Community Yoga Book Club

Welcome to our community of self-studying yogis! Our Sangha of Svadhyaya.

Community Yoga’s Book Club is all about community and learning.  We are laid back and here to support each other on our journeys.  The book club itself reads a book each quarter and has discussions online.  The group will get together approximately quarterly for a workshop/social.  You are free to join us at any time.  We all read at our own pace and chime into the conversations as we feel compelled to do so.  The club is a way to support the education of yoga and other holistic topics that spark the interest of the group.  Everyone is welcome!

Current Book:  Living Your Yoga:  Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life by Judith Lasater

Workshop:  April 1st Saturday 2 PM – 5 PM

“It is important understand what transformation means in relationship to your inner life. At first blush, it would seem that transformation is about changing. However, it does not mean that you use yoga to change into something different. Rather, yoga takes you back to your true Self. The practice of “living your yoga” uses the psychology of yoga to uncover this Self, or what yoga calls atman. To do this, you must understand what it means to practice.”

Ready to unleash your inner yoga-nerd? Join us to explore the 21 chapters with topics that range from courage to connection through an online discussion leading up to the April workshop. We’ll cover about 7 short chapters each month [between January and April] and offer discussion prompts every few weeks to help keep your reading on track.

In addition to our shared reading during the workshop we will also consider the foundational yoga text, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.  We’ll talk about the first two verses and the philosophical intent of yoga practice.

The workshop will include:

  • 2:00 – 2:20 Welcome and a summary of questions generated during online discussion
  • 2:30 – 3:30 A documentary about Yoga [TBA]
  • 3:30 – 4:15 An asana practice related to the book discussion
  • 4:30 – 5:00 Open discussion about the book and the sutras [and snacks]

Join the conversation!

Email us at communityyogalafayette@gmail.com to get the password to join the free group discussion.

7 thoughts on “Book Club

  1. I’m just getting started on the second edition (I read everything from the acknowledgements to the back cover), and just learned that it’s different from the first edition. The second has eight chapters in each section rather than seven. It might be helpful to one which edition everyone is working from once discussions start happening.

    Looking forward to hearing what everyone has to share!

  2. ohhh I see I got the second edition also…. Just started second part. I really enjoy it. Its food for my soul,Its telling lots of things I want to hear 🙂

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