History of Women in Yoga with Eric Shaw
Women were ancient Tantric gurus, and yogini cults were important in India’s Middle Ages.Women were also “early adapters” of modern yoga when it bloomed in America in 1893.
They gambled reputations in the Victorian era to help Swami Vivekananda and traveled to India to support its freedoms and become monks. They lead in innovation and changed the way we see yoga, too.In the 1920s, Mollie Stack invented yoga-flow before K. Pattabhi Jois and his teacher, and in the late 40s, the great Indra Devi, made yoga Hollywood-hip.Now, more women do yoga than men, and yoga promises healing for the battle of the sexes.
Explore new ideas and have good conversations in this visual and scholarly exploration of how women have re-vitalized yoga through the ages.May 20, 2012 from 3:00-5:00 p.m.Early bird registration $15 through May 19, $20 day of lecture.