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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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In the yoga traditions, the conversation on family begins with the self, which is the individual embodied. Everyone creates the world from their own experience, so relationships all begin with individuality. It is also true that the self is made by nature, history, society and family. Find a comfortable seat and take part in a discussion that delves into the complex ways family is just the beginning of who you imagine yourself to be. Props Suggested: A bolster or a blanket or a chair.
Practice Focus: Philosophy & Lecture
2-3 30 Dr. Douglas Brooks
In every workplace, you find yourself in complex relationships of give and take. Yoga teaches the importance of learning how to be actively receptive and the dangers of falling into passivity. By more actively engaging in the processes of listening, seeing and receiving, you can make your own authentic experience available for others to receive. Props Suggested: A bolster, blanket or chair
Practice Focus: Lecture & Philosophy
2 10 Dr. Douglas Brooks
The environment is often thought of as something inhabited or lived "in". You do more than live in environments, however, you are an integral part of them. This lecture explores how yoga traditions invite you to make a deeper connection with your world. Consider how your environments are intimate features of yourself and through them you create and change the world. Props Suggested: A bolster or a blanket or a chair.
Practice Focus: Lecture & Philosophy
2 10 Dr. Douglas Brooks

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