Yoga Book Club

All Yoga Room students are welcome to join my Yoga Book Club, which has been meeting every other month since 2008 to discuss inspirational books on a wide range of holistic topics including yoga philosophy, spiritual growth, the natural world and more. Members take turns hosting in their homes - or even poolside when the weather is nice! Our discussions are made even more enjoyable by the healthy vegan dishes everyone brings to share for our dinner potlucks. Contact Christy if you'd like to join!

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Our Current Book Selection

The Day the World Stops Shopping

by J.B. MacKinnon

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The economy says we must always consume more: even the slightest drop in spending leads to widespread unemployment, bankruptcy, and home foreclosure.

The planet says we consume too much: in America, we burn the earth’s resources at a rate five times faster than it can regenerate. And despite efforts to “green” our consumption—by recycling, increasing energy efficiency, or using solar power—we have yet to see a decline in global carbon emissions.

Addressing this paradox head-on, acclaimed journalist J. B. MacKinnon asks, What would really happen if we simply stopped shopping? Is there a way to reduce our consumption to earth-saving levels without triggering economic collapse? At first this question took him around the world, seeking answers from America’s big-box stores to the hunter-gatherer cultures of Namibia to communities in Ecuador that consume at an exactly sustainable rate. Then the thought experiment came shockingly true: the coronavirus brought shopping to a halt, and MacKinnon’s ideas were tested in real time.

Drawing from experts in fields ranging from climate change to economics, MacKinnon investigates how living with less would change our planet, our society, and ourselves. Along the way, he reveals just how much we stand to gain: An investment in our physical and emotional wellness. The pleasure of caring for our possessions. Closer relationships with our natural world and one another. Imaginative and inspiring, The Day the World Stops Shopping will embolden you to envision another way.

We will discuss this book on Wednesday, February Date TBA, 2022, 6pm. RSVP for location.

RSVP to Christy.

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Do Nothing
Celeste Headlee

Half The Sky
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The Untethered Soul
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Caste
Isabel Wilkerson

The Happiness Project
Gretchen Rubin

The Shift
Wayne Dyer

Radical Acceptance
Tara Brach, PhD

Waking Up
John Earle

The Tao of Pooh
Benjamin Hoff

The Science of Yoga
William J. Broad

Broken Open
Elizabeth Lesser

The Gifts of Imperfection
Brene Brown

The Legacy of Luna
Julia Butterfly Hill

The Heart of Yoga
TKV Desikachar

10% Happier
Dan Harris

Poser: My Life in 23 Yoga Poses
Claire Dederer

The Faith Club
R. Idliby, P. Warner & S. Oliver

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
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Braiding Sweetgrass
Robin Wall Kimmerer

What The Eyes Don't See
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

The Wisdom of Yoga
Stephen Cope

Self-Compassion
Kristin Neff, PhD

Stumbling Toward Enlightenment
Geri Larkin

All About Love
bell hooks

A New Earth
Eckhart Tolle

World Peace Diet
Will Tuttle

The Art of Extreme Self-Care
Cheryl Richardson

At Home In The World
Thich Nhat Hanh

My Stroke of Insight
Jill Bolte Taylor

There is Nothing Wrong with You
Cheri Huber

Seven Thousand Ways to Listen
Mark Nepo

The Book of Joy
Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu

How Yoga Works
Michael Roach & Christie McNally

Lovingkindness
Sharon Salzberg

Autobiography of a Yogi
Paramahansa Yogananda

Living Beautifully With Uncertainty & Change
Pema Chodron

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