We are starting a MLP book club hosted by teacher-librarian and MLP member Em! This book club won't start until the weekend of May 23rd, giving you time to order the first book.
Emily is new to yoga, but isn't new to reading. After 10 years of international classroom teaching in Egypt, Vietnam and Kuwait, Emily landed her dream job as an elementary school librarian in Kuwait. She shares her love of reading with her students every day, while striving to build a reading community. In her free time, Emily loves to read a variety of styles and is excited about leading us through some books about yoga and mindfulness.
The first book we've chosen to read is Meditations from the Mat. Fun fact: Meditations from the Mat is Alex's favorite book ever. If you've ever been to her yoga class, you've probably heard her reference this book and quote this teacher. She had the privilege of taking a teacher training this past summer with Rolf Gates, the author of this book - see pictures below
Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga by Rolf Gates
As more and more people in the West pursue yoga in its various forms, whether at traditional centers, in the high-powered atmosphere of sports clubs, or on their own, they begin to realize that far from being just another exercise routine, yoga is a discipline of the body and the mind.
The 365 meditations included in this book offer a way to integrate the mindfulness that yoga teaches into everyday life. Whether used in the morning to set the tone for the day, during yoga exercise itself, or at the end of the day, during evening reflection, Meditations from the Mat will support and enhance anyone’s yoga journey.