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Advanced Training Reading List

Our Reading List is subject to change over the years as the field moves on. This is the current list for all ML Advanced Training courses.


The Bhagavad Gita: A Walkthrough for Westerners by Jack Hawley

    • Pages: Preface p. xv, Introduction p.xvii & Forward p. Xxi
    • Read through Chapters 1 - 3
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika Bihar publications
    • Familiar with Chapter 1- Asana
    • Proficient in Chapter 2 - Shat Karma & Pranayama (especially pp.150-160)
    • Familiar with Mudra & Bandha
  • Functional Anatomy of Yoga by David Keil
    • Chapter 12 Anatomical patterns in arm balances
    • Chapter 13 Anatomical patterns in backbends
    • Pp. 375-376 Terms to describe position and direction
  • Ashtanga Yoga: Intermediate Series by Gregor Maehle
    • Parts 1 and 2


  • Yoga Mala by Sri K Pattabhi Jois
  • Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Yoga Body by Mark Singleton
  • Practice Manual by David Swenson
  • Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha Satyananda Saraswati, Bihar publications
  • Light on Pranayama by B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Light on Life by B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Vinyasa Krama by Matthew Sweeney
  • Yoga: Fascia, Anatomy and Movement by Joanne Avison
  • The Science of Yoga by W. J. Broad
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika by A.G. Mohan w/notes from Krishnamacharya
  • The Art of Vinyasa by Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor
  • Secrets of Yogic Breathing Vayu Siddhi Book David Garrigues
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali translation by Swami Satchidananda
  • The Upanishads translation by Eknath Easwaran
  • Moola Bandha: The Master Key
  • Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews
  • Anatomy for Vinyasa Flow and Standing Poses by Ray Long
  • Teaching Yoga: Ethics and the Student-Teacher Relationship by Donna Fahri
  • Swara Yoga: The Tantric Science of Brain Breathing by Swami Muktibodhananda
  • Choosing a Path by Sri Swami Rama, Bihar publications
  • Samkhya Darshan: Yogic Perspective on Theories of Realism by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati
  • Anatomy Trains by Thomas Myers
  • Ways of Seeing by John Berger
  • Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • The Roots of Yoga by Dr James Mallinson
  • The Vital Psoas Muscle: Connecting Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Well-being by Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones
  • A History of Modern Yoga by Elizabeth De Michelis
  • The Yoga Tradition of the Mysore Palace by NE Sjoman
  • Yoga in Modern India by Joseph S. Alter
  • Yoga Nidra by Swami Satyadananda Saraswati

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