Recommended & Required Reading List by Course

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Foundations of Kundalini Yoga Therapy: Principles and Practices 

Required:

  • Yoga Therapy and Integrative Medicine: Where Ancient Science Meets Modern Medicine, Larry Payne, PhD, Tera Gold, LAc, Eden Goldman, DC, Editors
  • Principles and Practice of Yoga in Healthcare, Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD, Lorenzo Cohen, PhD, Timothy McCall, MD, Shirley Telles, PhD, Editors
  • Understanding Yoga Therapy: Applied Philosophy and Science for Health and Well-Being by Marlysa Sullivan with Laurie C Hyland Robertson
  • Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory by Stephen Porges, PhD
  • Interoception: The Eighth Sensory System by Kelly Mahler, MS
  • The Interoceptive Mind: From Homeostasis to Awareness  edited by Manos Tsakiris and Helena DePreester

Educating Yoga Therapists
http://portal.iayt.org/publications/ytt/YTT_2020_Winter.pdf#page=38

International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training
http://portal.iayt.org/publications/ytt/YTT_2020_Winter.pdf#page=39

Additional Training Materials Provided by Faculty


Origins and Identity: An Exploration of Your Authentic Self  

Required:

  • The Secret Power of Yoga by Nichala Joy Devi
  • The Bhagavad Gita in the translation of your choice
  • Gobind Geet: the Dynamic Dialogue of Guru Gobind Singh and Banda Singh Bahadur by Swami Rama
  • Kashmir Shaivism – The Secret Supreme by Swami Lakshmanjoo
  • The Yoga Tradition: It’s History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice by Georg Feuerstein, PhD

Additional Training Materials Provided by Faculty


Elements and Alchemy of Kundalini Yoga

Required:

  • Enlightened Bodies by Japa Kaur and Nirmal Kaur
  • The Breathing Book by Donna Farhi
  • Yoga and Ayurveda By David Frawley

Additional Training Materials Provided by Faculty


Assessment and Treatment Planning

Required:

  • Motivational Interviewing in Healthcare by Stephen Rollnick and William Miller
  • The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton
  • The Ten Light Bodies of Consciousness: A Guide to Self Discovery and Self Enlightenment, by Nirvair Singh Khalsa, 2010.
  • The True Name (Japji Sahib), Talks on the Japji Sahib of Guru Nanak  English Translation by Osho
  • Molecules of Emotion by Candace Pert, PhD, 1999
  • The Healing Journey by Carl Simonton, MD, 2002

Additional Training Materials Provided by Faculty


Unraveling the Knot of Stress, Inflammation, Pain, and Sleep

Required:

Recommended:

  • Yoga for Pain Relief by Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D
  • Anatomy of Hope by Jerome Groopman, MD
  • Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore your Sanity  by Sandra Dalton-Smith, MD

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Yoga Therapy for the Structural System

Required:

  • Key Muscles of Yoga: Your Guide to Functional Anatomy in Yoga by Ray Long, MD 
  • Yoga: Fascia, Form and Functional Movement by Joanne Avison
  • Divine Alignment by Guru Prem Singh Khalsa
  • Study Guide provided by Dr Marlysa Sullivan

Recommended:

  • Functional Atlas of the Human Fascial System 1st Edition by Carla Stecco MD, Warren I Hammer DC MS 
  • Back in Control: A Surgeon’s Roadmap Out of Chronic Pain, 2nd Edition by David Hanscom MD
  • Your Spine Your Yoga by Bernie Clark
  • Pathways to a Centered Body by Donna Farhi and Leila Stuart
  • Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit by Donna Farhi
  • Kundalini Yoga Postures and Poetry  e-book by Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa

Recommended Viewing:

Additional Training Materials Provided by Faculty


The Application of Kundalini Yoga Therapy to Digestive, Nervous and Endocrine Conditions

Required:

  • Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology by Daniel Siegel, MD               
  • Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory by Stephen Porges, PhD

Additional Training Materials Provided by Faculty

  • The Gut Microbiome Could Speed Up the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease
    The microbes in the gastrointestinal tract influence the immune system and the brain, possibly playing a role in the development of Alzheimer’s
  • Read in Smithsonian Magazine: https://apple.news/AHxcZN2KVQZCmP73kote4yA  

Transforming Anxiety and Depression

Training Materials Provided by Faculty

  • https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/05/meet-psychobiome-gut-bacteria-may-alter-how-you-think-feel-and-act

Gender and Health Across the Lifespan

Required:

  • A Woman’s Book of Yoga by Hari Kaur Khalsa
  • A Woman’s Book of Meditation  by Hari Kaur Khalsa
  • Menstrual Cycle Syncing Could Take Your Health To The Next Level
  • Read in Refinery29: https://apple.news/AEiHSUj85QZKFKdW4rRkGVA

Additional training Materials Provided by Faculty


The Application of Kundalini Yoga Therapy to Cardio and Respiratory Conditions/ Perioperative Care and Wound Healing

Required:

  • The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity by Nadine Burke Harris, MD
  • Undo It!: How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases by Dean Ornish, MD and Anne Ornish, Jan 8, 2019
  • Restoring Prana by Robin Rothenberg, C-IAYT July 2020
  • Prepare for Surgery Heal Faster: A guide of Mind/Body Techniques by Peggy Huddleston
  • Watch this You Tube Video by Patrick McKeown, Buteyko Breathing Clinic:
    https://youtu.be/tKaUEVnducI

Recommended:

  • Love & Survival: 8 Pathways to Intimacy and Health by Dean Ornish, MD
  • The Oxygen Advantage: Simple, Scientifically Proven Breathing Techniques to Help You Become Healthier, Slimmer, Faster, and Fitter by Patrick McKeown
  • Close Your Mouth: Buteyko Clinic Handbook for Perfect Health by Patrick McKeown

Additional Training Materials Provided by Faculty


The Application of Kundalini Yoga Therapy to Immune System, Viral Conditions and Cancer

Required:

  • Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore your Sanity, by Sandra Dalton-Smith, MD 
  • Cancer as a Turning Point,  by Lawrence LeShan 
  • The Healing Journey, by Carl Simonton 

Recommended:

Additional Training Materials Provided by Faculty


Trauma Informed Kundalini Yoga for Recovery from PTSD

Required: 


Journey of the Soul: The Application of Kundalini Yoga Therapy to Facing Death and Transforming Grief

Required: 

  • Start the Conversation: The Book About Death You Were Hoping to Find, by Ganga Stone, 1996
  • Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande, 2017
  • Merging With the Infinite: Quotations & Kriyas on Death & Dying, edited by Hargopal Kaur Khalsa, 2016
  • Modern Loss, by Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner, 2018
  • The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals, Renewal & the Sacred Work of Grief by Francis Weller, 2015
  • Seven Choices: Finding Daylight After Loss by Elizabeth Harper Neeld, 2006

Additional Training Materials Provided by Faculty


Managing Complex Cases/Yoga Therapist as Healer/Capstone Project Presentation/Graduation

Training Materials Provided by Faculty