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April 21st 2014:Yoga for World Peace with Rama Jyoti Vernon

As we explore the world of Yoga, especially in the West, we would be remiss if we didn’t connect with some of the early pioneers; the ones who were closest to those who brought this ancient practice from the India. Our Guest today, not only was she close, having introduced BKS Iyengar to the US, she also founded Yoga Journal, whose humble roots was a type written newsletter from Rama's kitchen table. She was also instrumental in the formation of the Yoga Alliance, a professional and trade association for yoga teachers and schools in the US. What is even more striking is what Rama has done w

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Rama Jyoti Vernon

Rama Jyoti Vernon began her interest in metaphysics and mysticism as a child, with parents who were pioneers in holistic health. Ultimately, she became one of America’s first Yoga teachers and was instrumental in bringing many great teachers from India to the US. She co-founded the Yoga Journal and developing organizations such as Unity in Yoga, to unite all lineages of Yoga. As a housewife, mother and Yoga teacher, Rama began applying Yoga philosophy in a whole new arena, international peacemaking. During the 1980s she made dozens of trips to the USSR and founded the Center for International Dialogue, based on the idea that people can join together to initiate solutions for political, econo
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