Yoga teachers help guide and align our bodies in a time where tranquility often proves a rarity. Many practitioners form strong bonds with their teachers and some even consider them friends. When the occasion arises, such as their birthday or if you’re parting ways, it’s important to consider that yoga teachers are just like everybody else, in the regard that they appreciate a thoughtful gift.

But what should you buy your yoga teacher? Many people often buy them something generic because it’s often difficult to know what these teachers like. Of course, the answer is obvious.. Get them something yoga related.

We did some research and came up with this list of yoga gift ideas to help you along your way.

A Yoga Book

Here we will recommend some yoga books that we know they will love….providing they haven’t already read them of coarse.

1. Light on Yoga: The Bible of Modern Yoga

This book was originally written in 1966 by B. K. S. Iyengar and is considered an essential in modern yoga reading. It delves deeper then simply asanas, poses, and postures. It also features a foreward by Yehudi Menuhin.

2. Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Many people practice yoga and consider it an important aspect of their lives. However, few of those practitioners go back and read the authentic traditional texts correlated with yoga. This is one of the those books and is an important addition to the bookshelf of any true yoga practitioner.

Essential Oil Diffuser

Yoga can be a lot of fun, yet, yoga studios are often small. When so many people gather into a small area, it can get a little hot and sticky. Nobody wants to be self-conscious while practicing something they love. This is often why yoga teachers burn incense, but the smoke can irritate some people. Essential oil diffusers are a healthy and great smelling alternative which I’m sure any yoga teacher would love having in their studio.

A Yoga Mat Bag

Yoga mats are an essential item for most of today’s yoga practitioners. The non-slip material not only protects you from potential harm, but gives one a sanitary surface to practice on. What many people don’t have is a yoga bag to make their yoga mat far more portable. It also keeps them cleaner.

Yoga Pants or Leggings

Yoga pants or leggings are very popular in many places of the world, particularly the USA. These come in many beautiful patterns and sizes to fit everyone. This is a good gift because clothing is something people can always use more of.

A Wind Chime

Wind chimes make calm, soothing sounds which fit the tranquil theme of a yoga studio. By hanging these outside their studio they are creating an atmosphere which invites their customers in. They could also hang it at home for personal enjoyment.

An Adult Coloring Book

C’mon now. We know it’s not just kids that like to draw. Adults enjoy it too. Nowadays they make some really cool coloring books for adults with themes such as mandalas, fractals, animals, or just about anything you’d like.

Gemstone Jewelry

Gemstone jewelry is becoming more and more popular nowadays and many people believe them to be beneficial to their spiritual practice. Taking traditional designs such as a mala necklace and updating them with a modern temperament can create beautiful designs which a lady won’t be shy to wear in public. We recommend you check out this Etsy shop for handmade gemstone jewelry.

Chocolate

Chocolate is a time-honored and well-tested gift. Rarely will you find an individual that won’t like chocolate. If our main recommendation doesn’t suit your yoga teacher because they are a vegan, then try these chocolates instead.

A Year of Yoga Journal Magazine

A year of Yoga Journal magazine will give your teacher the opportunity to learn more about his or her favorite activity. They could even place these in their studio for visitors or customers to read.