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Teaching Yoga: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship [With CD] [Paperback]

By Donna Farhi (Author)
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Drawing on decades of experience training Yoga teachers and cowriting the California Yoga Teachers Association (CYTA) code of ethics, Donna Farhi offers the first book to set professional standards for teaching Yoga. A bonus CD features the author speaking about Yoga ethics at a 2002 conference.

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Drawing on decades of experience training yoga teachers and cowriting the California Yoga Teachers Association (CYTA) code of ethics, Donna Farhi offers the first book to set professional standards for teaching yoga. <i>Teaching Yoga</i> 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. A bonus CD features the author speaking about yoga ethics at a 2002 conference.

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Pages   177
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.96" Width: 7.08" Height: 0.61"
Weight:   0.95 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 25, 2006
Publisher   Rodmell Press
ISBN  1930485174  
ISBN13  9781930485174  

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More About Donna Farhi

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Donna Farhi has practiced yoga for twenty-eight years and has taught internationally for over two decades. One of America's most respected and loved yoga teachers, she travels throughout the world leading retreats and training others to teach. Farhi has been an Asana columnist for both Yoga Journal and Yoga International and is the author of the contemporary classics The Breathing Book and Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit. Born in America, she now resides in New Zealand.

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Can ethics be taught ? and if so by someone so self absorbed?  Jan 6, 2008
Having seen so many favorable reviews on this book, one hesitates to come out with something so opposite to popular opinion. My husband and I listened to 20 minutes of the cd on a driving trip. We kept asking each other if a point had been made yet and what is she trying to say. Nothing. In reading the book, there is such a wounded hero here trying to prevent others from encountering the same misfortunes. If a yoga teacher, or for that matter any one in power, acts unethically, according to Socrates, did what they thought was the right thing at the time. We all know teachers, therapists, medical professionals who have acted unethically. Would reading a book change the outcome of unethical situations? No. This book is poorly written with so many pitiful autobiographic stories in it. Yoga Journal has succeeded in 2 pages what this book could not begin to cover. For most, yoga is a spiritual path and so ethics will reflect that. If you already have good ethics and common sense, and want to read something of value, try: Ben Benjamin, The Ethics of Touch, written for bodyworkers. The The Ethics of Touch: The Hands-on Practitioner's Guide to Creating a Professional, Safe and Enduring Practice
I love this book ...  Dec 18, 2007
Donna Farhi has written a very important text here - I am using it in my 200-hour yoga teacher training program. I used Donna's The Breathing Book to write a pulmonary rehab program and this book is an equally important one. Thank you, Donna, for writing such wonderful, useful, life-changing books.
Should be part of every teacher training  Sep 10, 2007
I have been unable to put this book down after two years teaching there is a lot that Donna talks about in this book which I have faced without the guidance and professionalism that I found in this book. It is exceptionally helpful and has helped me really think about the nature of teaching Yoga and how this impacts on the students and the world around me.
A must read for ALL yoga teachers and serious students  Aug 22, 2007
Anyone who is currently teaching yoga, or who has a desire to teach yoga, would greatly benefit from this beautifully written and most thorough work on the topic of teaching yoga. You will grow so much as a teacher and as person through these ethical inquiries. This book should be a required reading for teacher training programs. I also highly recommend all of Donna's books as well as her workshops and women's retreat. You can find her workshop schedule at Donna's books and workshops have been transformational. She has an amazing ability to make what were once abstract concepts become real and applicable to everyday life. Donna has touched so many lives. She has maintained the purity of yoga. Many western yoga teachers have lost this purity and it has become all about aquiring fame and fortune. Although Donna has aquired this fame, that has never been her goal. Her goal has always been to facilitate spiritual growth in her students. I am forever grateful to my beloved teacher.
Teaching Yoga  Mar 8, 2007
I was very happy with a prompt delivery. Also I was satisfied with follow email confirmations.

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