Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Give the Gift of Yoga

Give the gift of YOGA this holiday! Need an idea for those on your Christmas list?  Give the gift of yoga!  I'm offering a special on private sessions between now and December 31st--a 30 minute or 1 hour session of yoga, in the comfort of home,  personalized to meet the needs of the yogi.  We'll develop a personal practice to strengthen, s-t-r-e-t-c-h and balance!  A gift of yoga not only helps the gift receiver, but the whole world will be a better place!  :-)  Maybe the gift of yoga should be in your own stocking?!

Package 1 -- "Untangle Your Tinsel" -- $150
30 minute sessions for $30 ea - buy 5 get 1 free!

Package 2 --  "Shine like Rudolph’s Schnozz" -- $250
1 hour sessions for $50 ea - buy 5 get one free!

Package 3 -- “Believe in YoursELF” -- $100
Four 30 minute sessions

Package 4 -- “Frosty Improved--No More MELTDOWNS” -- $165
Four 1 hour sessions

Package 5 -- Family Yoga -- “WHOs can Soothe Grinch!”
30 minute sessions for $30 ea - buy 5 get 1 free!--$150
1 hour sessions for $50 ea - buy 5 get one free!--$250
Four 30 minute sessions--$100
Four 1 hour sessions--$165

Sunday, November 15, 2015

When Packing Your Suitcase, Pack a Good Book

Bunnies on the Go:  Getting from Place to Place by Rick Walton
The bunny family loads up the car and sets off for vacation.  The bunnies explore many types of travel during their adventure: car, train, wagon, tractor, hot air balloon, boat, bikes, truck, bus, ferry, cab, and plane.  Each page has a rhyme that allows the reader to guess the next mode of transport!  The family has a pleasant surprise upon their arrival home.  To extend the story, have kiddos move like how the bunnies travel.  Students can make up rhymes about others ways to get from place to place too. Bon voyage!    

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman
Travel to Italy, France, Sri Lanka, England, Jamaica, and Vermont to collect the ingredients to make a delicious apple pie!  Readers learn where ingredients originate as they travel by boat, train, car, plane, parachute and bus!  There is a map included to chart the trip as well as a recipe for apple pie.  I’m thinking it would be fun to do a yoga posture when you visit each place.  You could play a matching game to review the story afterwards and move through the postures again, i.e. tree pose for the kurundu tree in Sri Lanka.  It would be even more fun to have an appley dessert at the end of the story and conclusion of class?!  Is your mouth watering as you read about this tasty story?  YUM!

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
Miss Rumphius, as a child, longs to see the faraway places! She also wants to live by the sea.  Her grandfather encourages one more life goal:  she must find a way to make the world more beautiful too.  Alice Rumphius grows up and accomplishes her dreams.  She explores faraway places, settles in by the sea, and now folks call Miss Rumphius “The Lupine Lady.”  How will YOU make the world more beautiful?  Barbara Cooney’s illustrations are soft and delicate, capturing the journey of a life well lived.  

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss
This book would make a great graduation gift or a present for anyone embarking on the next phase of life!  With tongue twisting rhymes and imaginative illustrations, Dr. Seuss includes the ups and the downs, the fears and celebrations of the places you’ll go.  This book opens the door for discussions of the good times and the not-so-good ones too.  Bangups and hangups can happen to you .  . .  but with patience and perseverance, you’ll find balance.  You’ll move mountains!  This story inspires and builds confidence for the road to be traveled!  With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, in ALL the places you’ll go, you’ll learn and you’ll GROW!

The Smile That Went Around the World by Patrice Karst
This is a story about a smile that is shared from one face to another ‘til it comes full circle!  It is a powerful thought to know one kindness can circumnavigate the globe!  It is also a little reminder how the small choices we make each day may impact the lives of others in a BIG way!  It is a kiddo that shares the first smile .  .  . a smile works in all languages and for all ages.  Turn up the corners of your mouth today!  Your countenance has the power to make the world a brighter, happier place.  :-)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Give the Gift of YOGA

Give the gift of YOGA this holiday! Need an idea for those on your Christmas list?  Give the gift of yoga!  I'm offering a special on private sessions between now and December 31st--a 30 minute or 1 hour session of yoga, in the comfort of home,  personalized to meet the needs of the yogi.  We'll develop a personal practice to strengthen, s-t-r-e-t-c-h and balance!  A gift of yoga not only helps the gift receiver, but the whole world will be a better place!  :-)  Maybe the gift of yoga should be in your own stocking?!

