Author: North Atlantic Books

North Atlantic Books (NAB) is an independent, nonprofit publisher committed to a bold exploration of the relationships between mind, body, spirit, and nature. Founded in Vermont, in 1974, NAB aims to nurture a holistic view of the arts, sciences, humanities, and healing. Over the decades, it has been at the forefront of publishing a diverse range of original books in alternative medicine, ecology, and spirituality, with a pioneering publishing program that encompasses somatics, trauma, raw foods, craniosacral therapy, shamanism, and literature.

Statement from North Atlantic Books: The work of racial justice continues

Black lives matter. North Atlantic Books supports and stands by the protesters and organizations asserting and protecting the lives and humanity of Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color. We wholeheartedly denounce anti-Blackness, white supremacy, and the increasing militarization of police forces that are killing Black and Brown individuals. The last 8 minutes and …continue

Ayurveda: An Ancient Approach to Modern Illness

Guest post by Dr. L. Eduardo Cardona-Sanclemente, PhD, author of the forthcoming Ayurveda for Depression. Coronavirus – an unwelcome new visitor or an old foe? Hello there, How are you doing? I hope you are holding up well. These are challenging times for many of us, having to live our lives in a completely different …continue

Cleaning the Wound

Reflections on my Transcending anthology contribution – Five years later  March 31st is International Transgender Day of Visibility, an annual holiday celebrated around the world. NAB is proud to join in celebrating the accomplishments, voices, and victories of the transgender and gender non-conforming community, while recognizing that there’s still much work to be done to …continue

Excerpt: Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses

From Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses by Sage Rountree and Alexandra DeSiato. Words Are Powerful: Theming Makes Your Class As leaders of yoga teacher trainings, we’ve got experience teaching the nuts and bolts of how to lead a helpful class. Once you’ve mastered those, the next challenge is adding meaning to your class by tying …continue

Teaching Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

Reflections on teaching trauma-sensitive yoga from Brendon Abram. I have been privileged to share trauma sensitive yoga (TSY) in clinical and studio settings with military veterans, first responders, Sexual Assault Centres, and Children’s Aid organizations. I have watched people learn to overcome the debilitating symptoms that trauma can cause. I have come to understand, though, …continue

New Release: Southern Folk Medicine

About the Book Southern Folk Medicine is the first to describe the history, folklore, assessment methods, and remedies of Southern and Appalachian Folk Medicine—the only system of folk medicine, other than Native American, that developed in the United States. One of the system’s last active practitioners, Phyllis D. Light has studied and worked with herbs, …continue