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YogaDork Giveaway! ‘Yoga Bitch’ by Suzanne Morrison

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Yoga Bitch could be viewed as an oxymoron. Or, it could be viewed as that insufferable sweat-wicking wench who keeps stealing your favorite spot in class. She knows you like to be by the window and the hand-carved Ganesh. Remover of obstacles my…

But we can also see it as this empowering superheroine character, standing strong for her beliefs, her practice and her favorite mat space, suckers! In her book, yes, Yoga Bitch,  Suzanne Morrison details her yoga journey and takes on one or more of these roles, but you’ll have to read it to find out.

We can help you with that. Because we’re giving away 5 copies of the book! Need a primer? Check out the YD review.

WIN: A copy of the latest gotta-read buzz book Yoga Bitch: One Woman’s Quest to Conquer Skepticism, Cynicism, and Cigarettes on the Path to Enlightenment by a yogi, bitchy, funny lady Suzanne Morrison. Courtesy of Random House.

TO ENTER: Are you a Yoga Bitch and proud? Tell us what that means to you in the comments. Or tell us, in this moment in your practice, what your word would be, as in: Yoga ______. (for example, we’d go with Dork, naturally. Or, you know, the ever coveted Yoga Unicorn).

Giveaway open until Weds the 31st. FIVE winners will be chosen at random and announced soon after. Good luck!

UPDATE: And the winners are…

CompassionistaGirl. We’re not sure exactly why she’s “Yoga DIRT” but we’re intrigued.

Jennifer “Yoga In Progress” Maguire

Laura “Yogini Mama”

Anna, the “Yoga ____, open to new things.”

Paige, the “Yoga-KINDLER”

Thanks to all who entered. This was so much fun!

Buncha Yoga Bitches out there, of course. Just for giggles, some of our favorite other responses in no particular order:

Yoga Belligerent

YogaMe

Yoga Punk

Yoga Whore

Yoga Explorer

Yoga Fairy

Yoga Ishness

Yoga Narwhal

Yoga Bastard

Yoga Klutz

Grumpy Yoga Chick

And absolute kicker in the LOL pants: Yoga Doodle Dandy.

xxYD

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  • YogaMe — as in, yoga right now gets me to my best self, even when i actively work against it at times. It knows what’s best!

  • I am a yoga opportunist

  • Chris

    Well, I’m a guy, so I guess I must be a Yoga Bastard.

  • I am YogaCurious! Always loving to soak up more yoga and yoga knowledge like the sponge I am :)

  • SuperStar Goddess!

  • le

    Yoga-trying…feeling overwhelmed when I get into class with bendy gymnasts and dancers.

  • I am a yoga intuitive. :D

  • YogaHope!

  • Heather

    Yoga Junkie :)

  • bob

    yoga geek. Not so much props and gadgets, but poses. I love new poses. Throw me a pose or two I have never done and I am in heaven :) This gets harder when you have been practicing for 8+ years

  • Kristen

    YogaGeek– I’m paying attention to all the tiny technical details: breath, alignment, key actions, mantra, mudra, and the sequencing. I love learning more about yoga, asana and myself every time I get on the mat!

  • Kristen

    Bob- didn’t even see your comment right there! clearly great yoga minds think alike ;)

  • Denise

    Yoga Bloom

  • Yoga Benefactor

  • Yogamama, because I have eleven children and play the cello. If I win, please send the book in a plain brown wrapper, as I have 4 teens at home who are not allowed to use the B-word. ;~)

  • timna

    Yogaholic! for sure!!!!! with very bad withdrawal symptoms when not able to practice!!!!!

  • I’m a yoga badass!

  • I am a…Yoga In Progress. It’s two words, but I like to overdo things.

  • Molly

    Yoga Aficionado

  • I am a YogaNinja (or so say my students when they discover sore muscles they never knew they had)

  • Leslie

    Yoga-obsessive!

  • Yogini Mama

  • I’m an inversion jukie. No matter how tired I am – I’ve got to try it 1 more time……….

  • Oh yeah, I am totally a yoga unicorn.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=749NwZjISkQ

  • Lori

    I am a Yoga Admirer

  • Danielle O

    I’ll own up to it, I’m a YogaBitch. When trying to practice yoga off the mat, I am trying to take care of myself by not going out of my way for people who would not lose a though on me. Now, I just tell them “NO,” and if they call me a bitch, I smile.

  • yoga scholar- learning about yoga is almost as fun as doing yoga. :)

  • Gloria

    Yoga Dependent – I am a pretty independent person, but I am not ashamed to admit I turn to yoga for sanity, clarity, and me time.

  • YogaVegan — all kinds of love to give :)

  • Lisa

    YogaNerd :)

  • I’m a YogaMidget… Naturally!

  • Eliza

    yoga-lover.

  • Ali

    I’m a yoga geek. I quote Star Wars when I teach classes, and generally act like a total geek all the time.

  • I’m definitely a YogaWannabe, as in I’ve never done yoga… Would love to give these away as X-mas gifts if I’m picked!!!!

