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Free Download: Barrie's Risman's "Guide to Home Yoga Practice"

By Ninazolotow @Yoga4HealthyAge

by Bridget

Do you have a home practice? I remember feeling daunted by the prospect of creating my own home practice. It seemed like such an enormous undertaking. The way I started was by just remembering a pose or two, or a short sequence of poses that my teacher had taught in class that week, and repeating them on my mat when I got home. Even if I only practiced for 10 minutes, it was getting me going on the right path. When I began the Advanced Studies Program (the teacher training program at The Yoga Room Berkeley) the whole first year was dedicated to our own personal practice, and we were required to practice daily, so with that kind of structure I found my way to a regular personal practice. 

If you have been wanting to create your own home practice, but haven't quite found your way there yet, I have good news! Barrie Risman has created this amazing Guide to Home Yoga Practice. In it she talks about 5 excellent reasons for creating your own practice, as well as common challenges to maintaining your home practice. She lays out an outline of how to structure your practice, and gives some practical tips for actually making it happen on a regular basis. Best of all, she includes 10 practice sequences to get you started. 

Free Download: Barrie's Risman's

Download Barrie’s free Guide to Home Yoga Practice

Free Download: Barrie's Risman's Barrie Risman is known for her ability to convey the essence of the wisdom teachings of yoga with exceptional clarity, insight, and relevance to students of all levels and from all walks of life. As unpretentious and down-to-earth as she is wise and inspiring, Barrie teaches with a remarkable combination of rigor and challenge balanced with sensitivity, humor, and compassion.

Her events weave together the technical precision of refined alignment-based practice with an ever-present awareness of the great wisdom of yoga philosophy distilled from decades of intensive study and practice.

Teaching for more than two decades, Barrie shares the depth of her experience and knowledge to reveal a uniquely accessible, authentic and integrated approach to yoga. She empowers students with tools to deepen their understanding and inspires them to embrace asana as a path for expansive self-discovery and inner growth. Learn more about Barrie's book Evolving Your Yoga: Ten Principles for Enlightened Practice and her online classes at

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