A yoga teacher once told me, “you have everything you need and more than you could possibly imagine.” As an over scheduled, stressed out, on-the-go, hyper stimulated, frazzled, crazed, sometimes angst-y urban woman, this seemed like a really funny joke. The Scooby Doo ears in me perked up and my head turned to one side. Reeeally? How is that possible?
Like so many New Yorkers, the thought that I don’t have to get on the subway and go somewhere to find happiness or enlightenment is a radical idea. I know I’m not the only one who has taken away something from stretching my body and sitting quietly for a few moments. Yoga has provided a wide variety of insights to a diverse audience in urban cities and around the world. Historically, and one of the most interesting facts, is that yoga originated as a mostly male practice. It’s evolved in western culture as a very empowering practice for women (in addition to men). The film, Yogawoman highlights this story.
Through inspiring personal stories from practitioners and teachers around the work from New York to Kenya, Yogawoman traces the impact of yoga as a source of inspiration and power it has had for us busy women.
Join us tonight for this very special advanced screening. Purchase tickets to reserve your spot in the Auditorium. Doors will open at 6:30pm this evening for the 7pm show.
Beverly Sommer is Marketing and Group Tour Coordinator and works in the Visitor Services Department, where she has been working since 2007. Most recently she served as Theater Manager for the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. She is a founding member of Pop-Up Art and was the first Visual Arts Curator for Art House Productions. Prior to joining the Brooklyn Museum staff she worked as a professional photographer and has been published by Random House, Inc. and Conveyor Magazine. She holds a B.F.A. in Film, Photography, and Visual Arts from Ithaca College and a M.B.A. in Global Management from Rutgers University. Her favorite film is “Trip to the Moon” and she’s an award winning pie baker.