Books

Be on the lookout for our first picture book: “Namaste, Rainbow!”

“Namaste, Rainbow!” is a full color picture book that appeals to all ages: children and adults alike.  A great way for yogi parents to introducing their children to the meaning of Namaste.  Makes the perfect gift for the recent YTC graduate.

The main character goes outside after a heavy rain to see a beautiful rainbow in the sky.  However, none the animals the main character encounters can see the rainbow!   So, the animals and the main character set out on a journey to solve the puzzling mystery as to why they all see the world differently.   The book is a journey of self exploration and uses the meaning of namaste to reveal how we can see ourselves harmoniously with the world outside of ourselves.

The story is one of unity, appreciating the unique differences of others, understanding the self, and harmony.  Every being has a unique perspective and outlook on the world but we are in this journey of life together.

What sets this book apart:

“Namaste, Rainbow!” is all inclusive.  It is completely gender positive and racially ambiguous.  Any child or person can see themselves as the main character in the story.   There is no use of “he” or “she” and there is no race.  It doesn’t matter if you are a girl or a boy , black or white,  neither or both, between, around, under or above, you have a place in this story, on this earth, and in the universe.

 

 

 

About the author and her writing journey:

Sharon was studying philosophy at the University of Colorado Denver when she first had the idea for this book.  A professor had used a rainbow as a metaphor to explain phenomenology.  The idea came full circle when she was studying meditation and yoga in India.  She recognized that the idea of “Namaste” was describing the phenomenon that is life.   While phenomenology and Namaste may seem like complex philosophical and theological ideas Sharon’s book makes them easy enough for a child to understand through this fable-esque tale.  The idea is that we all experience life through our own eyes but we are all in the universe and a part of this experience together.

 

 

Illustrator:

B. Fonseca (Lyingfawn) is a friendly neighborhood cryptid who is very passionate about storytelling. When she isnt telling dad jokes or playing Dungeons & Dragons, you can usually find her camped out at a local cafe, nosedeep in coffee and sketchbooks, writing fiction and illustrating fantasy, scifi, and whatever is inbetween and beyond. She is 22 years old and lives in Colorado.

 

 

 

 

 

More mindful tales to come! Sharon has two more stories that are a part of this series.