Books by Darren
Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic
A fresh, down-to-earth approach to the time-tested practice and philosophy of yoga. Learn apply the ancient wisdom of India to every aspect of life.
THE YOGI ENTREPRENEUR
the definitive manual on starting and growing a yoga business. Whether you are an established teacher, looking to expand your student base, a new teacher fresh out of yoga teacher training, or you are simply considering signing up for your first yoga certification course—this book is for you.
What I am about to tell you is perhaps the most important thing you can possibly learn from this book. It is the difference between becoming a mediocre yoga teacher and becoming an exceptional one. The reason people will want to take your class, or in some cases avoid your class, is because of you. To put a very fine point on it, your most valuable asset is YOURSELF.
—Darren Main, The Yogi Entrepreneur: A Guide to Earning a Mindful Living Through Yoga
Inner Tranquility: A Guide to Seated Meditation
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 lifelong practice.
Just as a puppy can be trained to follow you and sit when you tell it, the mind can also be trained. But discipline and commitment are needed. Dogs don’t magically become well behaved, and neither do minds. Just as training a puppy takes practice and can be a lot of work, so training the mind is not always easy and the commitment to the training process is long-term. How- ever, the benefits of taking control of the mind will affect every aspect of your life.
—Darren Main, Inner Tranquility: A Guide to Seated Meditation
Social Media for Teachers and Healers: The Essential Guide to Growing Your Following without Losing Your Zen
Grow your following and reach new students and clients in less than 10 minutes per day with the simple, powerful tools in this essential guidebook.
Whether you are a yoga teacher, massage therapist, chiropractor, or psychotherapist, the essence of what you do is rooted in healing, and all healing is about relationships. The modalities may change, but the essence of what we do is to form relationships with those we serve. It is in these relationships that true and lasting healing occurs. Our ability to connect with and deepen relationships with existing and potential students and clients makes social networking a natural fit.
—Darren Main, Social Media for Teachers and Healers
River of Wisdom: 108 Life-Changing Reflections
108 quotes and reflections to inspire your yoga and meditation practice.
The great spiritual tension between the contemplative life of the monk and spiritual activism in the world dissolves entirely with one word—namaste: the light in me bows to the light in you.
When meditation reveals the light in ourselves, we naturally want to bow to the light in all beings—to act on their behalf in reverence and devotion.
When we truly see the light in another being, our own light shines forth, dissolving the seemingly eternal ache in our hearts and the near constant struggle of the ego mind. To see the light in one being—your own light or that of another—is to win the cosmic game of hide and seek and ease the suffering of the world.
—Darren Main, River of Wisdom
Spiritual Journeys along the Yellow Brick Road
Explore the rich symbolism of the Wizard of Oz to understand the deepest parts of the mind and the universal human quest for awakening.
In our lives, we have the same challenge that faced Dorothy . The Wicked Witch who terrorizes our minds gets her power from our fear. It doesn’t matter what form the fear takes. She grows in strength every time we step away from the edge of the unknown. Her nails grow longer and sharper every time we settle for the status quo. Her cackle gets louder and more nerve splitting every time we choose ignorance over wisdom.
—Darren Main, Spiritual Journeys along the Yellow Brick Road
Hearts & Minds: Talking to Christians about Homosexuality
This book has all the tools you need to shift the conversation and open heart and minds about LGBTQ issues.
Most people, Christian and non-Christian alike are shocked to find out that Jesus himself said nothing either for or against homosexuality. And it is this thorny little detail that you will never hear mentioned in a conservative Church. Because ministers frequently tell people that Jesus was against homosexuality, their followers assume there is a sound Biblical reason for such a belief.
—Darren Main, Hearts & Minds