Penguin Life bends over backwards for 'innovative' yoga title

Penguin Life bends over backwards for 'innovative' yoga title

Penguin Life has bought a debut non-fiction book by yoga therapist and founder of True Yoga, Colin Dunsmuir, with a foreword by Cara Delevingne.

Editorial director Emily Robertson bought world rights directly from the author and will publish in spring 2022.

Dunsmuir’s book will be an accessible, therapeutic programme to help readers accept their flaws and discover a more fulfilling way of living, says the publisher. The synopsis reads: "Dispelling the myths that yoga is just about movements, poses and expensive leggings, Dunsmuir will explore how ancient yoga teachings can easily be applied to and benefit all areas of our hectic modern lives. By equipping readers with tips on breathing, meditation, movement, diet and connection with others, Dunsmuir will help us boost our mental and physical wellbeing, general health and provide a supportive framework for overcoming difficult life situations."

Robertson added: "I’m thrilled that Colin Dunsmuir is joining the Penguin Life list — his expertise and wealth of experience working one-to-one with clients makes him a perfect fit. I’m excited to be working with him on this brilliant project. His innovative approach to yoga moves beyond just learning poses and techniques. He’ll show us how to use yoga as a supportive framework for creating lasting change in our modern hectic lives and for boosting our mental, physical and emotional wellbeing."

Dunsmuir commented: "I know from my own experience and working with clients for more than 15 years that yoga can transform your mental health, relationships, and the way you see yourself and the world. There are ways of using yoga to move beyond strength and flexibility or calming the mind, though obviously it is great for those things too. For me, yoga is a profound tool for authentic self-care. It’s an achievable path towards a life of integrity. I can’t wait to share what I’ve learned and show people how they can successfully use yoga to bring about the changes they want to make in their lives."