What Your Yoga Teacher Read this Summer


Have you finished all of your summer reading?

Having a good book to read is like being able to teleport. One minute you are all work, kids, class, school, homework, family, friends; being pulled in so many different directions. But the minute you crack open a good book, your surroundings drop away and you're someplace else entirely.

So we thought that with summer coming to an end you might want a good title to keep you company on those beautiful fall nights we are already having, and who better to ask for advice than some of our favorite yoga teachers?

Amy Ippoliti | Sex and the Spiritual Teacher: Why It Happens, When It's A Problem, and What We All Can Do by Scott Edelstein

Seane Corn | The Emperor of all Maladies, A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Kerri Kelly | Divergent by Veronica Roth | A Mindful Nation by Tim Ryan

Sadie Nardini  | War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Winn Your Inner Creative Battles by Stephen Pressfield

Alanna Kaivalya  | The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell | Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice by Mark Singleton  | Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Elena Brower | Theory of Conscious Harmony by Rodney Collin

Kia Miller | By God's Grace: The Life And Teachings of Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati by Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati | The Birth of Kirtan: The Life and Teachings of Chaitanya by Ranchor Prime

Kelly Morris | The Guru Papers: Masks of Authoritarian Power by Joel Kramer and Diana Alstad

Dharma Mittra | The Bhagavad Gita translated by Swami Nikhilananda

Jennifer Pastiloff | Wild:From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail  by Cheryl Strayed | Life is a Verb: 37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful, and Live Intentionally by Patti Digh

Ashley Turner | Molecules of Emotion by Candace Pert | 50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James

Angela Kukhahn | Outlander by Diana Gebaldon | Yoga for Arthritis by Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall

Tommy Rosen | The Four Desires by Rod Stryker

Les Leventhal | Siddhartha by Herman Hesse | How to Retire to Bali & Live in Paradise by Michael Henry

Dan Wilf | Life by Keith Richards

Staff Picks:

The Time Keeper | Mitch Albom

Hurry Down Sunshine | Michael Greenberg

A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini

Daughter of Smoke and Bone | Lani Taylor

Ashes | Ilsa J. Bick

The Meditator's Workbook: A Journey to the Center | Matthew Flickstein

Fierce Medicine: Breakthrough Practices to Heal the Body and Ignite the Spirit | Ana Forrest

The Hunger Games (Trilogy) | Suzanne Collins

Gone Girl | Gillian Flyn

The Family Fang | Kevin Wilson

The Fault in Our Stars | John Green

Windeye | Brian Evenson

The Maze Runner (Series) | James Dashner

Myths of the Asanas: The Ancient Origins of Yoga | Alanna Kaivalya

Ganesha Goes to Lunch: Classics from Mystic India | Kalma Kapur