Thursday, January 17, 2013

Really Exciting News: NEW BOOK CLUB!


INTRODUCING 2013's NEWEST BABY:

A book club for the urban yogi

Do you dig a good read, but find it harder and harder to get through a book between deadlines and emails?

Has your childhood love of reading been lost to the time-suck of mindless Facebook-scrolling and YouTube-watching?

Do you wish you had a down-to-earth friend or two with whom you could talk about more than the weather?  Do you tire of superficial small talk and wanna dig into the deeper questions?

Would you like to learn more about the philosophies behind yoga and mindfulness, but don't really know where to start?  Are you intimidated by, but curious about, the big words and esoteric concepts underlying your practice?

Do you dig drinking wine and hanging out with cool cats?

If you answered "yes" to any of the above — and, come on, who doesn't like an excuse to crack open a bottle of red on a weeknight? — then you should join us for the first-ever gathering of OMpower's new book club, ROOTS.

ROOTS gets at just that: the soul behind the schtick, the ideas behind the practice, the philosophy behind the asana.  We'll tackle one book a month from diverse genres, keeping themes creative, broad, and relatable, with an emphasis on the light-hearted and the down-to-earth.

Join us for our first gathering Tuesday evening, February 19th, 7pm, at OMpower Cycling & Yoga.  Bring a little something sweet to share if you can.  We'll sip pinot and tawk books. 

February's debut book selection:
Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi: My Humble Quest to Heal My Colitis, Calm My ADD, and Find the Key to Happiness,
by Brian Leaf

It's pretty simple: 

Pick up a copy at your local indie bookstore, grab one at the library, or order it on Amazon here.  Read it.  Grab that friend you've been meaning to re-connect with for six months.  Then roll on over to OMpower Tuesday the 19th at 7pm.  We'll take it from there.  We just ask that you throw five or ten bucks into the can to help keep the lights on and the wine flowing.

Live far away but still wanna participate? 

Have no fear; social media to the rescue.  We're working on a few slick ways for you to join in from afar.  Start now by digging into the book, make sure to "like" the soon-to-come Roots FB and Twitter pages to receive updates, and we'll have more info for you soon.

Happy reading!  See you on the 19th.

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