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A must have yoga anatomy/injury prevention book chock full of enlightening information, practical techniques & amazing illustrations.
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Hi! My name is Jennilee Toner and I am SUPER excited about Suzanne Martin's and my KICKSTARTER project! We are here to raise $20,000 so that we can print 2,000 copies of our yoga anatomy and injury prevention book, The Perfect Chaturanga. This book, inspired by my Perfect Chaturanga workshop, will help so many yoga students to know, strengthen and stretch their bodies in order to prevent yoga related injuries.

Yoga is so immensely popular right now…thousands of people every day are interested in trying out this fabulous body-mind connecting modality. More often than not people are absolutely LOVING the positive benefits that yoga provides – strength and suppleness of muscles and joints, overall radiant health for all systems of the body, and an incredible sense of calmness, peace and well-being for both body AND mind.

                           PEOPLE ARE LOVING THEIR YOGA!!! YAHOO!

The most popular yoga classes right now are vinyasa flow – a style of yoga that links postures with breath. Dynamic and fun, these challenging classes are attracting people of all ages and fitness levels. There are three poses practiced over and over in these fantastic flow classes: chaturanga dandasana (low plank pose), urdhva mukha svanasana (upward-facing dog) and adho mukha svanasana (downward-facing dog).

When done properly - with correct bone alignment, muscle activation and joint integration - these three poses linked together with breath are an effectively satisfying way to cleanse the palette after challenging standing poses and sequences.

Unfortunately, when done improperly (incorrect alignment of bones or too much load bearing on either weak or injured muscles and joints) these repetitive flows can lead to injury: both repetitive motion AND traumatic.

After teaching yoga for 8 years, it was this heartbreaking truth –people getting injured while practicing our favorite thing in the world to do...YOGA– that led me in 2011 to start teaching The Perfect Chaturanga Workshops, with me eventually writing and Suzanne illustrating The Perfect Chaturanga book. In this 200-page book you will find on- and off-the-mat tools and techniques to help strengthen and stretch the necessary muscles you use repeatedly in your vinyasa flow yoga.

Also included in The Perfect Chaturanga book is a five-step process to ensure the longevity of your flow practice. Tried and true, this knowledge, and practical application of it, will positively affect your practice forever!

   OUR PASSION: we want to share SAFE & INTELLIGENT YOGA for everyone!!!

You helping us print 2000 copies of our book, which is bursting with yoga wisdom and vibrant and informative illustrations of the anatomy of the human body, will be the PERFECT start to my two year around-the-world book & workshop tour! I plan to teach yoga anatomy and injury prevention to as many people as possible! 

                       The tour will kick-off in Albany, NY this November 8-9! 

                       RV is bought and the furry ones are READY-TO-GO!!!

Suzanne and I are both super passionate about teaching people about the human body and how it moves so that they can practice safe and intelligent yoga. The Perfect Chaturanga book and companion DVD will be shared with all yogis and yoginis everywhere! IT IS OUR QUEST TO GET EVERYONE TO KNOW & LOVE THEIR BODIES AND TO PRACTICE VINYASA FLOW YOGA SAFELY AND INTELLIGENTLY…FOREVER!!!

The Perfect Chaturanga DVD includes both studio and LIVE versions of workshop and flow classes!
The Perfect Chaturanga DVD includes both studio and LIVE versions of workshop and flow classes!

                       THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SUPPORTING US!

We are so grateful for your help…you are enabling us spread such goodness! Check out our rewards FOR YOU and also check out our website to read more about us, our mission, and our two charities to which we will give 10% of the book’s future profits to: Food For Life Vrindavan is based in the motherland of yoga, INDIA and our State-side charity is Mindful Yoga Therapy which serves the veteran population. We hold both of these charities and the benefits they foster in our communities very dear to our hearts!

 THANK YOU AND NAMASTE

Risks and challenges

Yahoo...The Perfect Chaturanga book is written! We plan to have our listed rewards to you on time! Potential challenges we might face would be a delay if, AND ONLY IF, there are printing delays (or shipping from printer delays.) We will let you know if we face such a challenge...but we are absolutely not expecting any delays! We are positive we will have in your hands ON TIME our listed rewards! Our goal is to make YOU so very happy....just as you are making US so incredibly happy!

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    EMAIL HUG: In addition to the pure joy of giving you will receive an email hug from us for your $10 donation!

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    EMAIL HUG & POSTCARD FROM BOOK TOUR: Joy of giving, email hug from us and a postcard print of a chosen image from the book on Jennilee's 2014-2016 around-the-world book/workshop tour!

