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The Only Way Out is In

The Only Way Out is In is a modern day Yogi’s commentary on the synergy of Ashtanga Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra by Anthony “Prem” Carlisi.

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What’s Inside

This book is a spiritual memoir on the life and explorations of Anthony “Prem” Carlisi, as well as a source of practical, applicable information about the practices of Ashtanga Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra. The synergy of these three sciences are what Prem believes to be the key to living a healthy, rooted and ecstatic life!

The book is written in a down to earth way so that anyone can pick it up and enjoy it! He writes with an openness about the ups and downs of his experiences along the yogic path. Prem shares his wisdom, in a light, funny and simple manner, making these esoteric topics approachable for yogi’s and householders. It is a candid inner look, spoken from the heart of a devoted, 30 year yoga practitioner.

Anthony Prem Carlisi


Anthony “Prem” Carlisi

In 1978 I began my journey into the Ashtanga Yoga world. I was blessed with the rare opportunity to be with “Guruji” (Pattabhi Jois) in the most intimate settings from the very beginning.

Over the decades I remained connected to him by going to India on annual pilgrimage or meeting with him when he came to America to visit all of his devoted students until the moment he passed away in 2009.

The day I found out of his passing, a profound energy in me was ignited to share his teachings in the most authentic way possible. This marked a pivotal time in my life allowing a wealth of wisdom to pour forward into the Ashtanga community.

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What are people saying

“In his very candid style of writing, Prem shares much of his personal life enquiry and, in the process, lifts the lid on Ashtanga Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra. The Only Way Out Is In is a personal account with a fresh new perspective demystifying the science and philosophy of life. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wishes to be spiritually uplifted.”

“A fascinating story showing how Ayurveda, Yoga and Tantra blended together can change our lives and bring a deeper energy into all that we do. Prem takes the reader on a many-sided journey of self-discovery through his own personal quest for inner transformation.”

“Anthony ‘Prem’ Carlisi demonstrates very clearly and, in a down-to-earth way, how using these three systems may improve your health, lifestyle and overall sense of well-being. A wonderful book for anyone interested in Ashtanga Yoga, Ayurveda, and Tantra.”

“Anthony ‘Prem’ Carlisi..writes with ease on how to be ‘in the world but not of it.’ How to live a fully engaged life, based on the integration of spiritual and material principles, is the question for the seekers of our times. This is the very issue this book addresses as it sheds light on the ancient teachings, and the powerful potential they can have for us now.”

“Anthony ‘Prem’ Carlisi brings together the integral, timeless healing wisdom of Ayurveda, Yoga and Tantra as healing modalities for mankind. His depth of study and practice makes him a pioneer in these fields.”

“Prem and I were roommates as yoga neophytes and have been close friends for 30 years. Even so, I am hearing some of his stories for the first time. He takes us on a veritable rollercoaster ride of his life, warts and all, in which he shares his journey generously, candidly, humorously, and, at times, profoundly. Happily, he has learned a lot on the way, things we can all benefit from, and he shares his insights in a manner that is always firmly grounded in his own unique experience.”

“In the 30 years I’ve known Prem he has been a shining example of the benefits of leading a yogic life. I’m so happy he has decided to share his experiences of ashtanga yoga and his knowledge of ayurveda and tantra to the world.”

“Prem has poured his heart into the pages of his book. Dive in and enjoy the ride of his life!”

“A light, easy and enjoyable read… Read this book if you’re looking for a fun, real world take on the ups and downs of living the yogic lifestyle.”

”The Only Way Out is In” by Anthony “Prem” Carlisi is a welcome addition to our Ashtanga World family. His weaving of Ashtanga Yoga with Ayurveda and Tantra is, bravo!”