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Saturday 10/9/2021 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$0.00 October Book Club

For this month's yoga book club, we will be reading the blockbuster " Caste: The Origins of our Discontents" from Pulitzer Prize–winning bestselling author of  The Warmth of Other Suns,  Isabel Wilkerson.   This brilliant book topped every best-seller list in 2020, a rare achievement for a scholarly work.  In Caste, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a deeply researched narrative about real people, sharing how America has been shaped by a hidden caste system which hurts our collective economic, medical, and scientific progress.  We will discuss the surprising links between the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, and explore the unquestioned underlying assumptions caste systems share across history.  We will reflect on Wilkerson's recommendations  on ways America can move beyond these artificial and destructive human divisions, toward a just and equitable world. Manju Sadarangani will be leading the discussion, online!  It's free to join, but please register.

Manju Sadarangani

Manju is a Yoga sceptic.  Born in the cradle of Yoga to a Yogini mother, Manju came to her practice fashionably late.  Although she attended intensive classes as a child and teenager at the oldest Yoga institute in India, Manju’s curiosity drew her to Kundalini Yoga in 2019.  In 2021, she completed her Level 1 teacher training with aspiring teachers from across the planet, the first global KRI program of its kind.    Manju believes in bringing a spirit of play, body positivity and radical self-love to her classes.  Describing herself as a perpetual novice, Manju centers curiosity and brings her creativity as a visual artist to Lighthouse.  She enjoys sharing joy, color, naad, and mantras in her practice.  She resists the problematic cultural appropriation surrounding Yoga by committing to authenticity in the studio.  She invites you to consider Yoga as a tool to recharge, resist, and rebel.

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