Tales from the Yoga Studio

Tales from the Yoga Studio

Rain Mitchell / Feb 24, 2020

Tales from the Yoga Studio Read Rain Mitchell s blogs and other content on the Penguin Community A sparkling new series introducing five unforgettable women who flock to yoga at turning points in their lives and find the gift o

  • Title: Tales from the Yoga Studio
  • Author: Rain Mitchell
  • ISBN: 9780452296916
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Paperback
  • Read Rain Mitchell s blogs and other content on the Penguin Community A sparkling new series introducing five unforgettable women who flock to yoga at turning points in their lives and find the gift of lasting friendship The yoga studio is where daily cares are set aside, mats are unfurled, and physical exertion leads to well being, renewal, and friendship An aggressivRead Rain Mitchell s blogs and other content on the Penguin Community A sparkling new series introducing five unforgettable women who flock to yoga at turning points in their lives and find the gift of lasting friendship The yoga studio is where daily cares are set aside, mats are unfurled, and physical exertion leads to well being, renewal, and friendship An aggressively expanding chain of Los Angeles yoga experience centers, has Lee and her extraordinary teaching abilities in its sights They woo her with a lucrative contract, a trademarked name for her classes, and a place for her handsome musician husband But accepting the contract means abandoning the students at the homey studio Lee runs in L.A s Silver Lake district and leaving behind four women whose friendships are suddenly important to her than retirement benefits and a salary increase.Tales from the Yoga Studio is an insider s look at the current obsession with yoga, told with enough humor, wit, and warmth to charm and delight readers, whether or not they ve ever done a Downward Dog.

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    1. I really enjoyed this novel, a great diversion, pretty light, but not overly so. There's one passage that I carried with me, where Lee begins a yoga session with this meditation:"Let's start seated," she says, "eyes closed. This class has been described as a journey. But before we embark, how about doing a little UNpacking? Your expectations, your desire to do ten sun salutations, your plans for later in the day, the argument you had this morning, your safety net. Leave them all behind. Start of [...]


    2. The book is part “yoga is awesome” and part study of how complicated our lives become when we don’t follow our instincts. It follows the lives of five very different women: Lee, the studio owner; Katherine, an ex-junkie turned massage therapist; Graciela, an injured dancer trying to make her big break; Imani, a successful actress trying to hide from herself; and Stephanie, a talented screenwriter who is one more rejection from giving up. The only thing they have in common is yoga and Lee [...]


    3. A chick-lit novel that centers around a yoga studio. Overall it started off well, but quickly deteriorated into cliches--the married couple with troubles. The former drug addict trying to move forward. A woman who seems to have it all but has to overcome an awful loss. Blah blah blah blah blah.Initially engaging, after a while I found I couldn't really care about the characters and had trouble keeping them apart. My paperback version had a helpful guide to the four main characters, but even when [...]


    4. Ok I'm probably 4 books in to the yoga novel world, and I'm starting to identify some of the consistent tropes, and it's so, so much fun. The small studio owner with a plot arc about the fate of the studio is one. THis owner tends to be described as 'blond, no makeup, boring looking until you look into her eyes and see the wisdom of the ages' and so on. Another is that there is a persistent and I think successful effort to have a racially diverse cast. There's often a workaholic type, like a Mir [...]


    5. ARGH!! I am *so* disappointed. I had this book on my To Read list for ages and finally took it out from the library. I really wanted it to be beautiful and spiritually calming and introspective.It was crap. Well, at least the first few chapters were. That's as far as I made it. The moment the "actress" character ran into another actress friende description of whom just SCREAMED Jennifer Aniston (famous hair, "America's sweetheart", sitcom start called "Neighbors" or some tripe like that)I checke [...]


    6. A couple quotes I liked"the craving is just a ghost from the past that visits her from time to time, drops in from the misguided study and too much stress""Inhale through your nose into whatever traces of tension you're still holding on to, and sigh it all through your mouth. Let it go."Let's start seated," she says, "eyes closed. This class has been described as a journey. But before we embark, how about doing a little UNpacking? Your expectations, your desire to do ten sun salutations, your pl [...]


