Required Reading List

For all students in Yoga Teacher Training and “Deepening Your Practice,” the following texts are required:  (Don’t worry – there will only be one short reading assignments prior to the start of the training!)

“The Yamas & Niyamas, Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice” Deborah Adele

“The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali,” with translation and commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda

“The Key Poses of Yoga” Ray Long

“Teaching Yoga, Essential Foundations and Techniques” Mark Stephens

A yoga deck of poses, either the “Yoga Sequencing Deck: 100 Cards to Design Practices and Classes that Flow”  Jillian Bobowicz or Mark Stephen’s Yoga Deck would work well.

The following books are potentially helpful, but not required:

“The Key Muscles of Yoga” Ray Long – This offers good insight into the structure of the body, and makes a nice companion book to “The Key Poses of Yoga”.

“Light on Yoga: Yoga Dipika” BKS Iyengar and Yehudi Menuhin (paperback) – This classic yoga text includes instruction on the practice and philosophy of yoga, from the unique perspective of one of the world’s foremost yogis.  Includes many advanced variations of asana.

“Yoga Toolbox, for Teachers and Students” Joseph and Lilian Le Page – This offers great information on cues, ayurvedic and energetic elements in the poses.  Pages and poses are printed on laminated cards which you can remove from a 3 ring binder.  (Find used on Amazon, or new at Integrative Yoga Therapy’s page.)

“Structural Yoga Therapy” Mukunda Stiles – Great book for creating a highly effective personal programs, exploring further health and healing benefits of yoga.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.