December’s Yoga Book Club Selection: Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence by Matthew Sanford. We are meeting on Tuesday, December 17 at 8 p.m. Book club is always free and open to all! I hope you’ll pick up this book and join us! Our location has moved; if you plan on joining us please email me at for location details.

Matthew Sanford’s life and body were irrevocably changed at age 13 when his family’s car skidded off a snowy Iowa overpass, killing Matt’s father and sister and leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. This pivotal event set Matt on a lifelong journey, from his intensive care experiences at the Mayo Clinic to becoming a paralyzed yoga teacher and founder of a nonprofit organization. Forced to explore what it truly means to live in a body, he emerges with an entirely new view of being a “whole” person. In this searingly candid memoir he delivers a powerful message about the endurance of the human spirit and of the body that houses it.