The Art of Ashtanga

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

There are 74 drawings, one for each pose in the Ashtanga primary 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 at $800 – $1500 each. Contact Emanate Gallery to find out if the pose you love is still available.

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.

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New Online Print Shop

Visit my new online shop to order custom Art of Ashtanga prints on metal, wood and paper.

Prices ranging from $45 – $430 for archival, museum quality reproductions of original art.

Framed and/or matted fine art prints are available on silver paper and matte archival paper starting at $135.00 +tax & shipping.

Custom sizes and poses made to order at no extra cost. 8% of the profit will be donated to Live Violence Free.

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.

Price Incudes Shipping

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

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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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