Book List’s Arrival Shouts “Let the learning begin!”

Buddha january

He greets every student who arrives at Yoga Space.

I start my 200-hour, yoga teacher training at Yoga Space  in Toronto on Feb. 15. Yesterday I received my book list. Today I ordered my books.Three books are required reading:

  • The Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long – a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga. It includes lots of visuals. I can’t wait to learn how muscles work.
  • The Yoga Tradition by Georg Feuerstein – History, philosophy, literature, psychology, practice: this book covers it all and is written by a man who has dedicated his life to the understanding and practice of yoga.
  • The Bhagavad Gita, translated by Eknath Easwaran – This has guided people’s lives, worldwide, for many years. Mahatma Gandhi turned to it in times of distress and recommended humanity do the same.

As a college professor, I know it’s important for students to have their resources in hand for class. I also know books on shelves are a waste of money. That’s why I plan to crack mine open the moment they arrive. My friends know that I am a lifelong learner and pumped to be back to class.

Are there other yoga titles you’d recommend? Please share.



About Kalene

yoga practitioner and teacher; crossword puzzle fan; mom, sister, aunt, friend, professor and believer in karma
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8 Responses to Book List’s Arrival Shouts “Let the learning begin!”

  1. Lynda Watson says:

    Congratulations on your first blog entry. I look forward to learning about your journey and send you all good wishes with love.


  2. Melissa says:

    Recommended readings: Yogi philosophy, psychology to healing the soul. You can borrow my copies (I hunted out first editions! VERY rare!!) 🙂


  3. Sue Horner says:

    Welcome to the blog world, Kalene! And there is no shame at all in not having a blog until now. I look forward to following your yoga adventures.


  4. Colette Shand says:

    OOH so happy to hear about your yoga adventure Kalene. love you.


  5. Andrea Leber says:

    Books by Donna Farhi and Erich Schiffmann. Wonderful, inspirational teachers, worth checking out. Their approach goes far beyond asana practice.


  6. I find being a student helps me become a better teacher. So, there’s a third prong to your sabbatical because you will be able to apply your experiences as a student to your teaching at Humber.


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