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The Yoga Teacher

(2008)
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Dissatisfied with her job as a pharmaceutical rep and struggling with the decline of her long-term relationship, Grace, a well-heeled Londoner, uses yoga class to unwind, reflect, and momentarily transcend her earthly dilemmas. While pitching her company's latest antidepressant to the disarming Dr. James, she is inspired by his plan to study Eastern medicine in Vietnam and decides to quit her job to become a yoga teacher.

After studying at the eccentric White Lotus Foundation in California, Grace returns to London, ready for her new life. But nothing could have prepared her for the motley crew of students she amasses--from the octogenarian industrialist desperate for distraction, the supermodel who indulges yogic aspirations when she tires of kabbalah, to the American film star who uses yoga classes to conceal a scandalous affair. Overwhelmed, Grace soon finds herself relying on her bi-continental correspondence with Dr. James for solace and inspiration, his words hovering above her London life like a sweet promise.

With an eye for the absurdity in every encounter, Alexandra Gray gently skewers our society's preference for a quick-fix nirvana in this chronicle of one woman's quest for love and meaning in a world numbed by materialism and psychotropic drugs.

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Used availability for Alexandra Gray's The Yoga Teacher

Hardback Editions

August 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Yoga Teacher
Author(s): Gray Alexandra
ISBN: 0-87113-986-3 / 978-0-87113-986-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perseus Oto
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Paperback Editions

August 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Yoga Teacher
Author(s): Alexandra Gray
ISBN: 0-8021-7055-2 / 978-0-8021-7055-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press, Black Cat
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Yoga Teacher
Author(s): Alexandra Gray
ISBN: 1-5226-6247-2 / 978-1-5226-6247-1
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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August 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Yoga Teacher
Author(s): Alexandra Gray
Publisher: Audible Studios
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August 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Yoga Teacher
Author(s): Alexandra Gray
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2008 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Yoga Teacher
Author(s): Alexandra Gray
Publisher: Grove Press, Black Cat
Availability: Amazon CA