Preparing For Teacher Training

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Deciding to register onto a Yoga Teacher Training, or indeed, embark on a career as Yoga Teacher is an important and big step. It is our heartfelt mission to support you fully along the teaching path.

Of course, learning and education goes both ways and as with all training, the more energy you put in yourself, the greater the reward and your learning.


As a prerequisite to the training you should have at least one year’s consistent Yoga practice.

We highly recommend that you attend a number of classes or a workshop with one or more of the core faculty - Dyana, Vincent, Neal or Karla. This is so you have a clearer idea as to how we teach, our approach, the teaching principles and so on.

You can view their profiles and schedules here:
Neal | Karla | Dyana | Vincent

Books to read before, during and after the course

We strongly suggest that you do some preliminary study before the start of your course. On this page are listed some books that you are required reading for the course. Whilst you can read these during the course, reading beforehand will help you prepare well for the training.

We do of course provide participants with a course manual which contains much of the core content of the training - it becomes a great resource for students’ future career as a Yoga teacher.

Our Library

On all training courses with Contemporary Yoga you have access to our ever growing library of books, which you may read during the course, in breaks, and even take home with you between course dates.

Below are some of the books that we have in our library and others that we also highly recommend too, as a way to continually build your ongoing resources that will serve you well as a Yoga teacher.

Required Reading For The 200 and 300 Hour Courses

Yoga Mind Body and Spirit, by Donna Farhi

Yoga Mind Body and Spirit

Donna Farhi
Yoga For Wellness by Gary Kraftsow

Yoga For Wellness

Gary Kraftsow
Anatomy Coloring Book by Kapit and Elson

Anatomy Coloring Book

Kapit and Elson
Teaching Yoga by Donna Farhi

Teaching Yoga

Donna Farhi

Recommended Reading

The Architecture and Design of Man and Woman

The Architecture and Design of Man and Woman

Alexander Tsiaras
Teaching Yoga Mark Stephens

Teaching Yoga

Mark Stephens
Bhagavad Gita Eknath Easwaran

Bhagavad Gita

Eknath Easwaran
Yoga As Medicine Timothy McCall

Yoga As Medicine

Timothy McCall
The Mirror Of Yoga, Richard Freeman

The Mirror Of Yoga

Richard Freeman
Making Connections, Peggy Hackney

Making Connections

Peggy Hackney
Yoga Nidra, Dr Richard Miller

Yoga Nidra

Dr Richard Miller
30 Essential Yoga Poses, Judith Lasater

30 Essential Yoga Poses

Judith Lasater

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