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Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic

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Yoga was developed for yogis living in the caves and ashrams of India, yet the wisdom and philosophy of this ancient practice is needed in the modern world more than ever.  Using humor and gentle wisdom Darren explores the principles of yoga in a fresh and relevant way.  Within the first few pages you will see why Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic is used as a textbook in teacher training programs the world over.



The River of Wisdom
108 Life-Changing Reflections

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The rich philosophy of yoga has been handed down from teacher to student for thousands of years, yet this wisdom is not exclusive to any one culture or religion. In The River of Wisdom, contemporary teacher Darren Main offers 108 insights, reflections and thoughts on what it means to live a more mindful life—a life rooted in the tradition of yoga. Whether you read this book cover-to-cover or simply contemplate a random passages as part of your daily practice, The River of Wisdom is sure to inspire you and change the way you look at life both on and off the yoga mat.


Inner Tranquility
A Guide to Seated Meditation

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Every day, modern science validates what ancient mystics have long known—Meditation is good for the body, mind, and soul. Yet thousands of people attempt to meditate each year only to give up in frustration; perhaps you are one of them. The truth is—meditation need not be difficult. You don’t need to be able to sit on the floor or to chant ancient mantras. The only thing that is needed is a desire to quiet the mind and heal the body.

Inner Tranquility: A Guide to Seated Meditation, strips away the mystery and misconceptions so often associated with the practice. By using contemporary examples from his own practice and more than three decades of teaching, author and yoga teacher Darren Main will help you develop a rewarding and lasting meditation practice.

Forget what you think you know about meditation, and try it again for the first time using the proven techniques and useful tips that—when used constantly, guarantee a life-long practice.

The Yogi Entrepreneur
A Guide to Earning a Mindful Living Through Yoga

The Yogi Entrepreneur: A Guide to Earning a Mindful Living Through YogaPaperback • Kindle iBooks
Learning to teach yoga poses is only the beginning of a successful career as a yoga teacher.  In this book you will learn how treat yoga as a mindful and ethical business.  With chapters on choosing a training, leading workshops and retreat, affordable marketing, and time management, this book is sure to help new and seasoned teachers alike to serve many more students in their community.



Hearts & Minds
Talking to Christians about Homosexuality

Hearts & Minds: Talking to Christians about HomosexualityPaperback • Kindle iBooks • Audiobook
Filled with humor and inspirational essays, this meticulously researched book strikes at the heart of intolerance. Only through meaningful and heartfelt discussions with conservative Christians can hearts and minds change and this book by Darren Main will help you start the conversation.   It is an indispesable tool for supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community as well as Christians striving to be more compassionate and understanding.

    By confronting one of this generation’s most volatile social issues with civility and respect, Hearts & Minds: Talking to Christians about Homosexuality shifts the emphasis away from political arguments and toward changing religious attitudes—creating space for profound healing and reconciliation between two communities who often find themselves at odds.


Spiritual Journeys along the Yellow Brick Road

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The Wizard of Oz is one of the most beloved stories of all time and with very good reason.  The images and symbolism in this story contain profound guidance and wisdom that speak to the heart to the human condition.   By reflecting on Dorothy’s search for home, the Tin Man’s quest for love, the Scarecrow’s desire to learn and the Lion’s need to face his fears, powerful insight and wisdom can be realized on your own journey along the Yellow Brick Road of life.