Nick Rosen in Hanging Sirsasana at RIMYI in Pune.
Green tile, slate floor, window bars, white blankets, trestler pony/horse…
THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 28TH, 5:45 PM
Screening followed by Q&A with Bhakta Yogi and film participant SHYAMDAS
1 866 FLIM NUT
Tickets available at box office in advance, $7.50
OK, there is lots to be said about this film. I still haven’t seen it, but I’ve heard. Let’s all descend on Upstate on Sunday, en masse, and see what all the fuss is about. Guruji Iyengar is there, K. Pattabhi Jois, and of course our own Shyamdas. Come and discuss it with all the other local yogis. See you there.
A Documentary Gives ‘Going to the Mat’ New Meaning
NY TIMES REVIEW
Inspired to make a documentary about yoga, the filmmaker Kate Churchill came up with a shrewd idea. Rather than focus on her own experience with the discipline, which she has practiced to great physical and spiritual benefit for many years, she enlisted a yoga novice to devote himself to it and report on its effects.
Shyamdas has written and translated more than 20 books on the yoga of devotion and is a recognized speaker in the West as well as in India. He recently released a CD called Beloved Chants. He has lived in India for more than 30 years and currently lives between New York and India. He originally went to India to meet Neem Karoli Baba and then continued his Bhakti Yoga studies with His Holiness Goswami Prathameshji and other lineage acharyas. Shyamdas has also studied classical Indian music and specializes in the mystic devotional poets of North India. He has given devotional teachings and has lead retreats in the United States, Europe, and India. He has sung with Sting, Mike D, Paul Simon, and Madonna.