About Us

Know Thy Self East West Bookshop is a resource center for conscious living, offering you a wide selection of books, products and programs representing spiritual traditions and new insights into mind, body and spirit from around the world.

Our Purpose - We are here to support your search for the joy, love and wisdom that are the essence of the true Self. We believe that global harmony begins with each of us – with our individual efforts to achieve and to share healing and harmony of mind, body and spirit. We strive to foster a spirit of cooperation, respect and community among all truthseekers, spiritual paths, and peoples.

Our Heritage- Know ThySelf - East West Bookshop is a nonprofit organization established by members of Ananda. Ananda is a worldwide family of communities, retreat centers, churches and meditation groups founded by Swami Kriyananda  (J. Donald Walters) and based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi. We offer classes in meditation, yoga postures, the art of spiritual living and the science of raja yoga, and also have the Living Wisdom School for children and an intentional, spiritual community in the Seattle area.


Meet The Staff:

Aditi Muir
Store Operations Manager, Bookbuyer
Hatha & Restorative Yoga Teacher, RYT

Bhima Breckenridge
Events & Marketing Manager
Raja Yoga & Meditation Teacher
April Votolato
Visual Manager, Lead Buyer

Stanley Dombrowski
Bookbuyer, Used Book Buyer, Book Ordering, Customer Service
Ananda Yoga & Meditation Teacher
Shae Windsong
Buyer, Online & Social Media Manager
Energy Medicine Yoga & Ananda Yoga Teacher, RYT

Devaki Soupios
Buyer, Customer Service
Ananda Yoga & Meditation Teacher
Sue Stickney
Customer Service, Meditation Teacher

Rainee Osborn
Customer Service