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About the Book

Lasting happiness. Freedom from suffering. We all want these. TRUE YOGA: Practicing with the Yoga Sutras for Happiness & Spiritual Fulfillment is an inspirational guide through the Yoga Sutras outlining ways to overcome difficulties and create enduring happiness. Whether challenged by work, health, relationships, or parenting, readers of all ages and walks of life will find tangible practices to illuminate their material and spiritual lives.

Yoga Therapist Jennie Lee expands beyond the obvious benefits of physical yoga, using daily techniques, self-inquiry questions, and inspiring affirmations, to present a system that opens the path to fulfillment and helps you connect with your own Divinity. Discover effective methods for maintaining positive thoughts, managing stress, improving communication, and building new habits for success. By integrating the ancient wisdom of the Yoga Sutras into an accessible format, Lee puts the formula for enduring happiness within your reach.

Unlike other complex and esoteric translations of the Yoga Sutras, TRUE YOGA  makes the classical teachings tangible for all ages and skill levels. It is perfect for newcomers to yoga, teachers in training, and long time practitioners who want to be spiritually focused while still grounded in modern life.

Key Points about True Yoga

  • Defines what yoga is beyond the popular exercise and how it can make one happier
  • Gives practices to manage everyday stress and attain peace and balance
  • Demystifies yoga philosophy and makes it relevant to life right now
  • Offers a clear application of the Eight Limbs of Yoga and the Yoga Sutras
  • Describes the power of simple meditation
  • Offers ways to integrate one’s spiritual and material lives
  • Explains how challenge can be used to strengthen and enhance life
  • Instructs how increase focus, intuition and mental clarity
  • Shows the way out of suffering into meaning and purpose in life

Press & Reviews

Foreword Reviews

Honolulu Star Advertiser

Yoga U Online

Life Force Yoga Research Review


Other Recent Press 

Praise Sheet

2016 USA Best Book Awards Finalist – Spirituality/ Inspirational Category

Please click here for my Praise Sheet.

Press Release

Download True Yoga Press Release here.

Author Bookings

Ordering Books

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Breathing Love: Meditation in Action

Trade Paperback: Body, Mind, Spirit / Meditation
ISBN: 9780738752099
US Price: $16.99
CAN Price: $21.95

True Yoga:  Practicing With the Yoga Sutras for Happiness & Spiritual Fulfillment
By Jennie Lee

Trade Paperback: Body, Mind, Spirit / Yoga
ISBN: 9780738746258
US Price: $16.99
CAN Price: $19.50

Author Bio

Jennie Lee (Hawaii) is a certified yoga therapist who has spent two decades coaching people in the healing tradition of classical yoga meditation. Using the practices she writes about in Breathing Love & her debut, award winning book True Yoga, Jennie helps people overcome grief, depression, anxiety, and stress as well as create lives filled with greater joy. Jennie’s writing has also been featured on dozens of wellness blogs and in magazines including the Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, Yoga Digest, and Yogi Times. She counsels via phone or Skype internationally and from her home studio on the island of O’ahu.

Key Points about Jennie Lee

  • 20 years practicing and teaching Yoga
  • Coaches a wide demographic of clients, ages 6–94, including Celebrities, CEOs, Doctors, Writers, Psychologists, Lawyers, Financial Analysts, Educators, Actors, Military Officers & Veterans and more
  • Specializes in counseling for anxiety, depression, grief, stress and relationship issues
  • Therapy model is a combination of: Classical Yoga philosophy and practice, Somatic and Process Therapy, Spiritual Psychology, Traditional Psychology, and Core Energetics
  • Leads workshops, educational lectures, corporate presentations, and retreats worldwide
  • Certified Yoga Therapist  – C-IAYT International Association of Yoga Therapists
  • Registered Yoga Teacher – RYT 500 Yoga Alliance (Note: The yoga therapy components of my teaching are based on my C-IAYT credential  not derived from my status as an RYT with Yoga Alliance Registry.)
  • 20 years as a professional film, television and stage actor & member of Screen Actor’s Guild

Extended biographical information here.

Teaching Endorsements

“Jennie has been a remarkable source of inspiration and strength to me.” ~Jeff W., Surgeon

“I have worked very closely with Jennie Lee for over ten years. Jennie’s patience, encouragement and ability to demonstrate the practical application of Yoga Sutras and principles have helped me to deepen my practice to reach levels of understanding I’d not be capable or ready to reach on my own. She is truly a gifted teacher – a gem!” ~ Nancy J., Human Resources Director

“Jennie is an amazing teacher and gifted soul. She is patient and kind, intuitive and helped me identify areas of my life where I was holding myself back. I highly recommend Jennie to anyone who wants to utilize yoga in your own personal growth and expansion & make life changing results in a positive direction!” ~ Jenny Kerr, Financial Coach

“Jennie possesses an unusually acute insight and the empathy to instruct clients in the Yoga Sutras in a way that resonates with each individual client. Flexible, spontaneous, creative and kind, Jennie brings a mix of delight in movement, reverence for the natural world and deep knowledge of yoga philosophy to her practice and her teaching.” ~Julia Purinton, Artist

“Jennie’s depth of experience, knowledge, wisdom and compassion create a sacred space where you can truly transform your life.” ~ Kathleen Batcheller, Marketing Director

“Jennie is an amazing teacher in every respect.” ~ Sue Given, Homemaker

“With Jennie, I have learned so many things that are uplifting and spiritual.” ~ Paulette Theriault, Professional Pianist

“Jennie is very candid. She does not pretend that yoga, or anything for that matter, is easy. She admits that things are rough sometimes and that yoga is a way to work with that rough stuff.” ~Katie Bouton, President Koya Consulting

“Jennie has been an incredible support and teacher for me. I am so grateful to have met her and had the opportunity to work with her.” ~Frances McLaughlin, Nonprofit President

“Jennie is a fabulous teacher and facilitator!” M. Sheehan, Financial Adviser

More teaching endorsements for Jennie Lee 

Suggested Interview Questions

  • In True Yoga, you write about “lasting happiness.” How do you define the difference between short-term and long-lasting happiness?
  • There are ten lifestyle practices that you describe as the way to develop a harmonious, balanced life. Can you describe these briefly?
  • What inspired you to write True Yoga?
  • What are some common misconceptions about yoga?
  • How are yoga and meditation related?
  • What is Yoga Therapy and how does it differ from a yoga class?
  • Do you feel anyone can benefit from True Yoga?
  • What is your advice to someone new who wants to begin a yoga practice?
  • What do you hope people take away from True Yoga?

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