Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 13
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mama2LoLa Save Your Money
I’ll have to be in the minority here as well because I did not like this video at all. First, it is not for beginners at any age. Side plank? Crane? Handstand? Really? If an adult does not have a formal yoga practice and at least at intermediate level, how can you help a child to be safe in the pose? Very few, if any, guidelines and instructions were given for safe alignment. Second, this is not, in my opinion, “kid friendly” either. It is not geared toward children in any way except that there are children in the video and again, very few instructions and guidelines for assists and hands-on adjustments for children. Additionally, there were no kramas or variations given for more difficult poses – the kids were falling all over in tree. Why not give a krama and have them bring their foot lower, even toes on the floor? Kickstand in side plank? As one reviewer put it, it looked like a Yee Family Home Video with professional camera work. The description states “a fun series of poses” but I wholeheartedly disagree. There are poses, yes, but in no way is it a “series” or flow as you would see in any typical yoga practice. It was disjointed and a mess. I was very shocked and disappointed in this DVD especially as I am a huge fan of Rodney Yee. I got this to help establish a practice with my children (help “reign” them in) and to garner pointers for when I teach children. This does neither and I want to send it back, but I bought it as a package deal, so I don’t know what the policy is on that. While the Yee Family is truly lovely and they look like they are used to doing this together (except for the oldest daughter who looked like she’s not into yoga and didn’t want to be there, making faces and half-heartedly doing the poses), I do not think it represents the reality of what a typical family practice would look like elsewhere in the world! It’s a shame because I really wanted to like this one.
April 8, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by pstopafla Family yoga-not
I guess I will be going against all reviews on this one. I bought this to teach my 8 year old the joys of yoga and this was not the video. This yoga video was horrible and I was pretty surprised. There was no explanation on what pose they were doing. Yes it was nice seeing his kids involved but they were not clear on what pose they were doing and what pose was next. I assumed it would be for beginnings but it wasn't -they were doing poses That an 8 yr should not be doing -especially one who has not done yoga. I would not buy this video.
March 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Light Great DVD!
What a fun way to introduce yoga to children! Great video for a whole family!
February 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mrsspodieyodie Great family time
This DVD is awesome. My kids ask to do it and they all enjoy it. Ages 11, 8 and 3! Worth the purchase.
April 18, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by bskg Disappointing
Purchased after reading the good reviews and I was disappointed. This video is more like a Yee family home video with little instruction on how to perform a correct pose, no smooth flow, some poses are too difficult for beginners. Not well organized. No prior pose instruction section, too fast flowing with some poses, too slow or too difficult with others. You'll need a yoga strap in the middle of this DVD without any prior instruction that you'll have to have one on hand- 4 just magically appear for the Yee family. I own several of Rodney's yoga DVDs and one other kids yoga DVD. This is a greatly inferior lesson to the norm. My kids (age 5,7,8) follow Rodney Yee's Yoga for Beginners much better and so do I. Family yoga may work for kids to horse around at home on a rainy day and offer a mini intro to yoga, but they will more likely learn incorrect form and tune out during this scattered and a tad dull video. The YMCA family yoga kids group rated this with 1 to 3 stars- that is another 40 opinions. I am a beginner to intermediate yoga mom and my kids are beginners. I would like to exchange this to check out other family yoga options but I automatically tossed the receipt and packaging because I love Rodney Yee and Gaiam and I honestly never expected a disappointment from either.
October 13, 2010