Recommended Reads

Yoga and Ayurveda

30 Essential Yoga Poses – Judith Hanson Lasater

Relax and Renew – Judith Hanson Lasater

Restore and Rebalance – Judith Hanson Lasater

Living your Yoga – Judith Hanson Lasater

The Path to Holistic Health – B.K.S. Iyenger

Back Care Basics: A Doctor’s Gentle Yoga Program for Back & Neck Pain Relief – Mary Pullig Schatz

The Path of the Yoga Sutras – Nicolai Bachman

Ayurveda:  The Science of Self Healing – Vasant Lad

Upanishads – check out multiple translations


Spiritual Midwifery – Ina May Gaskin

Pelvic Liberation – Leslie Howard

Balance your Hormones, Balance your Life – Dr. Claudia Welch

When the Body Says No – Gabor Mate

Healing with Whole Foods – Paul Pitchford

Diet for a New America – John Robbins

Planet Earth

Braiding Sweetgrass – Robin Wall Kimmerer


Up Ghost River: A Chief’s Journey Through the Turbulent Waters of Native History – Ed Metawabin

Unbowed:  A Memoir – Wangari Maathai

Greenpeace – Rex Weyler


Running on Empty: Overcome Your Child Emotional Neglect – Jonice Webb

The Wizard of Oz and other Narcissists: Coping with the One Way Relationship in Work, Love, and Family – Eleanor D. Payson


The Artist’s Way – Julia Cameron

Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert

Recommended Films

Movies and Documentaries can broaden our understanding of the human condition…while being cozy and eating popcorn!  When we learn what it might feel like to be someone else we are expanding our capacity for empathy.  Here are some of the pictures that have helped me do this. I hope you enjoy them! ps.  some of these films are co-favourites of yoga teacher extraordinaire Mary Richards, we love to talk movies!  If you have any recommendations or like one of these films I’d love to hear about it!


Earth – Deepa Metha

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Dead Poet’s Society

Hidden Figures

Iron Jawed Angels

Queen of Katwe

Win Win

Walk the Line




Taking Root

The Singing Revolution

Student Athlete

The Great Hack

We were Children

Eyes on the Prize