Milwaukee Edition
Bookmark and Share Email this page Email Print this page Print

New Book Teaches Children Self-Love

Setting children on the path to self-love is one of the most important jobs parents and educators have. Beau the Bee, a new book by Minda Devorkin, can help them achieve this goal through its positive, playful story that teaches children tools for building self-esteem. “Years ago, I set out on a mission to instill in children a strong sense of self,” says Devorkin. “Writing Beau the Bee has enabled me to further this vision and to show parents, caregivers, teachers and children how yoga helps young people navigate through life with balance, grace, strength and curiosity.”

Beau is a positive, kind and confident bee who happily takes children on his special journey of learning to love himself, despite looking different than the other bees. He generously shares his helpful life tools so everyone can “bee” their best selves, ultimately promoting their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Devorkin is a former medical social worker that has been teaching yoga to youth, teens and adults in the Milwaukee area since 2005. She received her RYT certification through Kanyakumari Ayurveda & Yoga Center and was also certified by Radiant Child Yoga Program, Karma Kids Yoga, Yoga Ed and Sadie Nardini, founder of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga. Beau the Bee is available through,, and by request from local bookstores. For information, visit or contact Devorkin at 414-378-2048 or

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

Expand Healthy Horizons at Wellness Body, Mind & Spirit Expo

Those seeking a fresh approach to natural wellness can explore the latest in holistic and alternative health at the Wellness Body, Mind & Spirit Expo.

Victory Garden Initiative Expands Classroom 
and Event Space

Victory Garden Initiative is expanding their urban farm campus through the purchase of a building across the street from their urban farm in the Harambee neighborhood.

Amazon Rainforest Tour Explores 
the Healing Power of Nature

Sonia Vasquez of Amasonia is hosting an Amazon rainforest healing tour, June 30 through July 5, in which participants will have the opportunity to meet the indigenous and scientific communities in the Colombian Amazon forest.

Intravenous Nutrition Therapy 
Now Available at Zuza’s Way

Dagmara Beine of Zuza’s Way Integrative Care is now offering intravenous (IV) nutrition therapy, which is a method of feeding vitamins, minerals and amino acids directly into the bloodstream to correct intracellular nutrient deficiencies.

Celebrate Earth Day with Rock the Green 
and Milwaukee Riverkeeper

From 9 a.m. to noon, April 21, Milwaukee Riverkeeper is proudly hosting their 23rd annual Spring River Cleanup with nearly 4,000 volunteers joining together across the Milwaukee River Basin to pick up trash, get outdoors and help to achieve swimmable, fishable rivers.

A Local Author’s Journey of Healing From Grief

Wauwatosa author Mary Lou Bailey tells the tale of how she gained strength after a loss in her book, I Am My Own Rug, released this past November through Broken Wing Press.

White Conch Dharma Center Presents Tonglen Meditation Workshop

Domo Geshe Rinpoche, Buddhist Lama of the Tibetan tradition, will teach Taking Suffering into the Heart of Compassion–Tonglen Half-Day Workshop, from 2 to 5 p.m. March 10, at Unity Church, in Wauwatosa.

Sample the Area’s Best Chili While Supporting Independent Radio

WMSE 91.7 FM radio, a nonprofit, listener-supported radio service educationally licensed to the Milwaukee School of Engineering, will hold its 16th annual Rockabilly Chili Fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 11, at MSOE’s Kern Center.

Local Farmer Open House Educates on Farm-to-Table Agriculture

Few things are as delicious as locally grown farm-fresh food, and subscribing to a community-supported agriculture program brings that food directly from a local farmer to the table.

Drink a Little, Help a Lot Fundraiser to Help Children in Malawi

Milwaukeeans will have an opportunity to help support construction of a new school in the eastern African nation of Malawi through the Drink a Little, Help a Lot fundraiser, hosted by Milwaukee area residents Niyati Desai and Claire Lang.

Rise Yoga Studio Off ers Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga for All Abilities

Paula Evans offers a flowing style of yoga that connects the movement of the body with the breath. Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sri T. Krishnamacharya developed Ashtanga during the 20th century.

Make a Date with Yoga This Valentine’s Weekend

Rosie Rain is hosting a special event, Kundalini Yoga for Lovers and Friends, on February 10 from noon to 2 p.m. at Yama Yoga, in the Historic Third Ward.