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Join Our New Book Club
Join Our New Book Club
Join Jaime Wood, Samatva founder, every 4-6 weeks (depending on the book + holidays) in a lively book club + discussion group for yogis (and friends alike) to bring together common passions of yoga and reading. The Samatva Spirit Book Club offers curious yogis the opportunity to delve deeper into discussion about different topics in yogic wisdom and philosophy, and connect with fellow yogis off the mat.
OPEN TO EVERYONE + FREE OF CHARGE We do ask you to register below + join our Book Club Facebook Page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/samatvaspiritbookandjournalclub/ Even if you do not finish the book you are still welcome to join the group. You don’t even have to participate every month!
The Samatva Yoga community is full of avid readers + this club will offer an opportunity and is perfect for those who enjoy sharing conversations about good books with each other.
WHERE + PREP As we are still testing out the waters with member needs, our meeting locations will be alternating for the first couple of months. Please read the FAQ section below to prep for the gathering appropriately. Yoga included? Jaime will be happy to share some “readers” yoga moves – gentle of course!
WE REQUIRE A MIN OF 5 PEOPLE TO RUN THE MEETING Since a book club is best enjoyed with discussion, we have decided as a group that a min of 5 people booked in the group meeting (found on the regular studio schedule) will be required. For this reason, we would like to make it mandatory that you do include your name in the meeting roster if you are attending. In the case we have less than 5 people, you will be called the day before to be notified of the cancellation.
October Book Club Selection
One Simple Thing: A New Look at the Science of Yoga and How It Can Transform Your Life by Eddie Stern
Yoga was created as a science for liberation, but in modern times it is used by many to improve physical and mental health, helping us become more productive at work, more caring in relationships, more responsible contributors to society, and better inhabitants of this planet. If yoga does accomplish all that―as many practitioners report―how exactly does yoga do it? How does yoga work?
Believe it or not, the answers lie in how the human body and mind function. Eddie Stern’s One Simple Thing: A New Look at the Science of Yoga and How It Can Transform Your Life explains from both a yogic and a scientific perspective how the human nervous system is wired. It describes the mechanics taking place beneath the surface of our bodies and shows how we can consciously use yogic practices to direct and change our lives in positive ways.
Drawing on modern neuroscience, ancient wisdom, and decades of practice and teaching, Eddie Stern reveals how what we do―from diet to chanting, from postures to meditation, from ethical practices to breathing techniques―affects who we become, and how a steady routine of activities and attitudes can transform our bodies, our brain functions, our emotions, and our experience of life.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3
SAMATVA YOGA WEST END – 6:30-7:45pm
GET YOUR COPY
OUR BOOK BUY-BACK PROMISE Participation in the Samatva Spirit Book Club is free but students must secure their own copy of the book. We guarantee the buy back of your book at 50% the cost you purchased it for – receipt is required + book must be in relatively good condition.
* 1st Audio Book is FREE *
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NON-PERISHABLE DONATION Students will be asked to provide a few canned goods per book club meeting so that Jaime can contribute these food items to a local charity.
October Book Sign Up
September 2019: Yoga for a World Out of Balance by Michael Stone
July/August 2019: Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith
June 2019: The Untethered Soul by Michael A Singer
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