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Graduate Certificate in Yoga Therapy

GCYT Recommended Reading

Please note that nothing on this list is compulsory reading for the GCYT. Please view it as a list of potential resources that you may wish to explore before, during or after the course. 

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED:

  • Desikachar, TKV, (1999). The Heart of Yoga, Developing a Personal Practice. USA: Inner Traditions Bear and Company.

RECOMMENDED FOR YOGA THERAPY FOUNDATIONS MODULE:

  • Frawley, D. (1999). Yoga and Ayurveda: Self healing and Self realization. USA: Lotus Press
  • Yoga Sutra of Patanjali
  • The Bhagavad Gita

RECOMMENDED FOR FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY & BIOMEDICAL FOUNDATIONS MODULE:

  • Chandrasekaran, N. Principles and Practice of Yoga Therapy – recommended for its philosophical approach.
  • Hall, J. (2010). Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology. USA: Saunders.
  • Kaminoff, L. And Matthews, A. (2011). Yoga Anatomy. (2nd ed.) Human Kinetics.
  • Kraftsow, G. (2002). Yoga for Transformation: Ancient Teachings and Practices for Healing the Body, Mind, and Heart. USA: Penguin Group.  
  • Kraftsow, G. (1999). Yoga for Wellness: Healing with the Timeless Teachings of Viniyoga (1st ed.) USA: Penguin Group
  • Long, R. (2010). Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga, Your Guide to Functional Anatomy in Yoga. (3rd ed.) USA: Independent publisher
  • Mohan, AG and I. Mohan (2004). Yoga Therapy. Boston, USA: Shambhala Publications Inc.
  • Myers, T. (2008). Anatomy Trains. Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists. (2nd ed.) United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone.
  • iPhone app –  ‘Essential Anatomy 5’ (pro version)


RECOMMENDED READING FOR MINDFULNESS BASED YOGA THERAPY AND COUNSELLING SKILLS MODULE:

  • Cope, S. (2007). The Wisdom of Yoga – A Seekers Guide To Extraordinary Living. New York, USA: Bantam Dell
  • Farhi, D. (2006). Teaching Yoga: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship. Berkeley, USA: Rodmell Press
  • Hick, S.F. PhD (Editor), Bien, T. PhD (Editor), (2008) Mindfulness and the Therapeutic Relationship. New York, USA: Guilford Press
  • Kabat-Zinn, J. and Thich Nhat Hanh (2013) Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition): Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness. New York, USA: Bantam Books
  • Kissel Wegela, K. (2011) What Really Helps: Using Mindfulness and Compassionate Presence to Help, Support, and Encourage Others. Boston, USA: Shambala
  • Sullivan, Marlysa, (2020) Understanding Yoga Therapy – Applied Philosophy and Science for Health and Wellbeing. Great Britain: Taylor & Francis Ltd

RECOMMENDED READING FOR APPLIED YOGA THERAPY MODULE:

  • Yoga Sutra of Patanjali
  • The Bhagavad Gita
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Moors, F. (2012). Liberating Isolation the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, Media Garuda: Krishnmaacharaya Healing and Yoga Foundation.
  • Feuerstein, G. (2008). The Yoga Tradition. Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice (3rd ed.) Arizona, USA: Hohm Press.
  • Fishman, MD and E. Saltonstall (2010.) Yoga for Osteoporosis (1st ed.). New York, USA: WW Norton and Company.
  • Hanson Lasater, J. (2009). Yoga Body. Anatomy, Physiology and Asana (1st ed.). California, USA: Rodwell Press.
  • Hirschi, G. (2000). Mudras. Yoga in your hands. San Francisco, USA: Weiser Books.
  • McCall, T. (2007). Yoga as Medicine.New York, USA: Bantam Books.
  • Mohan, AG and I. Mohan (2004). Yoga Therapy. Boston, USA: Shambhala Publications Inc.
  • Nirmalananda, S.  (2009). Yogic Management of Cancer (1st ed.). New Delhi, India: Thomson Press Ltd.
  • Saraswati, N. (1998). Prana, Pranayama, Prana Vidya Munger, India: Bihar School of Yoga.
  • Yogapratap, S. (2009). Exploring Yoga and Cancer (1st ed.). New Delhi, India: Thomson Press Ltd.
  • Vivekenanda, R.  (2005). Practical Yoga Psychology Munger, India: Bihar School of Yoga.

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