Om Yoga: A book about yoga by Kia Naddermier, Lisa Ljungh Strömberg & Magnus Naddermier
Here are couple of spreads from Kia´s book Om Yoga (Bokförlaget DN) that she made together with Lisa Ljungh Strömberg (journalist) and Magnus Naddermier (Art Director). During one year the three of them travelled around the world to meet with people who they thought might be able to explain what yoga is about (about = om in Swedish, hence the name of the book Om Yoga), and how we can apply it in modern time.
The book came out in 2000 featuring interviews and Kia´s portraits of John Scott, David Swenson, Danny Paradise, Chuck Miller, Dena Kingsberg, Dona Holleman, Shandor Remete & Maria Boox. All the yoga teachers were given different topics to talk about, Danny talks about Yoga and creativity, Chuck about Yoga in the west, John and Lucy about Yoga and raising a family, Dona about Yoga and science, Shandor about Yoga and finding the inner energy, Dena about Yoga and tradition and so on… The book also includes the history of Hatha Yoga based on an interview with George Feuerstein, image-stories with several different yoga students that Kia encountered on the way as well as certain yogic concepts such as chakras, meditation, breath etc.
Unfortunately the book is sold out in Sweden. At the moment Kia, Magnus and Lisa are looking to find an English or American publisher to make an updated English edition…
Carl Michael, Färgfabriken Stockholm
David Swenson, East Village New York
Chuck Miller, Santa Monica Los Angeles
Dena Kingsberg, Sangam Studio London
Maria, Vikingagatan Stockholm
Danny Paradise, East Village New York
John Scott, London (after this shoot 1995, John gave me my very first yoga class!)
Dona Holleman, Los Angeles