December 1, 2018
2 - 4 PM (14 -16:00)
*Space limited. Pre-registration is required. Sign up below!
Myth-Busting Yoga Narratives
with Sati Chmelar
1. “Authentic yoga” is universally reflective of a Hindu religious worldview, interested in spiritual outcomes such as “enlightenment,” and reflects a broad consensus on practice and philosophy.
2. Yoga in India has always been a meditative and peaceful affair.
3. Only Europeans and Americans were critical of posture-based, haṭhayoga yoga in the early 20th century.
4. Americans and Europeans were the first to commodify yoga practice and make it posture-centric.
5. Postural yoga is tied to an ancient 5,000-year-old yoga or at least solely derived from Indian medieval haṭhayoga.
6. The Yoga Sutra’s of Patanjali is the authoritative text on yoga.
7. The 8-limbed Ashtanga Yoga practice espoused by Patanjali can be fully practiced within the context of postural yoga.
Join Sati Chmelar for a workshop that seeks to dispel commonly held assumptions and claims about the development and history of yoga—especially those that critique the legitimacy of global postural yoga. Drawing from her recent thesis research, and that of today’s leading yoga scholars, students will explore surprising and compelling information that debunks these myths:
Addressing these narratives (and the context in which they arose) will introduce historical figures and events that have previously been sidelined or absent from mainstream yoga trainings. Join us on this enlightening journey within yoga studies!
At A Glance:
Date: December 1, 2018
Time: 2 - 4 pm (14 - 16:00)
Location: Frederiks Stangs gate 16, 0264 Oslo (Frogner), Norway.
Fee/Payment: 300 NOK. Cash only!
FYI: Students should bring a pen, notebook, and a pillow for floor sitting. Some blankets will be available.
Space Limit: Limited space. Waitlist Possible.
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