My first small book of poetry was Magical Yogis, published in 2017 by Prolific Press.
The book was a culmination of many years as a yoga practitioner, my teacher training experience in the Santa Ynez mountains, and having many teachers who practiced a wide variety of yoga styles and techniques.
The theme of the book was not only about how I experienced the various yoga classes and poses but what spiritual meanings and poetic images I drew from them.
In Hip Opener, I Am the Warrior, Nothing Left to Do, I wrote about my world expanding, my gaining strength, and letting go.
Through the process of writing some of these poems, I discovered that yogis were everywhere, not just the studio, but in dreams, in the spiritual world, in a hungry child, in the perseverance of a disabled man, and in a grandmother’s fragrant fingers after opening a can of tuna.
I also convey yoga as humorous and whimsical in poems like Faces, Dreams and Visions; Poem Surfing; and Magical Yogis.