January Institute Book Club


This January, join Tyona Ezelio and Joie Toussaint-Parish for a 4-week exploration of Holding Space by Amy Wright Glenn.

*Institute members receive 50% off of book club tuition. Simply enter the Institute Member code upon check out to receive this discount.

All are warmly welcome to join the Institute. 


Join the January Institute Book Club focusing on
Holding Space
by Amy Wright Glenn

Wednesdays January 5, 12, 19, & 26
7-8:30pm EST
Facilitated by Tyona Ezeilo & Joie Toussaint-Parrish

Institute members and Institute Teachers ~ Tyona Ezelio and Joie Toussaint-Parrish ~ warmly invite all who are willing/able to join them in a 4-week January Institute Book Club experience.

Tyona and Joie will facilitate discussion, make room for questions, share insights, open breakout rooms for small group responses and personal reflections on Holding Space by Amy Wright Glenn ~ a foundation book for many Institute courses. Now you can join Institute members/friends and deeply explore the themes present.
Join Tyona and Joie as you explore: what does it mean to hold space?


*The Institute Book Club is open to all.
Participants gather via Zoom with two Institute Book Club Facilitators for weekly 90-minute discussions over the course of a month. There’s no powerpoint, no official teaching ~ rather facilitators are trained to hold brave/safe space for honest discussions, reflections, and allow for the wisdom drawn from responses to the book to emerge as the group’s collective teacher. Institute Book Club gatherings occur in real time and are not recorded.


Paule Johanne Toussaint-Parrish (Joie) holds an Ed.S in Counseling from Rider University. Joie is the founder of Joie de Vivre Family Services. She is a Master Teacher, Educator, Birth Doula, Life coach, Parent Coach, Wife, and Mother. Joie holds an Administrative Certification from New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association and has taught and coached for the Trenton Public School System in New Jersey for over twenty years. Since 2005, Joie has worked in a variety of capacities to support children, women and families in vulnerable populations.  She specializes in creating safe, sacred ceremonies that creatively honor the special moments in life as her mission and goal is to assist people to find joy throughout the various season of life. Joie’s work has assisted her in serving people throughout the seasons of life, from birth through death. Learn more.