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    EMAIL HUG, POSTCARD, & THE PERFECT CHATURANGA DVD: Learn and practice the sequence from the book! Learn tools and techniques to strengthen and stretch necessary muscles most used in vinyasa yoga flows. Perfect for yoga students, yoga teachers and yoga teacher training programs. Add $20 for each additional DVD you request.

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    EMAIL HUG, TOUR POSTCARD & ELECTRONIC VERSION OF THE PERFECT CHATURANGA BOOK: This 200 page fully illustrated book is a vinyasa yoga primer as well as a yoga anatomy and injury prevention book. Learn both on and off the mat tools & techniques to get stronger and more supple! This book is perfect for yoga students, yoga teachers and yoga teacher training programs. Add $20 if you would like the DVD too! (for DVD add $15 shipping for outside US)

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    EMAIL HUG, TOUR POSTCARD & THE PERFECT CHATURANGA T-SHIRT or TANK TOP: Sport one of our t-shirts or tank tops with The Perfect Chaturanga logo on front and inspiring yoga-life quote from the book on back. Great to practice your yoga in! Add $25 for each additional shirt requested.

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    EMAIL HUG, TOUR POSTCARD & THE PERFECT CHATURANGA SOFT COVER BOOK: Inspiring and enlightening! Learn about the history of yoga and sun salutations, the subtle yogic view of the human body as well as the more clinical western view, yoga injuries & injury prevention, 5 key ways to encourage longevity in your vinyasa flow practice. In addition to SO MANY AMAZING illustrations, a fabulous Perfect Chaturanga sequence with spot-on alignment and descriptive cues is included! Perfect for yoga students, yoga teachers and yoga teacher training programs! Add $30 for each additional soft cover book. Additional shipping fee may apply depending on amount of reward requested.

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    EMAIL HUG, TOUR POSTCARD, THE PERFECT CHATURANGA DVD & SOFT COVER BOOK: For both the visual and the kinesthetic learner! Remember: the DVD has both studio and LIVE versions of workshops and flow classes! Add $30 for each additional soft cover book. Add $20 for each additional DVD. Additional shipping may apply depending on amount of reward requested.

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    EMAIL HUG, TOUR POSTCARD, DVD, SOFT COVER BOOK & T-SHIRT: Almost all of The Perfect Chaturanga swag! Everything but the limited edition hard cover! Add $20 for each additional DVD, $25 for each additional T or tank and an extra $30 for each soft cover book. Additional shipping fee may apply depending on amount of reward requested.

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    EMAIL HUG, TOUR POSTCARD, DVD, T-SHIRT & HARD COVER BOOK: Here it is! The 2014 limited edition hard cover of The Perfect Chaturanga book - signed by us! Worthy of any coffee table! Add $20 for each additional DVD, $25 for each additional T or tank, $30 for each requested soft cover and an extra $75 for each hard cover book. Additional shipping fee may apply depending on amount of reward requested.

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    EMAIL HUG, TOUR POSTCARD, DVD, T-SHIRT, SOFT COVER BOOK & SKYPE PRIVATE YOGA SESSION: In addition to all the Perfect Chaturanga goodness already mentioned receive a one hour SKYPE yoga session with Jennilee...she has over 18 years practicing and 11 years teaching experience! Add $20 for each additional DVD, $25 for each additional T or tank, and $30 for each requested soft cover. Additional shipping fee may apply depending on amount of reward requested.

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    EMAIL HUG, TOUR POSTCARD, DVD, T-SHIRT, SOFT COVER BOOK & PERFECT CHATURANGA WORKSHOP FOR YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS: On Jennilee's two year around-the-world workshop/book tour she will travel up to 75 miles from a workshop venue to teach you and your friends (max:10 people) the 2 hour Perfect Chaturanga workshop in your own home! Add $20 for each additional DVD, $25 for each additional T or tank, and $30 for each requested soft cover. Additional shipping fee may apply depending on amount of reward requested.

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    LIVE LIKE A ROCKSTAR YOGA TEACHER FOR ONE WEEK! In addition to EMAIL HUG, TOUR POSTCARD, DVD, T-SHIRT, SOFT COVER BOOK you get to travel with Jennilee, Dan and the pooches for one week of the workshop/book tour. You are responsible for personal travel expenses to and from agreed upon workshop venue. We will feed you light vegetarian breakfast and lunch for 7 days and you get to attend all Jennilee's workshops during the week you are with us! SO MUCH FUN! Add $20 for each additional DVD, $25 for each additional T or tank, and $30 for each requested soft cover. Additional shipping fee may apply depending on amount of reward requested.

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