BOOKS

Spiritual Survival and the City

Katie Spiers, Published June 2004

‘You don't cure the body with the body, you cure the body with the mind.' - Plato. Spiritual Survival and the City is a clear-sighted assessment of the challenges of modern life, and a guide to slowing down and discovering true peace and serenity. It brings together practical information on yoga, meditation, breathing and prayer, and guidance on many forms of spiritual practice to help us find peace amid the whirlwind of modern living. 

Yoga Off the Mat

Recipes For Natural Beauty

Katie Spiers, Published May 1998

100 Homemade Treatments for Radiant Beauty

Improve your skin tone, minimise wrinkles, and bring out healthy, shiny hair by using inexpensive natural ingredients that can be found at the local supermarket or health food store at a fraction of the cost of commercially available cosmetics. This book is ideal for anyone who has allergies, sensitive skin, or prefers using pure and natural ingredients in their health care products.

 

‘Yoga Off the Mat’ is another inspiring read from yoga teacher and studio director Katie Manitsas. Renowned author of the well-acclaimed book, ‘Spiritual Survival in the City’, 

From vegetarian diet to caring for the environment and sticking to a meditation practice Katie makes suggestions you will find inspiring, practical and useful whether you consider yourself a practitioner of yoga or not!

Katie Manitsas, Published February 2010

The Yoga of Birth

Katie Manitsas, Published July 2011

This book shows that yoga is as relevant and useful on the mat at a studio as it is during pregnancy and the early years of a child’s life.

As any parent knows having a child is an anxious time but nervous mums can find guidance in this book which deals with everything from staying healthy during pregnancy to information on food for infants.

Mindful Living

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Katie Manitsas, Published February 2019

In early 2019 Katie launched her newest book, 'MINDFUL LIVING, Everyday Practices for a Sacred and Happy Life' published by Rockpool.  

The book is about the application of 'sadhana' in our lives.  Sadhana means ‘conscious spiritual practice’, and it really has little to do with what you’re doing on the outside and everything to do with what is going on inside. For example drinking a cup of tea is a sadhana if it is done with gratitude and elegance; such as we see in the exquisite Japanese tea ceremonies.  Sadhana can be applied to anything you do that is uplifting and elevates you beyond the mundane or selfish. Sadhana is always anchored in ahimsa (non-violence, or kindness), because for a practice to be spiritual – filled with spirit – it must not harm another. Sadhana means to act, to do something, to be in the world yet deeply connected to your spirit.

Bhakti Rose acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live, and recognises their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

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