Practicing & Teaching Yoga
In practicing yoga, it speaks to us in a language that transcends words yet carries messages deep into the heart of our lives, making our lives better and opening us to sharing with others in the most deeply meaningful ways. We sense the natural desire to deepen our practice, perhaps to teach, to share the practice with others, because we know it will make others lives better. We teach because we are on the path of a conscious life that serves the world, making the world a better place. We teach to learn – about ourselves, about one another – and to walk the path we are meant to explore in this life.
If you can imagine breathing your way far more deeply into the transformative potential of yoga, if you can imagine learning the skills for a lifetime of sharing this practice in the most informed and inspirational ways, and if you can imagine guiding others on the path of the practice in ways that most fully tap your creativity and self-expression, come join me.
We will celebrate the love and joy of yoga by experiencing the fullness of it all, looking for gems of philosophical and practical insight from the ancient seekers to the modern world. We will explore together how best to refine and share the asanas, the breathing practices, the meditations, and all that lies between in giving us the fullness of yoga in our lives.
I personally guarantee that if you devote yourself to learning in my yoga teacher training program, you will develop all of the knowledge and skills for a lifetime of teaching yoga. You will learn the essential historical and philosophical foundations of yoga, the most effective methods and techniques for teaching in the best ways to diverse classes of students, practical knowledge of how the body works (both Western functional anatomy and Eastern subtle anatomy), how to develop a portfolio of yoga classes and workshops with which to sustain your livelihood, and the nuances of teaching yoga in the West in the 21st century.
I look forward to sharing with you!
Resources for Yoga Teachers & Students
Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques (2010)
Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes (2012)
Yoga Adjustments: Philosophy, Principles, and Techniques (2014)
The Mark Stephens Yoga Sequencing Deck (2016)
Yoga Therapy: Foundations, Methods, and Practices for Common Ailments (2017)
Yoga for Better Sleep: The Art and Science of Sleeping Well (forthcoming Summer 2019)
The Yoga Adjustments Deck (forthcoming Spring 2020)