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All Contributors: Karissa Becker, Amy Bell, Jacquitta Boone, Ariel Bowlin,  Sarah Cunningham, Barbara Lee Gray, Summer B. Flowers, Jessica Gibbs, Lily Gomez, Deb Harano, Ruby Hernandez, Brittany Hoogenboom, C. T. Kern, Stephanie Lasher, Lois McAffrey Lopez, Nikki Martin, Selwa Mitchell, J. Ray, Tracy M.G. Riggs, Katie Schroeder, Laura Rose Schwartz, Jasmin Serina, Leslie Storms, Laura Swan, ​Clarissa Mae Thompson, Shana Thornton, Regan Warner, Bonnie Weeks, Chelsea Wise, and Arielle Witt-Foreman. 

Read the biographies of Contributors Here.

growth and development of her national Health and Wellness company, Guiding Wellness Institute Inc. Kelsy’s drive and success can be attributed to her deep desire to help people create their best life, a natural entrepreneur and pioneering spirit that has never been afraid to create solutions needed in order to find “a better way”, and the sincere belief that she is in service of her life’s calling. When she is not teaching or working, Kelsy spends time with her family and close friends, living the message of “living well” she shares with the world. Devoted to her role as a military spouse, community service grows and sustains her need to serve those who serve and the families that sacrifice so much. She loves cooking from her home potager and taking time for regular sunshine and the outdoors, her favorite people call her “naynay”. Kelsy also enjoys reading, writing, pottery and house projects along with her deepest passion, yoga, meditation, and mindfulness.

What Are Our Beginnings & Our Principles?

BreatheYourOMBalance® is a lifestyle brand and symbol for honoring our inner warriors. Our logo is the image of the opening, strengthening, and centering posture Warrior II, known as Virabhadrasana II in Sanskrit, and the meditative sound, "OM", a sound that steadies the breath and provides a sense of calm that resonates throughout the body, and is believed to be the sound of the Divine.

Balance is breathing. Balance means changing your breath to meet the moment, whether that's a posture in yoga, a mountain trail to climb during your run, emptying your brain during meditation, or a challenge at work. Stopping to breathe and become aware of your breath creates a sacred space in the situation, in your life, and in your self. Then, you can "BreatheYourOMBalance."

The BreatheYourOMBalance book is composed of stories about yoga, in nonfiction and poetry. The introductory author and a contributor is S. Teague, known as @saltlifepirateprincess on Instagram. 

We do Not charge reading or submission fees. The process is FREE to enter. Submissions are anonymous when read and chosen based on content. OFFICIAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES ARE HERE, and the reading period is now closed for Volume Two

We have also created organic yoga T-shirts for both women and men that are available for purchase from us (our new online store will be live soon) and our partner stores. Our shirts are 100% organic cotton. They are fair-trade. Therefore, like the books we create, we will strive to share clothing that considers our impact on each other and the environment.  

When you purchase a shirt from us, you are supporting and funding environmentally and socially conscious companies. 

Thorncraft Publishing has been a socially conscious company from our beginnings. We already support and/or have donated to various charities via Thorncraft Publishing and Shana Thornton, publisher/author. Support and/or donations have been made but were/are not limited to the following charities: David Lynch Foundation, the Roxy Regional Theatre, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Wear Blue: Run to Remember, The ALS Association, Manna Cafe Ministries, and more local service and arts organizations. 

A percentage of the sales from the BreatheYourOMBalance® book and shirts is donated to various organizations and charities that provide medical research funds and/or social programs for empathy and humanitarian support. ​​

We honor you and your balance, your breath, and your sacred space. 

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BreatheYourOMBalance: Writings about Yoga by Women celebrates the life-changing practice of yoga in a collection of nonfiction, poetry, and fiction. Author S. Teague is joined by 30 contributors in this debut volume. From gong meditations to yoga teacher training programs, from new parents who want to instill confidence in their children to women who are reclaiming their lives after divorce and loss, these writers reveal how yoga opened new pathways of self-awareness and creative expressions.

