Gentle Yoga for Healing Mind Body Spirit

Annalisa Cunningham

Chico yoga teacher Annalisa Cunningham has made a career out of leading yoga vacations at retreat centers and spas in some of the most beautiful places on Earth (Costa Rica, Hawaii, Yucatan, etc.). She’s also published two lovely large-format books about same, Yoga Vacations: A Guide to International Yoga Retreats and Spa Vacations: Your Guide to Healing Centers and Retreats (both from Avalon). This newest large-format book focuses on her approach to yoga since recovering from a terrible car accident five years ago. It’s mainly about an especially gentle practice of hatha yoga, but she also covers such related topics as diet, meditation, massage and visualization. Cunningham knows her subject well and writes in a clear, limpid style with charming openness and honesty, and the photos, by Dennis Burkhart, are gorgeous.The author will be signing copies of her book at S&S Produce on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m.