This is an ever evolving list of books that have inspired and uplifted as well as challenged and transformed my points of view. Some are body based, others meet the mind or emotions, particularly in the relational field. Explore and offer your feedback ~ I'd love to hear from you! And...if there's a title you think would fit this list, tell me about it! 

Although these links will take you to Amazon for more information, I invite you to make your purchases from your local independent bookseller

CONSCIOUS Dance & somatics

Groundworks: Narratives of Embodiment
By Emilie Conrad Da'oud, Michael Salveson, Elizabeth Beringer, Darcy Elman, Michael Marsh, Robert K. Hall M.D.
Move Without Pain
By Martha Peterson
Maps to Ecstasy: The Healing Power of Movement
By Gabrielle Roth, John Loudon


Show Your Work!
By Austin Kleon
Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art
By Stephen Nachmanovitch


The Power of Myth
By Joseph Campbell
Long Life, Honey in the Heart
By Martín Prechtel
Finding Beauty in a Broken World
By Terry Tempest Williams

Healing & trauma

Overcoming Trauma through Yoga: Reclaiming Your Body
By David Emerson, Elizabeth Hopper
Your Body Speaks Its Mind
By Stanley Keleman

Mindfulness & meditation

Emptiness Dancing
By Adyashanti


When God Was a Woman
By Merlin Stone


The Road to Character
By David Brooks
Man's Search for Meaning
By Viktor E. Frankl

YOGA and subtle energy