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

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

Reviewed by Liza Laird
Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi: My Humble Quest to Heal My Colitis, Calm My ADD, and Find the Key to Happiness, Brian Leaf, New World Library

The title, Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi, says it all. This book shares some ups and downs and mishaps of life when it is treated like a never-ending experiment. Brian Leaf has written a memoir and simple guide on how to find happiness. From page one you realize Brian is open to... Read more

Reviewed by Johnny McNulty
Kūmāré: The true story of a false prophet

There are scoundrels in all walks of life, including “spirituality”; in fact, some would say there are a disproportionate number of false prophets and predators in our yoga world, and this has been true for ages and ages. And so when filmmaker Vikram Gandhi turned himself into a guru scoundrel,... Read more