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  • Published: 15 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9781583944974
  • Imprint: North Atlantic
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $42.99
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Yoga Sequencing

Designing Transformative Yoga Classes


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Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes presents the essential principles and methods for planning and sequencing yoga classes. Addressing one of the most popular topics in the yoga profession, this book offers sixty-seven model sequences of yoga poses (asanas) that cover the broad range of yoga student experience, including multiple sequences for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students; yoga for kids, teens, women across the life cycle, and seniors; classes to relieve depression and anxiety; and sequences for each of the major chakras and ayurvedic constitutions. Each sequence provides guidance for teaching the different breathing (pranayama) and meditation techniques that give yoga its transformative power.

Enhanced with over 2,000 instructional photos and an elaborate guide to the constituent elements of over 150 yoga asanas, the book draws equally from ancient yoga philosophy and contemporary insights into functional anatomy, biomechanics, and kinesiology. The nuanced interrelationships among asanas within and between the seven asana families are explored and the anatomy of opening and stabilizing each pose is explained for sequences designed around specific needs and intentions. A comprehensive appendix includes a glossary of yoga-related terms, an alphabetical asana index with thumbnail photographs of each asana, a class planning worksheet, representative sequences from several popular styles of hatha yoga, and a list of resources for further exploring sequencing and the larger practice of teaching yoga.

  • Pub date: 15 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9781583944974
  • Imprint: North Atlantic
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $42.99

About the Author

Mark Stephens

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.

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Praise for Yoga Sequencing

“"Mark Stephens, a master teacher of teachers, has given us a wise, practical guide that should be in every yoga maven's library."—Sally Kempton, author of Meditation for the Love of It"Moving from philosophy and principles to methodology and technique, Yoga Sequencing gives yoga teachers and students alike a rich resource for designing wide-ranging classes for different intentions, needs, and aspirations."—Stephen Cope, director of the Kripalu Center and author of The Wisdom of Yoga”


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