- Historical and contemporary insights into how NZ’s yoga trends have changed over time. Female members of the Theosophical Society first introduced yoga to NZ in 1889, and since then the country has continued to champion female leadership.
- Likewise, NZ has become one of the most culturally diverse countries worldwide, which means that yoga is not monolithic or static. Rather, the varied interests of NZ yoga-goers are reflected in many different contexts and changing styles.
- This lecture seeks to answer the questions, what is yoga today? And where is yoga heading in the future? Although local yoga-goers’ acceptance of diversity plays out in different dress-codes, spiritual identities, and imagined ideals, these differences can be both liberating and segregating.
- This lecture provides a fascinating timeline of yoga in NZ and is accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation (USB), showcasing changes taking place in yoga practices past, present and future.
Speaker - Ali Tilley