Here are a few ideas as you finish (or start!) your holiday gift shopping. Thanks for considering them!
These books are available on Amazon, at your favorite local seller, or direct from me. If you order from me, I’m happy to personalize!
If you like to give experiences, not things, consider a gift card for your recipient’s locally owned yoga studio. If you’re in central North Carolina, we offer gift cards in any amount for Carolina Yoga Company and for Hillsborough Spa and Day Retreat. Or give a membership to YogaVibes, where your friend can stream hundreds of online classes, including dozens of classes with me. The code sagevibes will save you $50 on an annual subscription. You could also give a subscription to my Core Strength for Real People video series, but please do that only if you know the recipient really wants it—otherwise it might convey Peloton Wife vibes!
Or give an experience, like a weekend or a full week at the beautiful Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in western Massachusetts. I’ll be offering these workshops there in January:
Yoga mats are a great accompaniment to a Yoga Vibes membership or a studio gift card. I think of mats like cars. Some are cushy and posh, with low road feel, like a Cadillac. The prAna ECO Mat is such a mat. I love it for both Pilates and yoga, especially when the practice is low to the ground. Others are sporty and really let you feel the ground under you, like a Porsche. The Manduka PRO is such a mat; they kindly sent me one a few years ago and my husband immediately co-opted it as his own!
On the subject of bottoms and banjos, Jonathan Coulton’s masterful cover of Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back.”