, and utilizing the sound strategies Laurie provides. A must-have book on the shelf for all households with a budding yogi.
— Molly Lannon Kenny, MS-CCC, Founder and Executive Director Samarya Center
Guiding children into healthy sleep can be challenging in this frenetic world. Yawning Yoga is an exceptional, engaging and delightful bedtime book that both skillfully teaches and gently empowers children to surrender to the soothing world of night, sleep and dreams.
— Rubin Naiman, PhD, is is an internationally recognized author and leader in integrative sleep and dream medicine. He is director of Circadian Health Associates in Tuscon, AR., and he has served as the sleep and dream specialist at Canyon Ranch Health Resort in Tucson and Miraval Resort.
It’s like ‘Go the F*uck to Sleep’ with better Karma.
— Well + Good NYC
Yawning Yoga is wonderful. Innovative, colorful, attractive, inviting, everything good...it seems pretty perfect to me.
— Bob Weisenberg, Yoga Editor for Elephant Journal and one of the "Top 25 Most Influential Yoga People" to follow on Twitter, according to wefollow.com
Yawning Yoga is my new favorite book for children and the adults in their lives. I love this book for its sparkling kid-friendly rhyme, its joyful illustrations, its clear photo and instruction manual at the end, and the practice itself, which meets a wired kid and plugs him/her into a good night’s sleep! Laurie Jordan has written a gift for parents everywhere.
— Amy Weintraub, author of Yoga for Depression and the forthcoming Yoga Skills for Therapists.
As an infant and toddler sleep consultant, I absolutely understand the importance of a bedtime routine. Bedtime should be a clear transition from the days activities into sleep time and I can’t think of a better way to end the day than with some yoga! I especailly loved saying goodnight to all their body parts. I’m not sure who enjoyed it more - me or them!
— Jillian Dowling, President - Sleep Wise Infant and Toddler Sleep Consulting