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The map of yoga you've been looking for.
24x36 in (610x914 mm) poster on 110# archival weight paper

The first work of its kind to place the major conceptstypes and history of yoga together in a single, visual overview of the practice. All of the seemingly disparate elements of yoga, arranged in a narrative, visual format that brings the purpose and legacy of the practice into focus.

For those just starting out and for those wanting to remember what they've learned – this is an essential map of a practice that spans 4,000 years. Designed to give an overview of what yoga is and how it works, it's meant to serve as a reference point that's meant to be part of your life.

A complete, birds-eye overview of the practice of yoga
Studiously designed and triple-checked for accuracy
Easily discover something new, or revisit what you've learned
Take your yoga off the mat and make it a part of your daily life
Easy on the Earth, 100% post-consumer recycled materials


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:

  • expresses the main philosophical concepts behind yoga,
  • differentiates and covers the major paths, traditions and styles,
  • explains the relevance of major historical periods and texts,
  • describes the particular actions you do and the relevant terminology you hear and
  • places everything within a cohesive, easy to follow metaphor centered on a stylized banyan tree (a tropical fig tree sacred in yoga literature).

It’s perfect for:

  • Yogis looking to bring more meaning into their practice
  • Teachers who want a better grounding in the wide spectrum of yoga
  • Teacher-training programs
  • Anyone who wants to know how yoga “works”
  • Modern decor for a yoga studio, holistic health center or your home!
  • You!


1 Concepts
Yoga works on the mind, body and spirit to create a greater sense of self within the practitioner. The poster illustrates these connections, exploring the various tools (physical postures & meditation) and the philosophical concepts behind them.
2 Types
There are thousands of ways to practice yoga but they all share the same source. We trace yoga's evolution over time – from its roots 4,000 years in the past to the present day – capturing the story of its major branches with the metaphor of the banyan tree (a tropical fig tree sacred in yoga literature).
3 History
No study of yoga would be complete without including the major historical periods and literary works that have described and shaped its evolution. Explore the contexts that have made yoga what it is today – from the Vedas through to the modern day.
4 Language
Describes the particular actions you take and the relevant terminology you hear.
5 Story
Places everything within a cohesive, easy to follow metaphor centered on the banyan tree (a tropical fig tree sacred in yoga literature).