Required Materials | 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training

Reading List

The following books will be used during the teacher training and are required for you to complete your assignments: 


Yoga Props

Part of the curriculum will be to learn the proper use of props. Our facility at EoS provides mats and blocks - however they aren't necessarily of the best quality. We therefore recommend to get your own materials - also in consideration to have them for your own home practice. Here is a list of what you will need: 

The following are items are the props we recommend for this training - but feel free to make your own choices.  


Yoga mat

When buying a yoga mat, consider its weight and thickness. Depending on how sensitive you are, you want more or less cushion. Quality shows in yoga mats and its better to invest into a good quality mat, rather than having to constantly buy new ones as they rip. 


Manduka has a lifelong guarantee on their mats, hence this is our recommendation:


Yoga Straps

A belt or scarp can substitute for a strap. Straps should be 8 feet. They will always work at that length. 10 feet gets to be too long at times, and 6 feet is often too short. For this training you will need 2 straps. 


Straps come with a metal or plastic buckle. Here is our recommendation:


Yoga blocks

If you do not have props or are not able to purchase some, books are great substitutes for blocks.


When it comes to blocks, you can chose between wood, cork and foam. 

  • Wood is long lasting and sustainable, but it can be hard on the body and they are heavy. 
  • Cork is a sustainable material, but is quite heavy and not as long-lasting. They will make quite a mess over time when they fall apart.
  • Foam blocks are stable enough to give you support and softer on the body. 

Blocks should have the size of 4x6x9 and you will also need 2 of them.

Here is our recommendation:


Yoga blankets

When replacing yoga blankets, choose towels. Your very comfy blanket at home does not provide the same support. When getting yoga blankets, it's preferable to get wool blankets as fringe is not an issue, and they hold longer. 

Her is our recommendation:


Yoga bolster

Pillows or couch cushions can be alternatives for bolsters. Props can quickly rack up in cost, and bolsters are exceptionally pricey. I suggest prioritizing getting blocks, blankets, then straps, and finally a bolster. 


However, using a bolster in your practice will make more poses accessible, as well as deeper forms of relaxation. We therefore recommend getting your own bolster to experience the full range of material you will be taught in this training. 

Here is our recommendation: