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Dharma Mittra: The Karma Yogi

Dharma Mittra: The Karma Yogi

Born in Brasil in 1939 and teaching yoga since 1967, Dharma Mittra has been teaching yoga for almost 50 years, and is still teaching at the Dharma Yoga Centre in New York City, as well as offering courses and retreats around the world.

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Indra Devi: The First Lady of Yoga

Indra Devi: The First Lady of Yoga

Born in Riga, Latvia to European aristocracy in 1899, Indra Devi was the first female to been allowed into an Indian ashram (let alone the first woman to study in an ashram) in the 1930s.

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Studying with the “godfather” of modern Hatha Yoga, Krishnamacharya (famous for also teaching Iyengar and Pattabhi Jois), Indra Devi is one of the biggest influencers in modern day yoga practice. Indra Devi’s journey is a fascinating one, and here we take just a glimpse at the life of this game-changing woman. (more…)