Banana Yoga Wins National Media Award

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Banana Yoga, a children's exercise video by national children's entertainer, Shana Banana, has won a national iParenting Media Award.

National children’s entertainer, singer & songwriter Shana Banana’s Banana Yoga VHS/DVD has won a national 2005 iParenting Media Award. iParenting Media’s Award Program provides a credible and objective method of determining the best products in the children’s media and juvenile products industry, and recognizes those products with its highly esteemed awards. For more info on iParenting’s philosophy and standards, and the complete list of 2005 iParenting Media Awards Winners, visit http://www.iParentingMediaAwards.com.

In the hour-long magical journey called Banana Yoga, Shana Banana combines two worlds--music and yoga--into a fun, interactive program containing original songs that are designed to introduce children yoga and all of its fitness and stress-relieving benefits. Teaching children yoga through music is what sets Banana Yoga apart from other children’s yoga products on the market.

A recent review in Yoga Journal states “(Banana Yoga’s) approach is to merge music and yoga, so that children learn the practice through song as an alternative form of exercise and stress relief.” Another review in The School Library Journal states “Singer-songwriter Shana "Banana" Smith has created a welcome addition to the field of exercise videos for children.”

Yoga builds self-esteem and a positive self-image. Children’s yoga is being added to the curriculum in public & private schools across the country. Studies show that children’s retention rates in the classroom and overall fitness are improved with yoga. Banana Yoga is a great rainy-day activity in the classroom and at home.

Since its release, Banana Yoga has developed into an expanding program with study guides and educational workshops for parents, yoga teachers, classroom teachers and of course, kids! Exciting additions to the Banana Yoga program will be added throughout the upcoming year, with more videos in the planning stages.

Shana Banana’s Banana Yoga VHS/DVD and other award-winning products can be purchased at fine retailers, on Amazon.com or through Shana Banana’s website at http://www.ShanaBanana.com.

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Kimberly Armitage