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Teaching Yoga is an essential resource for new and experienced teachers as well as a guide for all yoga students interested in refining their skills and knowledge. Addressing 100% of the teacher training curriculum standards set by Yoga Alliance, the world''s leading registry and accreditation source for yoga teachers and schools, Teaching Yoga is also ideal for use as a core textbook in yoga teacher training programs.

Drawing on a wide spectrum of perspectives, and featuring more than 150 photographs and illustrations, the book covers fundamental topics of yoga philosophy and history, including a historical presentation of classical yoga literature: the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras of Pataljali, and the main historical sources on tantra and early hatha yoga. Each of the eleven major styles of contemporary yoga is described, with a brief history of its development and the distinguishing elements of its teachings. Exploring traditional and modern aspects of anatomy and physiology, the book provides extensive support and tools for teaching 108 yoga poses ( asanas), breathing techniques ( pranayama), and meditation. Teaching Yoga offers practical advice for classroom setup, planning and sequencing classes, as well as the process involved in becoming a teacher and sustaining oneself in the profession. The book has over 200 bibliographic sources, a comprehensive index, and a useful appendix that lists associations, institutes, organizations, and professional resources for yoga teachers.

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“Whether you’re already a yoga teacher, aspiring to be one, or just seeking to deepen your understanding and practice of yoga, Mark Stephens’ thoughtful, eloquent, and thorough book would be a valuable addition to your library… In Teaching Yoga, he covers all the basic topics you’d hope to find in a comprehensive teacher training class… Stephens’ deep understanding of, and appreciation for, the practice and fruits of yoga constantly illuminate his writing. That spirit gives force to his gentle insistence that all yoga teachers must look inside to find – and share with their students – their own authentic expression of yoga.”
Yoga Journal

“Mark Stephens’s all-encompassing tome for both new and experienced teachers [offers] an exhaustive overview of philosophy, history, yoga styles, and guidelines for practice... Authoritative and engaging, but never dogmatic, Teaching Yoga will help instructors fine-tune their classroom skills and empower their personal practice.”
Yoga+Joyful Living Magazine

Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens is a great resource, not just for yoga teachers but for practitioners of all levels. It covers everything from yoga philosophy and history to the intricacies of the poses, breathing practices and meditation... The foreword is sweetly written by Mariel Hemingway and only serves to enhance this must-read for any practicing or aspiring yogi.”
—Wisconsin State Journal

“Mark Stephens, a teacher of teachers, has created a comprehensive and inspiring guide for yoga teachers and serious practitioners alike. In these pages, he offers us the fruit of his years of rigorous practice, his deep contemplation, and his understanding of what really matters in yoga. Filled with tips and secrets for finding the inner core of asana, gently but firmly puncturing myths, this book is a brilliant merger of traditional wisdom with contemporary rigor and insight. It should be on the shelf of everyone who loves the practice of yoga.”
—Sally Kempton, Yoga Journal’s “Wisdom” columnist and author of The Heart of Meditation: Pathways to a Deeper Experience

“Comprehensive, deeply insightful, and chock full of tips and techniques for teaching and doing yoga, Mark Stephens''s Teaching Yoga will be required reading for yoga teachers, teacher trainers, and serious students alike. We heartily recommend this essential new contribution to the conscious evolution of yoga.”
—Joel Kramer, coauthor with Diana Alstad of T he Passionate Mind Revisited: Expanding Personal and Social Awareness

Teaching Yoga is an urgently needed manual that will be a valuable tool in the arsenal of aspiring yoga teachers to add perspective and to hone their skills. It provides a wealth of foundational information, advice, tips, guidance, and grist for the mill.”
—Ganga White, founder, White Lotus Yoga Foundation, Santa Barbara, California, and author of Yoga Beyond Belief: Insights to Awaken and Deepen Your Practice

Teaching Yoga is friendly, well thought out, helpful, clear, and tremendously thorough. Many people will benefit from this gift, it being exactly what is needed to help a growing teacher teach at his or her best. I’m glad it is finally in print and it is coming out just in time for my next teacher training!”
—Erich Schiffmann, author of Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness

“Mark Stephens is making a real offering to yoga teachers, providing practical tools and inspiration for the path that embraces all forms of embodied yoga. There are hard-to-find gems that make this a great resource, from the section of the mythological meaning behind the asanas to teaching cues for the core asanas and sequencing tools from vinyasa krama. Enjoy this great resource and dive deep into your own transformation of teaching yoga.”
—Shiva Rea, leading instructor of Transformational Prana Flow Yoga and Yoga Trance Dance

