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Syllabus & Reading List

2023 Soma Yoga 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus

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• Take at least 20 classes with lead instructors (included in the program fee)

• Attendance (in person and virtual) is mandatory (missed time over 10 hours needs to be made up)

• Complete all reading and homework assignments

• Must Pass Final Practical Exam: 90 Minute Master Class

Reading List

Required for Reference:

The Yoga Anatomy Coloring Book (Volume 1) - Kelly Solloway

Your Body, Your Yoga - Bernie Clark

Radiance Sutras - Lorin Roche


Required for Reading:

Bringing Yoga to Life - Donna Farhi

Teaching Yoga - Donna Far

The Inner Tradition of Yoga - Michael Stone

Eastern Body, Western Mind - Anodea Judith

The Wakeful Body: Somatic Mindfulness as a Path to Freedom - Willa Baker


Recommended Reading:

The Body Is Not An Apology - Sonya Renee Taylor

Engaging in the Movement of Life - Bonnie Gintis 

The Serpent and The Wave - Jalaja Bonheim

The Humming Effect - Jonathan and Andi Goldman

Awakening Somatic Intelligence - Risa F. Kasparo, PhD

Yoga, Fascia, and Movement - Joanne Sarah Avinson

Life on land - Emilie Conrad


Recommended Listening:

Yoga Is Dead Podcast

Evolna Podcast

The Mindful Strength Podcast

Movement Logic Podcast

The History of Yoga Podcast


Recommended Watching:

Paul Grilley Bone Photos

Any Gil Hedley (“somanaut”) YouTube Videos


Authors for Inspirational Reading:

Mark Nepo

Mary Oliver

John O’Donohue

Meditation Secrets for Women

Pixie Lighthorse

Dana Faulds

Melody Beattie

David White

Will Johnson

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