What is Yoga: a modern history

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Finally, the answers to all your questions!

WHAT IS YOGA?

The practice of yoga involves far more than the sequences of postures, breathing exercises, and meditations that we do in the studio. In fact, it has an incredibly rich history that goes back thousands of years. In the last century in particular, since yoga’s popularization in the West, the practice has undergone tremendous change and diversification.
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With an eye to this larger question, ‘What is Yoga?’, over 6 weeks we’ll examine the various dimensions of the philosophy and practice of yoga, from its revival in India in the late-nineteenth century, through its early-twentieth century modernization and migration westward, up to its current commercialization with myriad styles and hybrids.
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Each class will include a reading, a short presentation, group discussion, and a short meditation. The reading for the first class, which presents an excellent overview of the material to be covered, can be found here.
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The countdown has begun (10 days!); the journey through modern yoga history is imminent. The teacher is ready, the schedule is set, what are you waiting for? The time machine through yoga history takes off Thursday, Nov. 3, at 6pm. It runs on Thursdays, 6-8pm, from November 3 to December 15, with a break in the middle for Thanksgiving.
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Book your passage here.
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Note: If you can’t commit to all 6 weeks, you can still drop in to individual classes.
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Still have questions? (Don’t we all.) Shoot me an email through the form below, or just turn up on the first day. Bring loads of questions. I can’t wait.
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Namaste.
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