giveaway! a white tea bowl, from rodmell press

giveaway! a white tea bowl, from rodmell press

Rodmell Press is best known for smart books on yoga practice, anatomy and philosophy. However, the beloved IAYB sponsor has taken a different direction with their latest release, a book of 100 haiku by Mitsu Suzuki, the widow of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, founder of San Francisco Zen Center.

A White Tea Bowl: 100 Haiku from 100 Days of Life is a selection of poems written by Suzuki and released in book form to celebrate her 100th birthday (April 23, 2014). Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry characterized by a juxtaposition of imagery, a limited number of syllables (usually 17, with 5/7/6 to a line) and a reference to a season. Suzuki’s book includes poems written between 1993 and the present day, an introduction by noted Buddhist teacher, Norman Fischer, and stories about Suzuki from those who knew her at the SF Zen Center.

IAYB is honoured to have copies of the book to give away to three (3) lucky readers! ENTER one of three ways before 6pm Saturday, June 14:

1) Leave a comment below and tell us what you would do if you could live to be 100 years old
2) Send out a Tweet, tagging @itsallyoga_baby and @RodmellPress
3) Like the IAYB posts on Facebook ( and or Instagram

THREE names will be drawn at random from the mentioned platforms and notified.

Please note that email addresses of commenters will be added to the IAYB and Rodmell Press mailing lists. If you’d rather not be added, simply write OPT OUT at the end of your comment.


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  1. If I could live to be 100, I would read all the books on my bucket list. I would also take all of that time to find inner peace. I would also love to pass along my love of books and reading to kids or adults who can’t read (I only found out when I was 30 that my dad could not read or write).

  2. If I could live to be 100, I would do all the traveling, writing, singing, painting, researching, visiting, and connecting I’ve ever dreamed of.

  3. If I could live to be 100, I would spend my time learning everything I possibly could about all of my passions. I would get to know as many people as I could and read as many books as I could find. Lastly, I would travel to as many beautiful places possible and find inner peace to soothe my soul.

  4. If I could live to be 100, I’d keep pushing myself to keep studying. There are so many courses of study I’ve been interested in, but there never seems to be enough time! Imagine how much I could learn in 100 years…

  5. If I were going to live to be 100, I would travel the world, learn a number of languages, and try to live with a den of wolves.

  6. Finish my to read list, travel with family and do yoga!

  7. If I live to be 100 I will have an amazing yoga, pranayama, and meditation practice.

  8. I would be a 100 year old yogi!