Over the last 11 years, Ara has written and edited yoga manuals for hatha, flow, yin, restorative, chair, prenatal, anatomy of yoga and meditation.  She has created yoga booklets & training manuals to support yoga schools, teachers and students on their learning path.

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YOGA BOOKLETS

These booklets are perfect for:

  • Yoga practitioners or those interested in taking a teacher training to better understand the why’s behind the yoga practice.
  • Yoga schools who would like to purchase pre-made manuals for their upcoming trainings.  These booklets cover all the foundational items you need to teach.
  • Yoga Teachers – Refresh your understanding of the foundational concepts, learn new options and different perspectives.

PHILOSOPHY 

1. FOUNDATION

23 pages / $8 e-booklet* or $12 printed**

This booklet is for those who are looking for a simple way to understand and explain the foundational philosophical concepts of yoga to our Western world.

Topics include: What is yoga? Language of Yoga – Sanskrit, Patanjali’s 8 Limbed Path, Yamas, Niyamas and personal reflection questions to apply yoga to our daily lives.

2. YIN

29 pages / $8 e-booklet* or $12 printed**

This booklet is for the yin practitioner or teacher.  Topics include: Origins of Yin, Daoism & Yin/Yang Relativity, What is Yin Yoga, Benefits, Considerations, Cautions & Principles.

3. BREATH & MEDITATION  

76 pages / $10 e-booklet* or $15 printed**

This booklet is for yoga practitioners who want to know more about the foundational breath and meditation techniques often included in a yoga class.  If you are a yoga teacher, the concepts in this booklet can be woven into different types (hatha, vinyasa flow, yin, restorative, & chair).

Breathing section includes: Introduction to physical breath, Prana & Pranayama, Breathing practices (breath to movement, ujjayi, awareness, counting breath, alternate nostril breathing, & breath extension).

Meditation section includes: Introduction to meditation, Mindfulness, Mantra, Mudra, Visualization using Chakra and Mantra, Improving Concentration & an extensive resource list.

4. ANATOMY – PHYSICAL & ENERGETIC 

97 pages / $15 e-booklet* or $23 printed**

This booklet is separated into 2 parts – the physical body and the energetic body.

Physical Body includes: New model for anatomy, Common Terminology, Bones – axial & appendicular skeleton, Skeletal Variation, Joints, Muscles, Ligaments, Fascia, Body Movements, Mobility, Stretching, Sensation, and Tension & Compression.

Energy Body includes: Western views, Eastern views – Nadis & Chakras, intro to TCM & Meridian Theory, Organs, 5 Element Theory, and Meridians & Yoga.

A resource list is also included with articles, books, and links to online videos/audio to further explore the areas that interest you.

5. POSES – LUNGES, BALANCE, INVERSIONS

197 pages / $25 e-booklet* or $38 printed**

This booklet is separated into 4 parts and covers the foundational poses of an active practice.

Introduction section includes: Pose Translator, What is Asana?, Classification of Poses, How to Learn & Build Poses & Importance of Props

Lunges, Balance & Inversion sections include: 17 foundational postures (e.g. Mountain, Standing Forward Folds, Downward Dog, Lunges, Warriors, Chair, Tree, Warrior 3, Half Moon, Legs up the Wall).  Each pose is broken down into major joint movements, benefits, cautions, breath, body types, steps to finding your pose, modifications (including pregnancy), props, variations, sequencing, common cues and many pictures.

A resource list is also included with articles, books, and links to online videos/audio to further explore the areas that interest you.

6. POSES – CORE

30 pages / $10 e-booklet* or $15 printed**

This booklet is separated into 2 parts.  The Introduction section includes: What is the Core?, Physical vs. Energetic Core, Anatomy of the Abdominals, Pelvic Floor, Benefits, Breath, Cautions, Pregnancy, & Bandhas.  The Poses section includes: Plank, Side Plank, Chaturanga, & Abdominal Exercises (Reclined, Seated, Hands & Forearms).

7. POSES – Upper Body for Active & Passive (Yin & Restorative) Practices

108 pages / $15 e-booklet* or $23 printed**

This booklet is separated into 5 parts and includes active & passive backbends, twists, sidebends and shoulder openers.

Each pose grouping is broken down into major joint movements, benefits, cautions, breath, body types, steps to finding your pose, modifications (including pregnancy), props, variations, sequencing, common cues and many pictures.  A resource list is also included with articles, books, and links to online videos/audio to further explore the areas that interest you.

8. POSES – Lower Body for Active & Passive (Yin & Restorative) Practices

146 pages / $20 e-booklet* or $30 printed**

This booklet includes: foundational seated postures, poses to target the 4 parts of the thighs – back of the thigh (hamstring group), front of the thigh (quadriceps & hip flexors), inner thigh (adductors), and outer thigh & hip (glute & IT band).

Each pose grouping is broken down into major joint movements, benefits, cautions, breath, body types, steps to finding your pose, modifications (including pregnancy), props, variations, sequencing, common cues and many pictures.

SEQUENCING & TEACHING METHODOLOGY

9. ACTIVE PRACTICES

106 pages / $15 e-booklet* or $23 printed**

The sequencing portion includes class structure, sample sequences, template to create your own hatha or flow class, warm ups (seated, standing & reclined), sun salutations (half, A, B, Classic, Moon), mini & full sequences.

The teaching methodology portion covers caring for students, addressing injuries, qualities of a teacher, caring for pregnant students, business of yoga, and sample business tracking templates.

10. YIN PRACTICES

45 pages / $8 e-booklet* or $12 printed**

The sequencing portion includes class structure, 7 sample sequences, & a template to create your own yin class.

The teaching methodology portion covers caring for students, addressing injuries, qualities of a teacher, and caring for pregnant students.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

*eBooklet 

See below for more information on formats, payment, refund policy, and terms & conditions.

  • Provided in a pdf format.
  • eBooklets may include color photos, are search enabled, table of contents links directly to page, resource page with active links to helpful video/audio/articles on internet.
  • eBooklets are not print enabled.
  • You will receive eBooklets by email or a link to download if file is larger.
  • Return Policy – Non refundable.  To make sure you will be happy with your product, please ask questions in advance of purchase.
  • For personal use only (one per person).  Contact us if you are interested in additional copies for workshops or trainings.
  • See *** below for information on payment, taxes and shipping & delivery.

*Printed

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  • All printed Yoga Booklets are in black and white except the front cover in color, double sided, with a plastic front and back cover for durability & coil binding.
  • Return Policy – Non refundable.  To make sure you will be happy with your product, please ask questions in advance of purchase.
  • For personal use only (one per person).  Contact us if you are interested in additional copies for workshops or trainings.
  • See *** below for information on payment, taxes and shipping and delivery.

*** Payment, Taxes, Shipping & Delivery

  • All Canadians will be charged 5% GST.
  • Full payment must be received prior to receiving the electronic or printed version.
  • All payments are processed through PayPal.  If you are in Canada, you may also pay by Interac.
  • The prices above are in US or Canadian dollars (e.g. $10 USD or $10 CAD).
  • For local Vancouverites, option to pick up in East Van to avoid shipping & delivery charges.
  • The additional amounts below will be added to each booklet to cover shipping & delivery: CDN addresses + $8.19, US addresses + $13.44.
  • Booklets are sent “regular parcel” by Canada Post.  Parcels may take up to 8 or 9 business days to be received in Canada or US.

 

 

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