The Science and Philosophy of Teaching Yoga & Yoga Therapy

The Science and Philosophy of Teaching Yoga & Yoga Therapy

by Jacqueline Koay, Theodora Barenholtz
     
 

The renaissance of yoga has created Western-style yoga schools, professional organizations offering accreditation and the blending of yoga into modern medicine. This is the first ever comprehensive yoga textbook that meets the American Yoga Alliance standard for yoga teachers. The book follows the Yoga Alliance syllabus and includes the required major components 1

Overview

The renaissance of yoga has created Western-style yoga schools, professional organizations offering accreditation and the blending of yoga into modern medicine. This is the first ever comprehensive yoga textbook that meets the American Yoga Alliance standard for yoga teachers. The book follows the Yoga Alliance syllabus and includes the required major components 1) Anatomy and Physiology, 2) Technique 3) Teaching Method, 4) Philosophy, Ethics and Lifestyle, 5) Practical Application. In addition the use of yoga as alternative medicine is included. Orthopedic, neurological and medical diseases are presented with corresponding yoga to promote healing. Connecting the mind body and spirit, this book bridges yoga as an ancient science for healthy living with modern world living. The book is suitable as part of a western medical training curriculum and as a guide for yoga teachers and therapists to deepen their yoga practice. The easy to follow format makes this book good both for professionals and for laymen searching to improve their overall health and well being.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780955642364
Publisher:
Sun Yoga Press
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Pages:
373
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.95(d)

Meet the Author

Jacqueline Koay is the Founder and Director of Sun Yoga, a global not-for-profit organization with over 450 teachers worldwide, propagating the Sun Yoga philosophy of healing through yoga. Educated at the University of Manchester and Oxford University, England, Jacqueline is a highly regarded yogi, scientist and author. She's the mother of five, and divides her time between Bronxville NY, England and the Far East.

Physical Therapist, Yoga Therapist and RDI® Certified Program Consultant for Autism, Theodora Barenholtz is Founder of YogaSense™ Therapy, providing therapy with a yoga touch for children and adults. Theodora gives workshops internationally on Yoga for Improving Skills in Children with Developmental Delay and has private practice in Fairfield Connecticut.

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