Yoganotes contains everything you need to start sketching out your yoga sequences, even if you think that you can’t draw.
All you need to know to get started: From getting the proportions right, to adding movement and putting together whole sequences.
Step-by step Instructions
For each asana there is a stroke-by-stroke sequence that makes it easy for you to follow along and copy each pose in the practice space on the page.
Over 80 Asanas + variations
Covering all classes of asanas from standing, seated, kneeling and lying postures to hand-& arm balances and inversion.
This book is for anybody who is studying, practicing or teaching yoga and who wants to be able to take simple visual notes for their practice, classes or training course.
For Yoga Practitioners
If you practice yoga, you can sketch out your favourite sequences to use as a guide during your home practice or for when you are travelling. Sketch out that great class you attended at your yoga studio or the nice flow you found on YouTube. The sketched overview will be the perfect cheat sheet to keep by your mat during your own practice.
For Yoga Teachers
If you teach yoga classes or work with your own private clients, sketching is a great way to plan your classes or create practice plans in a visual way. You can use them as a visual overview during class and they also make great handouts for your students after a workshop or as personalised practice plans for your one-on-one clients.
For Teacher Trainees
When you are learning to be a yoga teacher there is a lot of information to process. Using sketches to capture the details about postures, alignment and anatomy will help you to get the most out of your training. The notes you create will be clearer, more engaging and actually fun to look at and revise again later.
Here is what real yoginis who started sketching with Yoganotes have to say:
“I use my Yoganotes book each time I want to write down a class that I followed so I can do it again at home. The book also helped me to think about how my body is placed in space and to mentally picture the body parts and their movements.
I recommended the book to all my yoga friends and even my teachers, because sharing the pleasures of life is the most important thing and because the book is amazing to learn to draw.”
FLORENCE, YOGA PRACTITIONER from FRANCE
“I regularly put together sequences for my own practice. I also prepare my classes with Yoganotes.
I recommend the book to everyone who likes to work with sketched sequences and who wants to draw them out quickly without having to think for hours how to best draw an Asana in a recognisable way.”
KATHARINA, YOGA TEACHER from SWITZERLAND
“When I plan my classes I always make my notes with the help of Yoganotes sketches. I also illustrate other yoga teachers’ programs and share them on Instagram to inspire others.
I often get comments like 'I really love your sketches – so inspiring'.”
JENNY, YOGA TEACHER TRAINEE
“I read about Yoganotes in a magazine and decided to investigate: I had been looking for a way to put sequences I liked to paper but my drawing skills are virtually non-existent.
I have recommended Yoganotes to my teachers at the studio because it’s a very easy way to map out sequences and to take notes for a specific pose.”
ANJA – YOGA PRACTITIONER from the NETHERLANDS
“I am using Yoganotes for my classes. I usually have the sketched sequences with me in class. In the beginning I did all the practice exercises in the book but now I only need the book every now and then to look something up.
I’d recommend Yoganotes to all yoga teachers for preparing their classes. I personally like practicing with teachers who have well prepared and thought out sequences. And Yoganotes helps a lot with that.”
KARIN, YOGA TEACHER from SWITZERLAND
“Yeahhhh, your book is simply perfect, I just began my teaching formation to be a yoga teacher and your book will help me ! I am so happy !”
VIRGINIE, YOGA TEACHER TRAINEE from FRANCE
Eva-Lotta Lamm is a designer, illustrator, visual thinker and passionate yogini. After studying design in Germany, she lived in Paris and London for 10 years, working as a User Experience designer for companies like Yahoo, Skype and Google.
Her yoga journey began in 2013 when she got introduced to Shivananda Yoga in London. After trying out various styles and classes, she found her teacher Surinder Singh on a trip to India in Rishikesh in 2014. With him, she studied classic Hatha Yoga. She returned in 2016 to complete a teacher training course and practice in the shala for several months. Eva-Lotta used sketching and visual note taking extensively during the teacher training to capture and digest the wealth of new information (which she published as a book as well). She now regularly sketches out sequences for her own practice and to share with friends.
Eva-Lotta made herself a name for taking sketchnotes — a hand drawn form of visual notes that combine words and images into rich visual summaries — at design conferences around the globe, which she published in several books. She is also sought after expert and speaker on the topic of sketching and visual thinking. She regularly teaches sketching workshops, helping people from all kinds of professions to use the power of visual thinking to develop and express their ideas.
After being a (semi-)nomad for over 2 years — travelling the world, studying yoga and improvisation and doing freelance work — she now lives in Berlin, working as an independent designer, teacher and author.