Smithsonian yoga exhibit lectures now all online for you

I’d been paying attention to the Freer|Sackler Youtube page, figuring at some point they’d get up some things from the big yoga exhibit. I slacked off, but they are available at this link. They’ve been up a couple of weeks — and only have 60 or so views each, so I don’t feel like we’re … Continue reading Smithsonian yoga exhibit lectures now all online for you

Yoga expert on Smithsonian exhibit: ‘Go see it’

It’s been a while, but we’ve highlighted American Veda author Philip Goldberg a few times. This week, he pops back up on our radar thanks to a piece at the Huffington Post on the Smithsonian yoga exhibit, about which we’ve made no small bit of hay. And he strongly recommends going to see it if … Continue reading Yoga expert on Smithsonian exhibit: ‘Go see it’

The NY Times finally gets to the Smithsonian yoga art exhibit

And I’d say the writer liked it: The fact is, yoga was always rational, and more so in its old, extremist forms than in its present domesticated version. How else would you characterize a spiritual discipline that directly and boldly addressed life’s most intractable problem, the persistence of suffering, and took practical, but radical steps … Continue reading The NY Times finally gets to the Smithsonian yoga art exhibit

Review of Smithsonian yoga exhibit: It will really open your eyes

The Washington Post finally has a review of the Smithsonian’s big yoga exhibit. Read it all here. A few (kind of lengthy) excerpts: Whether the goal is awakening, enlightenment, power or merely good health, people practice yoga today for many different reasons. Yet few understand its tangled Indian roots. Originating more than 2,000 years ago … Continue reading Review of Smithsonian yoga exhibit: It will really open your eyes

The BBC goes with the ‘killer yogi’ angle on Smithsonian exhibit — whom to blame?

It would seem that coverage of the Smithsonian’s yoga exhibit officially has taken a turn for the dark. Or spooky. Maybe it works heading into Halloween, but we might be seeing the media latch on to a storyline that muddles things. I bring this up for a few reasons. The first is that over at … Continue reading The BBC goes with the ‘killer yogi’ angle on Smithsonian exhibit — whom to blame?

This likely is the story most people will see about the Smithsonian’s yoga exhibit

Quick U.S. journalism lesson: While papers like the New York Times and the Wall St. Journal set the agenda for TV news and coverage by other, smaller and regional papers, to a great extent it is still Associated Press stories that enjoy the highest readership. That readership isn’t large in any one paper, but added … Continue reading This likely is the story most people will see about the Smithsonian’s yoga exhibit

Live, from the Smithsonian yoga art gala

Hey all. We got sent a few photos of people arriving at this evening’s gala for the opening of the Yoga: The Art of Transformation exhibit. This is yogis welcoming people with sun salutes and arm balances. Photos courtesy of Emma Dinzebach from lululemon. The second from bottom is Peg Mulqueen, who we’ve linked to … Continue reading Live, from the Smithsonian yoga art gala

Smithsonian yoga exhibit, Baldwin-led opening gala both ready to go

As we noted, the now-ended U.S. government shutdown threatened to postpone (at least) the Smithsonian’s high-profile yoga in art show, which is set to open Sat., Oct. 19. But all is set and back ready to go — although the shutdown did force some changes to the show’s big opening gala tonight and pre-opening events on … Continue reading Smithsonian yoga exhibit, Baldwin-led opening gala both ready to go

Here’s what you’ll see at the Smithsonian yoga exhibit — if …

You know what that “if” is, right? If our ongoing government shutdown ends. Word is, though, that our wonderful, thoughtful and insightful leaders within the U.S. government might be getting close to a deal to avoid a credit default and get the government back up and running. (For those who care.) And that would mean … Continue reading Here’s what you’ll see at the Smithsonian yoga exhibit — if …

Smithsonian yoga exhibit beats its crowdsourcing goal, nets $170,000

I guess people like this yoga thing. The people behind the fall exhibit on art and yoga at the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler galleries far exceeded their crowdsourcing goal of $125,000 — topping out at $170,000. There were more than 600 donors, including Whole Foods — which dropped $70,000 (and thus has gotten some nice … Continue reading Smithsonian yoga exhibit beats its crowdsourcing goal, nets $170,000