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Teaching yoga : exploring the teacher-student relationship

Author: Donna Farhi
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Rodmell Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Farhi, Donna.
Teaching yoga.
Berkeley, Calif. : Rodmell Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2006
(OCoLC)623058719
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donna Farhi
ISBN: 1930485174 9781930485174
OCLC Number: 68712029
Description: xiv, 177 pages ; 23 cm + 1 CD (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: pt. I. Understanding the teacher-student relationship --
The sacred role of teacher --
What is a yoga teacher? --
Yoga teacher as mentor --
Ethics and ethical behavior --
Archetypes : how the teacher lives in the student's mind --
Yoga teacher as healer --
Yoga teacher as priest --
Yoga teacher as parent --
Yoga teacher as lover --
Transference, countertransference, projection, adoration, and emulation --
Disenchantment with the teacher and renegotiation of the relationship --
Healthy boundaries --
The teacher's social, personal, and sexual needs --
Summary --
pt. II. The ethics of teaching yoga --
Teacher training --
Training programs --
Certification --
The dangers of charisma and the pitfalls of fame --
Medical concerns and making unfair claims --
When to send a student to another teacher --
Class numbers --
Class numbers for workshops and intensives --
A word about amplification --
Ethical class structures --
Class levels --
How we communicate with students --
Adjustments and touching --
The power of words --
Codes of etiquette --
Boundaries --
The ethics of money --
Refunds --
Work-study and scholarships --
Appropriate dress for the teacher --
Appropriate dress for the student --
Foul language --
Confidentiality --
Speaking about other teachers or methods --
Ethical codes --
Protocols for handling complaints --
Opening doors --
pt. III. Teacher's workbook : resolving ethical issues --
A working model --
Stages of intervention --
Sample ethical inquiries --
App. Yoga sutra of Patanjali sourced.
Responsibility: Donna Farhi.
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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. A bonus CD features the author speaking about yoga ethics at a 2002 conference."--Publisher.

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