Links and Recommended Reading



“Living Without Stress or Fear” Thich Nhat Hanh

“The Art of Mindful Living: How to bring Love, Compassion and Inner Peace Into Your Daily Life” Thich Nhat Hanh

“The Miracle of Mindfulness” Thich Nhat Hanh

“Meditations for Beginners” Jack Kornfield

“Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditations” Professor Mark Muesse

“A Year of Living Your Yoga: Daily Practice to Shape Your Life” Judith Lasater

“Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga” Rolf Gates

“30 Scripts for Relaxation, Imagery and Inner Healing” Julie T. Lusk

“Healing Into Life and Death” Stephen Levine

“Guided Meditations, Explorations and Healings” Stephen Levine


Yoga and Meditation Associations and Retreat Centers


International Association of Yoga Therapists

Yoga Alliance

Wildmind Buddhist Meditation

The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society

The Southern Dharma Retreat Center



Yoga Journal Magazine

“Bringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living” Donna Farhi

“Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness” Erich Schiffman

“Yoga and the Quest for the True Self” Stephen Cope

“The Wisdom of Yoga: A Seeker’s Guide to Extraordinary Living” Stephen Cope

“Light on Yoga: The Bible of Modern Yoga” B.K.S. Iyengar

“Yoga Mind, Body and Spirit: A Return to Wholeness” Donna Farhi

“The Heart of Yoga” TKV Desikachar

“Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques” Mark Stephens

“Thirty Essential Yoga Poses” Judith Lasater

“Journey Into Power” Baron Baptist

“Anatomy for Vinyasa Flow and Standing Poses” Ray Long

“Yoga Anatomy” Leslie Kaminoff

“Yoga Body: Anatomy, Kinesiology and Asana” Judith Hansen Lasater

“The New Yoga for Healthy Aging” Suza Francina

“Beyond Power Yoga” Beryl Bender Birch

“The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga” Srivatsa Ramaswami

“Chair Yoga: The Sitting Mountain Series” Lakshmi Voelker

Y Yoga (documentary film)


Spiritual Development / Christian and Buddhist Teachings

“Prayer of the Heart and Body: Meditation and Yoga as Christian Spiritual Practice” Thomas Ryan

“Anatomy of the Spirit” Caroline Myss

“Invisible Acts of Power: Channeling Grace in Your Everyday Life” Caroline Myss

“Entering the Castle: Finding the Inner Path to God and Your Soul’s Purpose” Caroline Myss

“A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life” Jack Kornfield

The following works by Pema Chodron:

“The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times”

“When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times”

“Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living”

“Getting Unstuck: Breaking Your Habitual Patterns and Encountering Naked Reality”

“Don’t Bite the Hook: Finding Freedom from Anger, Resentment and Other Destructive Emotions”

“Smile at Fear: A Retreat with Pema Chodron on Discovering Self-Confidence”

“Natural Awareness: Guided Meditations and Teachings for Welcoming All Experiences”


Chakras and Energy Medicine

“ Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and Chakra System as a Path to Self” Anodea Judith

“Wheels of Life: The Classical Guide to the Chakra System” Anodea Judith

“The Promise of Energy Psychology David Feinstein

“ Energy Medicine: Balancing Your Body’s Energies” Donna  Eden

“Energy Medicine for Women” Donna Eden

“Energetic Boundaries” Cindi Dale

“The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy” Cindi Dale


Self-Awareness and Healing

“Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling and Start Caring for Yourself” Melody Beattie

“Daily Affirmations for the Inner Child” Rokelle Lerner

“You Can Heal Your Life” Louise L. Hay


Tallahassee Area Yoga Studios

Journeys in Yoga

Namaste Yoga

Half Moon Yoga

Yoga Quest



Yoga in Prison (Resources for Prisoners and Teachers Who Go Inside)

“Path of Freedom: A Mindfulness-Based Emotional Intelligence (MBEI) Workbook for Prisoners” Kate Crisp and Fleet Maull

“We’re All Doing Time: A Guide to Getting Free” Bo Lozoff

“Prison Yoga: A Path for Healing and Recovery” James Fox

“A Guidebook for Facilitators for Free Inside Prison Programming” Elizabeth Duncombe

Human Kindness Foundation

Prison Dharma Network

Liberation Prison Project

Prison Yoga Project

Dhamma Brothers (documentary film)