Free Resources & Free Samples: Planning Workshops & Series, Student Handouts, Asana Teaching Guides

Why Plan Workshops or Series?

Planning your teachings ahead of time can bring some powerful benefits:

    1. You have the opportunity to take a higher and more strategic perspective, enabling you to  delve more deeply into topics you love and/or progress through a series of related topics. This gives students who attend regularly the opportunity to focus in on a practice in a deeper or fuller way, likely experiencing greater impact. (But the progression of classes need not require previous attendance unless you specifically wish to offer such a series.)
    2. You must plan ahead of time and therefore have an opportunity to be mindful and responsive to the season, holidays and other considerations. (For example, be prepared to hold a workshop on Goddess mythology around the time of Navratri, or to hold a series on Restorative Yoga to cool and balance students during the heat of summer.)
    3. With advance planning, you can immerse yourself in the teaching ahead of time if you wish.
    4. With a predetermined focus, classes are less likely to feel stale, disjointed or too busy.
    5. You can condense your planning time into a few specific, focused times. If you rarely plan, your focus will pay dividends. And if you’re often trying to fit in mini-planning times, your advance planning of multiple classes means you can avoid the stress of feeling anxious about planning prior to every class.

And when your plans include workshops or a series of classes, you get these additional benefits:

    1. The opportunity to promote the upcoming focus, thereby encouraging current and new students to preregister.
    2. Students may be more inspired to attend regularly to experience the promised path of study.
    3. Series and workshops usually earn more per student and/or encourage more regular attendance, thereby generating additional revenue


We offer support for creating a plan to progressively cover a topic through a series of classes or workshops. The classes can be tied together based on a philosophy or anatomy topic, an asana category, yoga tool such as pranayama, or many other themes.

Different From Planning One Class

This is different from planning one class. You’ll find deep support for planning a specific class throughout the site. This section does not duplicate that; rather, here we are providing planning support for choosing to teach particular topics over a series of classes in a strategic way.

Teach What You Know

Any topic you choose should, of course, be one that you have practiced for a long time.

How to Flexibly Use Our Outlines

We have broken down each topic into a relatively large number of sub-topics so that you can easily choose to cover each individually or to combine them. For instance, you can focus the first class of a series on an Introduction or Overview or you can combine the Introduction with the next sub-topic for your first class.

For example, you can cover the Yamas and Niyamas in 10 or fewer classes, or you can feature them in 12 or more classes by including an introduction to the Sutras or Eight Limbs, or by creating a class not only for each of the last three Niyamas but also one on Kriya Yoga, for instance.

Make it Happen

You Can Do This!

The world needs you to be sharing the inspirational teachings that you love to share! And by doing this through workshops, you can secure student pre-registration and more revenue.

We strive to save your planning time so that you can go deeper into the areas where you add the most value.

Getting Started

  1. Decide on series title and focus.
  2. Even if you don’t plan specific workshops, you may wish to promote the benefits of your upcoming classes to encourage student commitment and attendance.
  3. Plan location and dates.
  4. Determine your reservation and payment system, whether through a studio or your own business.
  5. Promote your upcoming offerings via your personal channels and co-promote with a studio, co-presenter or other partners.

Workshop Topics

See our member lesson for structured outlines for more than 20 different workshop themes.

Each series can last anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks, and we include quick links to teaching content. Examples include Yamas & Niyamas, Seasonal Yoga, Energy & Subtle Body Anatomy, Kleshas, Asana Categories, Strengthening, and many more.

We also offer affordable student handouts to support your workshops. (No membership needed.) Information below.

Free Samples – Student Handouts

We offer professionally-designed student handouts for various series topics. The content is top-notch and will add value to your offering. You can use the strategic flow of the handouts to guide your workshop structure, or simply offer them as background to support in-class practice. Prices as low as $12 each, including rights to copy and distribute to your students.

See excerpts and a sample below, and find them all in the Store.

To see a complete Student Handout, click here:

Workshop Handout – Forward Bending

We think you’ll agree that it is:

    • Beautifully designed
    • Clearly presented with excellent content
    • Brief enough to be inviting; deep enough to add real value
    • Strategic and organized; can guide your own class planning, or can simply serve as value-added support for students

Please let us know what you think and if there’s anything else you need.

Choose from the following series topics. Each bulleted item is a separate Student Handout. To see the content covered in each handout, go to the Store.

Asana Categories
  • Forward Bending
  • Backbending
  • Twisting
  • Core Strengthening
  • Balancing
  • Inversions
Ayurveda & Yoga
  • Introduction
  • Doshas
  • Dosha-Balancing Asana
  • Diet & Lifestyle
Eight Limbs
  • Eight Limbs Introduction
  • Yamas
  • Niyamas
Stress & Yoga
  • Nervous System
  • Yoga for Stress Reduction
  • Breathing Practices
  • Yoga Nidra
Surya Namaskar
  • Overview
  • Asana & Sequences
  • Alignment & Devotional Practices
  • Variations

Free Samples – Asana Teaching Guides

With this 3-minute slide show, we hope you’ll get a sense for how uniquely powerful the Asana Teaching Guides are in offering truly valuable support in your lifelong quest to optimize teachings for all students.

Asana Teaching Guides (available in the Store) can serve as a life-long teaching resource. The guides are precisely organized PDFs that give you quick and comprehensive reference for teaching, cueing, sequencing and adapting poses. They include pictures of dozens of variations with instructions.

The following samples are excerpted from MULTIPLE, DIFFERENT guides in order to give you a sense for the scope, structure, precision and quality of the materials.




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