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      Modern Stories, Ancient Yoga: Yoga and Literature Series with Rebecca Warfield in Wilmington


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      November 6, 2017

      Monday   7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

      203 Racine Drive #200
      Wilmington, North Carolina 28403

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      Modern Stories, Ancient Yoga: Yoga and Literature Series with Rebecca Warfield

      The study of language and literature is an important facet of yoga. In fact, sutra 2.44 in The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali— svadhyaya ishta samprayogah— states, “By study of spiritual books comes communion with one’s chosen deity.” In other words, to read and study books of philosophical or spiritual significance, one can come closer to his or her personal Truth.

      Modern thinkers, writers, and yogis have adapted the ancient teachings of yoga into new and accessible forms. In fact, many contemporary pieces of literature have woven yoga’s teachings into artful pieces of literature. In this bi-monthly event, we will gather together in practice and satsang to explore, analyze, and discuss the teachings of yoga in modern literature. In this winter series, Rebecca Warfield will facilitate discussion, inquiry, and analysis pertaining to the month's selected book. Additionally, she will guide participants through asana related to the book's theme and intention. After each meeting, all participants will be added to a private, social media forum to continue their conversations and studies of the text outside of the meeting time.

      Rebecca holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English Literature and has taught college-level literature for a decade. Therefore, participants can expect this event to include an accessible combination of intertextual references to ancient literature, prepared handouts, mini-lectures pertaining to relevant literary theory, digital presentations, journal questions, guided discussion, and open dialogue.
      We will meet once, every other month. All levels welcome! Participants must purchase own copy of book. Please bring the book with you to the workshop. Participants should read and annotate the text before coming to the event. Please, come with questions, ideas, and a sense of adventure!

      Schedule:
      We will meet on Mondays, November 6, 2017; January 8, 2018; and March 5, 2018. All sessions are scheduled for 7:30pm-8:45pm.

      Books:
      Please purchase and read the book before attending.
      November 6: The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri
      January 8: The Tale for the Time Being, Ruth Ozeski
      March 5: S., John Updike

      Cost:
      Drop in: $30
      Attend all three and save $10 on final session!

      Cost: Payment required - Drop in: $30 Attend all three and save $10 on final session!

      Categories: Health & Wellness | Literary & Books | Religion & Spirituality

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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