Monthly Archives: January 2011

3rd Annual Valentine’s Day Gooey NYC Yoga Classes for Couples and Stuff


  • Exploration of Love, Intimacy and Relationships
    Party, Workshop, Dance, Yoga, and More
    With Anton Diaz and Paula Tursi
    Feb 11, 12, and 13 at Reflections Yoga
    couples $299, singles $175
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  • Restorative OM yoga for Couples
    with Brian Liem with Adam Gwosdof
    Feb 12, 4 – 6 pm or Feb 13, 12:30 – 2:30 pm at Om Yoga
    $50 per couple
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  • Foods of Love:  A Menu for Valentines
    with T. I. Williams
    Feb 12, 4 – 7 PM at Integral Yoga
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  • AntiGravity Yoga: Valentine’s Workshop for Couples
    with Emilia Conradson
    Feb 13, 5 -7 pm at Om Factory
    $85 per couple
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  • Couples Partner Yoga and Thai Massage Workshop
    with Kathryn Ulrich, Chris Loebsack, & Adam Rinder
    Feb 12, 4:30-6:30pm or Feb 13,  7-9pm at Om Factory
    $75 per couple
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New Favorite Reading: Shivers up the spine

The Cultural Circuitry of Yoga in America: An Interview with Author Stefanie Syman

(Ruth St. Denis and Denishawn dancers in Yoga Meditation, 1915)

“The group, Leary, Swain and the Vedanta devotees then sat cross-legged on Oriental rugs and chanted. When the acid hit, Leary saw shock and amazement on the “Holy folk”, despite their years of practicing Bhakti and Raja yoga. He himself imagined, briefly, that he was Shiva”. (from The Subtle Body, The Story of Yoga in America by Stefanie Syman)


(Ruth St. Denis)

I f you’re American and you do yoga, you’ve probably wondered, at some point mid-way through a sonorous closing chant of “OM” how yoga even found its way to these shores. The Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America is Stefanie Syman‘s folio of American yoga memories; a book dedicated to uncovering the cultural circuitry of American yoga practice. Each snapshot is a peek at the complicated love affair of Americans with yoga. A tango of a relationship that runs hot and cold by turns,
The Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America, tracks the historical development of yoga in American popular consciousness, its momentum, and its surprising staying power.


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