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May 5, 2012

History of Yoga with Eric Shaw

Saturday, May 19th - Saturday, May 26th 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Yoga’s 5000-year history is populated by saints, outcast yogis, noble warriors, and sage-like kings. Its evolution embraces Tantra, mantra, body, breath, and God. Dancers, doctors, bodybuilders, and others began reforming yoga in the late 19th century, and now it rests at the world’s doorstep! Yoga in the year 2012 is the greatest fitness fad since yoga in 1896—and it all connects to the yoga of 2900 BCE! This story is elaborated for the modern era which began with Swami Vivekananda’s and Swami Abhedananda’s teaching in 1893. Relate this story to your own in a bracing 120-minute lecture that brings compelling stories, archival imagery, and late-breaking research in the burgeoning field of yoga scholarship to the life of the everyday yogi. This 5 hour course is on May 19 from 12:00-3:00 AND May 26 from 12:00-3:00 $30 advance; $40 at the door. Register Here.

By David Nelson

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