Read these 5 Bright Books by Authors from Colorado

5 Bright Books Written By Boulder, Colorado Authors

Known for its community of open-minded and spiritual people, it’s no surprise that Boulder, Colorado is home to several authors who are passionate about consciousness, meditation and yoga. Also based in Boulder, frequencyRiser supports our local book lovers.

Why do books that were inspired in Boulder, Colorado stand out? It may be the many yoga centers, ashrams, meditation escapes, and the impressive Flatiron mountains that set the scene. (Or all of these fun things to do for a cheerful holiday season in Boulder!)

Find support in these books while supporting local Colorado authors!

Books Written by Boulder, Colorado Authors

1. The Art of Vinyasa: Awakening Body and Mind through the Practice of Ashtanga Yoga by Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor

The Art of Vinyasa

The Art of Vinyasa explores Ashtanga yoga as a meditative guide for profound inner change. Well-respected teachers of Ashtanga yoga, Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor, reveal that practicing vinyasa - breath-integrated movements - unlocks the experience of conscious awakening of the body and mind.

Mary Taylor began studying yoga in 1972 and became an avid Ashtanga practitioner in 1987 after her first trip to Mysore, India, to study with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. She and Richard Freeman founded the Yoga Workshop in Boulder, Colorado in 1988.

Richard Freeman began his commitment to yoga in 1968 and teaches workshops and seminars on yoga asana, philosophy, pranayama, and meditation across the globe. When not traveling, he and his wife, Mary Taylor, split their time between Colorado and Thailand, where they also teach.

2. The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga by Amy Ippoliti & Taro Smith, PhD

The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga

The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga teaches how to build a loyal student base, plan dynamic classes and advance your own yoga practice. Beyond the basics, authors Amy Ippoliti and Taro Smith uncover how to become more financially stable, manage a marketing plan, leverage social media, and establish a unique yoga brand identity.

Amy Ippoliti is a yoga education pioneer who teaches online at and at venues including Yoga Journal LIVE! events, and Wanderlust.

Taro Smith, PhD, is a movement specialist and wellness entrepreneur who helps yoga teachers elevate their business strategies. Both authors live in Boulder, Colorado.

3. Conscious Bedtime Stories by Andrew Newman

Conscious Bedtime Stories

Andrew Newman’s award-winning team behind Conscious Bedtime Stories is global. Cape Town is the base for their book designer, editor and  brand manager. Our beautiful Colorado is home to the rest!

A graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, Newman has been actively involved in consciousness work through the Mankind Project since 2006. Newman fiercely believes that the last few minutes of every day are priceless. Conscious Bedtime Stories help children and parents grow consciously together in mind, body and spirit when the day is winding to an end.

The Conscious Bedtime Story Club Mom’s Choice Award Winning 4-Pack Collection is a complete set of four hardcover stories: The Laughing Witch, The Elephant Who Tried To Tiptoe, The Boy Who Searched For Science, and The Hug Who Got Stuck. The Conscious Bedtime Story Club submitted 4 stories to Mom's Choice and won 4 Gold awards that named these titles "among the best in family-friendly media, products and services."

4. Dance of the Electric Hummingbird by Patricia Walker

Dance of the Electric Hummingbird

In Dance of the Electric Hummingbird, Pat struggles in this true story to balance her roles of (not so) average wife and mom, while at the same time being driven into the volatile world of celebrities, sex, and rock 'n' roll music.

Dance of the Electric Hummingbird chronicles how an unexpected spiritual awakening during a rock concert turned the life of a skeptic inside out. Pat confronts the unparalleled power of the spirit and rethinks her understanding of life.

Patricia Walker lives in northern Colorado where she is working on her next book and maintaining her website

5. Persephone's Journey by Vicky Short

Persephone's Journey

Persephone’s Journey is a memoir of Vicky Short’s first hand exposure to paranormal happenings, out-of-body experiences, and psychic awakening. Her life events chronical many years, demonstrating their impact and challenging her understanding of reality.

Using several of the teachings of author Bruce Moen, Vicky’s mission is to pass on his work and share what she’s learned about the mysteries of psychic and paranormal phenomena.


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