Yoga has had a very long and rich history. We look to the ancient texts to see how it began.
This three-hour workshop covers the 5,000-year history of Yoga from its pre-Vedic origins in the Indus Valley to the Post-Modern practice of today.
As the expansive story of Yoga unfolds each of the important yogic texts, from the Bhagavad Gita to Light on Yoga, are summarized to give a deeper understanding of how the Yoga we practiced today has evolved from its simple origins.
Beyond a recitation of history, the key philosophies of Yoga are also touched on in an approachable way to give greater an appreciation of Yoga beyond postural Yoga.
LYD is so happy to have Nancy bring this lecture to us! She has an amazing way of distilling this deep information in an easy and efficient manner, supported by visual presentation to highlight major points and events.
Nancy discovered yoga in college over 40 years ago, and since that time she has had a long, continuous love affair with the practice. She has had an opportunity to study and practice Hatha, Iyengar and Anusara styles of Yoga and with masters Tias Little, Erich Schiffmann, and John Friend. Nancy originally began teaching Anusara Yoga in 2003. Her teaching style is a composite of the many styles of Yoga she has practiced over the years but is rooted in the traditional Hatha style and inspired by the ancient stories of India. Nancy is a story teller, known for her the depth of knowledge of Yoga and the ability to weave that into contemporary relevant explanations of yogic philosophy.
Nancy is a native of California, but now proudly calls Texas home and lives in Dallas. Nancy speaks several languages and has a love of Sanskrit, the language of Yoga, Nancy previously lived in Japan where she taught Yoga and studied meditation and has also traveled extensively in India, where the spiritual aspect of her practice was deepened. She is an engineer by training whose specialization has allowed her to travel to 39 countries and spend a third of her career living in Europe and Asia. She is a former competitive transpacific sailboat racer; holds a difficult to earn 60m (197ft) advanced deep-air diving certification; and has completed the 26.2 mile challenge of the marathon a half a dozen times. First and foremost, through the practice of Yoga and Meditation, she is an explorer of her own mind. Nancy is currently completing a combined RYT500 and Ayurveda counselor certification and studying Jyotish.
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