Introduction Chapter 1. Paul Grilley Chapter 2. Wade Imre Morissette Chapter 3. Molly Lannon Kenny Chapter 4. Gary Kraftsow Chapter 5. Susi Hately Chapter 6. Doug Swenson Chapter 7. Sarahjoy Marsh Chapter 8. Erich Schiffmann Chapter 9. Robin Rothenberg Chapter 10. Leslie Kaminoff Chapter 11. Ted Grand Chapter 12. Sat Dharam Kaur Chapter 13. Nischala Joy Devi Chapter 14. Richard Miller Epilogue Index About the Author
Victoria Bailey is a yoga student, a yoga teacher and certified yoga therapist. She is a member of IAYT and has completed a wide range of yoga teacher training. Victoria is also a freelance writer and lives and practices yoga in Calgary, Canada.
Sharing Sadhana delivers exactly what it promises... The books depth of knowledge and insight make it the perfect book if you've been thinking about starting a home yoga practice, because it can free you of the idea that it needs to be like this, or look like that. The Yoga Lunchbox What does sadhana mean to you? Victoria Bailey poses this question to 14 prominent yoga teachers and therapists in Sharing Sadhana...This is not a practice-based instructional book; rather, it illuminates the common thread that runs through each sadhana story. Bailey invites (and inspires) all yogis to make a personal yoga practice exactly that: uniquely their own. Yoga International An impassioned look at how great yoginis and yogis, through their dedicated sadhana (practice) create a dynamic energy, which empowers their teachings, to inspire each student to experience inner joy. -- Nischala Joy Devi, Teacher and Author of The Healing Path of Yoga and The Secret Power of Yoga What a pleasure, in a world so filled with how to's and must do's, to read Victoria Bailey's lovely book on practice! Yoga enthusiasts of all levels will appreciate the breadth of experience and scope provided by the many wonderful teachers included in this book. Finally, a book that doesn't tell you what to do, instead, one that simply inspires you to find your own practice. If the result of a yoga practice is indeed a light and joyous heart and an expansive mind, the teachers included in this book must all be doing something right, which provides a simple direction for the reader - just practice! -- Molly Lannon Kenny, founder and director, The Samarya Center, www.samaryacenter.org www.mollylannonkenny.com Victoria Bailey's book Sharing Sadhana: Insights and Inspiration for a Personal Yoga Practice is a lovely support to new practitioners and yoga enthusiasts alike! Unlike most yoga books that offer outlined practices, this book inspires the reader to embark on a self-discovery process as modeled by each of the teachers Bailey has interviewed for her book. This intimate view into the making of a yoga practice demonstrates the organic evolution of sadhana and the truly personal nature of one's "personal practice". Through it students of yoga who have strived to find the 'perfect' practice will be reassured that there is no one 'right' way. Honest, moving, and encouraging, the stories shared in this book beckon us to discover the practice which authentically expresses and supports who we are in each present moment. -- Robin Rothenberg, certified yoga therapist, Essential Yoga Therapy Sharing Sadhana is a comprehensive, sweet look at the concept of sadhana from a wide swath of traditions. Each thoughtful chapter captures the heart of each teacher, providing inspiration, maps for contentment and tools for practice. A thoroughly enjoyable read. -- Elena Bower, founder, VIRAYOGA and Art of Attention Yoga sadhana truly begins when we fall in love with learning for its own sake, without goal in mind. When practice blossoms in love, it gives rise to wisdom forged by the proper functionings of mind, body, emotion, devotion, and surrender. Sadhana then becomes the means whereby bondage becomes liberation. In her book, Sharing Sadhana, Victoria explores the ins and outs of how some of America's most devoted proponents of yoga discovered and forged their own yoga sadhana through years of daily practice and challenge until it became an essential part of their everyday life and they realized that sadhana, instead of them finding it, had found them. Sharing Sadhana is helpful reading for everyone yearning to discover a personal practice that is forever fresh and revitalizing, and can show us our way back home to our heartfelt connection with ourselves, and all of life. -- Richard Miller, PhD., author of Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing, president of the Integrative Restoration Institute, co-founder of the International Association of Yoga Therapy