Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses: A Practical Workbook for Integrating Themes, Ideas, and Inspiration into Your Class
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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. The final section includes blank templates for instructors to create their own class themes and notes. With a unique angle and practical feel, this workbook will appeal to yoga teachers, teacher trainers, and at-home practitioners who want to move to the next level.
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Create Class Themes
How to Find Your Voice
A seriously great place to start is to copy and borrow. Emulation is an incredibly helpful starting point, not just because you’ll find lovely tidbits that may stick with you forever, but also because you will very quickly notice what is not your voice or style.
Fifty-Four Complete Themes
These are like recipes in a cookbook—you might like to follow them closely at first, then tweak them according to your tastes and the ingredients on hand thereafter. Perhaps you’ll wind up cobbling new themes together by combining the templates in unique ways. It’s all up to you and what feels most true to your voice and your students’ needs.
Creating Your Own Themes
Once you’ve grown comfortable exploring our recipes, you can use the templates in the back of the book and at http://teachingyogabeyondtheposes.com to create your own themes and notes. We hope you will find years of inspiration in the process.