Om Yoga

A ground breaking book about yoga by Kia Naddermier, Lisa Ljungh Strömberg & Magnus Naddermier

Here are couple of spreads from Kia’s ground breaking book Om Yoga (Bokförlaget DN) that she made together with Lisa Ljungh Strömberg (journalist) and Magnus Naddermier (art director) in 1999. It was truly the very first yoga book of its kind. 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), 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.

The teachers were given different topics to talk about: Danny discusses Yoga and creativity, Chuck talks about Yoga in the west, John and Lucy shares their experiences about Yoga and raising a family, Dona talks about Yoga and science, Shandor 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 now out of print. 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