Package 1 -- "Untangle Your Tinsel" -- $150
30 minute sessions for $30 ea - buy 5 get 1 free!

Package 2 --  "Shine like Rudolph’s Schnozz" -- $250
1 hour sessions for $50 ea - buy 5 get one free!

Package 3 -- “Believe in YoursELF” -- $100
Four 30 minute sessions

Package 4 -- “Frosty Improved--No More MELTDOWNS” -- $165
Four 1 hour sessions

Package 5 -- Family Yoga -- “WHOs can Soothe Grinch!”
30 minute sessions for $30 ea - buy 5 get 1 free!--$150
1 hour sessions for $50 ea - buy 5 get one free!--$250
Four 30 minute sessions--$100
Four 1 hour sessions--$165

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Over the MOON about these books!

Full Moon at the Napping House by Audrey and Don Wood (hot off the press—September 1, 2015)
I’ve always been a fan of Audrey and Don Wood’s work!  The Napping House is one of my favorites.  I appreciate the beautiful way Don incorporates color: how the sun gently wakes the household as you turn the pages, beginning cool blue moving to bright, sunny yellow.  The use of repetition, alliteration, and rhyme is engaging for young readers, tickling their ears.  AND NOW, 30 years later, we have a sequel:  Full Moon at the Napping House.  So instead of everyone sleeping, everyone is RESTLESS!  How cool to incorporate this story with your yoga practice, targeting postures for relaxation and calm?!  On her web site, Audrey and her husband share about the book.  Many of their books have “secrets” and in this new one, a character from The Napping House is missing!  Have fun comparing these two stories to discover and rediscover together.

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
This one is a classic.  With simple text and simple illustrations, this story leaves a lasting impact on the reader.  The little one puts off sleep by saying “good night” to everything, including the moon!  Connect this story with the full body scan technique!  How soothing to systematically work through your body, relaxing each part to relax the whole.  The main character’s stalling tactic at bedtime actually creates his readiness for it.

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
How do you describe doing something in a BIG way?! “To the moon and back!”  Perfectly capturing the BIG love of the parent-child relationship, the story is of “one-upping,” and I secretly appreciate how the parent wins, even if the child never knows .  .  . and, of course, the child ultimately wins because he or she experiences the BIG love of his or her caregiver.

I Am Yoga by Susan Verde – art by Peter Reynolds
I am COMPLETELY over the moon about this book! Peter Reynolds is another of my favorite author and illustrators!  There is a “freeness,” a sense of contentment, in his illustrations and how they compliment the writing, enveloping the essence of each posture.  The author includes detailed info about the postures in the back of the book. I appreciate the poetry as the author wraps her brain around the topic, I AM Yoga.  It’s not just something I do or moving in pretzel-like ways, it IS ME.  Yoga is how I make the world a better place like I’m uniquely designed to do! 

Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle
This fantasy introduces the waning and waxing of the moon!  With lift flaps and a pop out page, little hands can explore how the dad takes a long, long ladder to reach the moon so he can retrieve for his daughter.  Try half-moon posture as you talk the phases of the moon.  Enjoy nibbling on vanilla wafers to create the crescent to the full moon (no nibbling required).  This book is a treat by the author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, From Head to Toe, the illustrator of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and so many, many more! Mr. Carle has been creating books since 1967.  His body of work is amazing and prolific:

Waiting by Kevin Henkes (also debuting September 1, 2015)

Mr. Henkes is a talented and accomplished author/illustrator of many styles of writing and illustration.  His newest creation appeals to my “sitting stillness” efforts.  Toys placed in the windowsill, watch and observe the world!  “The owl with spots is waiting on the moon.”  And although each toy is happy for particular occurrences, there’s a sense of contentment in the waiting.  There’s pleasure in not exactly knowing what will happen but the anticipation of waiting for what will.  This story is great for introducing patience and for encouraging a nonjudgmental attitude, a simple way of observing the world in which we live.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Explore Ephesians

"Get your GEAR ON!"  
This five week session begins Wednesday, 9/23.
The cost is $40.  
Please register:
Kiddos practice 4:30-5:30 and Grown Ups, 5:30-6:30.  
If you have questions, please contact D'Etta:

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Stone Soup is DELISH!

