Dani Shapiro
February 11, 2010


Dear exhale guests,
For six years we have stayed true to our original intention, to help transform and improve lives through mind body programs and experiences. I have wanted to start an exhale readers community for a long time – one that stimulates the mind, lifts the spirit, and exposes our guests to books that help us explore the inner self and self-transformation. When I read Devotion by Dani Shapiro, I knew the time had come to make this a reality.

Reading Devotion is a life-changing experience. It is a literary journey that delivers true insight into our lives, allowing us to find meaning in a constantly changing world.

Devotion is a spiritual detective story that explores a variety of Shapiro’s experiences – from yoga and meditation retreats to the rituals of her Orthodox Jewish relatives – and the knowledge she has gained through the choices she has made. A journey that is poignant, funny, courageously personal, and completely universal, this is a story of a woman whose search ultimately leads her home.

We have chosen Devotion to represent the beginning of the exhale readers community, which will feature a new title each quarter. The books will be available for purchase in-unit as well as online in our e-store gift category. Additionally, we’ll share an excerpt in our guest newsletter to preview each new selection, invite you to meet the author at special exhale events, and offer an online venue for our readers to create dialogue with the author and each other to potentially offer mindful growth and lasting bonds.

I hope you will all join us in this exciting new chapter, and that we can come together around a single, intimate, and transformational reading experience!

Best wishes for 2010!

Annbeth Eschbach
Exhale Founder + CEO