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Yoga U: Create Your Own Home Practice WORKSHOP

From Shira Engel ’14:

This 2-hour-long workshop will equip you with the skills, inspiration, and knowledge to lead your own yoga classes for your own beautiful selves and bodies. DIY Yoga will empower you to create your own home practice for those days when WesBAM! classes don’t fit into your schedule or for when you want to freestyle it on your mat, but safely and effectively.
Together, we will move, breathe, and discuss the best and most effective ways for starting your own practice and moving like yourself.
This workshop costs $10 and is payable by student account. Email Shira at sengel01[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with your name, WesID, and any questions/requests to reserve a spot and receive your included copy of Yoga U: The College Student’s Tools for Balanced Living, an 100-plus page e-book on personalizing the yoga practice at no extra charge!

Date: Saturday, February 8th
Time: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Place: Fayerweather Theater Room
Cost: $10
Facebook: Event page!

Shira Engel’s Yoga U

Yoga U

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.