Tymi Howard 300/500-Hour RYT Teacher Training Reading List

Required Reading List
It would be helpful to have these books with you during the training, but if the training is abroad or the books are not available in your country, the TT Manual and lectures will fulfill the requirements. Digital versions of some of the books are also available and acceptable.

  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, translation by Swami Satchidananda
  • The Bhagavad-Gita, translation by Stephen Mitchell
  • Perfect Health by Deepak Copra
  • Yoga Anatomy (Second Edition) by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews
  • Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual by David Swenson
  • Light on Yoga by B.K.S Iyengar
  • Yoga Posture Adjustments and Assisting: An Insightful Guide for Yoga Teachers by Stephanie Pappas
  • Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss
  • Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution by Robert Svoboda
  • The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark
  • Yoga Teacher Training Manual provided on location by Tymi Howard Yoga

Recommended Reading

  • Secret Power of Yoga: A Woman’s Guide to the Heart and Spirit of the Yoga Sutras by Nischala Joy Devi
  • Wheels of Light: A User’s Guide to the Chakra System by Anodea Judith
  • Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates
  • Happy Yoga: 7 Reasons Why There’s Nothing to Worry About by Steve Ross
  • Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga by Deepak Chopra
  • Paths to God: Living the Bhagavad Gita by Ram Das

Optional / Further Reading

  • Spiritual/Yoga
  • The Yoga Tradition: It’s History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice by George Feuerstein
  • I Am that by Maurice Fryman/Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
  • Silence Speaks by Bad Hari Dass
  • Silence of the Heart-Volumes 1 and II, Spiritual Dialogues with Robert Adams
  • Nothing Ever Happened (Trilogy) by David Godman
  • From Onions to Pearls by Satyam Nadeen
  • Wake Up and Roar by H. W. L. Poonja
  • The Holographic Universe (pages 59-end) by Michael Talbot
  • Zen by Osho
  • The Kabir Book: 44 of the Ecstatic Poems by Robert Bly


  • How Long Do You Choose To Live? (A Question of a Lifetime) by Peter Ragnar (available only at roaringlionpublishing.com)
  • Your Body’s Many Cries for Water by F. Batmanghelidj
  • Diet for a New America: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness, and the Future of Life on Earth by John Robbins
  • Conscious Eating by Gabriel Cousens, MD
  • The Miracle of Fasting: Proven Throughout History for Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Rejuvenation by Paul Bragg
  • Sugar Blues by William F. Dufty
  • The Sunfood Diet Success Systems by David Wolfe