BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS 

#JSTOR&CHILL


dive deep into YOGA.
methods+PRACTICE

The Heart of Yoga - T.K.V. Desikachar

Light on Yoga - B.K.S. Iyengar

Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha - Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Yoga and Ayurveda - David Frawley

The Art of Being You - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar/Judith Clark

Sadhana- The Realization of Life - Rabindranath Tagore

Asanas: 608 Yoga Poses - Dharma Mittra

The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice - Deborah Adele

Structural Yoga Therapy - Mukunda Stiles

Integral Yoga: Sri Aurobindo's Teaching & Method of Practice - Sri Aurobindo

Health, Healing, and Beyond: Yoga and the Living Tradition of T. Krishnamacharya - T.K.V. Desikachar

MODERN YOGA/

Two Lifestyles, One Lifetime - Les Leventhal

Fierce Medicine - Ana Forrest

Yoga for a World Out of Balance - Michael Stone

The Mirror of Yoga: Awakening the Intelligence of Body and Mind - Richard Freeman


be your own boss: 

FOCUS, Inspiration,
GOAL SETTING

The Richest Man in Babylon - George S. Clason

Words of My Perfect Teacher - Patrul Rinpoche

The Way of the Bodhisattva - Shantideva

The Supreme Ambition - Eknath Easwaran

Day Job to Dream Job - Kary Oberbrunner

Decide: Work Smarter, Reduce Your Stress, and Lead By Example  - Steve McClatchy

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less - Greag McKeown

Hands Free Life - Rachel Macy Stafford


CLASSICAL YOGA PHILOSOPHY&
MYTHOLOGY

Bhagavad Gītā - Trans. Juan Mascaro

Bhagavad Gītā - Trans. Eknath Easwaran

The Upanishads - Trans. Eknath Easwaran

Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmiki - Trans. Robert Goldman

The Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali - Trans. Chip Hartranft

Mahābhārata - Trans. John D. Smith

The Rig Veda - Trans. Wendy Doniger

The Inner Journey - Ed. Margaret H. Case

Aṣṭāvakra Gītā - Trans. Osho

Aṣṭāvakra Saṃhitā - Trans. Swami Nityaswarupananada 



dreaming, imagining, being. HUMANISTIC PHILOSOPHY &
PSYCHOLOGY

A Primer in Phenomenological Psychology - Ernest Keen

A Different Existence - J.H. van den Berg

Philosophical Investigations - Ludwig Wittgenstein

Being and Time - Martin Heidegger, Trans. Joan Stambaugh

Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light - Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Phenomenology of Spirit - G.W.F. Hegel

Being and Nothingness - Jean-Paul Sarte

The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation - C.G. Jung, Ed. Evans-Wentz

Realities of the Dreaming Mind: The Practice of Dream Yoga - Swami Sivananda Radha

 


mind-body medicine:

HEALTH, healing + OVERCOMING

The Chemistry of Calm - Dr. Henry Emmond

The Chemistry of Joy - Dr. Henry Emmond

Emotional Yoga: How the Body Can Heal the Mind - Bija Bennett

Joy: The Happiness That Comes from Within - Osho

The Healing Self -  Deepak Chopra, MD

The Body Keeps The Score - Bessel Van Der Kolk. MD

No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering - Thich Nhat Hanh

A Tooth from the Tiger's Mouth - Tom Bisio

Movement for Self-Healing - Meir Schneider


LITERATURE

The Defeat of Youth and Other Poems - Aldous Huxley

Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse

Sula - Toni Morrison

King Lear - William Shakespeare

This is How You Lose Her - Junot Diaz

Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston

Beloved - Toni Morrison


BEAUTY + WELLNESS

Skin Cleanse: The Simple, All-Natural Program for Calm, Clear, Happy Skin - Adina Grigore

Eat Pretty: Nutrition for Beauty, Inside Out - Jolene Hart

The French Beauty Solution: Time-Tested Secrets to Look and Feel Beautiful Inside and Out - Mathilde Thomas

Eat Yourself Calm - Gill Paul

Homemade Beauty: 150 Simple Beauty Recipes Made from All-Natural Ingredients - Annie Strole

Aromatherapy Handbook for Beauty, Hair, and Skin Care - Erich Keller


AYURVEDA:

THE SCIENCE OF LIFE

 

Perception:

ART/ design &
AESTHETIC THEORY

Art as Language: Wittgenstein, Meaning, and Aesthetic  Theory - G.L. Hagberg

What Is Art - Leo Tolstoy, trans. A. Maude

The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain from Vienna 1900 to the Present - Eric R. Kandel

Lectures and Conversations on Aesthetics, Psychology, and Religious Belief - Ludwig Wittgenstein, ed. C. Barrett

Saundarya: The Perception and Practice of Beauty in India - ed. Harsha Dehejia, Makarand Paranjape

Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible - Sophie Lovell

Less But Better - Dieter Rams

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things - Michael Braungart/ William McDonough

Poetry, Language, Thought - Martin Heidegger

Phenomenology of Perception - M. Merleau-Ponty, trans. C. Smith


SANSKRIT language study RESOURCES

Devavāṇīpraveśikā - Robert & Sally Goldman | Language Primer

A Sanskrit Reader - Charles Rockwell Lanman | Language Reader

Student's Sanskrit-English Dictionary - Vaman Shivram Apte | Dictionary

Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary - Vaman Shivram Apte | Digital Dictionary

Academic Room - Creative Stride | iOS Dictionary

Sanskrit Primer - Krishna Varma | iOS App.

Sanskrit Documents - A website database of Devanāgarī Docs


YOGA schools/ intensives & TRAININGS

Janet Stone Yoga Int'l - 200/500 HR YTT

Dharma Yoga NYC - 200/500/1000 HR YTT

Frog Lotus Int'l  - 200/500 HR YTT

Yoga Tree SF / YogaWorks -  200/500 HR YTT

Namaste Yoga Truckee - 200/500 HR YTT

True Flow Yoga  - 200 HR YTT