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Meet the Kali Om, Author of Beyond the Mat: Don't Just do Yoga- Live it

About the author:

Kali Om, longtime yoga instructor and veteran Chicago journalist, completed BEYOND THE MAT at artist residencies at the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, IL and at Starry Night in Truth or Consequences, NM. 

Kali has dedicated herself to the practice, study, and teaching of yoga since 1998. Registered at the highest (E-RYT 500) level, she has completed 200, 500, and 800-hour trainings with her guru, Sri Dharma Mittra, and studied five times in India with Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. She is also certified to teach pranayama (breathwork), meditation, Hormone Yoga Therapy for Menopause, Prenatal Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Psychic Development, Gentle/Restorative yoga and yoga for seniors, as well as yoga therapeutics.

She leads workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings in the U.S. and abroad, is co-chair of the Vivekananda East West International Yoga Festival, and is a columnist and cartoonist for Yoga Chicago magazine.  She offers lessons in person and via Skype and FaceTime. More at

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"An inspiring and practical manual for applying yoga's timeless concepts to modern American life."
--Paulie Zink, founder of Yin Yoga

"In 'Beyond the Mat,' Kali Om beautifully brings our awareness to how true yoga starts once our morning practice has finished and our interactions with the world begin."
--Yogi Cameron, author of The Yogi Code

"With humor, keen intellect, and contemporary practicality, Kali Om lights our spiritual path with a clarity of vision that is at once faithful to tradition and perfectly timely. She writes with an inspired simplicity that makes the teachings of classical yoga accessible, offering tools for understanding and techniques for self-transformation, peace, and integrity."
--Swami Satyapremananda, Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers

Book is available on Amazon, Kindle, Nook, iBook, etc. and soon at Barns & Noble / your local bookstore.