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Available in both Print Edition and E-Book!


More than 200 color photos of 40 common yoga postures, plus detailed instructions and intuitive cues

Emphasis on how prana is optimized in a yoga pose

Precise guidance on what and how to touch once a student is in a pose

Empowering you to become a more effective, adaptable and educated student and teacher


Praise for Martia Bennett Rachman and Yoga’s Touch:


yogatouchmethod_image_testimonialSuperb! Beautiful! Informative! Yoga’s Touch is as visually appealing as it is informative. Simple yet detailed enough to give a solid foundation for each pose, this is a great offering in a time where detailed alignment is sorely needed. This book has some of the most effective and safe adjustments. Any yoga instructor wishing to take their teaching up a level should get this book. I can’t wait to try out some of the adjustments myself.”

-Todd Norian, Founder of Ashaya Yoga™

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—Sage Rountree, PhD, owner, Carolina Yoga Company, author of books including EVERYDAY YOGA and THE ATHLETE’S GUIDE TO YOGA

Learning good hands-on assists helps teachers best serve their students. But most teacher training programs don’t have the time and space to delve deep into this individualized art. Honing assisting skills takes hundreds of hours of practice with a colleague, with lots of back-and-forth discussion and adjustments. Martia Rachman’s beautiful YOGA’S TOUCH is just the book to guide you as you practice.   With beautiful photos and clear words, the book gives exact instructions on how to get a student into each pose and how to enhance the student’s experience while there. The reason for and execution of each assist is laid out so cleanly that you could teach yourself straight from the book, or use it, as I intend to, as a workbook for practicing assists I’ve received and enjoyed as well as those I’ve learned over the years in various assisting workshops.

The first part of the book contains another beautifully clear set of instructions on how to use the more subtle elements of the pranic body to create the healthiest flow of energy to support a continuing practice. And lest we get too in our heads while working through the fabulous instructions, Rachman constantly reminds us to breathe and smile.

YOGA’S TOUCH belongs on every teacher training syllabus and in every yoga teacher’s library.

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