Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses: A Practical Workbook for Integrating Themes, Ideas, and Inspiration into Your Class

Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses: A Practical Workbook for Integrating Themes, Ideas, and Inspiration into Your Class

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Overview

Experienced yoga instructors Sage Rountree and Alexandra DeSiato give yoga teachers the tools to find their voice and tap into innate wisdom. The authors offer ready-made, detailed themes to use in classes and provide flexible templates for building a toolkit of themes for future use. Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses offers guidance for both new and experienced teachers starting with a section on voice, authenticity, emulation, phrasing, practice, repetition, and finding inspiration. It continues with a second section that contains fifty-four complete themes that instructors can easily use in their own classes. With a unique angle and practical feel, this book will appeal to yoga teachers, teacher trainers, and at-home practitioners who want to move to the next level.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781690563488
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication date: 01/28/2020
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 5.04(h) x 1.13(d)

About the Author

Sage Rountree, Ph.D., is a teacher trainer at the highest level (E-RYT 500) and director of the yoga-teacher trainings at the Carolina Yoga Company, which she co-owns. The author of numerous health-centric books, her writing has appeared in Runner's World, Yoga Journal, ESPN, Vogue, Men's Fitness, USA Today, and the Chicago Tribune. She presents internationally on yoga and athletics at venues including the U.S. Olympic Training Center and the Pentagon.

Alexandra Desiato, MA, holds the highest accreditation of yoga teaching (E-RYT 500) and is the co-author of Lifelong Yoga. An expert in yoga for healthy aging and yoga for prenatal and postnatal women, she presents and assists in yoga workshops locally and nationally, including Yogaville and Kripalu. With a master's degree in English literature from Appalachian State University, she has taught writing and literature at the college level for over fifteen years.

Sage Rountree, Ph.D., is a teacher trainer at the highest level (E-RYT 500) and director of the yoga-teacher trainings at the Carolina Yoga Company, which she co-owns. The author of numerous health-centric books, her writing has appeared in Runner's World, Yoga Journal, ESPN, Vogue, Men's Fitness, USA Today, and the Chicago Tribune. She presents internationally on yoga and athletics at venues including the U.S. Olympic Training Center and the Pentagon.

Angie Kane is a theatre artist and audiobook narrator based in Southeast Michigan. She is a proud member of the Actors' Equity Association and a Resident Artist of The Purple Rose Theatre Company.

Table of Contents

Foreword Cyndi Lee vii

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Part 1 How to Find Your Voice

1 Words Are Powerful: Theming Makes Your Class 3

2 What Do Others Say? The Art of Emulation 7

3 Authenticity and the Seat of the Teacher 13

4 Practice Your Words Until You Believe Them 23

5 Repetition Is Comfortable (and Students Want to Be Comfortable) 29

6 Finding Inspiration-and What to Do When You're Not Inspired 35

Part 2 Fifty-Four Complete Themes

7 The Basics of Yoga Philosophy: Teaching the Yamas and Niyamas 47

8 Theming the Seasons: Solstices and Equinoxes 69

9 Overcoming Obstacles: Bring the Kleshas into Class 79

10 Yoga Philosophy Highlights: Ancient Thought and Daily Living 91

11 When Someone Else Says It Best: Quotes as Themes 117

12 Be Basic, Baby: Our Favorite Simple Ideas That Resonate 135

13 Inspiration Is Everywhere: Themes We Love from Outside Yoga 157

Part 3 Creating Themes That Connect

14 There Are No Bad Themes: Just Write It Down 171

15 Inspirational Prompts for Creating Themes 173

16 Templates for Theming Any Style of Class 179

About The Authors 235

About The Illustrator 236

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