  • Therese

    YogaHopeful :)

  • Jen

    Yoga Addict! I just can’t seem to get enough!!!

  • Total yoga nerd.

  • Tonya

    Yoga Addict…..I can’t get through Friday without my Thursday night yoga class!

  • FB

    YogaAddict

  • Molly

    Yoga Snob.

  • miss bee

    yoga procrastinator. i won’t lie, i moved two weeks ago and haven’t been able to get my butt back into practice. at least i’m honest?

  • Tony

    Yogadicted

  • yvonne

    I’m Yoga Happy!

  • Yogalicious.

  • I’m a yoga enthusiast. I love it, I need it, and I wish I could do it everyday, all year long!

  • Yoga Jedi.
    When I showed my brother I could finally get my foot to my head in eka pada rajakapotasana he said I was “like a motherf***ing jedi!”

  • Cat

    My friend called me Yoga Crazy, and I liked it so much I started a blog by the same name!

  • zafuHugger

    Yoganonymous — I try to be in the back of the class & not get noticed…

  • Michelle

    I’m a Yoga Klutz – super clumsy, especially during asana practice. :)

  • Robyn

    I’m a total yoga dork!! In addition to being a yoga addict/enthusiast I’m working on my third music degree… I’ve been known to completely spaz out over my excitement for yoga (with musician friends! extra dorky!)

  • Brenda

    I am a Yoga nut!

  • NCDan

    Yoga dreamer. I love yoga nidra.

  • Yoga zombie

  • Deborah

    In this moment? In my practice? Yoga summer-slacker. And slightly rueful and hard onmyself for it.

  • Morgan

    Yoga dreamer

  • Candice kramer

    Yoga-vagelist. I drag friends to classes and covert them to yogis and yoginis. I tell them that yoga keeps me out of jail, ’cause it keeps me from killing somebody. Om.

  • Yogini5

    Yoga pragmatist.

    If I can’t afford yoga and don’t have the time to get to classes, whether my yoga teachers like it or not, I do it class length at home (and advance in it and plateau in it like everybody else) …

    It’ had been a tough three years trying to find a studio that is “home-practitioner-friendly” (hint: Community classes are ok, affordably priced a little better; but for the serious stuff, I’ve had to go a little old-school …)

  • G

    Yoga Whore or Yoga Slut – either works. I’ll do any class, any style, any time, anywhere.

  • MM

    Yoga Mermaid! Queen of my peaceful, watery underworld, yo!

  • Vanessa M.

    Yoga Enthusiast. In fact, that’s my twitter name! @YogaEnthusiast

    I am soaking up all things yoga. I love learning about the philosophy, sanskirt, etc. I am a much better person with yoga in my life.

  • Amanda J.

    I’m yoga strong

  • Darla Lux

    Yoga-licious

  • Mercedes

    I am a Yoga Hug!

  • Kira

    Yoga devotee

  • Teri

    I’m a yoga conduit… connecting teaching and learning by learning and teaching!

  • bhaktigirl

    I am a Yoga wench….

  • Ashley

    Yoga Ishness

    yes I know ishness isnt a word.. Its a state of mind.

  • Erica

    I’m a yoga dancer!

  • Yoga Freak!

  • yoga HARLOT

  • Yoga diva

  • Jen

    Yoga goofball… Not that good, but love to practice!

  • Yoga binge-er. As in, I will starve myself of yoga for weeks and then practice like a born-again yogi!

  • i am partial to yoga slacker, binge-er, and pragmatist. and of course, i love yoga bitch.

  • Abby

    Yoga-nerd
    I practice as much as I can and read any book, website, etc I can find about it!

  • Yoga Snob. Hate to say it and trying to get over myself, but after 12 years I’ve gotten super picky.

  • I used to be a Yoga Slut… Want to get back to that, maybe someday.

  • Melanie savoie

    I’m just a yoga lover. Love the practice, love the breath, love being yoga!

  • Yoga bitch works for me. Or yoga junkie.

  • Ross Reid

    Yoga-boy.
    It’s one of the few times I’ll every qualify as ….-boy.

  • Yoga gives me strength to face life head on, and so I think that’s what Yoga Bitch is. Maybe more of a Yoga Warrior?

  • Barb

    I’m a Yoga – Babe In Total Control of Herself (B.I.T.C.H.) Thanks to Yoga I feel in control of me and how I respond to the rest of the world and the people in it! Victory to our Spirits!!

  • Pamela Newman

    yoga-obssessed

  • Liz

    I’m a total Yoga Nerd……I’ll read anything and everything written about yoga. Also a Yoga Whore, cuz I’ll take my yoga anyway I can get it!

  • So hum,… I am a YOGA-KINDLER! I’m a yoga teacher that loves to arouse, inspire, and set fire to my yoga students whenever I have the opportunity to share the wonderful teachings that were taught to me.

  • Margaret

    I’m a Yoga Freak and proud of it!

