Transcendent Yoga: “Living A Deliberate Life”

Date(s) - 01/22/17 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Location: Nantucket Atheneum

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Join us for a special class taught by Dharma Yoga’s Joann Burnham and inspired by the words of Henry David Thoreau.

Thoreau, a leader of the 19th century’s Transcendentalist Movement, wrote extensively about nature, civil disobedience and the importance of self-reliance. In 1854 he delivered a speech at the Atheneum titled ‘What Shall It Profit?”

Born 200 years ago this July, Thoreau was influenced by sacred Indian texts called the Upanishads, which he refers to in his book Walden.‘I lay down the book and go to my well for water, and lo! there I meet the servant of the Brahmin, priest of Brahma, and Vishnu and Indra, who still sits in his temple on the Ganges reading the Vedas, or dwells at the root of a tree with his crust and water-jug.”

The one hour yoga class is open to all levels of practitioners. Please wear comfortable loose clothing and bring a yoga mat if possible. Attendees are asked to register at  and will also be asked to sign a liability waiver before class begins.

Joann’s class will incorporate yoga poses and meditation with readings of Thoreau’s work.

Free admission

Cosponsored with Dharma Yoga