Virtual Story Time with Omileye Achikeobi-Lewis, author of My Heart Flies Open

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Book cover image: My Heart Flies Open by Omileye Achikeobi-Lewis

Join us for a special Storytime with Writer and illustrator Omileye Achikeobi-Lewis. Achikeobi-Lewis will read from My Heart Flies Open, an inclusive, empowering, and uplifting picture book for girls of color about yoga, meditation, and coming home to self-love. 

Tune into our Instagram on Wednesday, September 22nd at 10:00am @malapropsbookstore.

Omi will guide you through a quick breath exercise and an art project.

Download illustration outlines here. You'll also need a pencil, eraser, coloring pencils and any other decorative things you want to use to jazz up your art!

Beautifully and brightly illustrated, My Heart Flies Open takes readers on a yoga journey of mindful reflection, self-discovery, and self-love. Starting with Easy Pose (I AM LOVE) and moving through Mountain Pose (I AM STILLNESS), Triangle Pose (I AM ME), and more, My Heart Flies Open guides young readers through a grounding sequence of 15 yoga poses and affirmations. More than just another yoga or mindfulness book, My Heart Flies Open transports young readers to a magical world where they learn to overcome negative emotions and move dynamically through their feelings--shining bright and connecting to the peace, laughter, love, grounding, and spirit that live inside all along. With every yoga pose, each breath in, and each breath out, My Heart Flies Open brings young readers home to themselves: they are life, love, joy, and kindness; bold, fierce, peaceful, and whole. 

OMILEYE ACHIKEOBI-LEWIS is a mother, counselor, writer, artist, mindfulness teacher, kid's yoga teacher, Reiki Master, and fifth-generation Vision Keeper. She is a SEED Diversity trainer and gives talks on mindfulness, indigenous wisdom, and their power to create peace in our world, communities, and school systems. Achikeobi-Lewis is the co-founder of YeyeOsun: The Institute of Sacred Balance and has worked for Asheville City public and charter schools, Winthrop College community counseling clinic, and Catawba Mental Health. She has collaborated with the UN on their international Post Sustainable water agenda and was invited to be a part of the UN Interfaith WASH Alliance. She loves helping kids and adults find the magic of the story within, the enchantment of cultures, the spell-binding power of the planet we live on, and the healing power of peace.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 10:00am
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ISBN: 9781623176136
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: North Atlantic Books - September 7th, 2021