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Reviewed by Ivan Nahem
Louise Goldberg, Yoga Teacher Magazine

Without a doubt Yoga Therapy for Children With Autism and Special Needs targets a very specific audience, but who would disagree that that audience deserves the kind of attention this book delivers with gobs of grace and wisdom? For decades Louise Goldberg has immersed herself in yoga... Read more

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Reviewed by Ivan Nahem
Great Yoga Retreats, Yoga Teacher Magazine

This multilingual edition of Great Yoga Retreats is the perfect coffee table yoga book. In fact I made haste to accidentally spill a tiny bit of coffee on it… a kind of baptismal welcome, I suppose. The book is the brainchild of the yoga-enamored Angelika Taschen, who edited and... Read more

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Reviewed by Ivan Nahem
Yoga for Children by Lisa Flynn, Yoga Teacher Magazine

Lisa Flynn’s Yoga for Children is a how-to book for parents interested in doing yoga with their children. Maybe it’s more than just how, there’s whys and wherefores as well. Now one might think from the title that its audience would at least include teachers, but that’s for another day... Read more

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Reviewed by Ivan Nahem
Teaching People, Not Poses, Yoga Teacher Magazine

Jay Fields has taught yoga since 1998 and in this self-published volume she shares her insights into the profession. “As for many people, my yoga teacher training changed my life,” she tells us in her introduction. However, as she points out, usually this training is primarily about technique... Read more

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Reviewed by Annie LeVasseur
Creative Yoga for Children, Adrienne Rawlinson, Yoga Teacher Magazine

Adrienne Rawlinson’s new book, Creative Yoga for Children (North Atlantic Books, 2013), is ideal for any educator wanting to introduce yoga into their classroom or into an after school or extracurricular program. Merging Montessori principles with yoga poses, practices, and... Read more

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Reviewed by Ivan Nahem
Warrior Pose, Yoga Teacher Magazine

It’s a simple, familiar arc, from top of the world, to fallen hero, to regeneration, but the story is in the details and those details in Brad Willis aka Bhava Ram’s Warrior Pose are truly extraordinary. This is an epic story and I am happy to report that it is quite well told, as one... Read more

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Reviewed by Roo Howar
yoga for emotional trauma

It is not surprising, knowing the myriad benefits of a regular yoga practice, to hear that yoga is a good tool for coping with emotional pain and trauma. However, yoga and meditation can be intimidating fields to jump into for new practitioners, especially in times of difficulty.  Yoga for... Read more

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Reviewed by Gail Hamlin

 

Core Awareness is the third book from Liz Koch. The major theme at work here is awareness. A big fan of the psoas muscle, Koch is little concerned with whether or not students are “doing it right”; she is more concerned that students be interested in how they move. ... Read more

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Reviewed by Norman Blair
Intelligent Yoga: re-educating mind and body, Peter Blackaby, Outhouse Publishing Ltd

This skilled voice requires hearing in the yoga debate: what are we doing, why are we doing, where are we going. Peter Blackaby has over 30 years of experience in practicing yoga – he trained and qualified as an Iyengar yoga teacher in 1984 but what he teaches now is a long way from that style.... Read more

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Reviewed by Gail Hamlin
Yoga Sequencing by Mark Stephens

Mark Stephens has done it again.  The remarkable follow-up to Teaching Yoga available – and is a must-have for any yoga teacher.  Whether you have set sequences to pull from or not, Yoga Sequencing belongs in your arsenal of go-to yoga books.  It’s a wonderful resource to fall back on, whether... Read more

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