About the Project

The Art of Ashtanga  drawings are part of a collaboration with yoga master Laura Josephy of Tahoe Yoga Shala.

Laura commissioned drawings of every Asana (pose) in the Aṣṭāṅga Primary Series for the training manual to accompany her Teacher Training and Mysore Style Apprenticeship in 2019.

There are 74 drawings, one for each pose in the series.  Photographs of Laura were taken to develop an ‘Avatar’ which established the look and proportions of the figure in each drawing. Great care has been taken to ensure correct alignment and posture in each of these artworks, in addition to the drishti (gaze) and pranayama (breath, visually indicated by expansion of the chest.)

Each drawing is created using charcoal on heavyweight archival paper measuring 16x 22″. The paper is called ‘Stonehenge’, and is a cool grey with a deckled edge. The original drawings are for sale for $525 – $620 each.

Matted fine art prints are also now available on silver paper, matte archival paper at $125.00 & shipping. 8% of the profit will be donated to the International Rescue Committee.  

Purchasing:

US: Original drawings –  Emanate Gallery, South Lake Tahoe.  Custom framing is available at the gallery.

Prints on paper and metal can be purchased from Gaialicious Global, South Lake Tahoe, in a variety of sizes and formats.

Custom Prints are made to order: Contact Shelley with your request

Europe: Contact Anita Schicker (Switzerland) for Originals and Custom Prints

Tahoe Yoga Shala: Training Manuals for Teachers and Students, and Charts are available for purchase via the Shala Shop, links below.

The Art of Ashtanga

Tahoe Yoga Shala’s creative collaboration with Shelley Zentner was born of the intention to bring the Ashtanga Primary Series to life.

When envisioning the Tahoe Yoga Shala’s Teacher Training Manual, it was essential that the energy and anatomy of each pose be represented by images that were educational and inspiring. The combination of the raw and unfinished, with the highly refined and precise styles present in Shelley’s illustrations, draws the eye to focus on the primary action of each pose while simultaneously allowing room for personal expression.

Buy Teacher Training Manuals and Cheatsheets

Sun Salutation Chart

$15.00

Double-sided, laminated 8.5” x 11”

Sūrya Namaskāra A & B “cheat sheet” featuring the original illustrations of Shelley Zentner.

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Full Primary Series Chart

$30.00

Double-sided, laminated 8.5” x 11”

Ashtanga Primary Series “cheat sheet” featuring the original illustrations of Shelley Zentner.

Price Includes Shipping

Contact tahoeyogashala@gmail.com for special pricing on orders of 10 or more.

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Ashtanga Primary Series: Teacher Training Edition

$95.00

Single-sided, spiral bound. Printed in full color on high quality paper to capture the detail and beauty of Shelley Zentner’s 72 original illustrations.  Includes Sūrya Namaskāra A & B charts.  The Teacher Training Edition features the vinyāsa count and concise verbal cues used in support of a traditional led class.  Sanskrit pose name and dṛṣṭi accompany each drawing.

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Ashtanga Primary Series: Student Edition

$70.00

Single-sided, spiral bound. Printed in full color on high-quality paper to capture the detail and beauty of Shelley Zentner’s 72 original illustrations.  Includes Sūrya Namaskāra A & B charts.  Sanskrit pose name and dṛṣṭi accompany each drawing.

Price Includes Shipping

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