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CE Workshop | Book Discussion, Is This Yoga?

July 29, 2021, 12pm ET


About This Workshop

Dr. Anya Foxen and Dr. Christa Kuberry visit concepts, histories, and the complexities of modern yoga practice. Their recent book Is This Yoga? asks readers to get comfortable with the contradictions that are inherent in yoga’s past and present. Both authors provide us with a rigorously researched and accessible view that is flexible enough to move between and amongst a variety of definitions, understandings, and practices of yoga. This book explicitly strives to center the idea of diversity, conversation, and change when it comes to the story of yoga as we continue to critically question—is this yoga at all? Is This Yoga? is essential reading for undergraduate students approaching the topic for the first time, as well as yoga teachers, teacher training programs, casual and devoted practitioners, and interested non-practitioners.

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About the Presenters

Dr. Christa Kuberry leads Yoga Alliance’s ongoing efforts to evaluate and evolve yoga teacher training standards. A yoga teacher, yoga student, and yoga scholar, Christa has been practicing asana for more than 15 years and received her Ph.D. in 2015. She currently serves on the steering committee for the Yoga Theory and Practice Group at the American Academy of Religion and has most recently taught courses on Yoga, Comparative Religions, Ethics, and Wellness at the University of Denver and the University of Colorado. Christa has extensive experience in corporate wellness and is a nationally recognized educator, frequently asked to speak and teach at workshops and events around the United States.

Anya Foxen, Ph.D., is a historian studying yoga and spirituality. She is the author of two books, including Inhaling Spirit (Oxford University Press, 2020) and Biography of a Yogi (Oxford University Press, 2017), and teaches at California Polytechnic State University. She is also a long-time yoga practitioner and “retired” teacher.


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