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Authors of Seasons of Balance, S. Teague and Shana Thornton, will attend a regional book group meeting of the Wounded Warrior Project. Seasons of Balance: On Creativity and Mindfulness has been selected as the regional WWP book group book of the month. Details coming soon. Tentative meeting time will be late-July or August.



New Bedford Book Festival: Melissa Corliss DeLorenzo, author of Talking Underwater (2015) and The Mosquito Hours (2014), will be at the New Bedford Book Festival on Saturday, October 15, and Sunday, October 16, 2016, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day. 

Laura Rose Schwartz is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 200), and a Balance Body trained Pilates instructor. She studied Interdisciplinary Yoga at the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica - an internationally recognized yoga teacher training program. Laura focuses her yoga classes on Vinyasa Flow, full of movement and unique sequencing.  She also teaches invigorating and challenging Pilates and barre classes, utilizing isometric movements and creativity sequencing. Her classes are a balance of strengthening flow and breath - designed to be challenging, rewarding, and fun for all levels. Laura's background in science and anatomy allows her to utilize her knowledge of the body's physiology as she assists and informs her students. Laura also likes to share her love of music, and tries to ensure that her playlists are just as engaging as her techniques.

An attorney in her previous life, Laura now spends her days much more happily teaching yoga, barre, and Pilates full-time, and is also the Director of the studio where she teaches. Find her on Instagram as @lauraroseyoga

S. Teague has selected 27 contributors for the debut BreatheYourOMBalance® book (forthcoming, Fall 2016). Click here to read about the contributors we've introduced in previous weeks and to learn more about Volume One.

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The Lafayette Durfee House: Melissa Corliss DeLorenzo, author of Talking Underwater (2015) and The Mosquito Hours (2014), will be at The Lafayette Durfee House as part of the Authors Series on Sunday, November 13, 2016, from 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. 



Meet the Contributors

Every Wednesday, we'll be introducing a contributor for the new BreatheYourOMBalance® yoga book 



July 17, from noon-2 p.m. at Yoga Mat: "Unlocking Your Voice" Writing Workshop led by publisher/author Shana Thornton and, joining via Skype, author S. Teague. Participants will work on finding your voice and drafting your ideas about yoga and healing. More information here.



AUGUST 2015. Authors have proclaimed that this novel is a "literary gift" & that "book clubs will love this." Talking Underwater explores the balance between the elation of family summers at the ocean & the ways we navigate unbearable heartache to find news ways of being.​​ 


S. Teague and Shana Thornton co-author a book about creativity with meditations, affirmations, expressions of gratitude & mindfulness to help you through the seasons of life. We hope you will use this book to inspire you, prompt meditations, and/or as a creativity journal.

AUGUST 2013. Hailed as "a deeply moving story, one not given to easy resolution," Grace Among the Leavings is a child's perspective of the Civil War.

The book has now been adapted to the stage by playwrights, Kari Catton & Dennis Darling. Contact us for details about bringing it to your local theatre.

MAR 2015. Southern festivals, folk music, families falling out & returning- "Shana writes a magical story that stays with you long after the final page. As with one of the characters, 'She knows real magic.'" -Virginia Brown, author of Dark River Road & the Dixie Diva mystery series​

APRIL 2014. An OnPoint Radio suggestion as Best Summer Reads 2014! 

Set on the Massachusetts coast, The Mosquito Hours is a multi-generational story about how the women in a family attempt to keep secrets about their desires, spirituality, and motherhood. 

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