Svādhyāya ~ Sharing Our Reflections on Yoga Philosophy
(A yoga book club of sorts)

Join our discussion group! 

Svādhyāya (Devanagariस्वाध्याय) is a Sanskrit term which means self-study and study of sacred texts.

This is a casual, fun get-together in which we explore yoga philosophy and how it relates to our lives.
Attend every month or whenever you can. See in-person meeting times below.

In-person format*: Each month we read a few recommended chapters from the assigned “inspired” text, along with a few related verses from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. I’ll offer a few ideas or questions to get the conversation going. I can’t wait to see where our conversations lead us!
Online format: The topics, sutras, and excerpts from the readings (along with some of my thoughts on the topic) will appear in a blog format. I would love to continue the conversation online in the comments section! This also allows those who cannot be there in person to participate.

*Covid-19 update:  We will meet via video conference until further notice.
If you wish to attend, please email me at and I will send you the link.

Every meeting we will be referring to the Yoga Sutras of PatanjaliThere are many translations. Use B.K.S. Iyengar’s or whichever version you like.

***All of these book images are links to purchase from Amazon. When possible, please purchase from your local book store.
If you intend to buy from Amazon and click these links to purchase, I will receive a small commission.


Read about our discussion in January 2020

Read about our discussion in February 2020


Saturday, May 2nd, 2020
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Topic: Life is a creation, not a discovery
Reading:  pages 1-93 from Conversations with God
by Neale Donald Walsh
Sutra reading: The Yoga Sutras pages 3-6 & Themes in the Four Padas pages 11-18 (From Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by BKS Iyengar)

Saturday, May 30th, 2020
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Topic: TBD
Reading: Chapters (TBD) from
Living Buddha, Living Christ
by Thich Nhat Hanh
Sutra reading: TBD

Saturday, June 27, 2020
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Topic: TBD
Reading: Chapters (TBD) from Walden
by Henry David Thoreau
Sutra reading: TBD

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