“Yoga teachers and their students will love this book. Mark Stephens untangles the complexities of yoga philosophy, history, and energetics, offers clear and compelling techniques for teaching and exploring asanas, pranayama, and meditation, and gives teachers a rich array of practical tools for planning and sequencing classes, working with diverse students, and teaching with integrity and authenticity. Teaching Yoga should be in the hands of every teacher and dedicated student.”
—Seane Corn, yoga teacher and founder, Off the Mat, Into the World

“Yoga luminary Mark Stephens has written a book that embodies Hatha yoga itself, offering a highly informative guide for all yoga teachers. Teaching Yoga answers our questions and addresses our controversies. This comprehensive and scholarly guide is now required reading for our teaching staff.”
—Mary Lynn Fitton, founder and director of programs, The Art of Yoga Project

“Dedicated yoga students and their teachers will find Mark Stephens''s comprehensive book an essential and timeless resource. Filled with profound insights presented with clarity and intelligence, Teaching Yoga is a wonderful resource that beautifully models the practice of yoga itself; it unites many diverse threads of truth into a cohesive, vibrant whole. It has quickly become an indispensable part of my teaching library.”
—Daniel Stewart, cofounder and director, Rising Lotus Yoga, Los Angeles, California

“Fifteen years after starting a successful movement to bring yoga into inner city schools, prisons, treatment centers, and veteran’s facilities, Mark Stephens is back with a treasure trove of wisdom and insight drawn from years of training teachers for success in those settings as well as more traditional yoga spaces such as studios, retreats, and conferences. Teaching Yoga is destined to be a classic that every yoga teacher and student will consult for years to come.”
—James Wvinner, yogi and cofounder, Yoga, Tribe, and Culture

Teaching Yoga is a wonderful addition to the growing collection of books being created for yoga teachers… [Stephens’] writing is friendly, clear, helpful and thorough.”
—YogaBasics.com

“Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques is the first comprehensive guide written for practicing and would-be yoga teachers and their students, covering yoga''s history, philosophy, and basic teaching methods. It follows the teacher training curriculum standards set by Yoga Alliance and blends traditional yoga with modern techniques and over 150 photos and anatomy illustrations. Any new age or yoga collection must have this!”
Midwest Book Review, Reviewer’s Choice

“Mark Stephens’ Teaching Yoga offers a fantastic primer for the beginning teacher or those interested in learning more about the many facets of the philosophy and practice of yoga. Stephens is obviously a seasoned student and teacher, and even though the book is written at an expert level, it is still accessible and easy to understand. Stephens’ text offers a great gift for coming generations: what a pleasure to have all of this information in one place.”
—CirclesOfLight.com

“Steeped in the knowledge of classical yoga and modern adaptations, Stephens manages to make the practice of yoga accessible to experienced teachers, new teachers, and students.”
A Garden Carried in the Pocket

This has to be the most comprehensive book on yoga I''ve ever read.  It is definitely more than just your typical ''how-to'' yoga book… I have been thoroughly impressed.”
Kari, Reading For Sanity

About the Author

An esteemed yoga teacher and teacher trainer who has trained over 2,500 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. The author of  Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes (North Atlantic Books, 2012),  Yoga Adjustments: Philosophy, Principles, and Techniques (North Atlantic Books, 2014), and Yoga Therapy: Foundations, Methods, and Practices for Common Ailments (North Atlantic Books, 2017. 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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Suzette McFarland
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Poses not in English, Hard Read
Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2018
This is a great book, however, all the poses are in Sanskrit instead of the English version of the pose. So, when you''re looking something up, you can never find it. I think he needed to realize MOST instructors don''t know all the Sanskrit names. Regardless, it does... See more
This is a great book, however, all the poses are in Sanskrit instead of the English version of the pose. So, when you''re looking something up, you can never find it. I think he needed to realize MOST instructors don''t know all the Sanskrit names. Regardless, it does force you to learn theSanskrit name because you have to keep looking them up in other sources (not his book) to find out what the hec he''s talking about.
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Rachel Terrell
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Great read and helpful for my Yoga Teacher Training
Reviewed in the United States on March 24, 2019
I needed this book for my yoga teacher training. It has really helped me. I read it even when the course doesn’t call for me to read..explains everything so you can understand it.
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Reviewed in the United States on June 22, 2016
I read Teaching Yoga during my yoga teacher training. I would recommend this book to everyone whether you are planning on teaching or not. . It is a great resource for current and future yoga teachers. It explains the risks of poses, how to guide students in and out of... See more
I read Teaching Yoga during my yoga teacher training. I would recommend this book to everyone whether you are planning on teaching or not. . It is a great resource for current and future yoga teachers. It explains the risks of poses, how to guide students in and out of poses and what to look for and emphasize. I believe it will help those that want to teach to be better teachers. I also believe it will help those that do not want to teach to get the most out of the yoga classes they take. It will give you a better understating of the history and philosophy of yoga. You will gain a better of understanding of what you should expect out of your yoga instructor.
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Ali C.
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This book has been super helpful as I started teaching more and more yoga ...
Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2015
This book has been super helpful as I started teaching more and more yoga classes. I actually felt that there was more information in this book than I received in my teacher training course and it was recommended to me by another yoga teacher who had to read it as required... See more
This book has been super helpful as I started teaching more and more yoga classes. I actually felt that there was more information in this book than I received in my teacher training course and it was recommended to me by another yoga teacher who had to read it as required reading in her course. The anatomy was useful and I really like the way the whole book was written. It was easy to find information and skip around in and I also think Mark Stephens did a great job of addressing many issues, and writing in a clear and concise manner!
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VideoJoy
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Lots of good useful information on hatha yoga
Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2018
Pro: Lots of good useful information on hatha yoga. It was used in a teacher training for which I was staff. Con: There was quite a bit of misinformation in the section on Integral Yoga and Swami Satchidananda (mixed in with accurate info). So I''m not sure about... See more
Pro: Lots of good useful information on hatha yoga. It was used in a teacher training for which I was staff.

