Sage Yoga Book Club for Students and Teachers

When: 12:15 – 1:45 PM on the second Thursday of every month (February 13, 2020)

Purpose: To connect once a month to build community, explore yoga topics, and exchange ideas, in order to grow our understanding and practice. (The book will change monthly.)

What to bring: A book; notepad and pen/pencil; your lunch or a something to share; and, your ideas, thoughts, and good vibes!

Location: Sage Yoga Studio Fallbrook

Books: The book will change monthly. If you are not interested in the chosen book feel free to bring and discuss any book related to the topic or just come with your ideas, to listen, or to enjoy the group. Note that the Fallbrook library is able to order books from anywhere in SD County if you prefer to borrow a book.

February Book: The Compassionate Connection: The Healing Power of Empathy and Mindful Listening by David Rakel

“All of us have an innate capacity for compassion. We recognize when others are hurting, and we want to help, but we’re not always good at it. There is another way. In The Compassionate Connection, Dr. David Rakel explains how we can strengthen our bonds with others―all the while doing emotional and physical good for ourselves.

As founder and director of the University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine program, Dr. Rakel discovered that we become the most effective helpers when we use the tool of human connection. Drawing on his own research and practice, as well as thirty years of published studies in medicine, sociology, psychology, meditation, and neuroscience, Dr. Rakel “stacks the deck” in favor of healing and introduces the concept of bio-psycho-spiritual authentic awareness. Not only are our bodies and minds connected, but also it has been scientifically proven that our capacity to feel beauty, awe, and compassion enhances our health and well-being.

In The Compassionate Connection, Dr. Rakelprovides an innovative approach to enhancing health in others and strengthening relationships through the art of connecting. These tools guide us to improve our connections―whether between doctor and patient, husband and wife, parent and child, or boss and employee―and live with clarity, wisdom, and good health.”


Sage Yoga Studios
115 N. Main Ave.
Fallbrook, CA 92028