Welcome to the Yoga Circles site!
My book, Yoga Circles, is a guide to creating community for yogis. It’s a tool to encourage people who love yoga to join other seekers and share our experiences as students, teachers, and devotees of the practice. We can do this in person and online. In short, let’s support each other on this journey!
Why I Wrote Yoga Circles
Yoga classes inspire me. I often leave with a new topic to talk, think, or write about. I’ll chat with teachers or students for a few minutes after class, but it seems there’s never enough time to share. We all have places to go and things to do when class ends.
I wrote Yoga Circles because I wanted to gather with a group of yoga friends outside class to talk more, experience more, socialize, and live our yoga practice together.
I’d been part of discussion groups and book groups before, so I knew even though my goal was to create a space for informal, fun gatherings, there had to be a plan. I looked for a guide but couldn’t find one. So I wrote it!
But I didn’t want Yoga Circles to come from my viewpoint alone. I wanted to include other people’s stories of transformation through the practice too. So I asked other yogis to contribute their stories.
If you’re a yogi who loves to write, I’d be honored to have you as a guest blogger here on the Yoga Circles site! Your story may also appear in a future edition of the book.
Would you like a free excerpt of the book? Click here!
Building the Yoga Circles Community
In the fall of 2016, I began building this site. I decided to set a publication date for the book as well. As soon as I chose the date, a small voice told me, “You’ll never pull it off!” (I still had a lot of writing and editing to do.) But my yoga and the wise words of a teacher who had no idea I’d decided to do this intervened.
I didn’t know if I’d reach the goal, but we yogis are flexible, so I just kept going. And guess what? I published Yoga Circles sooner than I’d hoped!
But this is just the beginning.
Hi, I’m Maria! (That’s me upside-down in my home yoga studio.) I’m a writer, editor, and content marketing creator. My niche is well-being, but I have experience in technology, education, and business as well. I’m also a certified yoga teacher!
I help yoga teachers and studio owners, health coaches, nutritionists, and other wellness brands share their amazing offerings with clients, customers, and students. I work with authors of self help and inspirational books, creative nonfiction, and memoirs.
Yoga Circles is my offering to you. I hope it will help us all connect. By living our yoga in community, we can transform the world one group of yoga friends at a time.
Yoga changes lives. If you’re a yogi, you know that. If you’re just starting to practice or have never stepped onto a yoga mat before, I invite you to join us and find out how yoga works its magic.