I enjoyed the beauty behind this book. Rachel Brathen's style of pulling you into her story of her youth and the ups and downs she went through to where it took her today was refreshing. The photography was bright with color and wonderful yoga poses set where she resides in Auruba. Makes me want to do a retreat there! My only issue with the book and would have given it 5 stars if it didn't have her insights, recipes, and yoga pose "how to's" in between her life narrative. The story would have flowed much smoother if it didn't have those interruptions in between. Other than that I enjoyed her book. It's full of inspiration for both yogis and non yogis alike.