I was once a television producer suffering from depression. When I began to practice yoga, my writing aligned with my life’s purpose, and I began to write articles and books about yoga and mental health including Yoga for Depression (Broadway Books), Yoga Skills for Therapists (W.W. Norton). I founded the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute®, which today serves students, clients and trains yoga and mental health professionals around the globe. I am passionate, not only about the healing powers of yoga, but also about the power of art—music, dance, visual art, poetry and most especially the writing of fiction. You can read a couple award-winning short stories and poetry here. Stay tuned for my Yoga for Depression and Anxiety Card Deck coming out from Sounds True in the spring.
I am happy to share my first novel, TEMPLE DANCER!
“Temple Dancer is gorgeous and ambitious.” ~Foreword Reviews
Early praise for TEMPLE DANCER…
An unforgettable novel
Temple Dancer, Amy Weintraub’s astonishing new novel, evokes the power of a lost spiritual tradition through the story of two disparate women: a disgraced temple dancer from 1930s India, and a contemporary social worker in Massachusetts…. Both of the women are fleshed out with rich psychological descriptions that evoke the very different cultures they live in…. Temple Dancer is an unforgettable novel about a woman’s search for peace—and another’s desire for justice.
Be prepared to be haunted and changed…
I read this book in one day because I could not stop. It’s one of those books, so clear the decks before you start. And then be prepared to be haunted and changed by the wisdom, sensuality, beauty, and fascinating history. Read this if you want to be transported and possibly changed forever.
A superbly written novel
I could not put this book down. TEMPLE DANCER is a superbly written novel that takes the reader on a journey from naiveté through disgrace to redemption. Amy Weintraub is a master story-teller!