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Resources and Bibliography

Bibliography and Resources:

(there are many more, these are the ones who most directly fed my curiosity as I prepared my Zoom classes and wrote my blogs) They are in no particular order (please forgive me, I did my best)

Translations of The Yoga Sutra:

The Secret of the Yoga Sutra: Samadhi Pada

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

The Practice of the Yoga Sutra: Sadhana Pada

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

The Yoga Sūtras of Patanjali: Sanskrit Text with Translation

Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Books on Technique and Philosophy:

Yoga Mind, Body and Spirit

Donna Farhi

Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness

Erich Schiffmann

The Mirror of Yoga: Awakening the Intelligence of Body and Mind

Richard Freeman

Light on Yoga

BKS Iyengar

Light on Life

BKS Iyengar

Yoga: Awakening the Inner Body

Donald Moyer

Be Here Now

Baba Ram Dass

Vital Yoga: A Sourcebook for Students and Teachers

Meta Chaya Hirschl

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga

H. David Coulter

Better Balance For Life

Carol Clements

Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement

Katy Bowman

Online resources:

Yoga International – this is a paid subscription to a wonderful resource for yoga teachers and students. Many recorded meditations and classes, and articles.

Himalayan Institute – also a paid subscription, this is the website of the Himalayan Institute in Bethany, PA. I’ve been to many wonderful retreats there over the years, and they have a tremendous library of articles and recorded lectures, classes, and meditations.




Paula Lay: YoginiMelbourne

Laura Goellner: Lauragyoga

Coral Brown: She has many short videos with Yoga Journal.

All of my teachers and their teachers, their teacher’s teachers, and so on.


Sandra Anderson. Senior faculty member and resident, Himalayan Institute

Sheri Friedrichsen. Faculty member and facilitator, Himalayan Institute

Rolf Slovik, President and Spiritual Director of the Himalayan Institute

Luke Ketterhagan: Amazing teacher who leads retreats at Himalayan Institute

Omni Kitts: Owner and master teacher at Yoga Mechanics in Montclair, NJ

I could go on, and I would, but the list is very long. These are the ones I referred to most in preparing for my Zoom classes and these blogs.

Butterfly drawing at bottom of photograph is by Cary Thorp Brown.

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