Recommended by the Practice directors:


Asana & philosophy:

‘Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual, An Illustrated Guide to Personal Practice,’ David Swenson

‘Moving Toward Balance,’ Rodney Yee

‘Light on Yoga,’ B.K.S. Iyengar (illustrated asana & philosophy)

‘Jivamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberating Body & Soul,’ Sharon Gannon & David Life

‘Yoga: The Iyengar Way,’ Mira Mehta, Shyam Meta & B.K.S. Iyengar (illustrated asana, more)

‘Yoga Mala,’ Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

‘Moola Bandha: The Master Key,’ Swami Buddhananda

‘Yoga,’ Linda Sparrowe, a Yoga Journal book (a coffee-table book with beautiful photographs of renowned yogis in hundreds of postures. Also in paperback)

Philosophy/Classical texts:

‘The Inner Tradition of Yoga,’ Michael Stone [and all by Stone]

‘Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation,’ translation by Stephen Mitchell

‘The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali,’ translation by Sri Swami Satchidananda, Integral Yoga Publications

‘Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace and Ultimate Wisdom,’ B.K.S. Iyengar

Specialized topics:

‘How to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind,’ Pema Chodron

‘Preparing for Birth with Yoga,’ Janet Balaskas

‘Active Birth,’ Janet Balaskas

‘Baby Om,’ Laura Staton & Sarah Perron

‘Yoga For Depression: A Compassionate Guide to Relieve Suffering,’ Amy Weintrau

Web: (downloadable ‘cheat sheets’ for Ashtanga sun sals & Primary Series) (Sri K. Pattabhi Jois’ Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute) (David Swenson)



Baron Baptiste: Journey Into Power Levels I & II; Live! Soul of Strength (or any Baron Baptiste)

David Swenson: Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice, First Series

Rodney Yee (any)

Seane Corn: Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Beginner/Intermediate II

Rocki’s Prenatal Yoga

YogaZone Prenatal Yoga w/ Alan Finger