The Power of Ashtanga Yoga: Developing a Practice That Will Bring You Strength, Flexibility, and Inner Peace
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Shambhala (May 7, 2013)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
As America’s Interest in Yoga Grows, So Does Interest in New and More Refined and
Focused Practice Techniques New book by the founder of the Miami Life Center and a rising
star in the yoga world, Kino MacGregor, reveals her unique experience and the lessons she
learned from the legendary yoga master Krishna Pattabhi Jois
BOSTON, MA (Shambhala Publications) May 1, 2013—Kino MacGregor’s yoga experience is
uncommon, and so are her techniques: she is one of only a few people in the United
States to receive certification to teach Ashtanga Yoga from its founder, the late Sri K.
Pattabhi Jois, who is widely-acknowledged to be the greatest Ashtanga master of our age,
and the author of Yoga Mala. MacGregor had been practicing Ashtanga Yoga for less
than a year when she put herself on a boat to Mysore, India to meet the teacher of her
dreams. “I was this American girl with very little knowledge of Eastern iconography, and
suddenly there I was in the Hindu version of Lord of the Rings.”
Now, over a decade later, MacGregor is a an internationally-known Ashtanga yoga
instructor in her own right—named one of yoga’s rising luminaries by Yoga Journal—
with over 5 million viewers on her popular YouTube channel. She shares her experience
and expertise in a new book, The Power of Ashtanga Yoga: Developing a Practice That
Will Bring You Strength, Flexibility, and Inner Peace (June 2013), published this
summer by Shambhala Publications.
Ashtanga Yoga is a graceful, athletic type of yoga that has become extremely popular in
recent years. MacGregor gives a comprehensive view of the practice and shows how
Ashtanga is fundamentally a path of spiritual transformation and personal development—
not just an exercise routine, but a body awareness technique that helps you experience
deeper levels of peace, increased energy, better health, and greater happiness. Her clear,
step-by-step instruction of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series—included in the book—is
a wonderful initiation for those who are new to the practice, and it will motivate
experienced practitioners toward perfection of the form. Throughout, MacGregor shares
her own personal yoga journey and her devotion to yoga as a path of self-realization in a
way that will inspire all practitioners.
The author urges that with regular daily practice, you will see your body transform, feel
more energetic, and actually be happier and more compassionate. Says MacGregor, “If
your body is crying out for health and healing, and your heart yearning for a more peaceful life, yoga is an accessible and life-changing practice. Yoga is not a quick fix, but
all the benefits that you experience will be lasting and true.”
KINO MACGREGOR is the author of Sacred Fire (Harmony Books), and the founder of
Miami Yoga magazine. In 2006, she and her husband, Tim Feldmann, founded the Miami
Life Center, where they teach daily classes, workshops, and intensives. She has an
international following as a teacher, and regularly appears at seminars and yoga
conferences worldwide. Her popular YouTube channel reaches more than 5 million
viewers. Featured in Yoga Journal as one of the top twenty-one “rising luminaries of
yoga,” she has also appeared in Yoga Mind Body Spirit, Yoga + Joyful Living, Travel &
Leisure magazine, and on CBS’s Today. She lives in Miami, Florida.
Visit the author online at kinoyoga.com, or find out more at Facebook:
Learn more about Ashtanga Yoga from Kina MacGregor on YouTube:
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The Power of Ashtanga Yoga | Health & Fitness/Yoga | ISBN: 978‐1‐61180‐005‐0
US $21.95 CAN $25.95 | Trade Paperback | On Sale Date: June 4, 2013 | 240 pp
Shambhala Publications, Inc., | Boston & London | Distributed by Random House
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