what's on my
BY SARA IVANHOE
The Wild Trees
BY RICHARD PRESTON
This is one of my favorite books
ever. It tells the story of the giant
Coast Redwood trees that live in
Humboldt County near the
California-Oregon border. Most
of us think of the South American
rain forests as being impressive,
but the Coast Redwoods (right here
in our backyard) are up to 100
feet taller, ranging up to 370 feet
in height. They are the largest
living beings and by far the oldest
as Coast Redwoods can live as
many as 2,000 - 3,000 years.
The Wild Trees tells the tales
of the young scientists who were
the first to climb these extraordinary
beings, walk the canopy and
discover an entire ecosystem that is
born, lives, and dies hundreds
of feet about the ground. Only 2%
of the Earth's redwood trees still
exist thanks to the clear-cutting
techniques of the logging industry—
and they are still being cut down.
If you are at all moved, pick up a
copy of The Wild Trees and make a
donation to "Save the Redwoods."
The Great Oom
BY ROBERT LOVE
My friend David Newman
(Durga Das) suggested I check
out The Great Oom about the
birth of Yoga in America. It tells
a wild tale of Dr. Pierre Bernard
who creates essentially a Yoga
cult and ends up being chased by
the police- this story is too wild
to be missed!
The Yoga Chudanami
BY SWAMI SATYADHARMA
I'm also reading this one – a
little light reading (very slowly)!
It's one of the Bihar School
books and so far my favorite.
It’s very practical with great
Sanskrit translations and is
applicable to the modern
SARA IVANHOE has been teaching at Yoga Works in Santa Monica
since 1995. She holds a Yoga Philosophy degree from Loyola
Marymount University and has been Certified by the Green Yoga
Association to teach Yoga and Ecology.
Visit her website at: Yoganation.com