Required and Recommended Materials

Required texts are not included in training pricing, unless noted. To order, please click the links below or call 888-786-3111.

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




Required Materials

Recommended Materials

Level 1

Beth Shaw's YogaFit, 3rd Edition

YogaFit’s Basics and Back Health DVD, Strap, Block

Level 2

Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele

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

Level 3

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

What to do when your life falls apart by Daphne Rose Kingma, Growing the Positive Mind by Dr. William K. Larkin, Chakra Meditation by Swami Saradananda, Journal

Level 4

The Living Gita by Sri Swami Satchidananda: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda and The Language of Yoga by Nicolai Bachman

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

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

Advanced Ayurveda

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


Anatomy & Alignment

Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga by Ray Long, MD,  Anatomy & Asana by Susi Hately Aldous (provided at training)

Anatomy DVD

Anatomy & Alignment II

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

"Anatomy of Yoga" DVD by Paul Grilley, The Subtle Body by Cyndi Dale

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 Dr. 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 Dr. David Frawley and Sandra Summerfield Kozak M.S.; Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra

Biomedical Aspects of Yoga Therapy

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga with David Coulter


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

Healing Emotional and Physical Trauma Training

Overcoming Trauma through Yoga: Reclaiming Your Body by David Emerson and Elizabeth Hopper; 2 blocks or eggs, blanket

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

Indo YogaFit Balance Board Training

 Indo YogaFit Balance Board




YogaFit Kids Cards, Kids DVD

Meditation and Mindfulness


Meditation cushion, two blocks, blanket

Positive Psychology

Before Happiness by Shawn Achor

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, block, Prenatal DVD


Yoga mat, block, 10-foot strap OR Senior’s strap

Extra block, bolster, eye pillow


Bolster, block, 10 foot restorative strap or Seniors strap, eye pillow, yoga mat; Relax & Renew by Judith Lassiter; **From home/hotel: hotel blanket, 2 bath towels, 1 hand towel

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

Restoring Balance: Training the Parasympathetic Nervous System

eggs or 2 blocks, 2 blankets

Emotional Healing with Essential Oils by Daniel McDonald


Seniors’ strap, block

Seniors DVD

Sound and Mantra Healing 

Healing Mantras by Thomas Ashley‐Farrand

The Language of Yoga by Nicholai Bachman

Thai Energy

Pillow, blanket


The Art of Storytelling

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


Therapeutic Yoga for the Upper and Lower Extremities

2 blocks, strap


Warrior Kids

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van der Kolk

Trauma through a Child's Eyes by Peter Levine

Working with the Chakras

Chakra Balancing Kit  by Anodea Judith, PhD


Yoga as Primary Care



Yoga for ADD/ADHD and the Autism Spectrum

Scattered: How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What you can do About it by Gabor Mate 


Yoga for Athletes

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


Yoga for 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


Yoga Nidra

1-2 Blankets/Bolsters, 1 hand towel

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

Yoga Therapy for Nervous System Disorders

Quantum Healing by Deepak Chopra



Block, Strap

Basics and Back Health DVD

YogaFit for Addiction and Recovery

Recovery 2.0 by Tommy Rosen 

Freedom from Addiction: The Chopra Center Method for Overcoming Destructive Habits by Chopra, Deepak and Simon, M.D., David (Jan 1, 2010);  Yoga and the Twelve-Step Path by Hawk, Kyczy (Apr 16, 2012); Clean by David Sheff

YogaFit for Balancing Mood

Yoga for Depression by Amy Weintraub, Yoga Skills for Therapists by Amy Weintrab


YogaFit for 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 or eggs, strap  

YogaFit for Caregivers


Breath of Relief by Karl La Rowe

YogaFit for Chronic Pain

Integrative Pain Management by Diana Thompson, 2 blocks

Your Body Speaks Your Mind by Deb Shapiro1-2 blankets

YogaFit for Diabetes Management

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



YogaFit for the Change: From PMS to Menopause

Pillow, blanket, strap, block

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 Injury Prevention and Recovery

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


YogaFit for Personal Trainers

Beth Shaw’s YogaFit, 3rd Edition, Yoga mat


YogaFit for Warriors

In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness by Peter Levine

2 blocks or 2 eggs

YogaFit Healthcare I: Assessing the Physical Body

Yoga as Medicine by Timothy McCall, Foam Roller (36" preferred), Block, Strap

Your Body Speaks your Mind by Deb Shapiro; 2 egg blocks

YogaFit Healthcare II: Examining the Subtle Body

The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy by Cyndi Dale; Mudra: The Sacred Secret by Indu Aurora; Chakra Balancing Kit by Anodea Judith

Your Body Speaks your Mind by Deb Shapiro; The Chakra Bible by Patricia Mercer

YogaFit Healthcare III: Designing the Protocol

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, Wliliam Miller and Christopher Butler; YogaFit Healthcare I and II Manuals. 

Yoga as Medicine Book By Yoga Journal, Timothy McCall

YogaFit Mommy and Baby Yoga

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


YogaLean Coaching Essentials

Beth Shaw’s YogaLean

YogaLean DVD 



Towel, change of clothes, YogaSweat DVD