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Voices of the Ancients with Anjali Rao

A window into yoga histories, traditions, and lineages

What even is Yoga?

The term Yoga is ubiquitous and has a wide range of meanings. Most people know that the root word, yuj means to yoke, harness. What is it that we are yoking or harnessing?  What is the goal of yoga? How did it all begin? In this four hour immersion, we explore the 4,000 year old history of Yoga, and delve into the evolution  of this multi dimensional spiritual and philosophical system as it interacts with diverse religions, caste and empire.

We will study, discuss and reflect upon our own relationship to yoga in context to the history so we can be informed  practitioners and teachers.

Dates, Time, and Format:

Sunday, Jan. 28th, 1:00 - 4:00pm PST


- Please note - this class format is hybrid and part of the BYMC Yoga Teacher Training. Online students will have limited ability to participate in group discussion since Anjali will be engaging with the in person group and you'll be Zooming in for that conversation. We hope you can join us!



About Anjali Rao

Anjali Rao (she/her) offers insight into the Yoga stories and histories that have been obscured by heteropatriarchy and colonization.She brings a multi disciplinary approach in integrating yoga philosophy and history, with storytelling, imagery and poetry.She is an Indian American immigrant, a cancer survivor, and is on the faculty of many continuing education yoga programs.She serves as the President of the Board of Directors of Accessible Yoga, and is the host of The Love of Yoga podcast that connects to the expansiveness of the teachings of yoga through thought provoking conversations with yoga scholars and activists on the frontlines of liberatory movements.


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