Yoga Resources

A few of our favorite yoga people, websites, books, and music that we’d like to share with you. Enjoy!


Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute

The official website of R. Sharath Jois, the grandson of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois — father of Ashtanga yoga.


Super-accessible articles and resources on yoga & anatomy from David Keil, including the Hands-On Adjustment DVD that I had the honor to help with.

Ashtanga Yoga Miami

Ashtanga studio in Miami, Florida run by David Keil (Ashtanga yoga teacher and anatomy genius) and Gretchen Suarez. 

Christine Hoar

Another wonderful Ashtanga teacher. She teaches in Montauk, NY and also travels extensively.

Yoga Journal

Though the magazine has become diluted and thin, their website is rich — filled with asana instruction, philosophy, and other words of wisdom.

Share Yoga 

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


Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual

by David Swenson

Ashtanga Yoga 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

Living Your Yoga 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

Meditations from the mat Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison

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

Beyond Power Yoga 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

Power Yoga 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

Yoga Mala Pattabhi Jois

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

The Wisdom of Yoga

by Stephen Cope

The Wisdom Of Yoga 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

Light On Yoga 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

Ashtanga Yoga John Scott

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

Prayer of Heart and Body: Meditation and Yoga as Christian Spiritual Practice

by Father Thomas Ryan

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

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



by Wah!

Savasana Wah!

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

Lotus Feet

by David Newman

Lotus Feet David Newman

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

The Essence

by Deva Premal

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

Jaya Bhagavan by Tina Malia

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

Love is Space

by Deva Premal

Love Is Space Deva Premal

One of my very favorites to practice to.


by Deva Premal

Dakshina Deva Premal

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

Music for Unwinding

by Dr. Joseph Nagler

Music For Unwinding Dr Joseph Nagler

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

Planet Yoga: Music for Meditation and Peace

by Various Artists

Planet Yoga Compilation

A two-disc 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

Door Of Faith Krishna Das

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

The Best of Wah!

by Wah!

The Best of Wah!

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

Breath of the Heart

by Krishna Das

Breath Of The Heart Krishna Das

Another good one!


by Girish

Reveal Girish

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

Celebrate Peace

by Snatam Kaur

Celebrate Peace Snatam Kaur

Uplifting. What a voice!