Jenny Otto's Recommended Reading

When Jenny arrives at a yoga workshop or therapy training, she's usually bringing with her many boxes filled with props, skeletons/bones, various body parts, papers, diagrams and books... many well-loved, dog-eared books. To further demonstrate a point to her students, she's quick to flip through one of her books to point out an illustration. As she almost worshipfully proclaims, she is "an anatomy geek." And it shows.

Below are some of the books, CDs and DVDs to which Jenny frequently refers to in her own practice and while teaching. If you've ever been to one of her classes, you know that Jenny's book recommendations are great because they are generally full of clear and concise reference information. Enjoy!

Our Students Say It Best...

"I just want to thank you for the wonderful reading list you have on your website, I have found several extremely helpful references there, Mary Bond's book in particular. I hope to come to your classes at some point, but in the meanwhile just wanted to express my gratitude! I've been trying to alleviate shoulder pain for a while, and feel the Bond book has been more helpful than anything else I've come across." — Milena

Recommended Reading by Jenny Otto:

The Tao of Equus The Tao of Equus: A Woman's Journey
of Healing & Transformation...
by Linda Kohanav
Body Stories Bodystories: A Guide to
Experiential Anatomy
by Andrea Olsen
Dacning the Body of Light Dancing the Body of Light
by Dona Holleman
& Orit Sen-Gupta
Yoga: A Gem for Women Yoga: A Gem
for Women
by Geeta S. Iyengar
Balance of Body, Balance of Mind Balance of Body/
Balance of Mind
by Will Johnson
Hua Hu Ching Hua Hu Ching:
The Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu
by Lao-Tzu & Brian Walker
Tao and Dharma Tao
and Dharma
by Robert Svoboda
Molecules of Emotion Molecules of
Emotion
by Candace Pert
Dr. Fulford's Touch of Life Dr. Fulford's
Touch of Life
by Robert C. Fulford, D.O.
The Runner's Yoga Book The Runner's Yoga Book:
A Balanced Approach to Fitness
by Jean Couch
From Inside Out, Book I From Inside Out:
A Yoga Notebook (Book I)
by Victor van Kooten
From Inside Out, Book II From Inside Out:
A Yoga Notebook (Book II)
by Victor van Kooten
Awakening The Spine Awakening the Spine:
The Stress-Free Yoga...
by Vanda Scaravelli
The Biology of Belief The Biology of Belief:
Unleashing the Power of...
by Bruce Lipton
Yoga Nidra Yoga Nidra
by Swami Satyananda
Saraswati
Yoga for Your Type Yoga for your Type: An Ayurvedic
Approach to Your Asana Practice
by David Frawley
Understanding the Messages of the Body Understanding the
Messages of Your Body
by Jean-Pierre Barral D.O.
Spiritual Art and Mythology
Spiritual Art & Mythology
of India: Anecdotes & Symbolisms
by Manoj Chalam
Trail Guide to the Body Trail Guide
to the Body
by Andrew Biel
The Wisdom of the Chakras The Wisdom
of the Chakras
by Ellen Tadd
A Gentle Yoga Guide for Women Living with Breast Cancer
A Gentle Yoga Guide for Women
Living with Breast Cancer
by Lisa Long


Required Reading for 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training:

Yoga for Meditators Yoga for Meditators:
Poses to Support Your Sitting Practice
by Charlotte Bell
Spiritual Art and Mythology
Spiritual Art & Mythology
of India: Anecdotes & Symbolisms
by Manoj Chalam
The Heart of Yoga The Heart of Yoga:
Developing a Personal Practice
by T. K. V. Desikachar
The Breathing Book The Breathing Book:
Good Health and Vitality Through...
by Donna Farhi
Teaching People, Not Poses Teaching People,
Not Poses
by Jay Fields
I do yoga... and so can you Yoga and
Ayurveda
by David Frawley
Easing Into Yoga DVD Easing Into Yoga
DVD
by Linda Howard
How to Use Yoga How to Use Yoga:
A Step-By-Step Guide to the Iyengar... by Mira Mehta
Light on Yoga Light
on Yoga
by B.K.S. Iyengar
Instructing Hatha Yoga Instructing Hatha Yoga
by Kathy Lee Kappmeier
& Diane M. Ambrosini
Bhagavad Gita Bhagavad
Gita
by Stephen Mitchell
BBY Pelvis Manual Pelvis Manual, Wellness Assessment
& Alignment Techniques
by Jenny Otto
THe Book of Chakras The Book
of Chakras
by Ambika Wauters


