Recommended Reading

When Jenny arrives at a yoga workshop or yoga 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 resources that Jenny frequently refers to in her own practice and while teaching. If you've ever been to one of her classes or workshops, you know that Jenny's book recommendations are great because they are generally full of clear and concise reference information. Enjoy!


"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


Reading for (200-hour level) Yoga Teacher Training:

Yoga for Meditators book Yoga for Meditators:
Poses to Support Your Sitting Practice

by Charlotte Bell
Spiritual Art and Mythology book Spiritual Art & Mythology
of India: Anecdotes & Symbolisms

by Manoj Chalam
The Heart of Yoga book 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 book Teaching People,
Not Poses

by Jay Fields
Yoga and Ayurveda book Yoga and
Ayurveda

by David Frawley
Easing Into Yoga DVD Easing Into Yoga
DVD

by Linda Howard
How to Use Yoga book How to Use Yoga:
A Step-By-Step Guide to the Iyengar...
by Mira Mehta
Light on Yoga book Light
on Yoga

by B.K.S. Iyengar
Instructing Hatha Yoga book Instructing Hatha Yoga
by Kathy Lee Kappmeier
& Diane M. Ambrosini
Bhagavad Gita book Bhagavad
Gita

by Stephen Mitchell
Body Balance Yoga Pelvis Manual
Pelvis Manual, Wellness Assessment
& Alignment Techniques

by Jenny Otto
The Book of Chakras book The Book
of Chakras

by Ambika Wauters


Reading for (500-hour level) Yoga Teacher Training:

The Yamas and Niyamas book The Yamas & Niyamas:
Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice

by Deborah Adele
Yoga for Meditators book 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 book The Heart of Yoga:
Developing a Personal Practice

by T. K. V. Desikachar
YogAlign book YogAlign
by
Michaelle Edwards
The Breathing book The Breathing Book:
Good Health and Vitality Through...

by Donna Farhi
Light on Yoga book Light
on Yoga

by B.K.S. Iyengar
Eastern Body, Western Mind book Eastern Body, Western Mind:
Psychology & the Chakra System...

by Anodea Judith
Ayurvedic Tongue Diagnosis book Ayurvedic
Tongue Diagnosis

by Walter Shantree Kacera
Instructing Hathta Yoga book Instructing Hatha Yoga
by Kathy Lee Kappmeier
& Diane M. Ambrosini
Eat-Taste-Heal book Eat-Taste-Heal: An Ayurvedic
Cookbook...
by Thomas Yarema,
Daniel Rhoda & Johnny Brannigan
Yogabody book Yogabody: Anatomy,
Kinesiology & Asana

by Judith Hanson Lasater, PhD
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 book Hatha Yoga
Pradipika

by Swami Muktibodhananda


Reading for Advanced Yoga Therapy Training:

The Body Has Its Reasons book The Body Has Its Reasons:
Self Awareness Through...

by Therese Bertherat
The New Rules of Posture book 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 book The Concise Book of the Moving Body
by Chris Jarmey
& Thomas Meyers
Emotional Anatomy book Emotional
Anatomy

by Stanley Keleman
Yoga Therapy book Yoga Therapy: A Guide to the
Therapeutic Use of Yoga...

by A.G. Mohan & Indra Mohan
Anatomy Trains book Anatomy TrainsĀ®
Myofascial Meridians for...

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 book Rolfing: The Integration
of Human Structures

by Ida P. Rolf
Inner Bridges book Inner
Bridges

by Fritz F. Smith, MD
The Thinking Body book The Thinking
Body

by Mabel Elsworth Todd
The Tao of Healing book The Tao of Healing: Meditations
for Body and Spirit

by Haven Trevino




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The yoga therapy components of Jenny Otto's teaching are based on her International Association of Yoga Therapists Certification (C-IAYT) and not derived from her status as an E-RYT 500, YACEP with the Yoga Alliance Registry. Structural Integration is based on the pioneering work of Dr. Ida P. Rolf.