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Dr. Douglas Brooks

Beyond the Mat

Dr. Douglas Brooks

Beyond the Mat

Douglas Brooks is a scholar of Hinduism, south Asian languages, and the comparative study of religions. He lived in India in the home of his teacher, Dr. Gopala Aiyar Sundaramoorthy, Professor of Sanskrit at Madurai-Kamaraj University where he also held a visiting fellowship as a Fulbright Scholar. Currently Professor of Religion at the University of Rochester, he holds both Masters and his doctoral degrees from Harvard University.

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Much is made in yoga about the way you let your ego, your personal agendas and preferences get in the way of productive communication and work. But would you have an ego if you didn't need one? What is the positive role of the ego in creating a healthy workplace environment? Listen to a straight-to-the point lecture addressing the question of ego and self-worth in the workplace. Props Suggested: A bolster or a blanket or a chair.
Practice Focus: Philosophy & Lecture
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Living things are called "sattva" because every thing has its own nature and exists from within it's own terms. Nutrition for one living thing is inedible to another; what is toxic to one, is food to another. Every question of self-care returns to your nature, leading back to how you create an equilibrium that allows you to flourish. Take part in this conversation that asks, how do you create balance true to your individual nature? Props Suggested: A bolster or a blanket or a chair.
Practice Focus: Philosophy & Lecture
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Yoga teaches how to make death a great teacher, how it's presence as the shared human destiny becomes an invitation to learn the value of each day. Death brings a poignant urgency to the gifts of life. Rather than avoid the subject, learn how yoga traditions teach how to feel from death the love of life, and think about death as a teacher whose lessons can enrich your feelings for being alive. Props Suggested: A bolster or a blanket or a chair.
Practice Focus: Philosophy & Lecture
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