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200 HR, 500 HR & Therapeutic Yoga School

Weekends Immersions Ongoing

in Charlotte, Atlanta, & Raleigh

Registered with Yoga Alliance, Member IAYT, CEC's Available



Yoga Club Teacher Training Reading List

(Required and Recommended Listed by Immersion)


Required Reading List for ALL 200 Hour, 500 Hour and Therapeutic Yoga Students (Not Subject Specific):

  • "Yoga Anatomy" by Leslie Kaminoff (Required Reading for All) (~$10 on Amazon)

  • " The Key Poses of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume II" by Ray Long, MD FRCSC (~$20 on Amazon)

  • "The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume I" by Ray Long, MD FRCSC (~$20 on Amazon) (Pls note that these last two replace our prior requirement for "The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga" by Ray Long which is selling for $400)

  •  "The Heart of Yoga:  Developing a Personal Practice by TKV Desikachar  (~$14 on Amazon)

Required Reading List for ALL Therapeutic Yoga Students (Not Subject Specific):

  • Anatomy for Yoga DVD by Paul Grilley (this can be purchased on Amazon or at www.pranamaya.com)
  • Yoga Anatomy Volume 1 and 2 by David Keil (available on Amazon or yoganatomy.com)
  • Yoga As Medicine by Timothy McCall

Recommended Reading List for ALL (Not Subject Specific):

  • B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health
  • Light on Life by B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Light on Pranayama by BKS Iyengar
  • Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram's Learning Through Yoga by Raghu Ananthanarayanan

Recommended Reading List by Immersion:

  • Adaptive Yoga for Disabilities 
    • Fitness Programming and Disability: Chapter 2, 9, 12, 13 and 14. Appendix A
    • Waking by Matthew Sanford
    • DisAbility Fitness (Fitness Handbook for those living with Stroke, Spinal cord injury, Amputation or as Seniors) [Kindle Edition] Devon Palermo

  • Anatomy of Yoga (Structural, Energetic, and Anatomy of Breath)

    • The Key Poses of Hatha Yoga by Ray Long; Sample View of Book (Required)

    • Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff  (Required)

    • The Human Body Book (Recommended for Further Exploration of Anatomy)

    • Yoga, The Path to Holistic Health by BKS Iyengar. Dorling Kindersley. London, 2001

    • Moving Toward Balance: 8 Weeks of Yoga with Rodney Yee. Rodale, 2004

    • Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness by Erich Schiffmann. Pocket Books, NY, 1996


  • Art of Teaching Yoga / Art of Intelligent Sequencing


  • Ashtanga Yoga

    • Astanga Yoga Including the Benefits of Yoga Chikitsa I & II Series

    • Yoga Mala: The Original Teachings of Ashtanga Yoga Master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

    • Guruji: A Portrait of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Through the Eyes of His Students by Guy Donahaye & Eddie Stern


  • Ayurveda
    • Spring It On ~ Ayurvedic Prescription for Springtime Health By Scott Blossom
    • Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life by Dr. Claudia Welch
    • Yoga & Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization by David Frawley
    • Ayurveda: The Science of Self Healing ~ A Practical Guide by Vasant Lad
    • Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution by Robert Svoboda


  • Iyengar Yoga Immersion

    • B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health

    • Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar

    • Light on Life by B.K.S. Iyengar


  • Mind-Body Connection

    • The Power of Now By Eckhart Tolle

    • Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, & Miracles By Bruce H. Lipton (new science of Epigenetics)


  • Pre Natal Yoga

    • Active Birth by Janet Balaskas

    • Yoga for Pregnancy by Wendy Teasdill

    • Fully Fertile: A 12-Week Holistic Plan for Optimal Fertility


  • Raw Yoga: Yoga and Nutrition for Detoxification

    • Raw Yoga Manual

    • The pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health by Robert O. Young PhD and Shelly Young


  • Restorative Yoga


    • The Yapana Way: Restorative Yoga Therapy and the Art of Being by Leeann Carey (Required)

    • Relax and Renew, by Judith Lasater

    • The Woman’s Book of Yoga & Health, by Linda Sparrowe and Patricia Walden


  • Science of Pranayama

    • Light on Pranayama by B.K.S. Iyengar


  • Structural Yoga Therapy

    • Structural Yoga Therapy Manual by Chrys Kub (Required)


  • Thai Yoga Massage
    • The Joy of Partner Yoga by Mishabee
    • The Art of Traditional Thai Massage, ISBN 3-930954-40-0
    • The Pleasures and Principals of Partner Yoga by Elysabeth Williamson
    • Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar
    • AcroYoga Manual, AcroYoga.org


  • Variations on Vinyasa Flow (Baptiste Power Vinyasa & Rod Stryker's Para Yoga)

    • Journey Into Power by Baron Baptiste

    • 40 Days to Personal Revolution by Baron Baptiste

    • The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, & Freedom by Rod Stryker

    • Touched by Fire: The Ongoing Journey of a Spiritual Seeker autobiography by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

    • Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Muktibodhananda (Para Yoga Recommended)

    • The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice by T. K. V. Desikachar (Para Yoga Recommended)

    • Four Chapters on Freedom: Commentary on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali  (Para Yoga Recommended)

    • The Gheranda Samhita (Para Yoga Recommended) 

    • The Stress Relieving Benefits of Corpse Pose Excerpt adapted from The Four Desires by Rod Stryker


  • Yin Yoga with Joe Barnett


  • Yoga as Holistic Healing for Medical Conditions / Yoga as Medicine


  • Yoga For Athletes


  • Yoga for Seniors

    • Healing Moves: How to Cure, Relieve and Prevent Common Ailments with Exercise by Carol Krucoff E-RYT 500 and Mitchell Krucoff, MD (Required)

    • The Heart of Yoga (Inner Traditions) by T.K.V. Desikachar


  • Yoga for Trauma and PTSD         

    • The Five Mental and Psychological Benefits of Yoga by yourbrainatwork.org/       

    • Yoga for Mental Illness By Rachel Brahinsky Read Article "Yoga Therapy in a Pediatric Hospital: A mental    Health Approach" by Michelle Fury RCYT, LPC

    • How Yoga Could Help Keep Kids In School Contributor Alice G. Walton as published on Forbes.com or How Yoga Might Save the U.S. Trillions of Dollars, And Lots of Lives as republished by Yoganonymous


  • Yoga Nidra

    • Yoga Nidra:  A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing  by Richard Miller
  • Other Yoga Therapy & Holistic Health

    • A Physiological Handbook for Teachers of Yogasana by Mel Robin

    • A Matter of Health: Integration of Yoga and Western Medicine for Prevention and Cure by Dr. Krishna Raman

    • The Science of Yoga, the Risks and the Rewards' by William J Broad

    • Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists

    • Yoga for Emotional Balance By Bo Forbes

    • Intelligent Yoga: Re-Educating Mind and Body by Peter Blackaby

    • Yoga Therapy by A.G. Mohan and Indra Mohan


  • Other Recommended Reading from Various Yoga Club Instructors (Not Subject Specific)

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

    • American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation How Indian Spirituality Changed the West by Philip Goldberg

    • Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles" by Marianne Williamson

      • “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

      • “Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things. Meaning lies in us.”

      • “It takes courage...to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.”

      • "Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.”




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