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  • Richard Freeman: Yoga Chants

    Richard Freeman: Yoga Chants
    Richard Freeman Chants - its a 2 cd set. The first CD is instructional, he explains some of the history and technique, and you sing along by repeating first a word, then a line, of each chant. I think there are 3-4 chants he teaches in this way -including the ashtanga invocation, which I've always liked. He explains things very clearly. The second cd is him chanting and playing the harmonium. He has a good voice, not a great voice, but there is something incredibly soothing about listening to him. -Jane

  • Cindy Dollar: Yoga Your Way : Customizing Your Home Practice

    Cindy Dollar: Yoga Your Way : Customizing Your Home Practice
    This is a great book for home practice. It's spiral bound and the pages are split so that on the left the pages are practice sequences and on the right each page is one of 44 asanas. The 31 practice sequences range from 10 to 90 minutes. On the back of each asana page are several modifications with various props. The author is an Iyengar teacher and the instructions are very detailed. What I like most about it is that the variety of sequences will prevent me from doing the same practice all the time which is what usually happens when I do yoga on my own. -Danielle

  • Andrea Olsen: Bodystories: A Guide To Experiential Anatomy

    Andrea Olsen: Bodystories: A Guide To Experiential Anatomy
    This book is the most accesible of all the more touchy-feely anatomy books I have - daily exercises of body exploration. -Lianne

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March 10, 2007


Sharon Frost

I have mixed feelings about this issue Lianne. I think you know them (the feelings). I wouldn't go to class taught by a teacher with only 10 mos. experience before TT but, as you know, I'm a tough old broad. I wish people realized how very short 10 mos. is and why would someone think it enough study before the teacher thing. Why not just enjoy the study. I don't think you have to do 100 years of apprenticeships but a teacher without his/her "stuff" is kind of useless to me.

Love the longevity stories. Someday I may be one of them.


hey - longtime lurker, first time commenter. I've gone to Lori's class - the teacher with the least "Experience" in the article, and I find her class to be really powerful in a different way, perhaps, than learning from a teacher with years of experience. She was the first person to really reach out to me when I was healing from a sprained foot and show me some modifications not just to poses, but how to walk correctly on it to heal faster. I think even the younger teachers are aware to not do direct harm to their students.

Teachers are just people, after all, and they want to share their joy of the practice. If you've practiced long enough to consider yourself able to judge the quality of a teacher, then perhaps you're also teaching them by being in their class?

just a thought....

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