  • Nicole Marie

    Yoga Lover. Somehow yoga has helped me love myself and others.

  • i am a yoga mama. if i didn’t practice, i’d have sold my kids by now.

  • beth

    Yoga freelancer

  • Maria

    Yoga Dancer. I combine yoga and dancing – inner dancing!

  • Jacqueline Bryant

    Yoga Explorer!

  • Michele

    In my twitter bio I say “discipline-free yogini” – Kind of a yoga underachiever. But I think my students and coaching clients find the absence of stridency refreshing and inviting. Like a cold glass of Pinot Grigio on a hot summer day. But not without the aim of awakening, yo!

  • Yogini5

    No, you too are a Yoga Pragmatist (some of us do become teachers because some of us have the gift of being able to GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT!!) …

    The unrelenting pursuit of tapas is overrated …

  • Valerie

    I’m a yoga doodle dandy.
    (Yoga doodle, do or die!)

  • I am a yoga mama!

  • Anna

    I’m a Yoga ____. Trying to be open to new things…

  • Yoga Jedi.

  • Dominique

    Yoga slacker :-( (

  • Donna C

    I’m a yoga flopper.

    I just can’t hold those poses. It’s more like I flop to the ground in pain.

  • I would be a yoga narwhal. Just because.

  • Alyssa

    Grumpy yoga chick

  • Kim

    Yoga Devo-tay

  • David M

    …. grazer. Cos I like to try lots of different studios and teachers. But I’m no slut.

  • Since Yoga Bitch is now taken… I’m Yoga Belligerent ;)

  • yoga punk

    Or maybe yoga black sheep, as it always seems I don’t look like I belong. And that is all right by me.

  • Jennifer Sturm

    I’m going with yoga “whore”…I don’t put out enlightenment for just anyone. ;) And sometimes I do it for free!

  • Yoga Goofball!

  • karoline

    I’m YogaJoy.
    Through my yoga, I’ve finally found my own version of peace, love, beauty and joy…I teach in hopes that other seekers will find theirs!

  • Jennifer Sturm

    Correction: I am a yoga whore because I WILL dole out yoga to just about anyone and I’m willing to do it for free! There…that’s better! :)

  • Genny

    Student, willing to be led and never a leader

  • Vanessa

    Two thoughts: 1) Yoga Junkie -I’m a bear w/o a good yoga stoned at least a few times a week and 2) Yoga Fairy- I’m pretty sparkly and twinkly and it’s one of my greatest joys to share that with others (through practice, philosophy, lifestyle) as a student and as a teacher :-)

  • yoga DIRT

  • Amber Weiss

    Being a yoga bitch to me is maybe just not conceding the time and space that I carve out for my well being. Thursday night meeting? Can’t make it–yoga! It’s sometimes tough to be stubborn about doing things to enrich my own life, but my yoga commitments move for almost no one.

    And if I’m a yoga anything, it’s probably a yoga adventurer.

  • Jen Anderson

    My phrase isn’t so much about Yoga, as it is the practice of Zen. Thus they call me Zen Jen. My yoga practice is my path of eternal gratitude and is the manifestation of the magnificence and potential of what seems regular to be extraordinary. And that is yoga, bitches :)

  • Melanie Gordon

    Yoga Gnome! My favorite place to practice is in my garden with my gnomes :)

  • Bridgette Watson

    i’m a yoga undergraduate. just finished my 200 hour training : p

  • Yoga Sat Nam : ) My sadhana helps me vibrate my true essence and identity.

  • Lisa

    Yoga Bandit! It makes me feel like an outlaw:)

  • Yoga…cupcake? I wish it were more yoga green juice or something, but I just want a cupcake along with yoga.

  • Runasana

    I’m in YogAWE. I’m in awe of the many gifts of the practice! (Lately, especially related to my other answer, I’m a YogaRunner. I run marathons and yoga keeps my tight hips, hamstrings, calves, and feet happy for many miles.)

  • penguinasana

    I’m in Yoga Zone. Some days it’s harder to get into than others, but when it happens, the Yoga Zone is an amazing place to be.

  • YD

    Thanks to everyone, this was so much fun! And now, here are the lucky book winners!

    CompassionistaGirl. We’re not sure exactly why she’s “Yoga DIRT” but we’re intrigued.

    Jennifer “Yoga In Progress” Maguire

    Laura “Yogini Mama”

    Anna, the “Yoga ____, open to new things.”

    Paige, the “Yoga-KINDLER”

  • I love these comments. Wish everyone could win!

  • ahhhh LOVE IT! sure wish I would have entered! I’d say I’m a Yoga……PEACH! ;)

  • Thank you, thank you, thank you! What a pleasant surprise when I opened up my e-mail and saw that I was one of the five selected to win the book by Suzanne Morrison. Love, light, and keeping the fires a burnin! Sincerely, Paige Pellegrino-Teti a.k.a. “Yoga-KINDLER.”

  • Yogalicous

  • Can’t wait to read the book – thanks again!

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