Ayurvedic Books and Resources

First of all, a BIG ‘Thank Youto Michele, Ron, Barb, Mari Carmen, Helene, Caryn, LeAnna, Weily, Jassmon, Karen, Julie and Tess, to make this retreat happen: Without participants there couldn’t be a retreat.

Special thanks to the Chai Master Ron, to the Cook/Happy entertainer Irma, to the healer/massage therapist Celeste, to the McGyver/Emergency Saver/Behind-the-Scene Technical Supervisor Ray, and to my Strategic Partner Laura.

Happily and gratefully, I can cross off my list “organizing and leading a yoga retreat”, it just happened this weekend and it was wonderful!

15 out of 17 participants (unfortunately two had a last minute emergency…) headed to Mineaola, Texas on Friday June 29th, and came back on Sunday July 1, relaxed, refreshed, excited and ready for the next one.

Over one weekend, we carpooled, we met new friends, we meditated, we yoga-flew, we ate, we rested, we contemplated, we learned from each other, we rested, and we all cooked together and cleaned afterwards. We lived a little commune life for two days, and it was an amazing experience that definitely offered us a real break from our daily life.

Yana Yoga is in the works for the next retreat… and very excited and blessed by the success of the first one.

Discovering Ayurveda, its principles and healing cooking, was a big part of the weekend. Many participants have expressed an interest for learning more, studying and practicing in their kitchen and progressively starting applying the principles in their lifestyle. Here are a few resources that can help you enter the world of Ayurveda, the Science of Life.

Books: Click on the titles below

Eat Taste Heal by Thomas Yarema

The 3 Season Diet by John Douillard:

A Life of Balance by Maya Tiwari:

Website Links:

A very useful website with customizable menus per dosha, per taste, per season, and clear detailed explanations about the ingredients properties:

Dr John Douillard’s website with interesting articles, tips, and videos:

A traditional approach to Ayurveda by Vasant Lad, one of the first Ayurvedic practitioner who introduced Ayurveda to the U.S.