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Instructing Hatha Yoga 2nd Edition eBook With Web Resource

Instructing Hatha Yoga 2nd Edition eBook With Web Resource


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    The world of yoga has exploded since the first edition of Instructing Hatha Yoga was published in 2006. Millions more enthusiasts worldwide are experiencing the physical benefits and mindful awareness of yoga in gyms and spas, the training rooms of professional sport teams, prisons and hospitals, and even classrooms.      

    With the increasing demand for qualified yoga teachers who can meet the needs of a diverse group of students, this updated edition of Instructing Hatha Yoga could not have come at a better time. Featuring detailed instructions on teaching 68 yoga poses and more than 200 photos showing the postures, the text covers all aspects of safe and confident hatha yoga instruction.

    The second edition is enhanced with the following features:

    --Updated verbal and visual cues to use in teaching each posture
    --Sample children’s and prenatal classes
    --75 new video clips that demonstrate yoga poses and modifications and instruct on physically assisting and adjusting students    
    --New online teacher resource with self-inquiry questionnaire, class evaluation, chapter review questions, and other printable instructional resources

    Master teacher and author Diane Ambrosini retains her original emphasis on simple cues for bringing students into proper alignment and deeper mental focus and detailed instructions for making safe and effective hands-on modifications and adjustments of yoga poses. The book highlights issues of importance to even the most experienced instructors, including creating a safe and comfortable learning environment, structuring a class, teaching pranayama (breath work), and handling personal integrity and ethics.

    Developed in line with the New Yoga Alliance Standards and the Yoga Teachers’ Registry requirements, Instructing Hatha Yoga is a comprehensive and user-friendly guide to becoming a confident and qualified yoga instructor. Students and teachers not only will learn how to teach yoga poses, but they will also know how to direct students toward deeper self-awareness to positively affect their lives for years to come.


    Resource for yoga instructors in yoga studios and schools, campus recreation, recreation and leisure settings, fitness centers, dance studios, hospitals, and community settings.

    Table of Contents

    Part I The Practice of Yoga
    Chapter 1 Understanding Yoga          
    Chapter 2 Basics of Teaching Yoga
    Chapter 3 Creating a Class Environment        
    Chapter 4 Breathing and Beyond       
    Chapter 5 Energy and Anatomy                     
    Part II Asanas and Adjustments
    Chapter 6 Sun Salutations                  
    Chapter 7 Standing Postures              
    Chapter 8 Seated Postures                  
    Chapter 9 Supine and Prone Postures
    Chapter 10 Inverted Postures             
    Chapter 11 Restorative Postures
    Part 3 Structuring a Class
    Chapter 12 Class Framework             
    Chapter 13 Sample Classes                
    Appendix A Sample Relaxation Scripts         
    Appendix B Yoga Resources             
    Appendix C Self-Inquiry Questionnaire
    Appendix D Yoga Class Evaluation Form
    Appendix E Sample Classical-Eclectic Hatha Course Syllabus
    Appendix F Chapter Review Answers
    Appendix G Anatomical Illustrations
    About the Authors

    About the Author

    Diane Ambrosini, MA, is a master yoga teacher and movement science specialist who began a serious study and practice of yoga in 1997. She has participated in numerous yoga teacher training programs and taught hatha yoga workshops in the United States and Canada. Diane has also written numerous articles on yoga and fitness-related topics. She strives to improve the art and science of teaching yoga and help others enjoy the benefits of yoga as a lifestyle.


    A web resource for teachers and students houses 75 instructional video clips that demonstrate yoga poses and modifications. In addition, the resource provides electronic versions of important documents from the book, including PDFs of all yoga poses, reproducible forms and appendix material, sample classes, and chapter review questions and answers.

    All ancillary materials for this text are FREE to course adopters and available online at

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