giveaway! writing yoga by bruce black (via rodmell press)

Okay, this may come as a surprise, but I’m a bit of  a nerd. Not just a yoganerd, but a regular old glasses-wearing, ink-stained fingers kind of nerd. In the display of ultimate nerdiness, I proudly carry around (and actually write in) notebooks. I even practice yoga with a notebook and pen beside my mat, and have found asana and relaxation to be an amazing gateway to creativity.

In his recent book from Rodmell Press, writer and editor Bruce Black delves into the nexus of yoga, writing and life. Writing Yoga is part memoir and part writing guide, and a reflection on yoga practice as life.

I have three copies of Writing Yoga to give away, kindly provided by beloved IAYB sponsor, Rodmell Press. All you have to do to enter is sign up for the IAYB mailing list in the right sidebar before 5pm EST, Wednesday, September 5. You have two options: the daily blast or the weekly digest. Sign up for the one that’s right for you.

Wait a second – you’ve already subscribed to the IAYB list? Well, first of all, I love you. Second, to enter this giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment below.

And you might be wondering how I’ll keep track of your subscription? I have spies all over the Internet! But really, Mailchimp does an awesome job of alerting me of new subscribers. On September 5, I’ll randomly pull three names and contact the winners with the happy news.


  1. Sooo, I would LOVE a copy of this book because I have been in a writing slump – just having a hard time carving out that focused space to write lately. Doing a nice job of finding time to read, practice, play with my kitties – but writing has taken a back burner and there are so many wonderful things happening in my life that I would love to capture with words.

    Much love

  2. learning how to focus will keep the creative fire lit!

  3. hi,
    i have been teaching yoga for a few years now and practicing yoga for even more years. that said, i have been focusing more on my students for the last couple of years and i need to bring the focus back to me (without neglecting them, of course!). i want to read more (about yoga et al.), practice more as well as write. i have been meaning to start a blog since the end of may, but life seems to have happened along the way! hopefully you and your book(s) will be able to inspire me!

  4. Sounds like a really interesting book – writing and yoga go together really well for me too. Fingers crossed!

  5. I need to get in the habit of journaling my thoughts 🙂 It’s something that I struggle with but having this on my nightstand would be motivation!

  6. Hi there 🙂
    I’ve already been following you via Google Reader, but just signed up for the mail list as well. Thanks for the giveaway, it sounds like an interesting book!

  7. Count me in, maybe I’m lucky at this round.

  8. Love it! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

    Yoga with Gaileee

  9. Hurray for summer giveaways! Sounds like a fascinating book I’d love to delve into and help me apply as much discipline to my writing as I do to my yoga practice!

  10. Would love this book! Sounds like the inspiration I need right now.

  11. Please and thank you!

  12. I really hope I win, I’ve had this book on my wish list for awhile!

  13. Sounds interesting! As a long-time writer and yoga newbie, I’d be very interested in reading this!

  14. Would love to be entered and, ps, I do love your website!!

  15. Hi, This is a wouderful oppurtunity for me to learn how to exactly pen my life experiences down as I ahve felt the need to receive some form of formal guidance from which to build up and develop writing yogically. I would be very appreciative of this gift giveaway as I know it will put me on the path of writing.

    Thank you

  16. subscribed 🙂

  17. Can’t remember if I’m already subscribed, but I did it again 🙂

  18. I agree that yoga and creativity go hand and hand… at least for me. I’d love to win this book to see how it works for Bruce Black. 🙂 It sounds really wonderful!