We wrapped our Stone Soup Yoga Series this evening!  
The soup was DELISH with everyone contributing in their own special way.  
Our next yoga series @ Pisgah Lutheran begins Wednesday, 9/23!  "Get Your Gear ON" with us as we explore Ephesians 6:13-17.  This five week session is $40.  Please register in advance:
Kiddos practice 4:30-5:30 and Grown Ups, 5:30-6:30.  If you have questions please contact D'Etta:

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Sun Fun

Tonight at pool yoga we "stoked the fire!"  Our practice zeroed in on "waking up" where the sun lives in our bodies, our solar plexus.  Here is a three pose flow by Global Family Yoga to have fun with the sun in you:

(1) Warrior 1 with Extended Arms

(2)  Warrior 1 with Cactus Arms

(3) Pyramid

We practiced each posture for three breaths, then two breaths and finally one breath each.

Friday, July 31, 2015

GFY Toddler Time Yoga Training

Wanna know how to share yoga with little peeps?  Global Family Yoga offers Toddler Time Yoga Training as an e-course!
Register by August 5th for a FREE download of their "Chill Children" CD!  It has GREAT relaxation practices for kiddos including the "Magic Carpet Ride."  EVERYTHING GFY produces is top quality!  In this course you'll get info on developmental stages, teaching strategies, communication tips, pricing and logistical info and a ready-made flier.  It's organized and easy to navigate. Let me know if you have any questions!  

Thursday, July 30, 2015

zipaDee--AUGUST 2015 News

Introducing . . .

the Magic Microphone!

In this Relax Kids' relaxation exercise, kiddos think of positive words to say into the microphone.  It was a great way to wrap today's yoga practice:
"It's Back to School Time--Pack Your Backpack!"

We practiced "mirror hands" to remember our gluesticks.  We pretended to be crayons in a box as we log rolled over some friends.  We strengthened our tummy muscles when we rocked and rolled to standing:

During our warm up, we moved like mice, cows, cats, dogs and SSSSSSnakeSSSSSS!

   The BEEginning of the school year is near!  BEE Prepared! 

Monday, July 27, 2015

TREEmendous Summer Fun

I've had TREEmendous fun this summer!

zipaDee-SING, "There are NO Bananas in Sky!" to tune in for yoga practice!

Pete the Cat reminds us, "It's ALL GOOD."  Thanks to Emmalie Velte of Child's Breath Yoga for synergizing to share yoga with day cares in Lexington this summer!

ALL Feelings are OKAY in any language!

Thanks for sharing your smoothies with Chill Skill Campers, Mrs. Byrd Fort!  We appreciate you encouraging us to be balanced with our eating.

Some postures are more challenging IN the pool!  Tree Pose works us a little more when we try it in the water.

Summer School, Session 2

We sang "There Are NO BANANAS in the Sky!" to tune in and warm up.  
Mrs. Broam's favorite part is "COCONUT CREAM PIE!"

Tuning in helps us focus and warming up gets our bodies ready to move safely.

Mrs. Broam explains the "take home" message of the day:
"ALL Feelings are OKAY!"

We made some real world connections as we discussed healthy ways to move feelings:  (1) Nobody gets hurt (2) Nothing gets hurt and (3) We don't hurt ourselves.  

Sunday, July 26, 2015

zipaDee--SUMMER 2015

YAY for Summer and the Opportunities to RELAX!
During Summer 2015, zipaDeeBee has shared yoga with Lexington One Summer School, Rhythmics Performing Arts, and Hand y Mano.  We've also coordinated Pool Yoga at a private residence and Chill Skills Camp at Pleasant Hill Elementary.  At Chill Skills Camp, we checked out the characters in Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to explore balance and self-regulation skills.  One of my favorite parts of camp was "Peace Builders."  Thanks to Mrs. Byrd Ford for inviting folks from the South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association.  Their presentation was inspiring!  "Chill Skills at the Chocolate Factory" is SWEET!  

In August, we'll pick back up with Pisgah Yoga for Kids (4:30-5:30) and Adults (5:30-6:30) on Wednesdays (  Our topic is "Stone Soup."  Adult Classes will be Chair Yoga during this month.  We'll re-evaluate after August to see what to offer next!  The mission of zipaDeeBee is help you live your life in a quality way!  How best can we help you do that?  Where and when can you yoga?  

