Meet Our Yoga Characters
Ben D. Yogi
Hi, my name is Ben D. Yogi and I am proud to say I am a yogi (a person who practices yoga, male or female) because it makes me super flexible and bendy! My favorite postures are Downward Facing Dog and Butterfly, although I like to call that one Bat Pose. And that’s why I love yoga, not only does it help my body stay flexible, but I get to stretch my mind too – I can be anything when I play yoga and am only limited by my imagination, which is ginormous!
Hello, my name is Ivy League and I love to study. Studying yoga allows me to explore different ways to move my body and through my practice, I have learned that I love to be upside down! It gives me a different point of view and reminds me to look and think about things from all perspectives, even when I am not playing yoga, or hanging out in shoulder stand. Balancing is really fun too – some days it is easy and others it is hard, but that’s okay because each day and each time I practice, I am different too.
Max E. Mim
My name is Max E. Mim, I have been playing yoga since I was about six years old and I love it to the maximum! My favorite yoga poses are Tree and Floor Bow. Why? Trees are cool, and grow all over the world, when I grow a tree in yoga I can transport myself anywhere in the world to begin my yoga adventure – from Central Park to the Amazon Jungle to Sherwood Forest! I love that I can move around in tree and if I fall, it is okay to just start over again, I mean trees drop their leaves and have branches trimmed all of the time and they simply grow back; trees also bend and flex in the wind and we humans can do the same too, so long as we stay flexible!
Bow posture is fierce! I especially like rolling over from side-to-side in Bow pose. You do not have to be frozen and stiff like a statue in yoga, in fact, moving is encouraged. Here are my Max E. Mim yoga postures:
My name is Wanda Full, wonderful to meet you! Yoga has been a long time passion of mine, I prefer it over most other sports and all of my friends love it too – we play yoga together every day at school! Recently my Mom and Dad gave my friends and me a yoga party, it was so cool. My favorite yoga poses are Rotated Head to Knee and Wheel, check me out modeling these postures.
Sven I. Practice
My name is Sven I. Practice and when I practice yoga I feel awesome and chilled out. Sometimes I spend a lot of time playing games and studying on my computer and yoga gives me a little break to recharge and reboot my body and mind. I love all of the poses and especially enjoy stretching my hands and neck because they sometimes feel like they get stuck after I have been using my computer. My ultimate, favorite yoga postures are the really relaxing ones, Easy Pose and Child’s Pose here’s me practicing them:
Hello! My name is Aya Yogini and I am a yogini (a female who practices yoga). What I love most about yoga is that I am so much more than a yogini when I practice, I am a goddess and a warrior, strong and poised, I can seize the moment and be anything I dream of.
My favorite yoga postures are Cobra and Warrior II because I get to hiss like a snake when I play cobra pose and it is sooooo much fun. And Warrior II makes me feel strong and capable. Check me out exploring these two postures.
Hey there! I’m Everest and I LOVE playing a lot of different sports – I’m really good at basketball and when my parents bought me a sports wheelchair for my tenth birthday, it not only made my game a whole lot more fun, but I earned myself a position on a junior team for disabled athletes. My goal is to play in the Olympics one day. My aunt introduced me to yoga, she told me it would help me maintain my focus to achieve that goal. I do practice yoga in my wheelchair but I also get out of my chair and onto a mat – my teacher is really encouraging and we work together to figure out how to adapt poses to be sure I am getting the maximum benefit from my yoga sessions. Breathing and meditation has helped me in school as much as it has on the basketball court… and my physical therapist is impressed by how much my yoga practice has complimented my PT sessions.
This is me in Mountain Pose – obviously a favorite because my name. But, stay tuned, I will show you how I can do all of the poses that my buddies are doing on this page. It’s really cool to be able to practice yoga with ALL of my friends, all it takes is a GREAT, well-trained YoYo teacher!