Required and Recommended Materials

Required texts are not included in training pricing, unless noted. To order, please click the links below or call 855-607-9642.

Beth Shaw's YogaFit book, 3rd Edition, is required for every training.


Required Materials

Recommended Materials

Level 1

Beth Shaw's YogaFit® book 3rd Edition

YogaFit's Basics and Back Health DVD, yoga strap, yoga egg/block

Level 2

Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele

Growing the Positive Mind by Dr. William K. Larkin, Journal, yoga strap

Level 3

Pathways to Joy by Swami Vivekananda and Dave Deluca, Chakra Balancing Kit by Anodea Judith

Growing the Positive Mind by Dr. William K. Larkin, Chakra Meditation by Swami Saradananda, What to do When Your Life Falls Apart by Daphne Rose Kingma, Journal

Level 4

The Living Gita by Sri Swami Satchidananda, 

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda The Language of Yoga by Nicolai Bachman (please choose version with audio CD's)

Strap, Pathways to Joy by Swami Vivekananda and Dave Deluca ,


Level 5

Your Body Speaks Your Mind by Deb Shapiro, All participants are required to complete the Brief Strengths Test,, print individual results and bring these results to the training

Watch "The Secret" DVD; Creative Visualization Book by Shakti Gowan, Natural Prozac by Dr. Joel Robertson, Growing the Positive Mind by Dr. William K. Larkin, journal

Anatomy & Alignment

Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga by Ray Long, MD, Anatomy & Asana by Susi Hately Aldous, 

Anatomy DVD

Anatomy & Alignment II

Key Poses of Hatha Yoga by Ray Long, MD, Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga by Ray Long, MD, & Anatomy & Asana  by Susi Hately Aldous


Ayurveda I

Yoga and Ayurveda - Self-healing and Self-Realization by David Frawley

Yoga for Your Type - An Ayurvedic Approach to Your Asana Practice by David Frawley and Sandra Summerfield Kozak M.S.

Ayurveda II

Ayurveda - The Science of Self-Healing (A practical Guide) by Dr. Vasant Lad

Yoga for Your Type - An Ayurvedic Approach to Your Asana Practice by David Frawley and Sandra Summerfield Kozak M.S., Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra

Advanced Ayurveda

Ayurveda, Nature's Medicine by David Frawley and Subhash Ranande, neti pot



Block/yoga egg, Strap

Basics and Back Health DVD

Biomedical Aspects of Yoga Therapy

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga with David Coulter


YogaFit for Caregivers

I am Here: The Healing Journey of Caregiving by Kevin Sharpe

Breath of Relief by Karl La Rowe (this book is difficult to find, but is a great resource)

Healing Emotional and Physical Trauma Training

Overcoming Trauma through Yoga: Reclaiming Your Body by David Emerson and Elizabeth Hopper ;Healing Trauma with Yoga by Beth Shaw;  2 blocks or YogaFit® eggs, blanket,

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk, MD

Yoga as Primary Care




YogaFit® Kids CardsKids DVD

YogaLean Coaching Essentials

Beth Shaw’s YogaLean

YogaLean DVD

Positive Psychology

Before Happiness by Shawn Achor; Healing Trauma with Yoga by Beth Shaw

Way of the Peaceful Warrior  by Dan Millman  


The Yoga of Breath: A Step by Step Guide to Pranayama by Richard Rosen

The Breath of Life: Integral Yoga Pranayama by Sri Swami Satchidananda




Strap, Yoga egg/block, Prenatal DVD


Yoga block/Eggs, 10 ft strap OR Therapy strap, yoga mat

Extra yoga egg/block, bolster, eye pillow


Bolster, Yoga block/Eggs, 10 ft restorative strap or Therapy strap, eye pillow, Relax & Renew by Judith Lassiter; blanket, 2 bath towels, 1 hand towel, yoga mat

extra bolster, 2 blankets, extra block/Eggs, Chakra Balancing Kit by Anodea Judith

Restoring Balance: Training the Parasympathetic Nervous System

2 YogaFit® eggs or 2 blocks, 2 blankets, Healing Trauma with Yoga by Beth Shaw; Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve by Stanley Rosenberg; For both in person and virtual trainings: the Inner Balance Monitor is a mandatory requirement for all attendees. We are aware that the company is having difficulty with shipping at this time due to the fires in California.  It's OK for you to attend the training without it, as long as you plan to obtain one in the future for the exercises. 

