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Yoga Book Club:

Here’s a chance to let inspired wisdom from your bookshelf transform your daily life. In Yoga Book Club, new concepts and habits sink deep into your mind, body and spirit, creating profound, positive change.

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This is where insightful, supportive women come together to get wise about living well. Part book discussion, part life coaching and part yoga class, we enjoy a light hearted approach to soul deep learning. Classes are at the Warren Building Studio, 90 Washington St. in Wellesley, MA. Call Wellesley Recreation at 781-235-2370 to register.

Sign up soon for this spring!


Meditation for Fidgety SkepticsA 10% Happier How-to Book by Dan Harris and Jeff Warren with Carlye Adler

Here’s a chance to let inspired wisdom from your bookshelf transform your daily life. In Yoga Book Club, new concepts and habits sink deep into your mind, body and spirit, creating profound, positive change. Led by certified master life coach and yoga instructor, Cory Halaby, classes include book discussion, coaching, self-reflection, yoga and meditation. Each season of Yoga Book Club offers a new layer of learning. Each class is centering, relaxing and fun, like a mini-retreat.

This spring we’ll dive into MEDITATION FOR FIDGETY SKEPTICS by Dan Harris and Jeffrey Warren with Carlye Adler. ABC News anchor and author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, 10% HAPPIER, Dan Harris, and his friend Jeff Warren, a masterful teacher and “Meditation MacGyver,” went on a cross-country quest to tackle the myths, misconceptions, and self-deceptions that stop people from meditating. Dan and Jeff tell the story of their adventures, and convey crystal clear instructions on how to meditate. More importantly, they demonstrate and explain how to let this accessible practice improve your life.

Whether you’re curious, but skeptical about learning to meditate, or you’re an experienced meditator who enjoys insightful guidance, it helps to practice among friends, at Yoga Book Club.

Thursdays 9:30 – 10:45 AM
April 12 – May 31
90 Washington Street, Wellesley

Call to register – 781 235 2370
$150 residents; $160 non-residents
Min. 5 – Max. 15

The Yoga Book Club with Cory feels like a weekly retreat, like I went to Kripalu with some dear friends except it’s Thursday and I am at the rec center! If you need (and who doesn’t) a place to focus on building happiness, strength, and love for yourself look no further.

– Nancy Joyce, Wellesley resident

Yoga book club with Cory is an amazing experience.  Cory has an innate ability to connect with others and help people to access their own deeper truths. I have grown more resilient emotionally and more compassionate and insightful because of yoga book club.  I recommend it highly to anyone who is interested in personal growth!

– L. Landers, Wellesley

I tend to read a book and forget the title, definitely the author and can barely remember the ending without some help. And with self-help books I maybe jot down a couple of key ideas to try to remember. But with Yoga Book Club you get to live through the book for a few weeks, discuss it, practice yoga around it and meditate on it. It really starts to sink into your life.

– C.C., Wellesley

Yoga Book Club titles have included:

  • Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
  • A Mind at Home with Itself by Byron Katie with Stephen Mitchell
  • Hallelujah Anyway by Anne Lamott
  • The Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, with Douglas Abrams
  • Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton
  • Diana, Herself by Martha Beck
  • Finding Your Own North Star by Martha Beck
  • A Thousand Names for Joy by Byron Katie
  • The Artists Way by Julia Cameron
  • Happiness is an Inside Job by Sylvia Boorstein
  • The Joy Diet by Martha Beck
  • Daring Greatly by Brené Brown.
  • Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo

We talk about all kinds of interesting stuff. We stretch, strengthen and breathe through yoga practices specifically designed to integrate each idea. We enjoy each others company, learn a lot, and take fresh insight and inspiration into our lives. Join us!


MAKE MINDFUL PRACTICE YOUR OWN – Sunday, October 15, 7:30-9:00pm, Laughing Dog Yoga Studio, 159 Linden St., Wellesley, MA.
Hosted by Wellesley Mothers Forum. All are welcome…

Mindfulness for Busy Moms
Tame Your To-Do List (So you can love what you do all day!)
Meditation at Home  – Beginner Practices for Busy People
Problem Solving Super Powers
Spiritual Super Powers of Motherhood (and how to use them)
Cory is available to speak to mothers groups, book clubs, local libraries, educators, parent groups, yoga studios, lunch and learn series…


3rd Annual Wellesley Wellness Retreat

Self-Care to Thrive in a Busy World

Sunday, January 28, 2018.

8:00 am – 3:30 pm At The Hunnewell Carriage House at Elm Bank, 900 Washington St., Wellesley MA


WWR 2017 pics with thanks to John Harmon Photography

Find out more…

2nd Annual Within Life Coaching and Yoga – Weekend Retreat at Good Commons

Good Commons Collage

Registration opening soon for a spring weekend getaway in Plymouth, Vermont: April 27-29, 2018

Yoga, coaching, an afternoon hike, and farm-to-table dining, all with an amazing group of women. You are not going to want to miss this. Find out more…