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Yogashala_workshop_Eddie Stern

Workshop Online

Online discussions with Eddie Stern, Jens Bache and friends.

Eddie Stern and Jens Bache will facilitate two discussions which will investigate the cultural disparity between the meaning of Yoga in India and in the West – A discussion of the cultural truths in the modern stories and myths of Yoga.

We are honored to announce that we will be hosting Eddie Stern and Jens Bache online at Yogashala Stockholm. They will facilitate two discussions which will investigate the cultural disparity between the meaning of Yoga in India and in the West. – A discussion of the cultural truths in the modern stories and myths of Yoga.

Eddie hails from New York and has for more than 30 years traveled widely in India making profound personal explorations into traditional yoga practices within their original cultural context. He has been running a yoga school and Hindu temple in NYC since 1995, and since the pandemic has switched his programs online supporting students from all over the world with their home practices.

During his many visits to Stockholm Eddie has on several occasions presented the Yoga & Science Conference in the city. Eddie hosted and moderated two discussions between a broad panel of respected medical professionals who were presenting their related research which documented the positive effects of Yoga. He is also the author of the best selling book “One Simple Thing” (2019) and publishes the magazine “Namarupa, Categories of Indian Thought” as well as co-developing the Breathing App and Yoga365 platform. It is fair to say that Eddie has played an important part in bringing the ancient Indian Yoga tradition to a far wider Western audience.

Eddie and Jens will introduce and lead the discussions on the topic of cultural bias in the teaching of Yoga in the West from both practical and analytical points of view. The debate will be derived from questions which arose from Jens’ findings in his cultural comparative study titled “The Stories of Yoga – History or Myth?”. They will be inviting various friends, scholars, and practitioners from India to help shed light upon these nuanced themes. 

Jens conducted his academic research at the University of Copenhagen whilst completing his masters in cross-cultural studies and a bachelor’s degree in Indology. The central theme of his research focuses on the question of what seems to be an unresolved dilemma between the Western concept of empirical historicity versus the Indian belief in the one eternal truth. His research was especially concentrated on the decade long controversy surrounding the legendary yoga guru Krishnamacharya and the origins of the Ashtanga yoga practice. He is also an authorized Ashtanga Yoga teacher who, besides having run Astanga Yoga Copenhagen acted as the liaison to the Indian Embassy of Denmark on the International Day of Yoga. He is currently working as a cultural consultant for Danish companies conducting business in India.

Program:

Friday January 14th at 6.00 pm CET/10.30 pm IST on ZOOM or on a big screen at Yogashala Stockholm, Ringvägen 9D, portkod 1998

February 11th at 4.30 pm CET/9 pm IST on ZOOM or on a big screen at Yogashala Stockholm, Ringvägen 9D, portkod 1998. The meeting is open from 4.30 pm to accomodate all our guests and participants from india, Europe and America. The discussion will start when all have signed up with and presentation of our of our panel of our panel with honourable Indian guests. The event will be recorded if you cannot make it on time!

Price:

300 SEK (30 Euro) for one session

500 SEK (50 Euro) for two sessions

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Kurstillfällen

Eddie Stern online discussion, Zoom January 14

Plats: Zoom online

Kursperiod: January 14

Dag: Friday

Tid: 6pm CET

Lärare: Eddie Stern

Pris: 300 kr

Eddie Stern online discussion, Ringvägen 9 D January 14

Plats: Ringvägen 9 D, portkod 1998

Kursperiod: January 14

Dag: Friday

Tid: 6pm CET

Lärare: Eddie Stern

Pris: 300 kr

Eddie stern online discussion, Zoom February 11

Plats: Zoom online

Kursperiod: February 11

Dag: Friday

Tid: 4.30 pm CET

Lärare: Eddie Stern

Pris: 300 kr

Eddie Stern online discussion, Ringvägen 9 D February 11

Plats: Shala Zinken, Ringvägen 9 D

Kursperiod: February 11

Dag: Friday

Tid: 4.30 pm CET

Lärare: Eddie Stern

Pris: 300 kr

Eddie Stern online discussion January 14th and February 11th

Plats: Zoom online

Kursperiod: January 14th and February 11th

Dag: Friday

Tid: January 14th 6 pm CET and February 11th 4.30 pm CET

Lärare: Eddie Stern

Pris: 500 kr

January 14th and February 11th, Ringvägen 9 D January 14th and February 11th

Plats: Ringvägen 9 D, portkod 1998

Kursperiod: January 14th and February 11th

Dag: Friday

Tid: January 14th 6 pm CET and February 11th 4.30 pm CET

Lärare: Eddie Stern

Pris: 500 kr