*Jon Kabat-Zinn whose latest book, 'Wherever You Go There You Are", has become a best seller and which teaches stress reduction through meditation and Yoga.

*When I came across Eleanor Criswell's book I had already been a yoga devotee for many years, and more recently a student of somatic education, Naturally, I was interested in Dr. Criswell's "somatic" perspective on yoga, and how it was different from traditional yoga.

*I always take great pleasure in witnessing people who are at the top of their art form, be it music, painting, dance, therapy, meditation, yoga-whatever. The important factor is that they are living their art form in a truly magnificent manner-when they are not only performing what they have mastered, but they have become it.

*Ron Kurtz, who developed the Hakomi Method of body-centered psychotherapy, and Greg Johanson, senior trainer of the Hakomi Institute, have written this book to illustrate the connection between the ancient principles of the Tao-Te Ching, Lao Tzu's Chinese classic, and modem psychotherapy. Written for both therapists and clients, it addresses issues of non-violence, the use of the body in therapy, the importance of mindfulness, and the interrelatedness of all things. The introduction suggests that the reader approach the book in a meditative way and "explore whatever enters your awareness."

*Julie Lusk, yoga teacher, counselor and wellness expert has pulled together in these two volumes a variety of scripts that are useful to anyone in a teaching or helping profession. Her experience and expertise come through strongly in the introductory comments when she talks about preparing people correctly to make the experience safe and comfortable, creating the right atmosphere, using the voice effectively, and using music properly.

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