I have been participating in the Karma Yoga Spirit Matters book club for a couple of years. I only regret when I miss it! Susann and Shelley select such wonderful books to read and provide so much insight. They lead wonderful discussions that are always lively because of the wonderful people who show up, and the openness with which each person shares their thoughts, reactions and insights. For example, this month we read the Tao Te Ching. The discussion was so lively. While many read a common interpretation, several of us also read other interpretations. You can only imagine how lively and valuable the discussion was in compare and contrast. Like I said at the outset: never miss a month. Or if you do? Just read the book!
Valerie loves to learn. Her formal training includes a 200-hour accredited course on Classical Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda & Western Anatomy in 2021; two 200-hour accredited courses on Kundalini Yoga; a 500-hour accredited study in Hatha Yoga with Joseph LaPage; Naad Yoga studies with Professor Surinder Singh of the Raj Academy and the University of West London; 2,000-hour training in therapeutic massage with the Health Enrichment Center and advanced bodywork training with the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA; and a full apprenticeship with evolutionary astrologer Steven Forrest.
Valerie brings a life's study in human awareness and passion into the classroom.