Celebrate National Library Week! Books I Love: Tales from the Yoga Studio {A Giveaway!}

It’s National Library Week and as part of that I’ve committed to sharing my favorite book, album and movie titles with my readers this week.

What a better way to start off the week than with a giveaway?

{Now you will have a chance to WIN THIS BOOK!}

{click the book to read about the book and more importantly to learn more about the author}

Title:  Tales from the Yoga Studio

Author: Rain Mitchell

Genre: Novel

Synopsis: A low-key local yoga teacher with a special gift for reaching people is targeted as the “Next Big Thing” by a high-powered company.

My thoughts: I made a connection right away. It reminded me of some of my gifted yoga teacher friends and what might happen if suddenly someone wanted to pay them a lot of money and make them famous. Would they sell out and become part of the yoga machine or would they stay true to themselves?

Being a part of a small studio that flies under the radar for most people, but totally changes lives, I identified with this story. How would I react if suddenly our studio became overrun with the rich and famous?  Or worse, if the teachers suddenly became like unattainable rock stars?

So are you ready to read this book yet?

A super quick read with some very likeable characters that clearly struck a nerve for me. I recommend reading it especially if you have a beloved teacher who (you hope) isn’t ever going to be on the cover of a yoga magazine.

Want to win my (advanced readers) copy of this book ?

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Am I eligible to win?
Anyone with a valid e-mail and a U.S. mailing address is eligible.

When do I find out if I am the winner?

Contest is open from Sunday, April 1o, 2011 – noon (PST), Sunday, April 17th.

The winner will be chosen the old-fashioned way: names in a hat.

The winner will be announced on Monday, April 18th. You will have 1 week to e-mail us back with your home address so we can mail the prize.


This giveaway is now CLOSED.

And the winner is… Elizabeth!

12 thoughts on “Celebrate National Library Week! Books I Love: Tales from the Yoga Studio {A Giveaway!}

  1. To me a great teacher is one that spreads their light and love to the entire class – with contagious enthusiasm and one that shares a little yogic wisdom that you can take off the mat.
    Will tweet this as well!

  2. A great yoga teacher is someone who knows that yoga is for every body, and finds a way to guide each person on a unique journey! I am lucky to have a teacher who has done this for me!

  3. To me, a great yoga teacher is someone who creates the space (environment/sequence/permission/intention/theme) for the student to experience themselves; one who encourages inquiry and self-exploration.

  4. Okay, I think I’m a email subscriber and confirmed too! Thanks!!!

    gaileee at yahoo dot com

    gail pickens-barger

  5. Hi,
    I’ve “Liked” Teacher goes back to School Facebook page, and actually made a comment on your contest about this book. I’d love to read this book! (and win it too, that is…..)

    gaileee at yahoo dot com

    (gail pickens-barger on the facebook page….) Thanks!

  6. What makes a great yoga teacher? The ones I’ve really enjoyed, for me personally, were ones that also educated you on what the particular pose does for the body. I also like a great guided final relaxation!

    gaileee at yahoo dot com

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