Well, you won’t get a certificate at the end of it, but the Yogamania notebook is almost like a mini Yoga Teacher Training manual to help guide and support you on your journey. Perfect for anyone looking to deepen their yoga practice or yoga teachers looking to find inspiration and knowledge to plan their classes.
The first half of the notebook literally contains all the information you have ever needed to look up when planning a yoga class or researching for your home practice. With everything from mat, clothing and prop guides, to directories of yoga styles and every yoga brand and festival you could dream of. And that doesn’t even begin to cover how much information is put into this beautiful little book, it has yoga philosophy, breathing and pranayama, book recommendations, anatomy and so so much more.
The further into the notebook I flipped, I honestly could not believe how much information it contains. One of my favourite parts of the book is the handy posture cards that each have an illustration, the English and Sanskrit name, benefits and anatomy of 80 different poses – yes 80! They are really helpful for building a sequence at home, for planning a class, or for quick referencing – I wish I had these to study with during my Yoga Teacher Training.
If you are anything like me, writing out classes and taking notes is better done the old-fashioned way, and this notebook takes that to a whole new level. I love using the lined pages with an anatomy template to plan classes around a muscle group or an organ and fill up the clear pages with everything from journal entries to my own illustrations.
I could go on and on about how great this little tool is – as soon as I opened it, I wanted it! And I am not kidding when I say it is almost identical (although far more well-structured and beautiful) to all of the notes I took during over 6 weeks of Yoga Teacher Training in India, just better!