CNM English Instructor Publishes Meditative Short Readings on Yoga and Well-Being

November 8, 2017 -- “Ocean of Yoga,” a collection of meditative short readings supporting awareness and well-being written by Julie Dunlop, a CNM English instructor since 2003, becomes available for purchase Nov. 21 from Jessica Kingsley Publishers in London and Philadelphia, as well as from online book retailers.
CNM English Instructor Publishes Meditative Short Readings on Yoga and Well-Being

Nov 08, 2017

Dunlop has practiced yoga for over 15 years and is a certified yoga teacher. She has also studied Ayurveda for more than 10 years and is a certified Ayurvedic Health Practitioner.

“This book combines my love and respect for yoga and Ayurveda with the healing nature of language,” Dunlop said. “There is so much stress in the world right now, and I hope that ‘Ocean of Yoga’ will bring relaxation and a renewed sense of well-being to others. ‘Ocean of Yoga’ is really about slowing down to feel the flow of breath in the body and pausing to notice and appreciate the beauty of the world amidst the challenges of life.”

“There are many styles of yoga,” Dunlop added, “just as there are various genres of literature and music, and sometimes it takes trying several types of yoga to find an approach that works well for you.”

She noted that “Like the ocean, yoga, with its eight limbs, is vast and deep. The rich diversity of people of different ages, backgrounds, and professions practicing various forms of yoga in the community and across the nation and the world represents the timeless beauty of yoga’s ocean.  There is a beneficial integration of mind, body, and spirit as the ocean of yoga continues to flow.”

Dunlop most recently was awarded the Bosque Press Editors’ 2016 Poetry Prize. Five of her poems appeared in the Bosque Press’s 2016 publication, “bosque 6.”

Dunlop’s previous honors for poetry include residencies at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Vermont Studio Center, as well as poetry publications in journals including "Poet Lore," "The Threepenny Review," "South Dakota Review," "North Carolina Literary Review," "Cold Mountain Review," "Baltimore Review" and "Appalachian Heritage.”

Prose publications that her work has appeared in include “Syntax of Survival” in the “Journal of the American Medical Association,” a research article “Meditation, Stress Relief, and Well-Being” in “Radiologic Technology,” and an article this past summer in “Ayurveda Journal of Health.”