Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Sing Song Yoga: Musical yoga program available on DVD or as a free app

Yoga offers wonderful benefits including exercise, calming and focus. These characteristics make yoga a great activity for many children with special needs. Sing Song Yoga's  developer, Deb Weiss-Gelmi, is an elementary school teacher, yoga instructor and mom. Her company's mission is to "introduce yoga to children and families in a fun, child-friendly, brain-friendly way in hopes that yoga will become a part of their lives for years to come."  They offer a DVD that teaches basic yoga poses through music. You can try it out for free with the app Sing Song Yoga. The app feature six poses and one sequence (bedtime) for free. Additional poses and sequences can be unlocked through in-app purchase.

If you would like to download Sing Song Yoga (FREE, iPhone/iPad) please support Smart Apps for Special Needs by using the link provided:

In-app purchases are available ranging from $0.99 to $24.99 and there are external links to share on social media.


In Sing Song Yoga, there are four tabs to choose from: standing poses, sitting poses, floor poses and SSY sequences. I love that the individual poses are color coded according to their effects on the body — calming, energizing or neutral. Users can select from 6 individual poses or the bedtime sequence of poses for free. In-app purchases can be used to unlock individual poses or complete sequences. Sequence packages can also be purchased and include a set number of sequences along with all the poses.

This app also allows users to create custom sequences. Sequences can be named, saved and shared. This is a great feature for parents, teachers or therapists wishing to individualized a sequence for a specific group or child. With 48 individual poses and 39 pre-programmed  sequences available, there are plenty of options to choose from.

From iTunes:

Perfectly customizable, the Sing Song Yoga™ App is our full, beautifully produced HD DVD program. The very first of its kind in kids’ yoga apps, it allows the user to choose individual poses or choose a PreProgrammed Sing Song Yoga™ Sequence by simply dragging them to the Sequence Canvas and play as a seamless video. Perfect for families, schools, after-school and health programs (such as rehabilitation, special education, or health and fitness for kids). 

 Sing Song Yoga™ is a musical kids’ yoga program in which song lyrics instruct children how to get into the poses. The music is not only loved by kids, but it holds their focus for longer periods of time, allowing them to experience the more in depth benefits of yoga! Our mission is to introduce yoga to kids and families in a fun child-friendly, brain-friendly way in hopes that yoga will become a part of their lives for years to come. Therefore the benefits of yoga can be enjoyed throughout their lives! 

Deb Weiss-Gelmi, a yoga instructor and school teacher, has produced the uniquely enchanting and effective yoga video for kids, now available in this completely customizable Sing Song Yoga™ iPad and iPhone App. 

• Build yoga sequences choosing from 48 individual poses considering their effects on the body (color coded for calming, energizing, or neutral) or... 
• Choose from 38 PreProgrammed and fully customizable Sing Song Yoga™ Sequences depending on your intended goal or purpose (ex. Bedtime, Brain Break, or Runner’s Sequence) and the relative length of sequence desired (long, medium, short). 
•Free App includes one SSY Sequence and 6 poses. See below for cost effective purchasing packages. • Seamlessly stitches together your own custom yoga video with your selected poses or sequences. 
• For the perfect length sequence, the total time and number of poses displays as the user builds the sequence. 
• Change the speed of the transition slides to accommodate different users. 
• Save custom sequences with personalized names such as “Sam’s Bedtime Sequence” or “Ms. Smith’s 3rd grade Calming Sequence.” 
• AirPlay enabled (Apple TV) • Compatible with HDMI adapters for mirroring on TV’s and projectors • Perfect for families, schools, after-school, and health programs (such as rehabilitation, special education or health and fitness for kids). 
• Share to Facebook or Twitter *internet connection needed 
• Guidelines video with the SSY Kids • Link to purchase DVD • Retina Display supported 
• For use on the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Mini that support iOS 6.0 and above. 

* Please consult with a physician before performing any poses or starting any exercise program. 

Two Different Ways to get the Most out of your SSY App 
 1. Purchase individual poses or sequences ala carte ranging from $.99-$7.99. Or... 
 2.For greater flexibility and better pricing purchase a Sequence Package ranging from $14.99 - $24.99. The packages each unlock all the poses and some sequences - ranging from 16 sequences to owning everything with the Ultimate Package. 

 1. New to Yoga Sequence Package (16 Sequences and All Poses) $14.99 
2. Experienced Sequence Package (16 Sequences and All Poses) $14.99 
3. Athlete’s Sequence Package (16 Sequences and All Poses) $14.99 
4. Classroom Sequence Package (17 Sequences and All Poses) $14.99 
5. Ultimate Package (own everything - All 39 Sequences, All 48 Poses) $24.99

Sarah's visiting niece and nephew are reminding her this week just how much energy little ones have. She is going to try out the bedtime sequence with them tonight!

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