Hi Friends!

I imagine many of you are hitting the beach this month to disconnect from work and reconnect with nature, family and most importantly, yourself.

If you are looking for a few books to inspire your whole self – body, mind and spirit, check out the Yoga Loft Teacher Trainers’ Recommended Book List!




Anatomy of Movement

Blandine Calais-Germain

Anatomy Resource

Art and Business of Teaching Yoga

Amy Ipolitti

A great guide to teaching yoga as a profession

Book of Awakening

Mark Nepo

Great book for readings to share with class

Breathing Book

Donna Farhi

Easy, practical breathing techniques. Great ideas for teaching.

Chakra Bible: The Definitive Guide to Working with the Chakras

Patricia Mercer

Detailed and easy to use guide pertaining to the chakras.

Complete Guide to Yin Yoga

Bernie Clark

Comprehensive yin manual including lesson plans.

Eastern Body, Western Mind

Anodea Judith

Excellent book for learning about the chakras

Functional Anatomy of Yoga

David Keil

His knowledge is limitless and he explains the complicated and sometimes very confusing topic of anatomy is such a clear and understandable way.

Heart of Yoga

T.K.V. Desikachar

Contains the yoga sutras and a great resource for the type of philosophy we are studying

Key Muscles of Yoga

Ray Long

Excellent Anatomy resource

Light on Pranayama

B.K.S. Iyengar

Best resource I’ve found for true pranayama exercises

Living Your Yoga

Judith Hanson Lasater

Great readings for class

Meditations from the Mat

Rolf Gates

One man’s journey through the sutras

Myths of the Asanas

Alanna Kaivalya

Stories behind the yoga poses

An Ordinary Life Transformed

Stephanie Rutt

A clear translation as how to apply the Gita to everyday life.

Path of the Yoga Sutras

Nicholai Bachman

Easy to read guide to the sutras, great for class ideas

Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga

Judith Lasater

This the perfect resource to help you start practicing and teaching restorative yoga. It provides pictures, how to get into and out of the pose, what to do while you are in the pose, and sequences for different needs

Shambala Encyclopedia of Yoga

Georg Feuerstein

A resource for yoga and sanskrit terminology

What We Say Matters

Judith Lasater

This book will help you learn how to communicate more effectively with your students, co-workers, family and friends. It will also help you listen to the information and requests you receive from your students with a whole new perspective

Wheel of Healing with Ayurveda

Michelle S. Fondin

An easy to read and understand guide to ayurveda

Wheels of Healing

Anodea Judith

Great resource on the chakras

Yamas and Niyamas

Deborah Adele

Easy to read philosophy for everyday life

The Yoga Trauma Tool Kit: Healing PTSD from the Inside Out

Susan Pease Banitt LCSW

This book helps the reader gain insight into what is trauma, explore possible causes of trauma and increase response skills to help trauma survivors with body, mind and breath exercises.

Yoga Anatomy

Leslie Kaminoff

A great resource for looking at muscles being used in yoga poses

Yoga for Children

Lisa Flynn

This book contains more than 200 yoga poses, meditations, and activities that are suitable for children between the ages of two and twelve. Complete with full-color photographs, instructional scripts, and pose modifications.

Yoga for Pregnancy

Judith Lasater

Helpful “starter” guide for accommodating pregnant women in your public classes

Yoga Teacher’s Toolbox

Joseph and Lillian Page

Excellent book for looking at chakras and yoga poses

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

Georg Feuerstein

An overview of the history and tradition of yoga

Have you read any of our recos? Leave a review in the comments section below!

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With gratitude,
The Writing Yogini <3

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