Breathe Like a Bear

30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere

By Kira Willey

Illustrated By Anni Betts

On Sale: 12/5/17
Category: Mind + Spirit
Ages: 4-10
Trim Size: 7-1/8 x 8-1/8
Pages: 96

$14.99 US | $17.50 CA

ISBN: 9781623368838

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$19.99 US | $22.99 CA

ISBN: 9781623368852

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$7.99 US | $8.99 CA

ISBN: 9781623368845

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About Breathe Like a Bear

A collection of 30 mindfulness exercises to help kids feel calm, focused, or energized that can be done without leaving their seats


Breathe Like a Bear is a beautifully illustrated collection of movements and breathing exercises designed to teach kids techniques for managing their bodies, breath, and emotions. Best of all, they can be performed anywhere: in the backseat of a car, at home, or even at a child’s desk at school. Based on Kira Willey’s Parents’ Choice GOLD Award-winning CD, Mindful Moments for Kids, this is the first book of its kind and is the perfect tool to help children and parents develop a fun and consistent mindfulness practice.


  • Helps kids find calm, gain focus, and feel energized
  • Exercises can be performed seated in a chair
  • Great for at home, in the car, and in the classroom
  • Whimsical, full-color illustrations throughout
  • Trim size is perfect for kids on the go, fitting easily in a backpack or backseat pocket

About the Author

Kira Willey is an award-winning songwriter, kids’ yoga expert, and creator of Rockin’ Yoga School Programs. She has released three nationally acclaimed albums of children’s yoga songs that blend upbeat, danceable music with get-up-and-move yoga inspiration. Her fourth release, Mindful Moments for Kids, is the inspiration for Breathe Like a Bear. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and three children and can be found online at

About the Illustrator

Anni Betts is a professional illustrator who creates vibrant, cheerful drawings for books, magazines, advertisements, greeting cards, and more. Originally from Illinois, she now lives in Durham, England, with her archaeologist husband, Kamal, new son, Emmett, and adorable dog, Logan. When not illustrating, she can be found exploring the historic sights and natural beauty of the United Kingdom and Europe, baking sweets, going for long walks, and sewing colorful clothes to wear. Visit her online at

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