537 Massachusetts Ave, Acton, MA
Book Club Meets the Mat!
w/ Amy Yapp
Saturday, January 21st @ 1:30 – 3:30pm
In the book How Yoga Works by Geshe Michael Roach and Christie McNally, you will find a gentle and very accessible introduction to Patanjali’s “Yoga Sutras” (the guiding principles behind the Yoga practice) shared through the eyes of a young girl named Friday. She is arrested crossing a border with a very old copy of The Yoga Sutras and because no one can read it, she must prove it is hers by teaching the book to the captain of the jail. This story weaves in profound teachings along with compassion and a sense of humor! I fell in love with How Yoga Works during my teacher training years ago and have since recommended it to many friends along the way looking to explore ways to make yoga work best for them. Whether you’re just starting out with yoga or have been doing it for years, this book is a gem!
Join me for an inspiring all-levels yoga practice incorporating the themes and teachings offered in How Yoga Works, by Geshe Michael Roach and Christie McNally. Reading the book is not required but highly recommended!
“Yoga is a practical method for making one’s life purposeful, useful and noble.”
Amy Yapp Jan 2014 (2)Amy Yapp
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.