    7. I gave this two stars because I was hoping this would be really good brain candy. Instead it was more like a sour patch kid for my brain - it started off nice and sweet and like it was going to be really good. However, as I read more and more and none of the characters ever really got developed - the just did stuff - and the ones that the author did try to develop fell flat - I find myself wondering why I was reading the book at all. I have taken several yoga classes in my life and most of the t [...]


    8. This was a quick, summer read with characters in need of more depthful interaction with one another. My favorite character did not even do yoga and I think I liked him because his Boston accent was featured (reminds me of my buddy from Waltham).I did enjoy the description of the yoga poses and the sleazy corporate owners, trying to buy out the smaller studios. Maybe a 2.5, when all is said and done.


    9. I'm not really one for chic lit. Especially chic lit centered around a yoga studio. But, this was wasn't terrible - it was just the fluff I needed I suppose. And, if nothing else, Tales from the Yoga Studio made me excited to get back into a yoga routine and possibly find a studio again in a few months. It was fun getting to know the four women from the studio and read a bit behind-the-scenes of what goes on into running a business. But, it felt a little like forced friendship with "outside-the- [...]


    10. Joge ima u tragovima, ali zato ima žena u potrazi sa smislom života, pravom srećom i idealnim muškarcem. Mjesto radnje je sunčana Kalifornija, grad anđela i njegova okolica što posljedično uvlači u knjigu filmsku industriju, zgodnog vatrogasca i Beyonce, probleme s alkoholom i ostalu Beverly Hills tematiku. Chick-lit koji pati od anemije.


    11. Blurb: The yoga studio is where daily cares are set aside, mats are unfurled, and physical exertion leads to well-being, renewal, and friendship. In Los Angeles, yoga teachers have become celebrities and designer tank tops can cost a small fortune. Still, many students flock to the relatively unglamorous Edendale Yoga in the hip, out-of-the-way Silver Lake neighborhood. It's here where Lee uses her extraordinary teaching skills and unusual empathy to help students gain control of their bodies an [...]


    12. Don't expect anything deep from this book about a group of women who frequent the same yoga studio and who are dealing with different challenges in their lives. Although the story has a yoga theme running through it, it's light on spirituality and full of characters who are flat, cliched and pretentious. There are also way too many characters -- the chapters alternate among 5 central characters; two or three of whom are maybe given a little more attention. The book would have been better if the [...]


    13. Tales from the Yoga Studio installed two desires in me. 1) Must learn yoga. 2) Move to a quaint retro southern Californian town. Tranquility is a theme throughout this book, even during the poignant pieces. The very descriptions Rain Mitchell uses make you feel as if you right there in the scene, seeing, feeling, and experiencing everything the characters do. Both yoga fanatics and those who have never tried a downward dog in their lives will appreciate the way in which yoga and zen is woven int [...]


    14. Lee is the owner of Edendale Yoga studio. Lately, her perfect life is quickly going downhill. Her husband, Alan moved out a few weeks ago. As if that was not bad enough, Lee is having money issues and had to make a decision about the future of Edendale. With some new clients, Lee decides to focus what she does best…teaching yoga and help others discover their full potential. Lee helps Katherine, her friend and masseuse, Graciela, a dancer, Imani, a famous actress and Stephanie, a screenwriter. [...]


    15. I love yoga and I haven't come across many novels that revolve around yoga. Therefore, I was excited to read this. What a disappointment. There were some beautiful passages about yoga, but otherwise, it was just another shallow chick lit story with way too many characters. The characters were paper thin and the plot almost non-existent. The whole yoga business in Hollywood seemed very pretentious and disgusting and it had very little to do with the yoga I know and love. The author was probably t [...]


    16. The book is two stars. But picking it up, you know you are in for chick-lit reading. For me, that lowers my expectations and allows this book to receive three stars. The book does a good job of describing how people compare themselves to others and in the process judge or accept themselves and others.The main character - the yoga instructor - has an impending crisis. And it's saved for the very end. I wish it came a little earlier and allowed for a little more in depth look into that resolution. [...]


