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MLPC Book Club

Our very first month of Book Club has come to an end, but we LOVED reading and discussing “Meditations from the Mat” by Rolf Gates and Katrina Keninson. And as Rolf says on Day 364, “I’ve discovered that endings, done properly, are excellent beginnings.”

For our new beginning, and throughout the month of July, we will continue to meet once a week to discuss “Poser: my life in twenty-three yoga poses” by Claire Dederer:

“Poser is unlike any other book about yoga you will read -- because it is actually a book about life. Witty and heartfelt, sharp and irreverent, Poser is for anyone who has ever tried to stand on their head while keeping both feet on the ground.

Ten years ago, Claire Dederer put her back out while breastfeeding her baby daughter. Told to try yoga by everyone from the woman behind the counter at the co-op to the homeless guy on the corner, she signed up for her first class. She fell madly in love.

Over the next decade, she would tackle triangle, wheel, and the dreaded crow, becoming fast friends with some poses and developing long-standing feuds with others. At the same time, she found herself confronting the forces that shaped her generation. Dederer found that the deeper she went into the poses, the more they tested her most basic ideas of what makes a good mother, daughter, friend, wife -- and the more they made her want something a little less tidy, a little more improvisational. Less goodness, more joy.” (

Join us on Saturday, July 4 as we talk about the first 6 chapters of “Poser”! Everyone is welcome and even if you can’t make it every week, we’d love for you to stop by when you can! You can book into the book club on our website.

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