200 hr Teacher Training Book List

Below are two book lists: one of required texts for the Teacher Training Program, and the second a list of recommended texts for those would like to explore additional resources. Trainees may purchase books through Bloom’s store at a 20% discount off the retail rate.

Required Texts

  • 30 Essential Yoga Poses: For Beginning Students and Their Teachers by Judith Hanson Lasater
  • Science of Yoga: Understand the Anatomy and Physiology to Perfect Your Practice by Ann Swanson
  • The Science of Yoga: The Risks and Rewards by William J. Broad
  • The Path of the Yoga Sutras: A Practical Guide to the Core of Yoga by Nicolai Bachman
  • Yoga Beyond Belief: Insights to Awaken and Deepen your Practice by Ganga White
  • Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom by BKS Iyengar


Recommended Supplemental Texts

  • Yoga Anatomy, Second Edition by Leslie Kaminoff
  • Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners by David Coulter
  • Scientific Keys-Volume 1, The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga by Ray Long
  • Om Yoga: A Guide to Daily Practice by Cyndi Lee
  • Sacred Sanskrit Words: For Yoga, Chant, and Meditation by Leza Lowitz and Reema Datta
  • Yoga PhD. Integrating the Life of the Mind and the Wisdom of the Body by Carol Horton
  • Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques by Mark Stephens
  • Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes by Mark Stephens

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