June 16th Author Event: Yoga in the 21st Century

Join us for a celebration of Michelle Goldberg’s new book The Goddess Pose: The Audacious Life of Indra Devi, the Woman who Helped Bring Yoga to the West & to celebrate the United Nations' premiere International Day of Yoga with Michelle Goldberg & Sister Mohini Panjabi 

A discussion aimed at understanding yoga as a world practice that has the potential to cut through the differences of culture & religion, and a historical perspective on how the practice has spread west & its great popularity. On this night, we wil honor the elders who represent the practice of yoga including Indra Devi, the subject of Michelle's book, Dadi Jank, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and many others. Closing meditation by Sister Hohini Panjabi. 

Doors open at 6:30p; program begins at 7pm
$10 General admission 
$30 General admission (includes book)
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