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The Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America

So we’re going to guess you have all been appraised of the latest media blitz on yoga in America – ‘yoga moguls‘! it’s all posers! commoditization and Star Wars Yoga! Well if you’re curious at all how we got from point A to point Brandname then you may be interested in reading Stefanie Syman’s book [...]


The latest in the ‘NYTimes on Yoga’ file (they love it!) is an urging message to all American yogis: If you’re going to continue redefining to the world what yoga is, can y’all stop being (just) posers? In the article “Posing for Fitness” the author accentuates his cause by comparing two recent books on yoga’s [...]


We asked YD readers to contribute questions for Stefanie Syman, author of The Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America, and she answered them! Even the sub-sub-questions. Huge thank you to readers for Qs and Stefanie for As. Read on for her insightful comments on the yoga industry, commoditization and deepening your practice in a [...]


Greetings yogadorks! We’re super excited to announce that we will be interviewing Stefanie Syman, author of yoga tell-all The Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America, and we’ll be asking YOUR questions! So please submit any and all Qs below in the comments (or you can email at yogadork(at)gmail.com). Doesn’t matter if you’ve read [...]


Awesome, so can you wrap your feet over your head? We’ve heard that one before! (cue: eye roll) Which, if you’re in the right crowd, unfailingly leads to the inevitable freaky sex position exchange, either verbal “Are you into Tantra? Like Sting and Diddy??” or the unspoken, raise of the eyebrows etc – it’s debatable [...]


If you’re not a regular NPR listener you may have missed yesterday’s episode of On Point with guest Stefanie Syman, author of The Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America, which coincidentally happened to be released yesterday as well, believe it or not (June 29). If you haven’t already heard about the book, we’ll [...]