Dovetown Yoga School

                        Teacher Training


Reading list and recommended texts

As with every subject the amount of resources available seems infinite.

It is good to read widely and have a prized collection of books etc., it is also important to focus and build a foundation of knowledge.. 

Below is a reading list of books required for the course plus some recommended texts

I will share links and provide some handouts and bring along items from my library for students to help with their research.

Set book for anatomy:

    Keil, David  (2014)  Functional Anatomy of Yoga

    A guide for practitioners and teachers

    Lotus Publishing

Pranayama and breathing:

    I will provide a manual for this module

Set book for history:

    Connolly, Peter (2007)

    A Student’s Guide to the History and Philosophy of Yoga

    Equinox Publishing Ltd

Set books for classical texts:

    Swami Prabhavananda,  Isherwood, Christopher (1983)

    How to Know God, The Yoga Aphorisms of   Patanjali

    Vedanta Press or other versions

    Juan Mascaro - (1962)  The Bhagavad Gita

    Penguin Classics

    Reiker, Hans-Ulrich (1989) The Yoga of Light


    Allen & Unwin

    Easwaran, Eknath (1988)- The Upanishads

    Pengin Arkana

Recommended reading: Anatomy

    Kaminoff, Leslie and Matthews, Amy (2012)  Yoga Anatomy  (2nd Ed.)

    The Breathe Trust

    Coulter, David  (2001) Anatomy of  Hatha Yoga

    A guide for practitioners and teachers

    Body and Breath Inc. USA

    Tucker, Louise  (2000)  An introductory Guide to Anatomy & Physiology

    Ruben Publishing

Recommended reading: Pranayama

    Van Lysbeth, Andre (1983)  Pranayama, The Yoga of Breathing

    George Allen and Unwin

    Iyengar, (1981) Light on Pranayama, The Yogic Art of Breathing

    Various publishers

    Fahri, Donna  (2003)  The Breathing Book

    Henry Holt & Co. Inc

Recommended reading: Essentials and classics

   These books are recommended as an essential part of your library

    Iyengar, BKS (1976) Light on Yoga

    George Allen Unwin

   Desikachar, TKV (1995)  The Heart of Yoga, Developing Personal        


    Inner Traditions International

    Sri K. Patabhji Jois (1999)  Yoga Mala

    North Point Press

    Scaravelli, Vanda  (1991)  Awakening the spine

    Harper Collins