Con: There was quite a bit of misinformation in the section on Integral Yoga and Swami Satchidananda (mixed in with accurate info). So I''m not sure about the accuracy of similar sections.
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Eva
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A Must-Have reference for all yoga teachers and practitioners
Reviewed in the United States on January 16, 2011
Mark Stephens'' "Teaching Yoga" is a must-have book for all yoga teachers and practitioners. The book is well written and organized. It is easy to read (compared with some yoga classics) and is very informative. It is not only a good reference for many common poses (asanas)... See more
Mark Stephens'' "Teaching Yoga" is a must-have book for all yoga teachers and practitioners. The book is well written and organized. It is easy to read (compared with some yoga classics) and is very informative. It is not only a good reference for many common poses (asanas) , it also covers many aspects that advanced students and teachers are interested in: history of yoga, pranayama, bandhas, sequencing, etc.

Someone mentioned that Mark uses too many Sanskrit in his book. I must say I disagree! I actually appreciate Mark using Sanskrit name for the asanas as I already know the English names. I want to learn the Sanskrit names as well! As yoga originates from India, it is logical to use Sanskrit terms.

Last but not least, Mark is a very detail-oriented and insightful teacher. I found myself re-reading sections of his book and picked up insights that would allow me to become a better, safer practitioner and teacher. I also found the Appendices (the list of asanas and the asana elements) extremely useful for planning a yoga class. I highly recommend this book to anyone who does yoga.
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Donna Johnson
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Reviewed in the United States on September 26, 2020
Book required for yoga certification. Includes philosophy, discription of how to get into poses, and important info about different types of poses; as well as how to approach different aspects of teaching a class.
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C. Roberts
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Great comprehensive book for certification
Reviewed in the United States on October 2, 2020
A very detailed and comprehensive book - perfect for your classes if you are going to yoga certifications

Not the kind of book you learn from exclusively - you need someone to teach you with this book
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Helen, Poynton UK
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The book is clear and easy to follow
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 28, 2016
I would say this is a must book for any new yoga student teacher. The book is clear and easy to follow, the chapters flow nicely into each other and cover almost everything you need to know. Once you have read through the book it can become a good reference as it breaks...See more
I would say this is a must book for any new yoga student teacher. The book is clear and easy to follow, the chapters flow nicely into each other and cover almost everything you need to know. Once you have read through the book it can become a good reference as it breaks down individual poses and techniques. I have been using this for a few months now and have recommend it to other student teachers.
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Phenomenal
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 13, 2016
Absolutely phenomenal book. This covered everything I learned on my teacher training and then some. It is much better in paperback format though, especially when it comes to keeping track of the images, but it''s so worth it. It''s become my yoga bible and I think it''s a must...See more
Absolutely phenomenal book. This covered everything I learned on my teacher training and then some. It is much better in paperback format though, especially when it comes to keeping track of the images, but it''s so worth it. It''s become my yoga bible and I think it''s a must for all yoga teachers and enthusiasts
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Wow
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 30, 2020
I''m astonished how much I have learnt! I have been an on and off Yogi for about 8 years now, and was shocked how much I have learnt by reading this. Aiming to become a teacher and can already see how much this is going to be used on a daily basis.
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Sunny Soleil
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My favorite yoga book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 30, 2016
Just starting yoga teacher training this book is an encyclopedia of knowledge..they call Stephens the teachers teacher.. that he is.. A great all round manual covering every aspect of yoga and a lot more. Just buy it.. worth every penny
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A must for yoga teachers
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 13, 2021
A must for any yoga teacher or trainee teacher who wants to understand in depth and produce must effective practices for class. This book is one of my go to books!
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2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale

2021 Teaching sale Yoga: Essential Foundations sale and Techniques sale