Seva (Selfless Service) The Memoir of a Modern Day Yogi
In this inspiring and easy to read book, Sistashree shares her life experiences in seeing the Sacred in everything. In her many roles as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, musician and yoga teacher, Sistashree has allowed us a glimpse of her path towards yoga beyond the poses and the breath to embrace yoga in all that we do. Whether you are a yoga teacher, or an aspiring yoga student you will be inspired by Seva. --Eileen Hall, YOGA MOVES, Sydney, Australia
About the Author Sistashree (also known as Regina French) is an African-American yoga teacher. She is from The State of Sequoyah, known today as Oklahoma and the 46th state to enter the Union on November 16, 1907. Sistashree, spent many years in study with the great yoga master and Sanskrit Scholar Sri. K.Pattabhi Jois and his family. Although she has taught yoga for over thirty years, her work has rarely been in yoga studios, but rather in the field. She is a community activist who has taught yoga in women's shelters, half-way houses, HIV and AIDS clinics, and in many senior citizens homes. She has also spent years working with students and young adults in crisis in inner-city schools and Community Service Centers. In addition, she also taught yoga in many colleges, universities, and corporate law firms. Sistashree is also a singer and recording artist. For more than 30 years she has worked with Master musicians from all over the world and has created a unique sound that she calls devotional R&B. The sound is inspired by African-American Gospel Music and ancient Hindu sacred chants fused with melodic guitars, keyboards, drums, tabla, veenas, violas, violins, horns, tambourine and call-and-response singing. Sistashree is retired and lives in Bangalore, India.