These are some resources I have found enlightening and useful in my journey. I hope you also find some of these resources valuable. Enjoy!

Local Community

Dr. EmilyAnne Pillari – Chiropractic

GOAT – Outdoor group fitness classes

Village Yoga – Hot yoga

Cafe Gratitude – Fresh, vegetarian cuisine

Mount Madonna Center – Yoga community & retreat center

Estate Document Services – Local legal document assistant & notary

Books & Teachers

Be Here Now by Ram Dass

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (various commentaries available; Swami Satchitananda’s is a good start)

Astrological Signs by Dane Rudhyar

Fire Without Fuel by Baba Hari Dass

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

Women’s Power to Heal: Through Inner Medicine by Maya Tiwari

Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing by Dr. Vasant Lad

Aghora Series by Robert Svoboda


The Alchemist

Hygeia – A Woman’s Herbal by Jeanne Parvati

Non-violent Communication by Jean Rosenthbaum

Meditation in Action by Chogyam Trungpa

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chogyam Trungpa

When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodran

The Bhagavad Gita

Evolutionary Herbalism by Sajah Popham

Gabor Mate


Jim McDonald – Herbalist

Bodywork Tools

S Hook Massager

Foot reflexology ball

Yoga Poses for Low-back Pain

Yoga Poses for Upper-back Pain