Birth a Book

Birth a Book teaches wellness professionals and yogis how to write and self-publish books to increase their professional impact within NYC and at yoga retreats.

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Dorothy Holtermann

Dorothy Holtermann is a best-selling author, public speaker, Birth a Book founder, and retreat book writing and publishing teacher. After her​ career in law, ​she became a dedicated yogi and a whole food advocate and founder​ of Nurture Nature Nutrition. Her best-selling book Love Food that Loves You Back propelled her career to new success. She coaches her clients to live life fully nourished and fully expressed. She specializes in working with yoga teachers, and wellness coaches to expand their impact and income by writing career enhancing books.

Jessy Holtermann

Jessy Holtermann is an actress, acting teacher, and film producer from Los Angeles. She will teach you how to introduce yourself, and your book, answer questions during interviews, as well as prepare you to perform unforgettable book readings. She has performed and taught acting in New York City and Los Angeles for over a decade.

Caryn Clark

Caryn Clark is a certified yoga instructor, Nia white belt, licensed massage therapist, and a member of AMTA. She brings to her practice as a Bachelor of Science in Art Therapy, along with over 25 years of experience in YMCA camping and outreach development. She has combined her love of art, yoga, the outdoors, and bringing people together to create retreats and programs that open hearts and minds inviting participants to explore their deepest desires and touch their yogic souls.

Erin Woo

Erin trained to teach at The Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where she now consults at Program Developer and Lead Teacher. She is an adjunct professor of English at NHTI, Concord’s Community College, where she teaches a Communicating Mindfully course. She teaches mindfulness locally to adults and to children in schools. She also teaches courses in mindfulness throughout NH and MA for educators. Erin is the director of White Pine Montessori, the school she founded in 2005. She has a Masters in Education and has been practicing mindfulness since 2006.

Tina Mangold

Tina is the founder and hostess of Balance Yoga Healing Center. Tina started practicing yoga regularly in 2007. It only took about a year until she developed a “serious” relationship with her yoga practice. She completed her Kundalini yoga teacher training at Golden Bridge New York City. Tina is also a certified Holistic Health Coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

Tish Webber

Tish Webber is a 500-hour Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor. Her training was through the pathways yoga system for wellness which focused on teaching yoga to individuals of all levels of fitness. The basis for the form of yoga studied was Arhum yoga, a form of yoga practiced by Jain monks. It merges the principles of Hatha, Raja, and Laya yoga as well as the science of sound. Besides holding a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition, she is also a medical herbalist and reiki II certified.

Rose Goldblatt

Rose’s first teacher was her father, David Goldblatt, who has been teaching yoga since 1976. At 15, she went to a class taught by Patricia Walden, a renowned senior level Iyengar teacher. After nine years intensely dedicated to studying and practicing Iyengar yoga, Rose became the youngest person to ever receive an Iyengar teacher certification in the United States. She is now an intermediate junior 2 level teacher of Iyengar yoga. Rose has traveled regularly to India to study directly with the Iyengars, and now nurtures an ever growing following of devoted students.

Testimonials 4

Lisa Paladino

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I have wanted to write a book for as long as I can remember, but I always thought that you needed an agent and a publisher to get it accomplished. Then I met Dorothy Holtermann. Dorothy inspires confidence, gives direction and practical advice. She helps you navigate writing, publishing, and marketing. She helps you to become an author. But "Birth a Book” is so much more than a class about how to write- it is the opportunity to join a growing community of gifted individuals who are supporting each other on their journey. The appreciation that I feel about finding this community is hard to express. Thank you to Dorothy for this amazing experience. I recommend “Birth a Book” to all who have ever considered writing a book. Don’t hesitate any longer!

Brigid Gallagher Davies

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I took Dorothy's Birth a Book course in Union Square in Manhattan and again in Staten Island. I am impressed with both the way Dorothy runs the class and her knowledge base. Dorothy is a wonderful, informative teacher whose inspires everyone around her. Dorothy helped me publish my first book, Christopher's Garden, a gift I wrote to my autistic son years ago. I was thrilled to have my dream come true to have the book actually published and gratified with Dorothy's assistance. I am now creating a series of uplifting books about the truth about life with an autistic child. Thanks to Dorothy, the people who come to class become so enthusiastic, it is such a pleasure to get to know them. She serves people who never thought they would write a book, let alone publish a book. If writing a book is a dream of yours I recommend you work with Dorothy. She makes writing and publishing books a great adventure and as importantly, a reality.

Drema Lindie

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Dorothy is well versed and is an amazing resource for self-publishing. I found her enthusiasm and energy about book writing to be inspirational. I shared with her that I felt like she found her calling. When someone is living their authentic self, it just shines through. This is Dorothy: a shining, bubbling, inspired author and teacher willing to share what she knows to be true and to work. Dorothy Holtermann's Birth a Book course is a must for anyone planning to be a self-published author. When I came across Dorothy's course I had been toying with the idea of writing a book as a way to help my clients to get a better feel for what I am about and how my program came into being. After speaking with Dorothy, I knew this was not only for my line of work but for myself. Thank you, Dorothy.

Kathleen D. Bayer

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I was a member of Dorothy Holtermann's first "Birth a Book" class. I had a vague idea of how to share my experiences as a caregiver for my parents and Dorothy showed me that the information I had would be beneficial to others. I joined the class uncertain of what to expect. I found a supportive environment in which to begin something new. The directions Dorothy shared were hands on and useful. My book, "The Caregiver's Tell All" (Remember to put your oxygen mask on first!), is not yet finished. But I have the road map to complete it. Dorothy explores the need for a good cover; how to find an editor; how to promote your book and other important details that could otherwise become an obstacle to success. Dorothy provides guidance and accountability to keep you on track in your desire to publish. Once you join "Birth a Book" you are an author!

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