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  • Yoga: The California Connection

    Evenings, Performances, Talks & Lectures, and part of Thursday Nights

    Mar 06


    6—9 PM


    Utilizing special exhibition Yoga: The Art of Transformation as a point of departure, this evening event will focus on California’s unique role in the adoption, evolution, and popularization of yoga today. There will be AcroYoga performances, demonstrations, and participatory workshops organized by Jenny Sauer-Klein. The centerpiece will be BAAT CHEET: a feast of talks about yoga’s influence on our everyday lives. DJ Janaka Selekta plays.

    Ten Bay Area presenters will give short and dynamic talks. They are:  homeopathic physician Dr. Sachin Deshmukh; educator and leader in the field of mindfulness in education Meena Srinivasan; artist Ann Dyer; Chief Social Evangelist, Google Social for Brands Gopi Kallayil; founder and executive director of Healing Yoga Foundation (HYF) Kate Holcombe; Asian Art Museum curator Qamar Adamjee; artist and graphic designer Chiraag Bhakta; Ayurvedic chef Nalini Mehta; activist, artist, and filmmaker John Parulis; and Yoga historian Eric Shaw.

    This event is programmed in collaboration with the Center for South Asia Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and the India Community Center.

    Event schedule

    First Floor (North Court)
    6–9 PM

    DJ Janaka Selekta
    Cash Bar
    6:15 PMAcroYoga performance
    6:30–7:30 PM
    AcroYoga demo
    7:30 PM
    AcroYoga performance
    8:00 PM
    AcroYoga performance
    8:30 PM
    AcroYoga performance

    Second Floor (Samsung Hall)

    7:30–8:50 PM
    Baat Cheet

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Thursday Nights are supported by Wells Fargo.

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