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Bhagavad Gita Reading Group

July 1 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Bhagavad Gita Reading Group

Join Kim Healey & Liam Dodson for a book group at our studio

Mondays from 7:30 – 8:30 pm – July 1 through Aug 19


Deepen your yoga practice and self-study (svadhyaya) this summer with the Bhagavad Gita. This sacred text can be read as a riveting story, a devotional work, a life philosophy guide, an inspiration to many activists, a poem and song, a moral framework, and as part of the much larger Mahabharata epic. Although this may seem daunting, it is a text that anyone can read and benefit from in their yoga practice on and off the mat.

We would love to have you join Liam Dodson, Theology Teacher and Yoga Student, and Kimberley Healey, Yoga Teacher and Literature Teacher, for an introductory Bhagavad Gita reading group. This is an informal community reading group rather than a lecture course. We hope you will come ready to discuss and apply the wisdom of the text.

Our guiding questions will be around how to apply the lessons of the text to our yoga practice and our own life paths. Each session will begin with a short meditation, a reading of the text (different translations are welcome), some definition of terms and context and then an open discussion of our personal understanding and interactions with the text. We will close with intentions for the next week to explore the themes of the text in our daily lives.

Participants will be given a reading schedule ahead of time to prepare sections to discuss. All are welcome and you can join at any time.

A sliding scale donation will help cover studio costs.

Eight Mondays 7:30-8:30 pm
In-person at our Adeline Yoga’s Berkeley location
July 1 – August 19




Suggested $108 for the whole series

Single sessions $14


Kimberley Healey (she/her) has been studying and practicing Iyengar Yoga for almost 30 years. She is a Certified Iyengar teacher and has taught in Oregon, Pennsylvania and New York. Her teaching is joyous, lively and informed by her academic background in literature and philosophy. She loves teaching teenagers and has brought Iyengar Yoga to high school students for the last few years.

Recently, Kim returned to the East Bay and is thrilled to be in California after many years in Oregon. Kimberley is passionate about being upside down, reading books and dancing tango.

Liam Dodson (he/him) is a theology teacher at a small Catholic high school in Oakland. A Bay Area native, he stayed close to home for his undergraduate, where he studied Philosophy, with a minor in Buddhist Studies, at UC Berkeley, before going on to complete an MA in Buddhist Studies at divinity school. For most of the last decade, due in large part to working at Catholic schools, his interest has shifted to Christian theology, with a specific love of Christian mysticism.

In his free time, Liam enjoys reading, hiking, seeing friends, and spending time with his cat Huxley (named after Aldous).




July 1
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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