Leading yoga teacher trainer Melanie Cooper brings you the essential guide to teaching yoga and adjusting asana (yoga poses).
The first part of the book explores the fundamentals of teaching in a simple, clear, accessible way. The author covers how to teach crucial concepts such as breath, muscle lock and gaze, as well as more general topics including injuries, ethics and the spiritual aspects of yoga. Part 1 also includes a quick-look guide to counting the Primary Series, and teaching points for each Primary Series posture.
In the second part of the book the author demonstrates helpful techniques for deepening common yoga postures, and provides a complete guide to hands-on adjustment for the Ashtanga Primary Series.
With a wealth of information, clear writing, and fresh, detailed photography, this is an invaluable resource for qualified yoga teachers, student teachers, and yoga students who want to take their practice to the next level.
Melanie Cooper has been teaching yoga for 16 years, and training yoga teachers for eight years. She divides her time between London and Goa, practicing and teaching yoga. She currently runs the morning ashtanga self practice at The Life Centre in Islington and runs an annual teacher training at Brahmani Yoga in Goa, She has practiced at Ashtanga Yoga London for many years, and has also studied with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Melanie lives in North London.
Foreword and Acknowlegments Introduction Chapter 1: Teaching Yoga Chapter 2: Teaching Ujjayi Breathing Chapter 3: Teaching the Bandhas Chapter 4: Teaching the Dristi Chapter 5: Injuries Chapter 6: Teaching the Spiritual Aspects of Yoga Chapter 7: Ethics for Yoga Teachers Chapter 8: Teaching Points Chapter 9: Teaching the Sanskrit Count Chapter 10: Deepening the Primary Series Chapter 11: Adjustments References