Samatva Spirit Book Club Discussion
Sunday Aug 18: Eastern Body, Western Mind

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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!

July Book Selection

July Book Club Selection


Eastern Body Western Mind by Anodea Judith

In EASTERN BODY, WESTERN MIND, chakra authority Anodea Judith brought a fresh approach to the yoga-based Eastern chakra system, adapting it to the Western framework of Jungian psychology, somatic therapy, childhood developmental theory, and metaphysics. This groundbreaking work in transpersonal psychology has been revised and redesigned for a more accessible presentation. Arranged schematically, the book uses the inherent structure of the chakra system as a map upon which to chart our Western understanding of individual development. Each chapter focuses on a single chakra, starting with a description of its characteristics, then exploring its particular childhood developmental patterns, traumas and abuses, and how to heal and maintain balance. Illuminated with personal anecdotes and case studies, EASTERN BODY, WESTERN MIND seamlessly merges the East and West, science and philosophy, and psychology and spirituality into a compelling interpretation of the chakra system and its relevance for Westerners today.

CLUB GATHERING

SUNDAY AUGUST 11 Meeting is being moved to SUNDAY AUGUST 18
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.

Buy @ Indigo.ca Buy @ Amazon.ca Listen @ Audible.ca
* 1st Audio Book is FREE *

JOIN THIS BOOK DISCUSSION

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.


July Book Sign Up


August Book Selection

August’s Book Club Selection


Yoga for a World Our of Balance by Michael Stone

Every aspect of our life has a part to play in the greater ecological system, Michael Stone explains in this book. How do we bring this large view to our yoga practice? According to Stone, our responsibility as human beings is to live in a sustainable and respectful way. He says two things need to change. First, we need to understand the relationship between our actions and the effects of our actions. Second, once we see the effect of our actions in the human and non-human world, we need practical skills for learning how to make changes.

Using the five principles (yama) described in the Yoga-Sutra attributed to Patanjali, Michael Stone offers a basis for rethinking ethical action and the spiritual path.

CLUB GATHERING

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22 – SAMATVA YOGA DOWNTOWN – 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.

Buy @ Indigo.ca Buy @ Amazon.ca

JOIN THIS BOOK DISCUSSION

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.


August Book Sign Up



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Past Selections

June 2019:  The Untethered Soul by Michael A Singer

thanks for inviting + sharing....

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