Yoga for every faith

Sophia Rising: Awakening Your Sacred Wisdom Through Yoga is a new book by part-time Highlands resident Monette Chilson. “Today, most of the 20 million yoga practitioners in the Western world don’t share yoga’s Eastern cultural or religious grounding, yet they feel—or seek—a spiritual connection from their practice,” says a description of the book, which “reveals how people from any faith can use yoga to create a sacred space inside themselves.”

Sophia, Greek for wisdom, is also the face of the divine feminine, according to Chilson’s website. Her book is intended to break down the spiritual foundations of yoga, making the practice available to anyone. Besides her involvement with yoga, Chilson is also a photographer and keeps a blog of ideas and insights here.

She will read from Sophia Rising at Malaprop’s on Monday, July 15. 7 p.m., free.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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