Interested in expanding your knowledge and understanding of Yoga beyond the postures? Let’s dig a little deeper and see what we can uncover.
Starting in February 2021 we will take two months to read together Yoga and the Quest for the True Self by Stephen Cope. This book offers a friendly introduction to Yoga philosophy from a Western perspective while still maintaining the essence of Yoga’s roots.
If you are taking weekly yoga classes with me online we will have some time to connect before and after class about anything you are finding interesting in the text. Then we will get together on Zoom to discuss the book at length on Saturday, April 3rd.
Moving forward, the book selections won’t always be yoga focused, per se, but works that invite curiosity and contemplation. I hope that this initiative enriches your yoga practice.
More about Stephen Cope’s Yoga and the Quest for the True Self: “Millions of Americans know yoga as a superb form of exercise and as a potent source of calm in our stress-filled lives. Far fewer are aware of the full promise of yoga as a 4,000-year-old practical path of liberation—a path that fits the needs of modern Western seekers with startling precision. Now Stephen Cope, a Western-trained psychotherapist who has lived and taught for more than ten years at the largest yoga center in America, offers this marvelously lively and irreverent “pilgrim’s progress” for today’s world. He demystifies the philosophy, psychology, and practice of yoga, and shows how it applies to our most human dilemmas: from loss, disappointment, and addiction, to the eternal conflicts around sex and relationship. And he shows us that in yoga, “liberation” does not require us to leave our everyday lives for some transcendent spiritual plane—life itself is the path. Above all, Cope shows how yoga can heal the suffering of self-estrangement that pervades our society, leading us to a new sense of purpose and to a deeper, more satisfying life in the world.”
COMMUNITY BOOK CHAT on Zoom:
SATURDAY, APRIL 3RD 2021 12PM EST
Email LisaKazmer@yahoo.com to join us
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