Praise for BreatheYourOMBalance, Volume One:

BreatheYourOMBalance: Writings about Yoga by Women is an incredible collection of individual experiences that speak to the collective journey via the practice of yoga. These pages are full of all the feelings; the highest highs and the lowest lows. As one starts to reflect on their own practice, the feelings become tangible, they resonate, and we relate. Each piece reminds us why we step on the mat and why we take that breath.”—SHAUNA HARRISON, PhD in Public Health, creator of the #SweatADay challenge, Under Armour® Trainer.

"BreatheYourOMBalance is a pleasure to read. A book of writings by women, about women, it shows our struggles, challenges, and many victories. Through a yoga community on social media, these women have connected—and found the courage to share deeply personal experiences in the form of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. They go deep into those dark places that make all of us vulnerable—places most of us have visited before—and overcome things like fear, anxiety, and self-loathing with breath and movement, love of oneself, and the light within.
"I have anxiety, too, and through yoga I have learned to control it with my breath. There are a number of stories that are relatable to me. I felt connected to these women by reading their words, by feeling their fears, by experiencing their joy."—ROBIN MARTIN, 200-E-RYT in Yoga Medicine, @robinmartinyoga on Instagram

​“I’ll never forget when I first 'met' S. Teague, or @saltlifepirateprincess on Instagram. Her account was intoxicating and one of the few places to see a community of almost all women supporting each other’s yoga practices and challenges. I immediately felt welcomed, even as a male practitioner, right into their community. Salty, and her friends, created a space where many could grow, expand, try new things, and even fail together—judgment free. A day wouldn’t go by when I didn’t check out what their community was up to. Now, seeing this book, BreatheYourOMBalance: Writings about Yoga by Women, come together is just icing on the cake. It is a perfect representation of the community that she attracted since day one. The love. The support. The family. It’s all here on these pages. It came together beautifully and is only a small representation of how powerful this community of women actually is.”—HUNTER COOK, @hunterfitness on Instagram​​

Thorncraft books are available in trade paperback, ebook versions, and in some cases audiobooks.

Introduced by Kelsy Timas, Founder and CEO of Guiding Wellness Institute Inc. 

​Series Editors: Kitty Madden and Shana Thornton

BreatheYourOMBalance: Yoga and Healing (Forthcoming 2018) delves into the poignant journey of yoga as it heals, restores, and revitalizes life after life. This second volume about yoga embraces the human touch of yoga and its spiritual passages, physical inner presence, and timeless message of wellness. Many of the contributors worked together in workshops through Yoga Mat studio in Clarksville, TN, to infuse their work with not only the personal yoga journey but the roots of the yoga community that connect us together. Kelsy Timas, founder and CEO of Guiding Wellness Institute Inc., a Certified Yoga School and holistic center of wellbeing, introduces the voices that breathe life into this book. These contributors speak about connections that we all hope to achieve and wounds that we all hope to heal. ​​


​Yoga and Healing | Volume 2

KELSY TIMAS is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Life Coach, and Wellness Educator assisting the world in discovering and recovering a life in balance. A lifelong yoga practitioner on a mission to serve humanity in their journey and return to holism, Kelsy invests her time and talents in people and organizations looking for wellness solutions that move us toward a more balanced and integrative world. Her vision for the future is the driving force behind the 

Selected and Introduced by S. Teague

​Series Editors: Kitty Madden and Shana Thornton


​Writings about Yoga by Women | Volume 1

Available NOW: 22 October, 2016      

Suggested Retail Price $15.00

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ISBN-13: 978-0-9979687-0-5

ISBN-10: 0997968702

Library of Congress Control Number: 2016953726


BreatheYourOMBalance® and BreatheYourOMBalance Warrior Two symbol are official registered trademarks owned by Thorncraft Publishing. No unlawful use permitted. 

From the author, S. Teague

​"As a recovering approval addict, I turned to what seemed to be my place in this world and allowed myself to become self-aware by beginning a personal yoga journey in 2014. My inner artist and creator emerged. Through photography and prose, I came home to who I was always meant to be--an artist. As I took on many shapes and forms artistically, my approval obsession silenced while my art grew. I began to breathe in this new life for myself. All I needed was a little salt." ​

Volume Two: Forthcoming 2018      

Suggested Retail Price $15.00

ISBN-13: 978-0-9979687-2-9

ISBN-10: 0997968729

Library of Congress Control Number: 2017959537


​Yoga and Healing | Volume Two