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My Search for Yoga by David Williams


After over ten years in the works, I am proud to announce that my book is printed and has arrived at my home in Maui, Hawaii.

My Search for Yoga is my memoir. It focuses on the years between 1970 and 1977, telling my story beginning with my early fascination with yoga at age 20. That fascination evolved into my role as a “yoga detective,” searching in Europe, two overland trips to India, and the early days in the Carolinas, Florida, California, and Maui.

My book includes many of the crazy stories (and more) that I have shared in my classes over the years. It highlights the characters who were a part of my journey and the sometimes-hazardous, often wild adventures I experienced.

In addition to the stories of those days, my book documents the Ashtanga Yoga Syllabus as originally taught to me by Pattabhi Jois as it appeared on the wall of his yoga shala when I arrived in 1973. I later demonstrated this in my complete Ashtanga Yoga Syllabus poster, which is available on my website: .

My Search for Yoga is a hardbound book measuring 9” x 12.” It is 315 pages, weighs a little over 3 lbs., and has 132 color images that include the following:

90 color images from those early days

15 pages of my original documentation of the Ashtanga Yoga Syllabus

12 letters from Pattabhi Jois (27 pages), written for him by various letter writers

Through my story, I hope my book will tell my part in the early history of how Ashtanga Yoga made its way out of Mysore, India, and into the lives of millions of practitioners around the world today.

If you wish to purchase a copy or copies of My Search for Yoga, please use the attached order form below.

Yours in yoga,


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