The poster began as a personal project to consolidate much of the reading, learning, thinking and asking that we’ve done over the last decade as both teachers and students of yoga. With so many aspects to the practice, we found it challenging to remember, let alone explain, how everything fit together without having to dig through books and notepads. What we wanted was a diagram we could hang on the wall that captured, concisely, all the major aspects of yoga and did so in a way that was pleasing to look at.
So, we designed a 24” x 36” (standard size) poster printed on thick, archival quality paper that is made of 100% post-consumer waste, recycled materials and:
It’s perfect for:
In April 2012, we finished a successful funding campaign on Kickstarter to gather community support for printing costs and we were blown away by all the positive feedback and support we received. A year later we launched a small line of Art Cards and Prints that explored elements from the poster in new ways we hadn’t first imagined. Right now we’re seeing where this all goes. If you have any thoughts, we’d sure love to hear from you!
We are Karoline and Frank Neville-Hamilton — we’ve been students of yoga for 10+ years each and Karoline has been a registered teacher at several studios in Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, DC. We also do a lot of “sense making” in our day jobs at havahula.org, where we help (mostly) non-profits leverage technology to explain complex ideas (and why they matter) in a visual way with limited time and space. We get excited about great ideas — especially ideas that enrich and empower the human experience — and we’ve arranged the poster so that you can jump in, get an overall sense how yoga as a system is meant to work and explore from there.
We’ve found that things get better when they’re shared. From the beginning we wanted this to be a community effort, so we funded The Yoga Poster through a Kickstarter project. Along the way, friends and colleagues gave input on the project as well as on the poster itself. This poster that you are considering purchasing or have purchased (thanks!) is a direct result of the impact the following people have had.
Georg & Brenda Feuerstein: Traditional Yoga Studies
Michael Faith: Living Yoga
Ellen Tynan: Wild Presence Meditation
Jonathan Foust: former president, Kripalu Center
Jacqueline A. Neville
Erjona Fatusha: Yoga Without Walls
Jyotirmaya Sharma: University of Hyderabad, India
Rebecca Bly: Live Beyond the Mat
Dr. Marie Rodriguez, ND