Many students ask us for resources to help inspire their yoga practice and life. Below you will find a partial list of some of our favorite books, yoga retreat centers, magazines, websites, conferences, festivals, and more.


Yoga Books

Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness by Erich Schiffmann

Yoga Mind Body and Spirit by Donna Farhi

Heart Of Yoga by TKV Desikachar

Light On Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar

Meditations From The Mat by Rolf Gates

Nourishing The Teacher by Daniel Arguetty


Inspiration Books

Ganesha Goes To Lunch: Classic Stories From Mystic India by Kamla Kapur

A Joseph Campbell Companion Edited by Dianne Osbon

The Artists Way by Julia Cameron

The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami by Radhanath Swami

The Radiance Sutras by Lorin Roche

Be Here Now by Ram Dass

Be Love Now by Ram Dass

Wheels of Light: A User’s Guide To The Chakra System by Anodea Judith

Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses Of Yoga by Sally Kempton


Poetry Books

Essential Rumi by Coleman Barks

The Soul Is Here For Its Own Joy: Sacred Poems From Many Cultures edited by Robert Bly

House of Light by Mary Oliver

Dreamwork by Mary Oliver


Bhakti Yoga and Kirtan Books

Healing Mantras by Thomas Ashley Farrand

Chanting: Discovering Spirit In Sound

by Robert Gass and Kathleen A. Brehony

The Yoga Of Kirtan: Conversations On The Sacred Art of Chanting by Steven Rosen

Chants Of A Lifetime: Searching For A Heart Of Gold by Krishna Das


Yoga Music Record Labels

Nutone Music

White Swan

Spirit Voyage



Yoga Magazines

Yoga Journal

Yoga International

L.A. Yoga Magazine


Web Resources


Yoga Retreat Centers

Kripalu Center For Yoga and Health- Lenox, MA

Omega Institute For Holistic Studies- Rhinebeck, NY

The Esalen Institute- Big Sur, CA

Villa Sumaya- Lake Atitlan, Guatemala


Yoga Conferences and Festivals

Mahabhuta Yoga Festival- Pensacola, FL

Yoga Journal Conferences- Various Locations

The Midwest Yoga Conference- Indian Lakes Resort, IL

The Telluride Yoga Festival- Telluride, CO

The Ojai Yoga Crib- Ojai, CA

The Texas Yoga Conference- Houston, TX


Yoga Music Festivals

Bhakti Fest- Joshua Tree, CA/Madison, WI

Omega Ecstatic Chant Weekend- Rhinebeck, NY

Wanderlust Yoga and Music Festival- Lake Tahoe, CA

Floyd Yoga Jam- Floyd, VA

Prana Fest- Ashland, OR