THE YOGA LOFT BOOK CLUB
WHAT IS THE YOGA BOOK CLUB?
•We meet once every 3-4 months (depending on the book).
•Open dialogue, questions, and discussions about the contents of the book – your participation is key!
•The book club attendance is FREE. Your only investment is time, the book, and food/drinks at chosen venue (could be potluck at the studio)
WHO IS THIS BOOK CLUB FOR?
•Anybody interested in yoga
•Anybody looking to meet new people and be a part of The Yoga Loft community
•Anybody who loves to read
HOW TO SIGN UP FOR THE YOGA BOOK CLUB?
•Join our Facebook group to stay up to date and a part of the TYL Book Club Community
•On Facebook click the "groups" tab and request to be added
•Not on Facebook? Stay up to date right here
About The Book:
While on her way to teach a yoga retreat in March 2014, Rachel Brathen collapses at an airport, brought to her knees by excruciating stomach pains. She is rushed to the hospital on the tiny island of Bonaire, and hours later forced to undergo surgery. When she wakes up from anesthesia, her boyfriend is weeping at her bedside. While Rachel was struck down with seemingly mysterious pain, her best friend, Andrea, sustained fatal injuries as a result of a car accident. Rachel and Andrea had a magical friendship. Though they looked nothing alike—one girl tall, blond, and Swedish, the other short, brunette, and Colombian—everyone called them gemelas: twins.
Over the three years following Andrea’s death, at what might appear from the outside to be the happiest time—with her engagement to the man she loves and a blossoming career that takes her all over the world—Rachel faces a series of trials that have the potential to define her life. Unresolved grief and trauma from her childhood make the weight of her sadness unbearable. At each turn, she is confronted again and again with a choice: Will she lose it all, succumb to grief, and grasp for control that’s beyond her reach? Or can she move through the loss and let go?
When Rachel and her husband conceive a child, pregnancy becomes a time to heal and an opportunity to be reborn herself. As she recounts this transformative period, Rachel shares her hard-won wisdom about life and death, love and fear, what it means to be a mother and a daughter, and how to become someone who walks through the fire of adversity with the never-ending practice of loving hard and letting go.
March 21 | 1:30-3:00 pm
Space: The Yoga Loft | 721 Cardinal Ln Howard
Attend: Only 10 total for in studio review. A Zoom link will auto send once you register. Registration is open via our website.
Participants are responsible to buy or borrow a book. :) Join in the amazing exchange of knowledge and inspiration. We'll gather at The Yoga Loft. We have a nice lounge area right at the studio to use for our reviews. Participants will take turns leading the discussion. You may choose to co-lead with another too!
Tea and Treats for our review (TBD pending COVID)
I’ll have hot water and tea for our meetings. Feel free to bring a treat to share if you'd like, not required. Join the fun! Nothing formal or stuffy with us....just good, thought provoking discussion.