New from Veda Wisdom Books

Yoga and the Dark Night of the Soul:
The Soul’s Journey to Sacred Love

★★★★★ “Simon Haas has done it again. With the clear perception of a sage, he has retold this ancient classic, the Bhagavad Gita, in a way everyone can understand.”
— Dr Richard A. Masla, founder of YogaVeda School of Yoga & Ayurveda


Yoga and the Dark Night of the Soul is about the soul’s journey from fear, lamentation and confusion to sacred love. Based on the timeless teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, this contemporary guide to yoga’s ancient wisdom shows us how to overcome life’s greatest challenges, how to follow our life purpose, how to engage our heart in our yoga practice, and how to write our life story with love and compassion.

— Simon Haas, author

Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Veda Wisdom Books (an imprint of The English Word Factory);
1st edition (January 2018) ISBN: 978-0-9575185-2-0 Price: UK £9.99 / US $14.95

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Acclaim for ‘Yoga and the Dark Night of the Soul’

★★★★★ “What more can a discerning reader ask for?”
— Steven J. Rosen (Satyaraja Dasa)

“Yoga and the Dark Night of the Soul makes for compelling reading and is sure to become a classic in its genre.”

— Krishna Dharma

author of the world’s bestselling retellings of the great Indian epics, Mahabharata and Ramayana

“A true delight and pleasure to read, which I hope to share with young people across the world who wish to deepen their understanding of the true, majestic science of yoga.”

Charlotta Martinus

founder of TeenYoga; Director at Universal Yoga Ltd

“A timely yoga read and ideal travel companion. I highly recommend this yoga book to anyone on a yoga journey, especially yoga teachers and students; it is a must.”

— Twanna Doherty

CEO at Yogamatters

“Simon Haas elegantly sheds light on the ancient text Bhagavad Gita, revealing its profound relevance to daily life. Haas weaves beautiful real-life stories into the context of this ancient wisdom, making it accessible at a time when it is so needed, in a way that perhaps has never been done before.”

— Jonathan Glass

M.Ac., C.A.T., Ayurveda practitioner and author of Total Life Cleanse: A 28-Day Program to Detoxify and Nourish the Body, Mind, and Soul (Healing Arts Press, 2018)

“Yoga and the Dark Night of the Soul is by far one of the best books I’ve read. … Every page and chapter has an uplifting message and delivers immense value for the well-being of the body, mind and self. I highly recommend it.”

— Ariadna Landman

Ayurvedic medicine teacher and practitioner; founder of VitalVeda

“This is an authoritative, metaphysical book on yoga that takes one beyond the needs of the body and mind and situates one in spiritual luminescence. What more can a discerning reader ask for?”

— Steven J. Rosen (Satyaraja Dasa)

author of some thirty books on the Bhakti tradition and related subjects; senior editor of the Journal of Vaishnava Studies

“From a little girl at Heathrow airport and a dog on the Yorkshire Moors, to holy men in crematoriums and Indian monkeys, we hear inspiring stories sure to open our hearts and minds in learning to appreciate the potential power in darkness to rewrite our own life stories from ones of fear and confusion into those of love and compassion.”

— Catherine L. Schweig

chief editor of Goddess: When She Rules (Golden Dragonfly Press, 2017) and author of over fifty articles on yoga and the Bhagavad Gita

“I have used Haas’s The Book of Dharma: Making Enlightened Choices as a course book for our students in yoga teacher training. This too will become part of our curriculum.”

— Dr Richard A. Masla

founder of Ayurveda Health Retreat and of YogaVeda School of Yoga & Ayurveda

“The writing is beautifully balanced, simple yet profound and poetic, eloquent yet direct and accessible. Simon’s insights, guidance and stories warm the heart and mind.”

Dylan Hendrix

teacher of yoga and author of Art of the Storm (Balboa Press, 2017)

Yoga and the Dark Night of the Soul:
The Soul’s Journey to Sacred Love

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Set out on the journey of the soul.

Let every step be its own reward.

Let discernment be the warrior’s sword.

Let sacred love be your only goal.

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