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Please scroll through alphabetical categories to find these books I recommend highly. Thanks for ordering through joniwellness.com, which helps support the website.
   
Childbirth/Pregnancy
   
cover Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin, our nation's leading midwife

Guide to natural childbirth. I attended her lecture and workshop in Seattle during her book tour (2.03) - she's awesome! So are the touching birth stories in this and her earlier book, "Spiritual Midwifery." A must for all.

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cover Inner Beauty, Inner Light by Frederick Leboyer

Yoga for Pregnant Women. Gorgeous inspirational pictures of Iyengar's daughter practicing yoga serenely during her pregnancy. Intro by Iyengar. I also recommend Leboyer's other books about non-violent birthing and baby massage.

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cover Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide by by Penny Simkin, Janet Whalley, Ann Keppler

I studied and worked with authors Penny Simkin and Ann Keppler in Seattle during my doula training. They have been at the forefront of so many improvements in birthing in the U.S. We even take this book to births with us as a reference.

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cover Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler

Whether you are trying to get pregnant or want to avoid it, this has the info you need.

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cover The Scientification of Love by Michel Odent

ahh, M.O. is a blessing to us all. This is a summary of much of his earlier work. I recommend anything by this author- books, articles, videos. If you're taking my classes, ask me for some of his articles.

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Drum/Music
   
cover Drum Circle Spirit by Arthur Hull

Arthur is the King of Drum Circle Facilitation. I've taken his workshops and assisted him at Bumpershoot's annual Rhythm Equator. Great games, exercises; comes with cd.

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Inspirational/Healing
   
cover Journey to the Sun : The Journey of Tei Fu Chen & the Legacy of Sunrider International by Bob Henrie

What an inspirational account of a family who held to their dreams despite all challenges. These are the owners of my amazing marketing company. This is their story.

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cover Kitchen Table Wisdom by Rachel Naomi Remen

Beautiful, provoking, thoughtful, healing, true stories addressing spiritual issues.

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Leadership/Personal Growth
   
cover How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Classic treatise to help you solve a big problem we all face- that of getting along with and influencing people in your everyday, family, buisness and social contacts.

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Nutrition/Health
   
cover Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford

I haven't gotten to this one yet, but I trust the recommendation by Harold Klemp.

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cover Herbs, The Magic Healers by Paul Twitchell

A guide to physical and spiritual well-being.

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cover Natural Vision Improvement by Janet Goodrich

This is one of the sources I used to improve my vision (threw away my contact lenses!)

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cover The Water of Life by John W. Armstrong

Treatise on Urine Therapy

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cover Your Body's Many Cries for Water by Fereydoon Batmanghelidj

How to stay healthy and avoid many common imbalances just by hydrating more.

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Spiritual/Personal Growth
   
cover Dreams: Your Window to Heaven by Debbie Johnson

Finally! The Dream Classes I've been teaching for years have been put into a great guide. How to get better dream recall, keep a dream journal, use techniques to find hidden meanings in your dreams for practical application in your daily life.

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cover Earth to God, Come In Please by Harold Klemp, editor

true stories about how the Divine helps in daily life

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cover The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron

Great course to do with a buddy, group, or alone - like free therapy!

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cover The Essential Rumi by Coleman Barks

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cover The Spiritual Exercises of Eck by Harold Klemp

Great seeds for meditation, practical exercises to gain greater insight into your life and its purpose and challenges

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cover The Vein of Gold: A Journey to Your Creative Heart by Julia Cameron

continuation, in the same vein as Artist's Way (see above)

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Wealth/Abundance
   
cover Cashflow Quadrant by Robert T. Kiyosaki

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cover Clicking by Faith Popcorn

trends of the future and how SR fits in

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cover Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

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cover Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Every financially successful (7+ figures earned annually) person I know recommends this book.

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Yoga
   
cover How to Use Yoga by Mira Mehta

Soft cover version: Good reference book for all levels, especially beginners, lots of photos of yoga sequences.

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cover How to Use Yoga by Mira Mehta

Hard cover version: Good reference book for all levels, especially beginners. Good picture sequences of what you learn in class.

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cover Light on Life by B.K.S. Iyengar

I am still enjoying reading my autographed copy of this rich philosophical newest work (2005) from our Master Yoga teacher. It seems, in his late 80's, he knows better now, how to cut right through to the essence of what we need to know in Yoga. Let me know how you like it.

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cover Light On Pranayama by B.K.S. Iyengar

The yogic art of breathing. Step by step detailed instruction of the breathing we do in class.

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cover Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by B.K.S. Iyengar

BKS Iyengar's translation of the Sutras, a collection of 196 aphorisms concerning aspects of the path to enlightenment through yoga, compiled over 2000 years ago. So far, my favorite of the different translations I've come across.

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cover Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar

Classic "bible" of the Iyengar Yoga system. Introduction is a great summary of yoga philosophy.

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cover Yoga in Action PRELIMINARY COURSE by Geeta Iyengar

This is the recommended companion book for Joni's Intro and Beginner's Series. Not available in bookstores. May be purchased directly from instructor.

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cover YOGA: A Gem For Women by Geeta S. Iyengar

BKS Iyengar's Daughter's book with good sections on menstruation, pregnancy, good pics of her poses and her pregnant sister's poses

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cover Yoga: The Iyengar Way by B.K.S. Iyengar

Excellent study book for the serious student, used as our text for Apprentice Teacher Training, also good for beginners, but without pictured sequences (as in How to Use Yoga) - sequences are named in sanskrit with cross reference to pages with the poses.

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cover Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health by B.K.S. Iyengar

A newer comprehensive Iyengar Yoga guide for all levels, TONS of photos of yoga sequences

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