This past fall, Shira Engel ’14, Wesleyan’s own sage yogi extraordinaire, self-published an e-book on yoga for college students called Yoga U: The College Student’s Tools for Balanced Living. Julia Drachman ’14 drew the book’s illustrations. From a recent press release about the book:
Yoga U was written and illustrated to be as user-friendly as possible. With 100-plus yoga poses, diagrams, instruction, and translation, full yoga sequences for personal practice created and contributed by celebrity teachers, embedded links to external resources, as well as clear and effective instruction for breathing exercise, Yoga U is a manual for optimal use of body and mind. The e-book also places an emphasis on yoga philosophy, including interpretations of the Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, and Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga broken down in a fun and playful lexicon familiar to college students. The e-book connects students to college yoga across the country with interviews with college yoga teachers and a resource guide at the end.
You can buy Yoga U here, and also view its Facebook page. If you really love yoga, check out Shira’s yoga classes with WesBAM! next semester.
After a long week of studying, what I need more than anything is to work on my pratyahara. Luckily, Em Trambert ’14 is looking out for me:
Love yoga but…
None of the classes fit into your schedule? You want to practice more frequently, but don’t want to shell out money on a daily basis? You want to learn more about the postures?
Well, you’re in luck! This Saturday, Shira will be teaching a free yoga class focused on how to create your own home practice. This will still be a physically vigorous class, but it will incorporate tips on how to do it yourself (or DIY, as some whippersnappers would say). Plus, it’s at 4PM, meaning you will have plenty of time to digest brunch before getting your yoga on!
Yoga mats will be provided for those who need. However, if you have your own, please bring it!
Questions? Feel free to contact me: etrambert[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
Date: Saturday, October 27th
Time: 04:00 PM – 05:30 PM
Place: High Rise Lounge
Cost: Free (thanks to ResLife)
Remember TGIF on the WB? This is like that but with yoga. From Shira Engel ’14:
It’s a yoga dance party, speakers blasting Top 40s, and perhaps live music at the end. There will be food and coconut water/kombucha on tap. This late-night festival is an opportunity for the Wesleyan community to engage with what WesBAM! has to offer in a free, completely informal, fun, and dancing context. Photo courtesy of this awesome NY Times article on yoga dance parties (it’s a thing, people!).
Time: 10 pm
Place: Exley Lobby
WesBAM! instructor/yogi master Shira Engel ’14 would like to inform you that WesBAM! classes start today. The full schedule is featured above. Check it out! It’s a great program with dedicated people.
Come take a yoga class with Shira Engel ’14! The class will use dynamic movement and vinyasa flow with breath to get your Sunday before classes start off to an energizing start! Shira trained with Three Sisters Yoga and teaches a vinyasa that moves students through the energetic centers of the body. Find out more at her blog!
- Date: Sunday, September 4
- Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
- Place: Fayerweather Dance Studio
- Cost: Absolutely free!