This book describes everything about my personal yoga journey, the essence about this transformative practice and how to teach yoga to others.
This book, The Journey…Metamorphosis is an extensive compilation of what I have learned and experienced during the nine years of leading teacher training programs, my home practice and studies in Mysore, India to study with the last living legend of Ashtanga, BNS Iyengar the student of master Krishnamacharya who is known as the Father of Modern Yoga, also teacher of the great Pattabhi Jois.
My intention is to provide an experiential, comprehensive manual of teaching yoga for beginner students or who are especially preparing for the 200 hour yoga teacher training course or those who want to go deeper for self-exploration. However, all yogis can learn from this book as there are many misconceptions to what yoga, meditation and pranayama are and my hope is that all of these misconceptions can be dispelled in this book. The majority of the material in this book are the gems of what has been past down to us from great masters such as BNS Iyengar and the faculty at the legendary school-Krishnamacharya shala in Mysore, India.
This is a reference book for both yoga teachers who want to grow in their yoga practice into a training facility or yoga students with a desire to start teaching yoga. In this practical yet comprehensive yoga training manual, you will learn fundamentals needed to teach yoga. This manual demonstrates the methodology of teaching yoga, physical and subtle energetic anatomy, and the philosophy of yoga. There is practical instruction for over sixty asanas in common English and Sanskrit names with the effective techniques, anatomical muscles being used in the pose, modifications, contraindications, teaching tips, subtle energetic and physical benefits of each.
If you want a practice which is in harmony with your body,mind and spirit one must practice and breath properly while practicing the correct alignment as the support and strength of your asana is essential for a balanced practice. It is strongly advised throughout this book as was mentioned in the Patanjali Sutras, which is the foremost yogic text birthed thousands of years ago that one must practice not only postures but also meditation, pranayama and breathwork to properly attain harmony of the mind, body and soul. It is also imperative to apply the 8 limbs of yoga into daily life to attain enlightenment which is described inside.
This 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Guide by L. Farrah Furtado was developed to prepare students to teach yoga locally and internationally.This in-depth book will help you discover the compassionate, sincere, confident and skilled teacher within you!
Farrah Furtado’s two yoga schools; Bend it like Buddha Yoga school in Portugal and Kaohsiung Yoga school in Taiwan has reached world-wide popularity for not only their yoga retreats but also their 200 and 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training. Furtado’s hope for this book is that the material which she continuously improves on from training to training makes it more accessible to aspiring yoga teachers and their students whom might not have the opportunity to register to a training in India, Portugal or Bali where some of the best yoga schools are. This guide is focusing on the Ashtanga and Vinyasa system both very popular in western studios. The content in this Yoga Teacher Training guidebook has been used by hundreds of Furtado’s students that take the teacher training courses internationally since 2014.
This book has inspired the birth of the Bend it like Buddha online school which has an essential focus on the subtle energetic anahata chakra and heart-opening practices and teaches the 8 Limbs of Ashtanga which supports the practice of heart-centered living. We continuously strive to create and share heart opening meditations and practices for students to continue to deepen their yoga practice and lead more meaningful, joyful, peaceful, loving and abundant lives.