Diversity Spotlight: Planet Yoga
Interested in the growing practice of yoga? Then join us on Wednesday, June 19 for a full evening of yoga-related fun!
Come out to our free classical hatha yoga class, led by certified instructor Steve Murray from 5:30 to 6:40 p.m. Bring your yoga mat and a water bottle. All participants will have to sign a waiver before class begins.
The class is followed at 7 p.m. by the Diversity Spotlight film screening of Planet Yoga, where Kerry Lawson and Kabir Raj Rana of Arjuna Yoga , two of the yoga instructors featured in the film, will be in attendance to introduce the film. Enjoy the chai tea reception to follow where Kerry and Kabir will be available to answer questions.
Planet Yoga takes us across three continents to discover exciting peoples with unusual and profound quests, all associated with yoga and its vibrant culture. Their experiences help us understand the popularity of this eastern asceticism, one that western culture has adapted and integrated, revealing a thirst for meaning prevalent in this new millennium.
Watch the film’s trailer (in English) below:
Planet Yoga is rated G and presented in English in partnership with Steve Murray. The film is 82 minutes long.
Yoga Instructor Steve Murray was born and raised in Nova Scotia, graduating from Acadia University in 2003 with a BSc in biology. His first yoga class inspired a four year immersion within Sivananda Centres around the world from 2006 to 2010. Steve has completed and taught in both the basic and advanced Sivananda’s Teacher’s Training Courses in Canada and India. On his return home to Nova Scotia in 2010, he spent over two years as the resident yoga teacher and Program Developer for Windhorse Farm, a sustainable education and retreat centre. A recent transition to Halifax brought his yogic teachings to HRM.