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Yoga Book Club!

Join our Yoga Book Club!

Books and discussions will be hosted by TULA Yoga Studio and Nature Yoga Sanctuary.

For discussions hosted at TULA, register HERE.

For discusssion hosted at Nature, register HERE.

Saturday, June 1, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

@TULA Yoga Studio

Book: The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh

Description: In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercise as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness--being awake and fully aware. From washing the dishes to answering the phone to peeling an orange, he reminds us that each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding and peacefulness.

Why I chose it: I don’t think I ever really understood fully what mindfulness meant until I read this book. - Maile

Sunday, August 4, 3-4pm

@Nature Yoga Sanctuary

Book: Autobiography of a Sadhu by Rampuri

Description: The first insider account of an ancient and secretive tradition

• By the first foreigner to become a member, and later an elder, of the Juna Akhara, the oldest and largest grouping of Naga Babas

• Filled with true accounts of magic, miracles, ghosts, and austerities

• With lessons on Hindu gods, ayurveda, and Indian culture woven throughout

After traveling at age 18 from his native California to India in 1969, Rampuri was drawn to the Naga Babas, an ancient and wild order of naked yogis whom he calls the “Hell’s Angels of Indian Spirituality.” Organized into a sect by Adi Shankara in the 5th century BC, the Naga Babas see themselves as the ultimate protectors of the Sanatan Dharma, or what we call the Hindu religion. Rampuri became a disciple of a Naga Baba--a master shaman sadhu--from Rajasthan and, as foretold by astrological prophecy, soon found himself the first foreigner to become an initiate of the Juna Akhara, the oldest and largest grouping of Naga Babas with more than 50,000 sadhu members.

From drinking the “Nectar of Immortality” at the source of the Ganges River to allegations of tantric murder, this autobiography is filled with true accounts of magic, miracles, ghosts, and austerities, with lessons on Hindu gods, ayurveda, mantra, and Indian culture woven throughout. Through his journey of extremes, Rampuri takes us into the mystic heart of India.

Why I chose it: This book is filled with the magic and possibility of yoga, giving us a taste of what is possible with dedication and fearlessness. - Gopi

Saturday, October 5, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

@TULA Yoga Studio

Book: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Description: Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the Four Agreements -- be impeccable with your word, don't take anything personally, don't make assumptions, always do your best -- offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform life into a new experience of freedom, love, and true happiness.

Why I chose it: This book has been a guiding light for my life in many areas - as a mother, a wife, a business owner, and as a yoga student. - Maile

Sunday, December 8, 3-4pm

@Nature Yoga Sanctuary

Book: Five Years, Eleven Months by Visakha Dasi

Description: An American photojournalist, disillusioned by the pressures and mindlessness of Western education and consumerism, journeys with a friend to the East looking for fun and adventure.

In India, she unexpectedly finds truth and knowledge beyond the intellect; beauty and hope beyond the mundane.

Slowly, unexpected love softens her skepticism. Her life is never the same.

Why I chose it: This author’s journey broke my heart wide open. Visakha Dasi had a relationship with Srila Prabhupada, founder of ISKCON, unlike any other and she shares that relationship and it’s effects on her life so beautifully. Reading her experiences will have you ready to delve deeply into your own life. - Gopi

Earlier Event: May 25
Advancing Asanas
Later Event: June 21
Summer Solstice Gong Meditation