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“BreatheYourOMBalance: Writings about Yoga by Women is an incredible collection of individual experiences that speak to the collective journey via the practice of yoga. These pages are full of all the feelings; the highest highs and the lowest lows. As one starts to reflect on their own practice, the feelings become tangible, they resonate, and we relate. Each piece reminds us why we step on the mat and why we take that breath.”—SHAUNA HARRISON, PhD in Public Health, creator of the #SweatADay challenge, Under Armour® Trainer.
Wine Down Celebration/Book Launch After Party: On Friday night, Dec. 2, from 8 p.m. until ?? Join Shana & Salty at Yoga Mat studio in Clarksville, TN, for a celebration of the new book, BreatheYourOMBalance: Writings about Yoga by Women. Event is FREE and open to the public. We're gathering to have a great time and to raise our glasses for a toast in celebration. Bring some wine/beer, some food, just bring yourself, and celebrate volume one of this new book! Go to Yoga Mat for directions.
Kitty Madden is Thorncraft Publishing's Senior Editor. She not only edits every book multiple times as a line and content editor, but she also helps with strategy and overall planning for the publishing company. Kitty is our literary midwife, bringing out the best writing from all of our authors. Kitty was once a professional proofreader, nanny, and substitute teacher. She is currently a Reiki Master, practicing in Clarksville, Tennessee.
"BreatheYourOMBalance is a pleasure to read. A book of writings by women, about women, it shows our struggles, challenges, and many victories. Through a yoga community on social media, these women have connected—and found the courage to share deeply personal experiences in the form of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. They go deep into those dark places that make all of us vulnerable—places most of us have visited before—and overcome things like fear, anxiety, and self-loathing with breath and movement, love of oneself, and the light within.
"I have anxiety, too, and through yoga I have learned to control it with my breath. There are a number of stories that are relatable to me. I felt connected to these women by reading their words, by feeling their fears, by experiencing their joy."—ROBIN MARTIN, 200-E-RYT in Yoga Medicine, @robinmartinyoga on Instagram
BreatheYourOMBalance Performance at the Roxy Regional Theatre: Join Thorncraft Publishing for the release of the debut yoga collection, BreatheYourOMBalance, at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Friday, December 2 at 5:30 p.m. Performance based on the new yoga book with writings from 30 contributors from the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. The event is free and open to the public. No ticket purchase is necessary. Thorncraft Publishing will donate 40% of their sales from books sold at this event to the Roxy Regional Theatre, a nonprofit center for theatre and the arts in Clarksville, Tennessee. Doors open at 5 p.m. Performance starts at 5:30 p.m. and ends by 6:30 p.m. The Roxy is located at 100 Franklin Street in downtown Clarksville. Website: http://roxyregionaltheatre.org
Breathe Performance at The Roxy
S. Teague has selected 30 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.
AUGUST 2012. Ellen Masters's husband has been repeatedly deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq for a decade, and during that time, Ellen cares for their young family and home, starts a career, and searches for her own strength by training for a marathon.
BreatheYourOMBalance Celebrations: Information coming soon about celebration parties for the publication of BreatheYourOMBalance: Writings about Yoga by Women.
FORTHCOMING, FALL 2016.
S. Teague is joined by 30 contributors in this first collection of nonfiction, poetry, and fiction that celebrates the life-changing practice of yoga. These writers reveal how yoga opened new pathways of self-awareness and creative expressions.
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 Series Editors
Every Wednesday, we have introduced a contributor for the new BreatheYourOMBalance® yoga book, now meet our series editors for the project.
RESCHEDULED: Yoga Mat: Writing Workshop with publisher/author Shana Thornton and, joining in person, author S. Teague. Workshop will take place on Sunday, 4 December, 2016. Cost is $25. Go to Yoga Mat website to sign up 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.
MARCH 2016. 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.