Book Club Meets the Mat!
“Peace Is Every Step” by Thich Nhat Hanh
w/ Amy Yapp
Friday, Feb. 9th @ 7:30 – 9pm CANCELLED
“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” – Anna Quindlen
“The most profound satisfactions, the deepest feelings of joy and completeness lie as close at hand as our next aware breath and the smile we can form right now.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
In the rush of modern life, we tend to lose touch with the peace that is available in each moment. World-renowned Zen master, spiritual leader, and author Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how to make positive use of the very situations that usually pressure and antagonize us. For him, dirty dishes, red lights, and traffic jams are spiritual friends and gifts on the path to mindfulness. Lucidly and beautifully written, Peace Is Every Step contains commentaries and meditations, personal anecdotes and stories from Nhat Hanh’s experiences as a peace activist, teacher, and community leader.
Just like yoga, a good book is always better when shared with a group of fellow book lovers. When I was younger, my mother used to say, “Thank Goodness for laundry and messy closets!” I never understood what she meant until I turned 50 and those “chores” started to feel like quiet meditations and opportunities for gratitude (not EVERY time but I am working on it!!) I recently found Peace Is Every Step among my mother’s things and couldn’t put it down. Please join me for a book chat followed by a rejuvenating yoga class…a shared experience that will settle your mind and nourish you soul.
Book Club Meets the Mat combines the fun and connection of a book club community with the healing nature of a yoga class. Amy invites you to “pull up a bolster” to discuss our quarterly book of choice and stay for a rejuvenating yoga practice that will settle your mind and nourish your body. This workshop is a wonderful opportunity to deepen your yoga practice and perhaps meet a new friend!
When Amy first tried a yoga class as a busy, young elementary school teacher many years ago, she decided it “wasn’t for her”. Ten years later and recovering from some serious health challenges, she decided to give “that yoga thing” another try. It was that second class after a decade hiatus that profoundly changed her life. She walked away standing taller, breathing better and knowing she had found something integral to her future. A born teacher, Amy couldn’t help sharing what she had experienced with others and began teaching yoga in 2003. Amy is honored and grateful to have completed her 200 hour teacher training with Shawn Shaw, Johnny Gillespie and Diana Hoscheit of Empowered Yoga . Always focusing on healing and prevention, Amy’s teaching has a strong foundation built upon core work, alignment-based poses and tension relieving breath work to restore and empower her students at their own pace. She believes in challenging herself and those around her, but is committed to listening to the body and making sure every class has a healthy dose of fun. Delight and connection are at the heart of every class.
Revolution Community Yoga
537 Massachusetts Avenue
Acton, MA 01720