Teaching Yoga

Essential Foundations and Techniques

Mark Stephens - Mariel Hemingway

The first comprehensive guide for new and experienced yoga teachers—featuring an exhaustive overview of yoga philosophy and history, yoga poses and styles, plus breathing practices and meditations.

The author of Yoga Sequencing and Yoga Adjustments offers an “authoritative and engaging” guide that “will help instructors fine-tune their classroom skills and empower their personal practice” (Yoga+Joyful Living Magazine).
 Drawing on a wide spectrum of perspectives, and featuring more than 150 photographs and illustrations, Teaching Yoga covers the fundamental topics of yoga philosophy and history, including a historical presentation of classical yoga literature: the VedasUpanishadsBhagavad GitaYoga Sutras of Patanjali; and the main historical sources on tantra and early hatha yoga. Each of the 11 major styles 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 provides extensive support and tools for teaching 108 yoga poses (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation. Teaching Yoga also offers practical advice for classroom setup, planning and sequencing classes, as well as the process involved in becoming a teacher and sustaining oneself in the profession.
Addressing 100% of the teacher training 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 yoga teacher training programs. It includes over 200 bibliographic sources, a comprehensive index, and a useful appendix that lists associations, institutes, organizations, and professional resources for yoga teachers.

Published: September 06, 2011
Title: Teaching Yoga
Author: Mark Stephens - Mariel Hemingway
ISBN: 9781583944721
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Language: English
Formats: ePub


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