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After attending a yoga teacher training course in South India, Djahariah Mitra found herself unable to return to her ordinary life that had left her empty and still. She ignored her return ticket and took a leap of faith. She embarked upon a journey through ancient temples, lush mountain retreats, ashrams, and nightclubs, finding freedom while feeling lost, encountering jo ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published September 15th 2014 by Dancing Tree Books
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Sara
Sep 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Dancing in the Bamboo Forest ~ a travel memoir by Djahariah Mitra

I was excited to receive this book with a request to review it. I seek out memoirs and especially memoirs written by women about their travels and personal journeys. And certainly this book falls into exactly these categories, with the added bonus that the travel and journey are yoga specific.

We start out with the author in an emotionally dark place in her life. She decides to go to India to study, travel and find herself. I think
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Maria Van
Dec 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
"We want to be infected by spirituality, not have to work at it. To be given a recipe to follow for instant God:

1 part India
1 part purifying illness
1 part delusion
Mix with 1 monsoon.
Let simmer"

The author asks all the right questions, and wryly offers some answers via personal engagement with cultures and climates that are hostile to her sense of self. Impressive in this memoir is the combination of intellectual inquiry into how to apply yoga to life lived off the mat, and how to tangle with the
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Oct 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved being in this world and learning so much about another culture. I can't wait to go to India!
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My favorite place as a child was the library. I consumed books like candy. My father installed a large bookshelf and mounted wall light next to my bed when I was 8 so I could spend hours every night reading.
As I got older I decided to spend more time out in the world living rather than inside a book. I wanted to write but felt I didn't have enough experience to share.
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