Required Reading for 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training:

The Yamas and Niyamas The Yamas & Niyamas:
Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice
by Deborah Adele
Yoga for Meditators Yoga for Meditators:
Poses to Support Your Sitting Practice
by Charlotte Bell
Heal Your Posture DVD Heal Your Posture:
A 7-Week Workshop DVD
by Mary Bond
The Heart of Yoga The Heart of Yoga:
Developing a Personal Practice
by T. K. V. Desikachar
YogAlign YogAlign
by
Michaelle Edwards
The Breathing Book The Breathing Book:
Good Health and Vitality Through...
by Donna Farhi
Light on Yoga Light
on Yoga
by B.K.S. Iyengar
Eastern Body, Western Mind Eastern Body, Western Mind:
Psychology & the Chakra System...
by Anodea Judith
Ayurvedic Tongue Diagnosis Ayurvedic
Tongue Diagnosis
by Walter Shantree Kacera
Instructing Hathta Yoga Instructing Hatha Yoga
by Kathy Lee Kappmeier
& Diane M. Ambrosini
Eat-Taste-Heal Eat-Taste-Heal: An Ayurvedic
Cookbook... by Thomas Yarema,
Daniel Rhoda & Johnny Brannigan
Yogabody Yogabody: Anatomy,
Kinesiology & Asana
by Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D.
BBY Pelvis Manual
Pelvis Manual, Wellness
Assessment & Alignment
Techniques by Jenny Otto
Yoga Pole Manual
Yoga Pole &
Structural Integration Manual
by Jenny Otto
Hatha Yoga Pradipika Hatha Yoga
Pradipika
by Swami Muktibodhananda


Required Reading for 800-hour Yoga Therapy Certification Program:

The Body Has Its Reasons The Body Has Its Reasons:
Self Awareness Through...
by Therese Bertherat
The New Rules of Posture The New Rules of Posture: How to Sit,
Stand and Move in the Modern World
by Mary Bond
The Breathing Book The Breathing Book:
Good Health and Vitality Through...
by Donna Farhi
The Concise Book of the Moving Body The Concise Book of the Moving Body by Chris Jarmey
& Thomas Meyers
Emotional Anatomy Emotional
Anatomy
by Stanley Keleman
Yoga Therapy Guide Yoga Therapy: A Guide to the
Therapeutic Use of Yoga...
by A.G. Mohan & Indra Mohan
Anatomy Trains with Tom Myers Anatomy Trains®
KMI Structural Integration
with Thomas Myers
BBY Pelvis Manual
Pelvis Manual, Wellness
Assessment & Alignment
Techniques by Jenny Otto
Yoga Pole Manual
Yoga Pole &
Structural Integration Manual
by Jenny Otto
Rolfing Rolfing: The Integration
of Human Structures
by Ida P. Rolf
Inner Bridges Inner
Bridges
by Fritz Smith
The Thinking Body The Thinking
Body
by Mabel Elsworth Todd
The Tao of Healing The Tao of Healing: Meditations
for Body and Spirit
by Haven Trevino




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(The yoga therapy components of our courses are based on founder Jenny Otto's work and studies with master teachers, osteopaths, chiropractors, structural integrators, Rolfers, dancers and movement educators;
not derived from our status as an RYS with Yoga Alliance Registry.)