Time & Location
09 Jun 2021, 18:00 – 19:00
About the Event
I would like to introduce you to our pop up Book Club… I would often witness members recommending books to one another and given the shared common ground of practising yoga this idea was born. We meet online once a month to discuss a book and hopefully get to know a bit more about the other names and faces that we see in class each week. The book club will be hosted virtually by fellow member; Melissa Whiteman along with myself for familiarity. We choose titles that are linked to wellbeing, understanding the bodymind, yogic philosophy etc. and that present ideas that you might like to implement into your day to day life. When it comes to meeting up virtually you could potentially share any results you have noticed from applying your new knowledge or maybe just what you thought about the book.
This month we are reading In Defence of Food: The Myth of Nutrition and the Pleasures of Eating by Michael Pollan. Here’s what you can expect:
A simple invitation to junk the science, ditch the diet and instead rediscover the joys of eating well.
This book is a celebration of food. By food, Michael Pollan means real, proper, simple food - not the kind that comes in a packet, or has lists of unpronounceable ingredients, or that makes nutritional claims about how healthy it is. More like the kind of food your great-grandmother would recognize.
By following a few pieces of advice (Eat at a table - a desk doesn't count. Don't buy food where you'd buy your petrol!), you will enrich your life and your palate, and enlarge your sense of what it means to be healthy and happy.
It's time to fall in love with food again.
Our next Book Club is scheduled for Wednesday 9th June at 6pm and will last about 1 hour.
I hope that the literature will offer you some solace and distraction over the following weeks and that coming together to discuss the book provides connection and inspiration.