Summer is here! Sunshine, lake days, and vacation season is officially in. For many of us, this means with longer days we get an extension on our work and our play. So what options do we have to find our zen other than yoga? Our answer is diving into a good book. Here are a few of our yoga teacher’s favourite book suggestions right now.

We’ve included links for all of the books through Whistler bookshop Armchair Books, thank you for supporting local!


Book suggestions from Andrea

1.) The Miracle of Mindfulness ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Why? I have a huge life event coming up….giving birth to my first baby and just like everyone in our human existence I deal with anxiety & fear when it comes to the unknown. This book has helped me connect back to the basics: breath, faith, and connection to the present moment.

2.) Living an Inspired Life ~ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Why? The last Wayne Dyer is a very inspiring person in my life. This book is a fab read because it shows you how to be deeply connected to your source & spirit, and it is only when you are connected to your source & spirit that you will find inspiration. We live in a busy/fast-paced world and when you get caught up in that mind frame of “go, go, go” you lose your way. I love the way Dyer describes yogic living as a path to peace, love, and joy.

3.) Talk like Ted ~ Carmine Gallo

Why? Public speaking is a great part of my career and a skill that I continue to work on. This book will help you with the necessary skills to take your public speaking and presentations to the next level.

Book suggestions from Emily

1.) You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

Why? I think it has so many powerful affirmations and it really shows you how to love yourself, which we sometimes forget! The exercises and teachings reinforce positive life patterns which naturally bring abundance. Even if you don’t think you need healing I really believe everyone should read this book!

2.) Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates

Why? There’s so many times we experience sexism throughout our lives without even realizing it. It’s not ok anymore! This is definitely not a “guy-hating” book rather than it is an eye opening look at the world and the gap women face in so many ways. This book should be in every high school curriculum for all genders.

3.) Yoga Bitch by Suzanne Morrison

Why? I read this one a couple of summers ago but still remember it as being funny, relatable, and an easeful read. For the modern-day imperfect yogi who’s looking for a few laughs along the way.


Book suggestions from Maeve

1.) The Art of Possibility by Benjamin Zander

Why? A fabulous read that sets us up to see the world full of possibilities and bright with opportunity. This is a game-changer!

2.) The Golden Spruce by John Vaillant
Why? A compelling true story that weaves together fascinating local-to-BC lore, history, and personality. The story itself is incredible, and it’s set in our own backyard.


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