Vinyasa Yoga: Dharma Book Club Ongoing class: Mondays, 5:45-7:00pm Book discussion on fourth Monday of every month
Dharma is a word from Yoga and Buddhism that refers to the essential nature of cosmic and individual existence. To study and enact the dharma is to fulfill one’s duty, or purpose, in life. Dharma can be felt across spiritual traditions. It is universal and at the same time highly personal. This class will support students in exploring their own way into dharma through a list of suggested readings, group discussions, and Vinyasa Yoga. Most Mondays will consist of a 75-minute Vinyasa Yoga class, informed by that month’s reading. The fourth Monday of the month will begin with 30 minutes of asana (Yoga postures) and conclude with a book discussion. No time to read the book? No problem! Come and participate anyway. A series of passages and prompts will be prepared to stimulate group dialogue. Students will also be encouraged to pose questions to each other, share their wisdom, and reflect on ideas that inspired and/or challenged them. This class aims to foster the mutual and personal growth that take place when a sangha (community) gathers together to help each other live their best lives.
All levels welcome
Readings • July 24 – The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer • August 28 – The Mirror of Yoga by Richard Freeman • September 25 – A Heart as Wide as the World by Sharon Salzberg • October 23 – Siddhārtha's Brain by James Kingsland • November 27 – The Heart of Centering Prayer by Cynthia Bourgeault