Yogini: The Power of Women in Yoga
Yogini traces the rise of women teachers in modern yoga
Shakti is the Sanskrit term for the feminine energy of the Divine. Yogini is created for, and by, women, and all who have a passion for yoga as a path and a way of life. There is no other yoga book which addresses women’s issues and concerns; while 90% of yoga students are women, the majority of yoga leaders have been men. Yogini traces the rise of women teachers in modern yoga and offers women stories and ideas for what can be done off the mat to integrate yoga practice into daily life. Here is an inspirational guide for the modern yogini offering a fresh perspective for everyone’s yoga or spiritual practice. The candid photos and personal stories of intention, intuition and devotion of many of today’s leading yoga teachers; Angela Farmer, Nischala Joy, Sarah Powers, Shiva Rae, Donna Farhi, Anna Forest, Rama Jyoti Vernon, and Tenzin Palmo. Contributing essayist Linda Sparrowe is the author of many bestselling yoga titles and is the former managing editor of Yoga Journal.
I am a Yogini, teacher, author and mother, deeply dedicated to supporting others in living authentically and from their hearts.
I currently teach at the Yoga Garden, a thriving mindful yoga studio that I owned and directed for 14 years. I also teach at Spirit Rock Meditation Center integrating Yoga and Mindfulness and have led yoga and meditation retreats globally since 1992. I am passionate about supporting yoga professionals on their journey and mentor yoga teachers around the world as well as educate health care practitioners in how to use the incredibly sophisticated tools of yoga for healing through my Somatic Yoga Therapy trainings. I am author of the pioneering book; Yogini, the Power of Women in Yoga and co-founder of Awakening as Women, an online yoga and meditation community for women. My focus is on bringing these ancient teachings into daily life in a down on the ground way.