My yoga journey began when I found a tiny book on health in a small Pennsylvania town’s hardware store during my high school years. That was over 40 years ago. I have been teaching yoga for almost 15 years now, much of it learned from ashtanga yoga lineage holders who truly walk the talk since authentic yoga is practiced on as well as off the mat. Its principles employ ethics and a way of living well in the world and not just how to be bendy and look fit. It’s also been my experience that when I plant the seeds for calm during practice, that those seeds are able to take root in the most unexpected ways and under the least expected circumstances. And that’s why I love it, pursue it and continue to practice it. I am constantly reminded that there is no ‘yoga perfect’ only ‘yoga practice’ and that it’s a practice that I have to incorporate into my life on a regular basis. Though I’ve hit bumps and have fallen off the yoga wagon a few times and have experienced physical limitations with an aging body, I keep getting back onto my mat with the inspiration that I receive from my students and my teachers. My teachers (below) are dedicated lineage holders from whom I’ve learned much over the years.
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~RYT 200 Yoga Alliance
- The Mirror of Yoga by Richard Freeman (heavy, but wise)
- Ashtanga Yoga–Practice & Philosophy by Gregor Maehle (excellent all around book about everything involved in a true aspirant’s yoga practice)
- Ashtanga Yoga–The Practice Manual by David Swenson (good one, especially for beginners. Spiral bound book lays flat for easy reference)
- Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar (my first book on yoga that I purchased in 1982–a real standard)
- Ashtanga Yoga by Anton Simmha (a very sweet & simple book on the practice)
- The Language of Yoga by Nicolai Bachman (includes 2 CD’s to help you pronounce Sanskrit yoga terms. Has first, second, and third ashtanga sequences with drawings and posture names)
- Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali by Prabhavananda and Isherwood (the yoga sutras explained)
- The Wisdom of Yoga by Stephen Cope (great stories by a senior Kripalu yoga teacher)
- Moola Bandha-The Master Key by Swami Buddhananda (focuses on the type of breath and muscle engagements that are integral to a deep yoga practice)