I’m so excited, and truth be told I’m feeling a bit dizzy. After many months, The BreakAway Girl, has finally passed the editing and formatting process and is quite literally a published book.
The waves of emotion I’m riding right now I imagine is how my husband feels when he’s suited up, crash helmet securely fastened, six-point harness buckled up, hands firmly gripping the wheel ready for a fast lap around the track.
He’s shared with me that the anticipation he feels is a bit of a thin line. He fluctuates between excitement and joy, and “oh my God, I can’t believe I’m doing this!”
Well friends, that’s just about describes how I’m feeling tonight as I write. Yet, here I am – elated and thrilled. Also, stunned at my willingness to be transparent and vulnerable.
As a result of your support the book is gaining momentum. And my hope to share the message that while we all have personal demons that we have struggled with, transformation is possible. Again, and again and again.
I’m going to take a hold of my mala beads now, chant courageously, and hope that you enjoy the ride with me.
Paulette Bodeman is a certified integrative life coach and an Anusara® certified yoga teacher and trainer. When Paulette’s students asked her if she’d always “had it all together”, The BreakAway Girl – Secrets of a Tantric Yogi, was born. Through self-reflection, a sacred yogic practice, Paulette realized that she’d had many significant “breakaway moments” – moments when she made conscious decisions to change her life. Throughout her 20+ years of study, Paulette moved through many phases overcoming numerous personal challenges.
The BreakAway Girl is divided into sections that she named for the Hindu Goddesses – Kali, Saraswati and Lakshmi. Only through introspection was Paulette able to understand the meaning the goddesses brought to her life, and how their energetic archetypes supported her personal growth and transformation. In keeping with a relatively new breed of contemporary writing, part memoir – part self-help, Ms. Bodeman reveals with raw honesty and humor the secrets that held her hostage and the secrets that helped to set her spirit free. While she writes with fearless determination from the trenches of personal experience the author’s ultimate message is not only universal, but life-affirming.
I loved this book. In this, her very personal debut memoir, Paulette Bodeman carries the reader on a roller-coaster life altering journey unveiling her own vulnerabilities, her engaging sense of humor and her profound love of life. Through the sharing of this story, its imperfections right alongside its triumphs, Bodeman embodies the most important qualities of a great teacher giving her students the truest gift a guru can give… the ability and the knowledge to tackle and best our own demons. ~Karen Keilt, Author of The Parrot’s Perch
Book Signing Feb., 17, Cave Creek, AZ
Book Signing Reception
February 17, 2018
4:00 – 5:30pm
Desert Foothills Library
38443 N. Schoolhouse Rd
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Asana Card Deck
I’m very grateful to announce the launch of the Open to Grace – Asana Card Deck, that my friend and collaborator Nancy Dales and I completed after a long pause of the breath. Thank you to all who have purchased them and for the endorsements that you are generously expressing.
Plus – I’m really excited to share that Denise and I are also now leading Advanced Teacher Trainings Feb. 21-25 – Registration is open to all teachers. You need not be an Anusara teacher to benefit. All hours count for Yoga Alliance.
Lastly, Mystic Heart Yoga Retreatsis happily returning to Poreta Umbria in May. Italy in the springtime is magical. Come join us!