Introspection and daily life routines come together in this unique publication which is at the same time a yearly PLANNER, a yoga HANDBOOK and a JOURNAL.
- Yogagenda is co-created with the help of yoga experts from different corners of the world. The result is a practical and dynamic publication that reflects the rich creativity and knowledge at the heart of the yoga community worldwide. Yogenda has three distinctive but well integrated sections. The PLANNER helps you organize your day/month/year. With two year-at-a-glance calendars, 12 individual monthly calendars with notes space, and 52 well-organized weekly calendar pages with information on moon phases, solstices, equinoxes and eclipses; the HANDBOOK inspires and informs you. With in-depth articles about yoga written by experienced teachers, a thorough list of the year’s yoga festival and celebrations around the world, 12 detailed asanas and one complete sequence or a yoga session planner, a chapter of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, a Sanskrit glossary, and beautiful photos and illustrations throughout; and the JOURNAL brings together introspection and daily life routines. Some editions have questions prompting written reflection on the topics introduced in the articles, and all editions have plenty of blank pages for notes, drawing, journaling or whatever takes your fancy.
- As the founder, publisher and editor of Yogagenda, Elena Sepúlveda is the beating heart of this project that brings together her love for yoga and her passion for publishing. She is a yoga teacher (Vinyasa and Yin) and a body worker (Chavutti Thirumal), but also a freelance writer and translator. Her aim is to creatively blend both facets, finding enjoyable and beneficial ways to share the results. In the process of creating the agendas, she is enjoying her own writing as much as being able to offer a space for yogis to express different views and creativities.
- Yogagenda's goal is to be of service to yoginis and yogis as they plan their yearly, monthly or weekly activities, and to inspire them to deepen their practice by offering accessible information on different yoga-related topics, as well as on yoga events happening all over the world. We also aim to provide a space for all to express and share their views and creativities through contributions. We are committed to learning from our readers’ feedback and suggestions, so each year’s edition better reflects the yoga community’s needs and desires.
- As a print publication, we are aware of our environmental impact. Yogagenda 2012 and Yogagenda 2013 used vegetable-based inks which reduce the amount of depleting compounds released into the air and are safer to dispose of. We worked with recycled paper and/or paper from traceable sources, and these -as well as our printers- were FSC certified, therefore complying with socially and environmentally responsible forestry criteria. Yogagenda 2014 and Yogagenda 2016 have been printed on demand. That means we only print what our readers buy and the copies go directly to the final user or wholesaler from our FSC and PEFC certified printers; this reduces dramatically the environmental impact of transport as well as the amount of paper waste from unsold issues. As an online resource, we also think of the environment and use a carbon-positive web hosting service. Eco Web Hosting calculates its carbon emissions and ensures that more than this total is absorbed by the trees they plant in Ransom Wood Business Park in Nottinghamshire, UK.
- Each year we donate copies of Yogagenda to projects dedicated to helping those in need. The first year we supported the program RESPIRA ALEGRIA , an initiative offering free yoga classes to socially excluded persons in order to help them improve their physical and mental health. RA is currently working in prisons and centres for people with learning and physical difficulties in Barcelona, the city where Yogagenda was first published. We also donated agendas to THE PRISON PHOENIX TRUST, a registered charity offering support in prisons, young offender institutions, immigration removal centres, secure hospitals and probation hostels around the UK and the Republic of Ireland. With their work, their teachers encourage people in the development of their spiritual welfare, through the practices of meditation and yoga, working with silence and the breath. Another initiative we have donated agendas to is THE HACKNEY YOGA PROJECT, a project that made yoga accessible to refugee and asylum-seeking women in East London. This project evolved into OURMALA, a UK-based charity also working with the refugee and asylum-seeking community in London and offering yoga classes to women who have experienced atrocities such as torture, sexual violence in conflict, human trafficking and FGM (female genital mutilation).