International Day of Yoga: A Reading List for Students and Teachers

International Day of Yoga takes place across the globe on the 21st of June 2019. Many yoga teachers and studios will be offering free classes and events to help raise awareness worldwide of the benefits of practicing yoga. To celebrate, we have collated a reading list to support students and teachers in their practice, as well as those looking to incorporate yoga into their day-to-day lives.

Did we miss anything? What topics would you like to see on our lists? Let us know in the comments below!

The Complete Yoga Anatomy Coloring Book
Katie Lynch

This practical and engaging coloring book helps yoga teachers and students develop their knowledge of the human body. Featuring 100+ illustrations and backed by rigorous scientific knowledge, it is the ultimate tool for all those interested in practising yoga effectively and safely. Learn more

 

 

Yoga Student Handbook
Develop Your Knowledge of Yoga Principles and Practice
Edited by Sian O’Neill

An accessible guide on the history, anatomy and philosophy behind yoga, showing how yoga students can develop and grow their personal practice. With insights from renowned yoga professionals, including Lizzie Lasater, Andrew McGonigle, Graham Burns, Tarik Dervish and covering everything from the different styles of yoga, to what to expect from yoga teacher training. Learn more

 

Yoga Teaching Handbook
A Practical Guide for Yoga Teachers and Trainees
Edited by Sian O’Neill

This trusted companion for yoga teachers features topics such as working with common injuries and conditions, breath, sequencing and incorporating philosophy and myth into class. The book also provides key information on how to get the most out of a yoga business, with advice on setting up and running a studio, and planning and leading retreats. Learn more

 

 

The Guided Meditation Handbook
Advice, Meditation Scripts and Hasta Mudra for Yoga Teachers
Georgia Keal

Offering yoga teachers scripts for guided meditations and including practical information on how to set the scene for meditation in a yoga class using music, lighting and props, this book also advises on how to introduce a meditation practice to yoga students. The scripts can be used to open or close a class, and there is also guidance on how to create original meditations. Learn more

 

Mindful Little Yogis
Self-Regulation Tools to Empower Kids with Special Needs to Breathe and Relax
Nicola Harvey

This practical and creative book is filled with simple calming activities to help children find a sense of peace and settle heightened emotions during busy times. Each activity is adaptable for a range of abilities and they are also ideal for working with children with autism and other special needs. Suitable for one-on-one and group work with children aged 4+. Learn more

 

Yoga as Self-Care for Healthcare Practitioners
Cultivating Resilience, Compassion, and Empathy
Aggie Stewart

An introduction for healthcare practitioners on using yoga to help manage stress and reach one’s full potential. This book gives students and practitioners across healthcare disciplines the tools they need to face various challenges and help process the stress that these bring. It covers the foundations of yoga practice, and how the different building blocks can be combined to develop resilience, compassion and empathy. Learn more

 

Sitting on a Chicken
The Best (Ever) 52 Yoga Games to Teach in Schools
Michael Chissick

Within these pages Michael Chissick has distilled nearly twenty years’ experience of teaching yoga to children aged 3-11 in mainstream and special needs schools. With 52 vibrant, easy-to-follow yoga games requiring no previous yoga experience, this book will enable you to help children become better listeners, take responsibility, gain self-control, improve behaviour, become assertive and improve self-esteem and confidence. Learn more

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