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Our yoga book study group is a fun place online to dig into a book mindfully, carefully and completely. It is an environment designed to support peaceful, deep study and heartfelt connection. We meet twice a month, 8–9:00 pm, and move through our books at a leisurely pace. As a group, we broaden our understanding of the ideas in the books we read and are often inspired to apply our new understandings to our lives. Sometimes we surprise ourselves and each other with unexpected, positive results

Who Would Enjoy and Benefit from This Group?

  • Anyone interested in growing and learning.
  • Everyone who would enjoy the company of a like-minded community.
  • All those who wonder about the “more” of yoga.
  • Anyone interested in the celebration and transformation of body, mind and spirit.

How Can I Engage?

  • Foster commitment. Attend as often as possible, in a way that is reasonable for you, a way that supports your schedule, a balanced lifestyle and is at your level of comfort.
  • Dive in with both feet.
  • Dip your toe in and test the waters.
  • Choose one, a few or many ways to engage:
    • Read. Write. Listen.
    • Reflect. Share. Introspect.
    • Search. Find. Contemplate.
    • Assimilate. Integrate. Analyze.
    • Question. Celebrate. Connect.
    • Unique, innovative ways you come up with on your own.
Peaceful book

New Book began Monday, October 16, 2023

8 - 9pm on Zoom

Autobiography of a Yogi

by Paramhansa Yogananda

Group meets approximately every other Monday 8 – 9pm on Zoom

(see proposed schedule below)

Email julirice@yahoo.com

to ask questions, to join in, to confirm your participation and to get your Zoom link

We will be starting the Autobiography of a Yogi, on Monday, October 16   8-9pm  (and approximately every 2 weeks after that). Check out the proposed schedule below. Know that you can join us even if you can't make every session.

We will be reading the "blue" version of this book published by Crystal Clarity for our study. You can order it through the Amazon link below. Do try to get this version, if possible. There are many versions out there and each one has it's own slight differences. It will be easiest if we all have the same one. 

Link to review and buy the "blue" version of this book through Amazon:

This book is a seminal work in Yoga's recent history that is responsible in so many ways for having brought Yoga to the West and introducing millions to Yoga. We will take it slow, see it through others' eyes in community, digest it one chapter at a time and open up to the unique gift it is.
Join me. Join us.

There is no set fee for this group. I'm keeping this offering on a donation basis; meaning, if at any time you would like to donate any amount you can do so through Venmo: @Julianne-Rice or PayPal: julirice@yahoo.com

Book Group   Proposed Schedule   2023 - 2024   (subject to change)
  Autobiography of a Yogi 
(you can join us even if you cannot make all of these sessions)

Nov 13 #3

Having read up to p. 63

Nov 27 #4

Having read up to p. 86

Dec 11 #5  (skip 12/25 and 1/1)

Having read up to……..TBD

Jan 8, 2024  #6

Jan 22 #7  (skip Feb 5)

Feb 12 #8

Feb 26 #9

Mar 11 #10

Mar 25 #11

April 8 #12 (skip 4/22)

April 29 #13

May 13 #14

May 27 #15

June 10 #16

June 24 #17

July 8 #18

July 22 #19

August 12 or 19 or 26  #20

Past Book
Light on Life

B.K.S. Iyengar

Completed June 2023
Every other Monday 8 – 9pm on Zoom

Yoga’s popularity is soaring, but its widespread acceptance as an exercise for physical fitness and the recognition of its health benefits have not been matched by an understanding of the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development that the yogic tradition can also offer.

book cover tree of yoga

In Light on Life, B.K.S. Iyengar brings readers this new and more complete understanding of the yogic journey. He explores the yogic goal to integrate the different parts of the self (body, emotions, mind, and soul), the role that the yoga postures and breathing techniques play in our search for wholeness, the external and internal obstacles that keep us from progressing along the path, and how yoga can transform our lives and help us to live in harmony with the world around us.

Iyengar uses stories from his own life, humor, and examples from modern culture to illustrate the profound gifts that yoga offers. Written with the depth of this sage’s great wisdom, Light on Life is the culmination of a master’s spiritual genius, a treasured companion to his seminal Light on Yoga.

Past Books

book cover tree of yoga
The Tree of Yoga

B.K.S. Iyengar

book cover jewel of abundance
The Jewel of Abundance

Ellen Grace O’Brian

book cover seven spiritual laws of yoga
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga

Deepak Chopra and David Simon

book cover jivamukti yoga
Jivamukti Yoga

Sharon Gannon and David Life

book cover the spirit and practice of moving into stillness
Yoga: The Spirit and Practice
of Moving into Stillness

Erich Schiffmann

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