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Saturday 10/22/2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
$0.00 Wild Mercy Bookclub

Are you a mystic? In the midst of a yoga class, a run, gardening or cooking have you felt a moment of deeper connection with yourself, the present, the world at large? It can be difficult for women to see themselves in the wisdom traditions that shape yoga and other non-secular and secular contemplative practices that lead with the teachings and faces of men. 

The book Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics by Mirabai Starr dives into the feminine experience of the mystical. For example, a offering a brief exploration of the feminine kundalini energy through the feminine experience instead of its standard description filtered through the male gaze. 

The authors purpose isn't to prove that female is better than male. She weaves together her personal story with the stories of other women, historical and modern, to demonstrate that it's not either/or but to illustrate that the feminine experience is a crucial and natural part of the whole. 

Read the book straight through or intuitively pick a section, Wild Mercy is a sumptuous, inspiring read. 

Explore the subject more in upcoming 4 week series here:

Suzanne Henley

Suzanne believes wisdom lives in our bodies, hearts, and minds. She teaches yoga to share tools that can help students tap into their natural wisdom and become the change they wish to see in the world. She desires her classes to be a space of play, joy, contemplation, release, and renewal. 

Suzanne’s favorite hobby is learning. Suzanne has studied and lived at two of the country’s leading yoga retreat and education centers, Yogaville Satchidananda Ashram and Kripalu Center of Yoga and Health. She completed her Level One Kundalini Yoga certification at Lighthouse Yoga, a 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga certification with Faith Hunter, and studied contemplative prayer guidance at the Shalem Institute. She is currently studying Instinctive Meditation and The Radiance Sutras with Camille Maurine and Lorin Roche. 

Like the people who attend her classes, Suzanne also works a demanding job. She has dedicated her career to addressing food security issues. She practices yoga and meditation to maintain clarity, compassion, strength, and joy. 

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