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T. Krishnamacharya – Modern Yoga’s Maker

January 31, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

breath of the gods posterNot Too Tall, but Brilliant: The Tale of Sri Krishnamacharya, Modern Yoga’s Maker

Talk and Slide Show by Eric Shaw

5 – 6 pm
$15 – please pre-register
10% off for members

Only 5’ 2” but packed with brilliance and ambition, Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya could bend iron bars with his hands and stop his heart. He mastered India’s philosophies and created the moving yoga we practice today.

See rare photographs from his life as you learn about this teacher of Iyengar and Pattabhi Jois– the man who made modern yoga exciting and new, India’s Sri Krishnamacharya.

Eric Shaw is an compelling lecturer – combining his background in art history and yoga philosophy to produce Yoga Education through imagery. Please join us for this Bon Voyage event – Eric is moving to Australia!

Length: 60 minutes

The Dinner: Community Potluck

Starts at 6:15 pm

Free to all

Please bring a vegetarian dish or drink to share. Bring your personal utensils and plate if possible. Come enjoy great food and community!

The Movie: Breath of the Gods

Starts at 7 pm
Free to all

Krishnamacharya’s life and teachings are seen through the eyes of the director Jan Schmidt-Garre on his search for authentic yoga. His journey leads him from the legendary students and relatives of Krishnamacharya’s to the source of modern yoga, at the palace of the Maharaja of Mysore. From Pattabhi Jois Jan learns the “Sun salutation”, from Iyengar the “King of Asanas”, the headstand, and finally Sribhashyam reveals to him his father’s secret “Life Saving Yoga Session”.

A feature-length documentary including rare historical footage as well as lavish reenactments.
105 minutes

Join us for the whole event, or just one part

Please pre-register here for the 5 pm talk with Eric Shaw. 


Just coming to dinner or the movie? No need to pre-register.


January 31, 2015
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm