The following books will be used during the teacher training and are required for you to complete your assignments:
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.
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.
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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: https://amzn.to/3GAshcf
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.
Blocks should have the size of 4x6x9 and you will also need 2 of them.
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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.
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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.
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