Books, Music, Links & Art


Following are various categories of items that we have found and want to share with you.


Our Favorite Books

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Ashtanga Yoga:  The Practice Manual
by David Swenson


I use this book all the time!  It has clear, helpful photos and offers modifications for all the postures.  If you’re developing a home practice – or think you might one day – this book is a MUST!

Living Your Yoga
by Judith Lasater


This book was recommended to me by a friend and fellow student.  It’s a short collection of essays illustrating how your yoga practice touches all areas of your life.

Meditations from the Mat
by Rolf Gates


One of my all-time favorites.  My copy is literally falling apart.  The reader explores their own life as they learn more about yoga.  A great addition to any yoga student’s library.

Beyond Power Yoga
by Beryl Bender Birch


Another one of my favorites!  This book brings you “behind the scenes,” explaining how yoga works beyond the poses.  Written so that any student can understand and begin to work with the concepts.  Great book!

Power Yoga
by Beryl Bender Birch


This good book teaches the fundamentals of ashtanga yoga.  It’s written in a very readable way.

Yoga Mala
by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois


This classic is authored by the father of astanga yoga.  No library is complete without a copy.

The Wisdom of Yoga
by Stephen Cope


This is a beautifully written, accessible description of the Yoga Sutras in action in the lives of one teacher and his friends.

Light on Yoga
by BKS Iyengar


Again, no yoga library is complete without a copy of this classic.  Iyengar is one of the modern fathers of yoga.

Ashtanga Yoga: The Definitive Step by Step Guide to Dynamic Yoga
by John Scott


Beautifully photographed and well written description of the ins and outs of ashtanga yoga. Forward written by Sri K Pattabhi Jois.

Prayer of Heart and Body: Meditation and Yoga as Christian Spiritual Practice
by Father Thomas Ryan


Thought provoking and thorough. A good read for those contemplating yoga as a spiritual practice.


Our Favorite Music

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by Wah!


This was the first yoga CD I bought and I still love it!

Lotus Feet
by David Newman


Beautiful kirtan chanting.  David’s deep, rich voice is a hit with my students.

The Essence
by Deva Premal


I received this CD as a gift from a student and really love it.

Jaya  Bhagavan
by Tina Malia and Shimshai


Beautiful duets.  Great energy.  I always get positive comments when I play this for a class.

Love is Space
by Deva Premal


One of my very favorites to practice to.

by Deva Prema


Beautiful!  I love her voice and her music.  So do my students!

Music for Unwinding
by Dr. Joseph Nagler


Instrumental.  Pefect for savasana or a very peaceful, slow practice.

Planet Yoga:  Music for Meditation and Peace


A two-disk set by various artists.  The first is an enjoyable, interesting collection.  The second is instrumental.  Both are great to practice to.

Door of Faith
by Krishna Das


Lovely chanting.  His deep, rich voice and rhythmic chants settle me into my practices.

The Best of Wah!
by Wah


Beautiful music for serene practices.  Another favorite vocalist with my students.

Breath of the Heart
by Krisha Das


Another good one!

by Girish


My newest favorite! Jazzy and great vocals. Good pace for energetic practice.

Celebrate Peace
by Snatam Kaur


Uplifting. What a voice!



Here are some links to a few of my favorite yoga people, websites and products.  Enjoy!

Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute (
The official website of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the father of Ashtanga yoga.

David Keil
Great ashtanga yoga teacher and anatomy genius.  Based in Miami, Florida.

Christine Hoar (
Another wonderful ashtanga teacher.  Based in Bristol, Vermont.

Yoga Journal (
Excellent magazine filled with asana instruction, philosophy and other words of wisdom.  Their website is great to visit as well.

Sharon Hickey and Yoga School (
My teacher’s website.  She has created a fabulous yoga program for children in use in preschools around the country.  Check it out!

Yoga Demystified (
My friend, Bob Weisenberg’s, site is well worth a visit. It contains his e-book called Yoga Demystified (which does just that) as well as many essays and poems.

Yoga Every Day (
You might enjoy visiting this creative, information-packed yoga blog hosted by a yoga teacher in Albuquerque, NM.

Eight Limb Yoga (
Here is another good blog that I enjoy by a passionate student and teacher of ashtanga yoga.

Share Yoga (
The goal of this blog is in its name! Ahhh! It’s filled with good stuff and is updated all the time.

Cirkla (
This new website’s goal is connecting people and businesses dedicated to living consciously.  Their admirable goal is to create a Mind, Body and Spirit directory.  It’s worth a visit and perhaps a listing there yourself.