“The ultimate language of yoga is expressed in doing yoga, a practice that transcends words as we open our lives to living more consciously through the infinite wisdom of the heart. It is in this wisdom that we take the seat of the teacher, sharing yoga with all who cross our path. In my own experience as a yoga teacher, nothing has so changed my life as the commitment to sharing yoga in a way that helps students to develop their own personal and sustainable practice.” – From the “Introduction” to Teaching Yoga
Yoga Makes Life Better
- You know from experience that doing yoga makes life better – healthier, happier, more awake and in balance.
- With yoga the challenges we face in our daily lives become simpler and easier.
- The amazing benefits of yoga that we’re enjoying in our lives right now are at most a breath away for anyone.
- As you experience the power of yoga in your personal life, it’s only natural to want to share it with others.
If you share my belief that yoga makes life better, that it's for everybody and deserves to be shared with intelligence and passion, then I want to connect with you about teaching yoga and yoga teacher training. My offerings - in live workshops and here on this website - are all about sharing this amazingly powerful and transformative practice with others, now and for the rest of our lives.
Do you want to teach yoga?
- Can you envision teaching yoga for the rest of your life?
- Do you share my belief that yoga students deserve the best possible teachers?
- Are you open to becoming the very best yoga teacher you can be?
If so, I invite you to explore with me.
Available June 2014.
Philosophy, Principles, and Techniques
From the publisher: The quintessential guide to yoga assisting and hands-on teaching, Yoga Adjustments introduces the art and practice of providing yoga assists to yoga students. Addressing one of the most important topics in the yoga field, expert yoga instructor and best-selling author Mark Stephens covers the philosophy of yoga practice, the sensibilities of touch in teaching yoga and improving alignment, the seven principles of hands-on yoga teaching, and the twenty-five most effective methods of tactile cueing. An invaluable resource for all yoga teachers, teacher trainers, and serious yoga students, this book includes a foreword by yoga teacher Shiva Rea as well as over 850 unique instructional photos and explanatory captions demonstrating precise ways of guiding a variety of flowing sequences.
On Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes:
"A rich resource... Outstanding...Accessible for all."
–Stephen Cope, Kripalu Center for Yoga and author, Yoga and the Quest for the True Self
"A great service to the yoga community..."
–Shiva Rea,author, Tending the Heart Fire, founder of Prana Flow Yoga
"Comprehensive...Essential reading...An instant classic."
–Leslie Kaminoff, founder of The Brearthing Project and co-author, Yoga Anatomy
"An enormous contribution to the field of yoga teaching."
–Ganga White, co-director of White Lotus Foundation and author, Yoga Beyond Belief
"A wise, practical guide...Should be in every yoga maven's library."
–Sally Kempton, yoga teacher for over 40 years and author, Awakening Shakti
"Yoga Sequencing is going to be very helpful to a lot of people, both teachers and students alike."
–Erich Schiffmann, founder of Freedom Style Yoga and author, Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness
"A contemporary yoga classic...should be required reading in all yoga teacher training schools."
–James Bailey, Ayurvedic healer, acupuncturist, and esteemed yoga teacher trainer
"Empowers yoga teachers to be their best."
–Joel Kramer, yoga teacher since 1967 and co-author, The Passionate Mind Revisited
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