Spiritual Graffiti (Hardcover)

Finding My True Path


HarperOne, 9780062572530, 272pp.

Publication Date: September 19, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/18/2017)

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“Behind the music and off the mat - MC YOGI’s story of grit and graffiti reminds us that yoga meets us wherever we are and introduces us to who we are.” --Jason Mraz, multi-platinum and Grammy-winning musician 

Before he was one of the most well-known yoga teachers in North America and an international hip-hop artist, MC YOGI was a juvenile delinquent who was kicked out of three schools, sent to live at a group home for at-risk youth, arrested for vandalism, and caught up in a world of drugs and chaos.

At eighteen, fate brought him to his first yoga class. After discovering yoga, MC YOGI devoted himself to the practice. From traveling to India to study with gurus to living and learning with many American yoga masters, MC YOGI soaked in the knowledge that would revolutionize his entire life and put him on the path to healing, wholeness, and peace.

Through Technicolor stories of graffiti and gangs, mystics and musicians, love, loss, and finding his soul’s purpose, MC YOGI’s journey is saturated in spiritual wisdom, illuminating the potential for transformation within us all.

About the Author

MC YOGI is a world-renowned yoga teacher and musician. He has performed and taught yoga everywhere, from headlining festivals and nightclubs to performing in the Forbidden City in China and even at the White House. When not on the road, MC YOGI and his wife, Amanda, teach at their home studio, Point Reyes Yoga, in Northern California.

Praise For Spiritual Graffiti: Finding My True Path

“Behind the music and off the mat - MC YOGI’s story of grit and graffiti reminds us that yoga meets us wherever we are and introduces us to who we are.”
Jason Mraz, multi-platinum and Grammy-winning musician

“Let MC’s journey be a reminder to inspire you to follow your own spiritual heart.”
Jack Kornfield, founder of Spirit Rock Center

“In his memoir… [MC YOGI] describes his experiences with loss, love, and how ancient Indian teachings helped him find his calling as an artist and a yoga teacher.”
Publishers Weekly

Spiritual Graffiti is a journey of awakening and a call to revolution! MC YOGI is one of my favorite Comrades in the fight against greed, hatred and delusion. Read this book and then meditate and destroy every shred of ignorance in this samsaric realm.” 
Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx and Refuge Recovery

“MC YOGI is a revolutionary drawing on the power of music, yoga, art and activism in a new genre of conscious hip hop. Spiritual Graffiti is a vulnerable and inspiring message that is a gift to all unfolding their path particularly on how from falling we can rise.”   
Shiva Rea, founder Samdura Global School of Living Yoga

“The path MC YOGI has forged is unforgettable, and his book is needed. May all of us learn to rise up in our own way reading his wise and true understandings.” 
Elena Brower, author of Practice You and Art of Attention

“I can’t wait to hand MC Yogi’s Spiritual Graffiti to my students. They will recognize themselves in his stories of a chaotic childhood and find hope in his quest for big dreams and big love, even as he travels his own road home.”

Jessica Lahey, New York Times bestselling author of The Gift of Failure

“MC YOGI’s hot, hip, and holy book, Spiritual Graffiti is so beautifully crafted with images that read like a poem and sound like a song—telling the story of a modern day prophet whose soul journey from darkness to light illustrates that with great love all is possible.”
Sharon Gannon, founder of Jivamukti Yoga

“I read this book in one sitting. It was a great read and it was good to see how MC YOGI’s light found a way to triumph over such great adversity.”
Krishna Das, Grammy-nominated musician

“To know MC YOGI is to love him, to hear his music and see him perform is to celebrate life. I loved and laughed with this book, which tells the story of a modern-day spiritual seeker/ and reminds us above all else: seek truth, trust and love.”  
Rod Stryker, founder of ParaYoga, author of The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom

“From gangs to grace and everything else in between, MC YOGI shares his difficult journey to finding yoga, meditation, love, and then connecting them to one of his earliest passions—music. Through his honest storytelling we see and then believe his assertion that with great love, anything is possible.” 
Kathryn Budig, yoga teacher, author, and co-host of espnW’s podcast “Free Cookies” 

“When MC YOGI raps, people listen. How lucky to get the story behind the beats. With characteristic honesty, humor, and humility, he takes us on an epic journey from troubled teenager to spiritual seeker to worldwide purveyor of hip-hop yoga love. Spiritual Graffiti is one for the ages!”
Leza Lowitz, author of Yoga Poems: Lines to Unfold By and Here Comes the Sun

“MC YOGI is creating a culture of community through loving kindness and brilliant rhymes. Spiritual Graffiti highlights the inexhaustible powers of yoga to change lives and lay down a path that can uplift, even in the darkest hours of our life. Inspiring, heartwarming, and deeply encouraging: a must read.”
Janet Stone, international yoga teacher and founder of Janet Stone Yoga

“The first time I set my eyes on MC YOGI, I said, ‘There is a man who can help change the world!’ He speaks the language, sings the songs, and carries the rhythm of the generations who are ready to bring this world into the age of peace.”
Gurmukh, founder of Golden Bridge Yoga

Spiritual Graffiti is a pilgrimage that reveals how the power of yoga can convert grit into gold and inspires the reader to do just that. As both MC YOGI friend and fan, I urge you to do as I did: read it and reap!”
Darren Rhodes, owner of Yogaoasis studios, founder of Yogahour, and author of Yoga Resource Practice Manual