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Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniquesby Mark Stephens
Synopses & Reviews
"Teaching Yoga" is an essential resource for new and experienced teachers as well as a guide for all yoga students interested in refining their skills and knowledge. Addressing 100% of the teachertraining curriculum standards set by Yoga Alliance, the world's leading registry and accreditation source for yoga teachers and schools, "Teaching Yoga" is also ideal for use as a core textbook in yogateacher training programs.
Drawing on a wide spectrum of perspectives, and featuring more than 150 photographs and illustrations, the book covers fundamental topics of yoga philosophy and history, including a historical presentation of classical yoga literature: the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras of Pataljali, and the main historical sources on tantra and early hatha yoga. Each of the eleven majorstyles of contemporary yoga is described, with a brief history of its development and the distinguishing elements of its teachings. Exploring traditional and modern aspects of anatomy and physiology, the book providesextensive support and tools for teaching 108 yoga poses ("asanas"), breathing techniques ("pranayama"), and meditation. "Teaching Yoga" offers practical advice forclassroom setup, planning and sequencing classes, as well as the process involved in becoming a teacher and sustaining oneself in the profession. The book has over 200 bibliographic sources, a comprehensive index, and auseful appendix that lists associations, institutes, organizations, and professional resources for yoga teachers.
"From the Trade Paperback edition."
About the Author
An esteemed yoga instructor who has trained over 700 yoga teachers, Mark Stephens conducts classes, workshops, and retreats worldwide. The founder of Yoga Inside Foundation, L.A. Yoga Center, and the recipient of Yoga Journal's first annual Karma Yoga Award in 2000, he lives and teaches in Santa Cruz, CA.
Foreword contributor Mariel Hemingway is an actress and longtime yoga practitioner and teacher.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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