Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Reading List

*required reading is marked in red

Yoga Practice

Tatjana Mesar: Transcending tradition and finding a contemporary yoga that fits

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Tatjana Mesar: What is Buddhist Yoga?

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Bo Forbes: Yoga for Emotional Balance

John Stirk: The Original Body, Primal Movement for Yoga Teachers

Donna Farhi: Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit: A Return to Wholeness

Methodology of Teaching

Matthew Remski: WAWADIA: Six Lenses for Studying MPY
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Carolina Dias: Yoga& Ideokinesis: Applications of dynamic alignment and imagery
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Todd Hargorve: A Guide to Better Movement

Buddhist Teaching

Thich Nhat Hanh: Understanding Our Mind

Christopher K. Germer, PhD: The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion

Sheng Yen: Tea Words I

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Sheng Yen: Tea Words II
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Sheng Yen: Hoofprint of the Ox

Shantideva: The Way of the Bodhisattva: Bodhicaryavatara

Yoga Philosophy and History

Mark Singleton: Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice

Roots of Yoga, edited and translated by James Mallison and Mark Singleton

The Yoga Sutra Attributed to Patanjali, translated by Barbara Stoler Miller

David Gordon White: Yoga, Brief History of an Idea
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Stefanie Syman: The Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America

Georg Feuerstein: The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice

Anatomy & Health

Jules Mitchell: The Science of Stretching, a Master Theses
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Robert Schleip, Ph.D. and Divo Gitta Müller: Training Principles for Fascial Connective Tissue

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Linda Hartley: The Wisdom of the Body Moving

Andrea Olsen: Body Stories, a Guide to Experiential Anatomy

Thomas Hanna: Somatics

Daniel Keown: Spark in the Machine: How the Science of Acupuncture Explains the Mysteries of Western Medicine

Philip Shepherd: New Self New World, Recovering Our Senses in the 21st Century

Katy Bowman: Move your DNA

Paul Pitchford: Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition

Yoga of Business

Frederic Laloux: Reinventing Organizations

Carl Cederström and André Spicer: The Wellness Syndrome

Jeremy Carrette and Richard King: Selling Spirituality, The Silent Takeover of Religion


Teodor Schwenk: Sensitive Chaos

Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching

Sun Tzu: The Art of War

Julie Henderson: The Lover Within, Opening to Energy in Sexual Practice