Theming Skills for Yoga Teachers: Tools to Inspire Creative and Connected Classes
Published by: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Sales Date: 2021-10-21
Published: October 2021
112 Pages, 152.00 x 228.00 x 8.00 mm, 8 black and white illustrations
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Considering yoga philosophy, mythology, poses, and nature, Theming Skills for Yoga Teachers provides guidance in how to skilfully theme yoga classes with greater depth and give students meaningful ways to integrate yoga into their lives beyond the mat.
The book encourages autonomy of interpretation whilst also providing questions and exercises at the end of each chapter to help inspire ideas and form a synergy of practical application and creativity.
Essential for both yoga teachers and trainees, this book allows them to create more meaningful yoga sessions and hone their teaching ability to provide a more memorable and holistic learning experience.
1 What is 'The Art of Theming'?
2 The Gateways to Theming
3 The Theming Lotus - your map to a fully integrated class
4 Sthira Sukham Asanam - theming through the gateway of philosophy
5 The Goddess Saraswati - theming through the gateway of mythology
6 'Warrior not Worrier' - theming through the gateway of the subtle body
7 Open your Heart - theming through the gateway of asana
8 Carried by the Breath - theming through the gateway of personal story
9 Full Moon Practice - theming through the gateway of natural cycles
10 Going forward...
11 Your personal overall theme - your deeper 'why'
In her book Tanja cleverly manages to encapsulate the beauty of theming a yoga class in an accessible, explorative and inviting way.Ayala Homossany, creator and author of the Enchanted Wonders A-Z cards, senior yoga trainer.
With her tenderness she guides yoga teachers along the richness of the creative mind beautifully weaving in the magic that yoga holds.
A must have for yoga teachers!
What a gift Tanja Mickwitz's book, Theming Skills for Yoga Teachers, is for the yoga teaching community! It is an absolute must for new teachers upon completing a teacher training. It is a valuable jewel for the seasoned instructor seeking new inspiration to prevent burnout and languid classes. Her unique method of theming will open your creative juices to raise the level of any class, even if only one of the multiple suggestions is applied. I highly recommend this book, it is wonderful! Jeanne Heileman, MA, E-RYT 500, YACEP, founder of Tantra Flow Yoga™
Theming is what makes a yoga class come into it's own and offer the full creative and healing potential of this beautiful practice. Tanja Mickwitz has generously shared in this book a guide for how to make your classes unforgettable, transformative experiences that go way beyond asana. If you have ever had the chance to participate in Tanja's classes, you will have felt the depth of her practice and her eloquence as a teacher to open your body, heart, and soul. The gateways she offers in this book will expand your own understanding of your yoga as a teacher, and offer your students ever deeper ways to connect with their truth. Amisha Ghadiali, yoga teacher, author of Intuition and host of The Future Is Beautiful podcast