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Welcome to Enrich Yoga & Wellness’s Book Club

What is the cost? 


The book club is free to join and the once monthly groups are free to attend (we will be collecting donations for the Canadian Mental Health Association). 

When & where will the club meet?


We will be meeting on the last Saturday afternoon of the month from 1:00 – 3:00 pm, at the studio. Potluck snacks are welcome, tea and coffee are provided.

How do I join?

To become a member of the book club, please email or text Misty OR send us a message about the Book Club through the Contact form. Communications regarding the Book Club will be delivered to members only (rather than to all patrons of the studio).

What books will you study?

Books will be announced at the start of every month, keep checking the website for details. Our focus will be wellness, self-help, yoga philosophy and personal development genres.

The idea for our own Book Club was born during a class where one of our students was really struggling with the idea of being gentle with themselves. Misty asked her if she had ever heard of the work of Dr. Kristen Neff, who studies Self Compassion, and that little conversation ignited a spark within Misty. . .

Many of our clients are avid readers looking for ways to enhance the "wellness" in their lives. Much like Misty, so many of us enjoy disappearing into the pages of inspirational materials that enrich our lives


Starting in September, EYW will be hosting a monthly book club. Members will be given one month to read the book (members are responsible for obtaining a copy of the book selection whether by purchasing the book themselves or borrowing from their local library). The focus of the club will be books from the Wellness, Self-Help, Yoga Philosophy and Personal Development genres. 

OH! As an added bonus, due to Misty's overflowing bookshelves at home, EYW now has a lending library at the studio where clients can borrow books. If clients have books from the Wellness, Self-Help, Yoga Philosophy and Personal Development genres that are in gentle used condition, they are welcome to add to our shelves. Think of it as a "Take a Book, Leave a Book" type of library. 

Next Book Club:

Saturday

Sept. 30 

1-3pm

September's Book Selection

       The relentless search for high self-esteem has become a virtual religion; and a tyrannical one at that. Our competitive culture tells us we need to be special and above average to feel good about ourselves, but we can’t all be above average at the same time. There is always someone richer, more attractive, or successful than we are. And even when we do manage to feel self-esteem for one golden moment, we can’t hold on to it. Our sense of self-worth bounces around like a ping-pong ball, rising and falling in lock-step with our latest success or failure.

Fortunately, there is an alternative to self-esteem that many psychologists believe is a better and more effective path to happiness: self-compassion. The research of Dr. Kristin Neff and others strongly suggests that people who are more self-compassionate lead healthier, more productive lives than those who are self-critical. And the feelings of security and self-worth provided by self-compassion are highly stable. Self-compassion steps in precisely when we fall down, allowing us to get up and try again.

 

Dr. Neff helps readers understand that compassion isn’t only something that we should apply to others. Just as we’d have compassion for a good friend who was going through a hard time or felt inadequate in some way, why not for ourselves? Many people believe that they need to be self-critical to motivate themselves, but in fact they just end up feeling anxious, incompetent and depressed. Dr. Neff’s research shows that far from encouraging self-indulgence, self-compassion helps us to see ourselves clearly and make needed changes because we care about ourselves and want to reach our full potential.

 

This ground breaking book shows readers how to let go of their constant, debilitating self-judgment and finally learn to be kind to themselves. Using solid empirical research, personal stories, humour, and dozens of practical exercises, Dr. Neff—the world’s leading experts on self-compassion—shows readers how to heal the wounds of the past so that they can be healthier, happier and more effective. Entertaining, highly readable and eminently accessible, this book has the power to change your life.

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