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REQUIRED BOOKS:

-Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness by Erich Schiffmann
-The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
-Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life by Judith Lasater
-The Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Joy Devi or The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
-Wheels of Light by Anodea Judith
-The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies by Vasant Lad
-Yoga for Wellness by Gary Kraftsow
-Teaching Yoga: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship by Donna Farhi
-The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga by Dr. Ray Long
-How We Choose To Be Happy: The 9 Choices of Extremely Happy People by Rick Foster + Greg Hicks
-The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice by Deborah Adele
-The Heart of Yoga: Developing A Personal Practice by T.K.V. Desikachar

RECOMMENDED BOOKS:

-Yogi Bare by Philip Self
-The Language of Yoga by Nicolai Bachman
-Yoga from the Inside Out by Christina Sell
-A Path With Heart: A Guide through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life &
-Wherever You Go There You Are by Jack Kornfield
-Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain
-The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace by Jack Kornfield
-Healing Mantras by Thomas Ashley-Ferrand
-Women who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa PInkola Estes
-The Four Desires by Rod Stryker
-Yoga & the Path of the Urban Mystic by Darren Main
-Breathing Book by Donna Farhi
-It’s Easier Than You Think by Sylvia Boorstein
-Women Code by Alisa Vitti
-Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
-The Way of the Happy Woman by Sara Stover
-The Hero’s Journey by Joseph Campbell
-The Heroine’s Journey by Maureen Murdock
-Be Happy by William Holden
-Sweat Your Prayers by Gabrielle Roth
-Light on Life by B.K.S. Iyengar

Meditation:

-Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness and Faith by Sharon Salzberg
-A Path With Heart: A Guide through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life by Jack Kornfield
-Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Hatha Yoga Practice

-Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness by Erich Schiffmann
-Jivamukti by Shannon Gannon and David Life
-Yoga for Wellness by Gary Kraftsow
-Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life by Judith Lasater
-The Heart of Yoga: Developing A Personal Practice by T.K.V. Desikachar
-The Language of Yoga by Nicolai Bachman

Pranayama and Breath:

-Light on Pranayama by B.K.S. Iyengar
-Refining the Breath: Pranayama in the Anusara Style of Yoga, Doug Keller

Ayurveda:

-Ayurveda: A Life of Balance by Maya Tiwari
-What’s Your Dosha Baby? by Lisa Marie Coffey
-Yoga and Ayurveda by Dr. David Frawley
-Prakriti: Your Ayuredic Constitution (2nd Edition), by Dr. Robert Svoboda
-Ayurveda Revolutionized: Integrating by Edward Tarabilda
-Yoga & Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization by Dr. David Frawley
-The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies by Vasant Lad
-Yoga for your Type: An Ayurvedic Approach by Dr. David Frawley
-Ayurveda for Women by Maya Tiwari

Teaching Skills:

-Teaching Yoga: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship by Donna Farhi

Yoga History:

-The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchitananda
-The Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Joy Devi
-Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Swatmarama

Mantra:

-Chakra Mantras: Liberate your Spiritual Genius Through Chanting by Thomas Ashley-Farrand
-Healing Mantras: Using Sound Affirmations for Personal Power, Creativity and Healing by Thomas Ashley-Farrand

Tantra:

-Tantra: Path of Ecstasy by Georg Feuernstein
-Inner Tantric Yoga by David Frawley

Spirituality and Healing Arts:

-When the Drummers Were Women by Layne Redmond
-Shaman, Healer, Sage by Alberto Villoldo
-Awakening to The Spirit World by Sandra Ingerman & Hank Wesselman
-The Medicine Way by Kenneth Meadows
-Animal Speak by Ted Andrews

Astrology:

-The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need by Joanna Martime Woolfolke

Anatomy/Physiology:

-Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain
-The Anatomy Coloring Book by Kapit & Elson

Testimonials:

-Yogi Bare:Naked Truth by Philip Self
-Yoga from the Inside Out by Christina Sell
-Yogini: the Power of Women in Yoga by Janice Gates

Inspirational:

-My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor
-Go In and In: Poems From the Heart of Yoga by Danna Faulds
-Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
-Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment by Deepak Chopra
-Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections by Rolf Gates
-Awakening the Buddha Within by Lama Surya Das
-Shantaram: A Novel by Gregory David Roberts
-Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
-The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Poetry:

-The Soul of Rumi by Coleman Barks
-The Gift by Hafiz
-Sweat Your Prayers by Gabrielle Roth
-The Essential Rumi, New Expanded Edition by Jalal al-Din Rumi

Nutrition:

-Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Polland, (Food history, politics, and local food movement)
-Staying Healthy with Nutrition by Elson Haas (Major nutrition resource book)
-Radical Healing by Rudolph Ballentine (Wide view of nutrition as a path for transformation)
Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford (Best blend of oriental traditions and modern nutrition)
-Food and Healing by Annemarie Colbin (Great food and lifestyle book)
-If the Buddha Came to Dinner by Sofia Hale Schatz (Nourish body and spirit)
-Feeding the Body Nourishing the Soul by Deborah Kesten (Just as the title promises)
-Creating Health by Deepak Chopra (Mind/body medicine)
-Food & You by Sari Harrar and Barbara Loecher (Emotional eating related)