Here's some great info for you to chew on:

I post pictures and info here at  You can also check out or like zipaDeeBee on Facebook for the latest and greatest zipaDee-BUSINESS!!  I've added several videos to the Mrs. Broam's YouTube Channel this summer too:  If you want to check out Mrs. Broam's Hat of the Day when school starts: or like vitaminDB on Facebook.

Breathe and Balance, S-t-r-e-t-c-h and Strengthen to a Happier, Healthier You!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Gettin' Wet and Havin' Fun!

Gettin' ready to move like the sun before moving outta the rain!

Pretending to be a volcano takes a big feeling down a notch.

Eagle posture is easier in the water.  Tree posture is more challenging!

This eagle can fly!

Peace Builders

Stacey's Story:

Yesterday, while eating lunch between shows, I watched a waitress go out of her way to assist an elderly woman who obviously wasn't feeling well. She sat down next to her, held her hand and made sure she had a ride home. When she came to refill our drinks, we asked how the woman was doing. The waitress explained that the woman (along with many elderly people) came to this particular cafeteria on a regular basis and she always looked out for them. She then excused herself and went into the kitchen. When she came out, she had a small to-go box and placed it in front of another elderly woman seated at another table. When she came back to us, she explained that it was that woman's 90th birthday and she wanted to make sure she had a strawberry shortcake to take home with her. When it was time to leave, I found our waitress to make sure she received her tip. She told me it was a cafeteria and a tip wasn't necessary. I put it in her hand and when she looked down and saw that I had handed her a twenty, she began to cry. She insisted it wasn't necessary, but I told her what a difference she made in the lives of others and how just witnessing her actions made my day so much brighter. Still crying, she hugged me and told me it was the biggest tip she had ever received.

This morning, while sitting outside of our hotel, an elderly man walked up to me. He reached out his hand, and I went to shake it. Instead he handed me a twenty dollar bill. He told me I was a good person and told me to have a blessed day. I balked, but he insisted and climbed into his car and drove away. I was speechless. Today, that twenty will be passed along to someone else...

Ms. Stacey Maxwell​ of Porkchop Productions is a "Peace Builder!"  Pass it on.  I'm thankful to have worked for her with Ms. Laura Blanchette​ this summer.  Both of these ladies touch the hearts of others every day!  They are *my* SOUP-er Heroes!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Berry Chill on Thursday

We are BERRY CHILL on Thursday!

This movement is called "Rolling Can" or "Roller Coaster!"  Use your tummy muscles to ride.

We created a "down dog tunnel!"  One camper slinks through the tunnel and then makes a new down dog, another link in the tunnel.  

Thank you to the SC Spinal Cord Injuries Association for sharing how they make the world a better place.  We enjoyed see how they get from here to there.

It's a GOOD IDEA to sing a silly song!  Puts a smile on your face and a giggle in your heart.  Here's the words to "There are NO Bananas in the Sky!"

Thank you, Hannah!  We appreciate you working as a zipaDee-INTERN this summer!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

BEE Content

Here's another way to take a deep breath:  Breathe in the scent of a flower, gently blow out the flame of the candle.

Partner Poses are Fun!  You can get a deeper stretch when you work with a friend.

This Partner Pose is called "Lizard on a Rock."  This lizard is sun bathing!

One way to be content is to eat healthy foods!  Thank you for sharing your super smoothies, Mrs. Byrd Fort!

Singing and coloring are healthy ways to process unpleasant feelings--(1) Nobody gets hurt (2) Nothing gets hurt & (3) You don't get hurt

Our bright idea of the morning was how will we shine our lights to help others?  What is happening around us?  Who needs a helping hand?  We answer these questions, and we begin to build peace and contentment, in small and TALL ways!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Balance Your Screentime

Today we read about Mike Teavee!  He was out of balance .  .  . 

TV is not bad, just don't overdo it!  There are consequences to overdoing it .  .  . 

You can move like the sun to feel more balanced!

We tuned in with listening bells.

We strengthened our toes playing "Monkey Feet!"

We tried going upside down today!  These are "L Handstands."

During creative expression, we painted with watercolors.

We practiced building peace one building block at a time!

We shared a "Handful of Quiet" with four stones.

Four out of seven campers said "final relaxation" is the BEST part of Chill Skills Camp!