Dancing in the Bamboo Forest: A Travel Memoir 



“Mitra’s lyrical mix of devotion and critical analysis is truly revelatory…The fact that Mitra is able to overcome her obstacles is truly uplifting and makes for an inspirational journey. A compelling travelogue that earnestly maps a traveler’s heart and soul.” –Kirkus Reviews

"Prolific and soul searching. The last pages of this book left me wanting more. More romance, more struggle, more spiritual awakening, more dancing, more travel, and more adventure. I literally wanted to pack my bag and book a flight somewhere exotic after closing the back cover.” —Amazon Review

"The author asks all the right questions, and wryly offers some answers via personal engagement with cultures and climates that are hostile to her sense of self. Impressive in this memoir is the combination of intellectual inquiry into how to apply yoga to life lived off the mat, and how to tangle with the cultural cradle of its wisdom in all of its contradictions." -Goodreads Review

"The people and places that come up along this two month trip that turned into an 11-month journey are colorful, deep, and meaningful and I found myself growing attached to Djahariah throughout the book. This is a definite read for a yogi or non-yogi, traveler, or feminist (as Djahariah describes herself to be)." -Yoga Teacher Magazine