Essential Emotions 8th Edition


Therapy strap, block/yoga egg

Seniors DVD

Sound and Mantra Healing 

Healing Mantras by Thomas Ashley‐Farrand

The Language of Yoga by Nicholai Bachman



Towel, change of clothes, YogaSweat DVD

Thai Energy

Pillow, blanket


Therapeutic Yoga for the Upper and Lower Extremities

2 Eggs/ blocks, strap


YogaFit Healthcare I: Assessing the Physical Body (formerly Therapy I)

Yoga as Medicine by Timothy McCall, Foam Roller (36" preferred), Eggs/ blocks, Strap

 Your Body Speaks your Mind by Deb Shapiro; 2 YogaFit eggs/ blocks

YogaFit Healthcare II: Examining the Subtle Body (formerly Therapy II)

The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy by Cyndi Dale; Mudras for Healing and Transformation by Joseph and Lilian Le Page;  Chakra Yoga by Anodea Judith

Your Body Speaks your Mind by Deb Shapiro; The Chakra Bible by Patricia Mercer; Watch video "What the Bleep do we Know" prior to training; 

YogaFit Healthcare III: Designing the Protocol (formerly Therapy III)

The Principles and Practices of Yoga Health Care, edited by Sat Bir Khalsa, Lorenzo Cohen, Timothy McCall and Shirley Telles; Motivational Interviewing in Health Care by Stephen Rollnick, William Miller and Christopher Butler

Yoga as Medicine Book By Yoga Journal, Timothy McCall

Warrior Kids

Trauma Through a Child's Eyes: Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing by Dr. Peter Levine and The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk; Healing Trauma with Yoga by Beth Shaw


Working with the Chakras

Chakra Balancing Kit by Anodea Judith, PhD


Yoga for Athletes

The YogaFit Athlete by Beth Shaw, Beth Shaw's YogaFit®, 3rd Edition, strap and tennis ball


Yoga Nidra

1-2 Blankets/Bolsters, 1 hand towel

Yoga Nidra by Swami Satananda Saraswati, additional blankets or Eggs/ blocks for comfort

Yoga Therapy for Nervous System Disorders

Quantum Healing by Deepak Chopra


YogaFit for Diabetes Management

  Yoga for Pain Relief: Simple Practices to Calm Your Mind and Heal Your Chronic Pain by Kelly McGonigal, MD
Yin Yoga

The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark


Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers; Grilley, Paul (2004) Anatomy for Yoga [video]. Pranayama LLC; Grilley, Paul (2014) Yin Yoga with Paul Grilley [video]. Pranayama LLC

YogaFit for Chronic Pain


Integrative Pain Management by Diana Thompson; 2 blocks/ yoga eggs Your Body Speaks Your Mind by Deb Shapiro, 1-2 blankets

Yoga for Improved Pelvic Floor Performance


  Pelvic Liberation by Leslie Howard

YogaFit for Personal Trainers


Beth Shaw's YogaFit, 3rd Edition; Yoga mat  

YogaFit YogaBarre


Yoga mat, Yoga block/egg, minimum of 1 resistance band 2-3 variations of strengths of Resistance Bands, Resistance Loop bands, Core ball, 1-3 pound dumbbells

YogaFit for Injury Prevention and Recovery

The YogaFit Athlete by Beth Shaw, Beth Shaw's YogaFit®, 3rd Edition, strap, two blocks/ yoga eggs, and a tennis ball


YogaFit’s Cancer Care

ACSM’s Guide to Exercise and Cancer Survivorship, ACSM, Editor: Melinda L. Irwin PhD, MPH, Human Kinetics, 2012


1-2 blankets, 2 blocks/ yoga eggs, strap

YogaFit for Addiction and Recovery

Recovery 2.0 by Tommy Rosen 

In the Realm of the Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Mate

YogaFit for Balancing Mood

Yoga for Depression by Amy Weintraub; Yoga Skills for Therapists by Amy Weintrab; Healing Trauma with Yoga by Beth Shaw


YogaFit for the Change: From PMS to Menopause

Pillow, blanket, strap, Eggs/ blocks

Pelvic Liberation: Using Yoga, Self-Inquiry, and Breath Awareness for Pelvic Health by Leslie Howard; Meditation as Medicine: Activate the Power of Your Natural Healing Force by Khalsa and Stauth; bolster

YogaFit for the Heart

Yoga of Heart: The Healing Power of Intimate Connection by Mark Whitwell

Yoga and Cardiovascular Management by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

YogaFit for Warriors

In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness by Peter Levine; Healing Trauma with Yoga by Beth Shaw

2 blocks or 2 eggs

Yoga for ADD/ADHD and the Autism Spectrum

Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder by Gabor Mate 


Fit and Focused (Yoga in the Classroom)

The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel


YogaFit Mommy & Baby Yoga

Yoga as Medicine by Timothy McCall; Doll or pillow to hold/work with during the training


Indo YogaFit Balance Board Training

 Indo YogaFit® Balance Board



Expanding Consciousness

The Divine Matrix by Gregg Braden, Yoga Mat, Yoga Blanket, and Pillow

Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton; The Subtle Body by Cyndi Dale; Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach

Meditation and Mindfulness


Meditation cushion, two blocks/ yoga eggs, blanket

The Art of Storytelling

Theme Weaver by Michelle Marchildon; Myths of the Asanas by Alanna Kaivalya