Here is a more complete version of our required and recommended book and video list for those of you who like to read, and/or for future reference. It’s a really good idea to prepare yourself by reading and viewing before you come, it will make your YTT experience that much more helpful & otherwise rewarding. There are really so many great yoga books and videos out there these days, this list is by no means exhaustive. But it is a good start! Hope you find it useful on your journey…
Note: ONLY THE STARRED BOOKS ARE REQUIRED FOR THE TRAINING (the others are Highly Recommended : )
David Coulter. Anatomy of Hatha Yoga.
* Ram Dass. Paths to God: Living the Bhagavad Gita.
T.K.V. Desikachar. The Heart of Yoga: Developing a
* Eknath Easwaran. The Bhagavad Gita.
Georg Feuerstein. The Shambhala Guide to Yoga.
* Swami Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
Martin Kirk. Hatha Yoga Illustrated.
* Mark Stephens. Teaching Yoga. North Atlantic Books.
* Ganga White. Yoga Beyond Belief.
Paramahamsa Yogananda. Autobiography of a Yogi. Self- Realization Press.
& The Sunshine State Yoga “Playbook” : )
Books may be purchased through Yoga Lifestyle (www.yogalifestyle.com), or Amazon, and should be received at least 2 weeks prior to start of program.
Bihar School of Yoga. Asana, Pranayama, Mudra,
Steve Ross. Happy Yoga.
Georg Feuerstein, The Yoga Tradition. Hohm Press.
Georg Feuerstein, The Deeper Dimensions of Yoga.
Georg Feuerstein, The Encyclopedia of Yoga. Shambhala.
Eknath Easwaran. The Upanishads.
Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Bihar School of Yoga.
Sivananda Yoga Center and Vishnu Devananda. The
Sivananda Companion to Yoga.
Sri Swami Satchidananda. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Commentary by Swami Satchidananda.
David Swenson. Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual.
Hawley. The Bhagavad Gita: A Walkthrough for Westerners.
Osho. Autobiography of a Spiritually Incorrect Mystic.
Ram Dass. Be Here Now. Hanuman Foundation.
Ram Dass. Be Love Now.
Sandra Anderson and Rolf Sovik. Yoga: Mastering the Basics, 2000.
Nicolai Bachman. The Language of Yoga. Complete A to Y Guide to Asana Names, Sanskrit Terms, and Chants.
Steven Cope. The Wisdom of Yoga: A Seeker’s Guide to Extraordinary Living.
David Frawley. Hinduism: The Eternal Tradition.
Iyengar and Razazan. Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health.
BKS Iyengar. Light on Yoga. Schocken Books.
Richard Freeman. The Mirror of Yoga.
Stephanie Pappas. Yoga Posture Adjustments and Assisting: An Insightful Guide for Yoga Teachers and Students
Also, consider subscribing to Yoga Journal and/or Yoga & Joyful Living magazine.
The Soul of India.
Anatomy for Yoga with Paul Grilley
Shortcut to Nirvana.
Sita Sings the Blues
Titans of Yoga
The Fire Yogi. Mike Vasan.
The Razor’s Edge. The Bill Murray version
Sound Yoga/Nada Yoga. Shanti Shivani.
Yin Yoga. Paul Grilley.
Origins of Yoga: Quest for the Spiritual.
The Yogis of Tibet.
Note: At least some of these videos can be found online, some in parts, some in full.