The Yoga Teacher

Alexandra Gray, Author Grove Press $14 (250p) ISBN 978-0-8021-7055-2
Gray (""Ten Men"") portrays the world of Westernized yoga, from its true disciples to spandex-wrapped poseurs, in this uplifting tale of starting over. Languishing in an unfulfilling pharmaceutical sales job, unhappy in her relationship with an unemployed single dad and still mourning the death of her previous boyfriend, Londoner Grace sees the daily yoga classes at Swami Ps as her only salvation. A business meeting that turns personal inspires Grace to ditch both job and boyfriend and become a yoga teacher. Yet Graces new path is far from blissful; she teaches heart sinker patients at a health clinic and privately instructs socialites, a starlet and an aging supermodel. She also carries on a correspondence with the doctor who sparked her decision to change her life, and their letters are full of potential for a future together. The narration can be frustratingin the same passage, the reader will be inside of Graces head one moment and a detached observer the nextbut if Grace seems distant, her decisiveness at making a new life is still an inspiration for anyone whos ever yearned to pursue a dream. ""(Aug.)"" .
Reviewed on: 08/04/2008
Release date: 08/01/2008
Genre: Fiction
Hardcover - 304 pages - 978-0-87113-986-3
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