    17. Joogasta ei ole kirjoitettu paljoakaan romaaneja, muttei se tee tästä teoksesta suurta riemuvoittoa ja uutta aluevaltausta. Joogaa ei ole pakotettu mukaan tarinaan, mutta jotain tästä silti puuttuu. Jatkuvat populaarikulttuuriviittaukset (Eat Pray Love, Zooey Deschanel, Diablo Cody, Starbucks, Kathryn Bigelow jne.) ärsyttivät, mutta joogaviittaukset tuntuivat yllättävän tutuilta ja sujuvilta. Juoni oli ennalta-arvattavaa perushöttöä, eikä kehenkään henkilöistä pystynyt samaistum [...]


    18. I'm giving this four stars on the back of the fact that I'll be looking out for the sequel. Hence, despite its flaws, I have to recognise this as a great read - great in the indulgent/really enjoyable sense as opposed to great in the literature/book club sense. It kind of reminds me of a tv show I'm enjoying - Winners and Losers - warm relationships between women. The thing that did annoy me, and pushes it more into the 3 star category is the fact that almost all the male characters are stereoty [...]


    19. I am not going to rate this because if it were possible I would have given it a negative five. This book was very boring. I wasted precious weeks of my limited time on earth trying to like this story and I couldn't. I read it back in 2012 and absolutely can't recall a single thing about the book. I don't remember the story and I don't remember the names of the characters. The only reason I bought this book was because I was starting to do yoga at the time. I really don't recommend it. Life is to [...]


    20. I hated this book, struggled to get through it. I found most of the characters poorly fleshed-out and shallow - almost like cardboard cutouts instead of people. The plot was meandering and inane, plus the backdrop was unrealistic (coming from the standpoint of someone who is in the yoga biz professionally). I'm glad I didn't pay good money for the book. It was a review copy, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.


    21. Reading this book is like watching a chick flick. There are many different storylines and relationships going on. It is easy to read and very enjoyable. The best part, though, is how much I exercized while reading this book. It really inspired me to do more yoga.


    22. I think that this book really focuses on how comercial yoga is becoming, without taking away the element of what yoga is about.



    23. Likable characters to root for, but too many of them. Since we had to spend so much time on so many main ladies, big stuff happened in the background and we didn't get to see it. The biggest one was a weeks-long mental breakdown/drinking binge by one of the characters. Instead, we just saw this happen from the periphery, thorough a character who didn't even know her very well, for just three or four pages. I'd have preferred the story focus on one or two fewer ladies and delve even deeper in the [...]


    24. Omassa sarjassaan hyvä kirja, kevyttä hömpänpömppää ja juonikuvioitakaan ei voi väittää hankaliksi seurata. Lisäksi kirjassa oli kaikki ne perusainekset joiden vuoksi tällaisia kirjoja luetaan. En tyystin ymmärrä joidenkin arvostelijoiden hankaluutta erottaa hahmoja toisistaan; heitä oli noin viisi ja kaikki olivat suorastaan karrikoidun erilaisia, eli jopa huonolla nimimuistilla varustetulla ihmisellä (=minä) ei ollut sen suhteen probleemia.


    25. Fluff, but enjoyable. Just what I needed to break the cycle of 4 Game of Thrones books in a row. Read it very quickly in just a few sittings. It's comforting that books are being written about yoga settings. Each chapter ending made me think, "Really, did that just happen?" So, I'm intrigued to track down the second book.




    26. Considering how popular yoga is these days, I’m somewhat surprised to find that in all of the 650+ books I’ve read, this is the first novel I’ve read dedicated to yoga. You’d have thought more authors would have jumped on the bandwagon, though I’m glad they haven’t. Tales From The Yoga Studio is Rain Mitchell’s debut novel and is the start of a new series all about 5 friends who are brought together by their love of yoga. There’s Lee, who owns Edendale; Katherine, the masseuse at [...]


    27. I've just recently started taking yoga classes. And let's just say that I am not a natural. It's all I can do to try to touch my toes. But I enjoy striving to become better at it and figured reading a book might increase my enjoyment. And this book wasn't too bad. I'd probably give it about 3.5 stars. There was definite room for improvement, but it did keep my attention.Lee owns a small independent yoga studio where she is the main teacher. There are other classes of course, but between herself, [...]


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