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Restorative Yoga: Relax and Renew
by Judith Lasater, PhD, PT

Easy to follow relaxation positions for specific conditions such as low back and neck pain, breathing difficulties, as well as for pregnancy and menopause.Wonderful quotes and pictures throughout the book.

Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times
by Judith Lasater

A beautifully illustrated book of poses that address almost every area of your body that needs to relax and let go in order to relieve pain or to maximize the use of that region. Poses for Pregnancy related stress and helpful tips for that population are also addressed.


The Trans-Fat Solution: Cooking and Shopping to Eliminate the Deadliest Fat from Your Diet
by Kim Severson

Vegetarian Cooking Made Easy: 125 Best Vegitarian Slow Cooker Recipes
by Judith Finlayson

Most slow cooker recipes use a lot of processed and high fat ingredients. This book tends to utilize more whole and natural foods and gives suggestions for using either canned or dried beans rather than only giving canned options.A great variety of recipes including nuts, soups, stews, and bean recipes.

Nutrition in a Nutshell
by Bonnie Minsky

Discusses the effects food has on our different body systems and the allergen potentials of a large variety of foods as well as what signs to look for.

The Sweet Truth
by Kelly Keough

A wheat-free, sugar-free, gluten-free cookbook with really good tasting recipes, REALLY! The recipes span from healthy snacks, desserts, salads and entrees all of which are designed to have a positive effect on your body


Postural Alignment: The Missing Link in Health and Fitness
by Paul DArezzo, MD

Learn about the importance of body alignment and simple exercises to improve and maintain it.

The Ultimate Body Rolling Workout: The Revolutionary Way To Tone, Lengthen, & Realign Your Body
by Yamuna Zake and Stephanie Golden

Created by a yoga teacher, body rolling is a combination of self applied deep tissue massage and weight bearing incorporated exercises that target all major areas of the body including the feet.

Tai Chi

Chi Walking: Five mindful steps for Lifelong Health & Energy
by Danny Dreyer & Katherine Dryer

This book discusses how to improve your walking skills with tips for postural alignment, core engagement, improving balance as well mindfulness and breathing techniques.

Stress Management

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, Illness
by Jon Kabat-Zinn

A practical guide to manifesting mindfulness through meditation, breathing, and other practical tips to guide the reader towards self-healing.

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Lifes Inner Purpose
by Eckhart Tolle

A wonderfully easy to understand guide to quieting the voice inside your head so that you can start to become more aware of and attuned to who YOU really are and to the world around you.

The Four Agreements: A Toltec Wisdom Book
by Don Miguel Ruiz

A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom: A quick and easy read discussing four helpful hints that when applied to life allows a freedom for happiness to enter.

Pregnancy and Childbearing

Life Will Never Be The Same:  The Real Mom’s Postpartum Survival Guide by Ann Dunnewold, Ph.D. and Diane Sanford, Ph.D.

This is a guide to emotional health surrounding pregnancy and childbearing.  You will learn to:  be emotionally healthy during the postpartum period; prevent normal ups and downs from turning into anxiety and depression; replace mothering guilt with confidence and strength; learning self-care which is the key to emotional health and successful mothering.

Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding, by Ina May Gaskin

This book is a great resource for anyone needing more information on breastfeeding.

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, by Ina May Gaskin

For women interested in natural childbirth, this book gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention.

The Postpartum Husband:  Practical Solutions for Living With Postpartum Depression, by Karen Kleiman, M.S.W.

Not forgetting the dads, this book gives straightforward supportive information and specific recommendations to help partners deal with the impact of depression after the birth of a baby.

Pelvic Floor and Sexuality

Body Work


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