Teaching Yoga

Teaching Yoga

Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship
By Donna Farhi
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    Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship

  • Shambhala Publications
    08/01/2016
    ISBN: 9781930485549
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    Drawing on decades of experience in training yoga teachers, Donna Farhi offers the first book to set professional standards for yoga teachers. Teaching Yoga explores with depth and compassion a variety of topics both practical and philosophical, including how to create healthy boundaries; the student-teacher relationship (including whether a sexual relationship is acceptable); how to create physical and emotional safety for the student; what is a reasonable class size; how much a class should cost; and how to conduct the business of teaching while upholding the integrity of yoga as a philosophy, a science, and an art.
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    "I highly recommend Donna's latest offering, Teaching Yoga: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship. Donna has consistently worked to bring insight and awareness regarding ethical standards and violations of them within the Yoga community. My prayer is that every Yoga teacher-training program offer a course on ethics, using Donna's book as the text. Upon entering a Yoga studio, students should know that this book is available as a resource and guide for ethical behavior." —Richard C. Miller, PhD, author of Yoga Nidra: The Meditative Heart of Yoga (book and CD)

    "Donna Farhi shows that teaching yoga requires both commitment to personal practice and integrity in relationships with students. Her inspiring book is an essential resource for the new generation of teachers who will carry forward this transformative lineage and impart the living experience of yoga to a world in need of healing. Highly recommended reading for anyone who loves yoga and wants to share it with others." —Greg Bogart, PhD, author of The Nine Stages of Spiritual Apprenticeship: Understanding the Student-Teacher Relationship

    "At last, here is a book that dispassionately discusses the ethics inherent in being a yoga teacher in a Western context. I recommend this book because it explains the psychodynamics of the teacher-student relationship in ways that show core values, such as respect and fearlessness. But I like this book because it dares to ask us hard questions about living a spiritual life, so that we can teach with clarity and compassion. An instant classic!" —Judith Hanson Lasater, PhD, PT, author of 30 Essential Yoga Poses: For Beginning Students and Their Teachers

    "Across the millenia, Yogis have recognized that the relationsbip between teacher and student is central to the transformational potential of yoga. And yet, in the twenty-first century, we have had little dialogue about the precise nature of this relationship. Now—at last!—Donna Farhi brings us a carefully articulated examination of the complexities of teacher-student relationships. Teaching Yoga is an exquisitely crafted and important contribution to what should be a lively dialogue in the world of contemplative practice." —Stephen Cope, author of The Wisdom of Yoga: A Seeker's Guide to Extraordinary Living

    "Wow! What a thoughtful, detailed, wonderful book. The teacher-student relationship is fundamental to the transmission and teaching of Yoga, and Donn addresses this potentially amazing relationship from many, many angles. This is a very engaging read. Donna presents the fundamental premise, treating others as you yourself would like to be treated, with sensitivity, respect, and the distilled experience of many years on the job." —Erich Schiffmann, author of Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness

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