Babson Center For Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership: YOGAWOMAN Boston EventPosted: February 23, 2012
Love yoga? Interested in the way that women’s leadership is igniting a yogic revolution? Please save the date for a most wonderful event hosted by the Babson Center For Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership: Empowered by Mind, Body, and Soul: How Women are Transforming the Yoga Industry. I am absolutely delighted to be participating in this celebration of women’s leadership and yoga. Don’t miss the chance to take class with the iconic Lynne Bergier, founder of Back Bay Yoga and Sweat and Soul Yoga, followed by a panel discussion on the business of yoga and a screening of the documentary YOGAWOMAN. This event is open to the public and FREE. If you are in the Boston area, please join, it is going to be a fabulous event. Here are the deets peeps:
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Yoga originated in ancient India where it was designed for, and predominately practiced by, men. Today, over 85% of people that practice yoga are women. Women have transformed yoga into a global industry, taking it to the mainstream as an empowerment practice to balance the mind, body, and soul.
Empowered by Mind, Body, and Soul: How Women are Transforming the Yoga Industry offers the unique opportunity to learn more about how woman have shaped the modern-day yoga industry. This multi-faceted event will examine the complexities of the practice, the business and art of yoga, featuring a complimentary yoga class and a panel session featuring local yoga thought-leaders and entrepreneurs, and culminating with a film screening of the recent documentary YOGAWOMAN.
Yoga as Practice –The Glavin Family Chapel: 5:00-5:45 p.m.
Kick off the event with yoga in practice! This complimentary yoga class will be led by Lynne Begier, founder of the famed Back Bay Yoga Studio in Boston. The class will take place in The Glavin Family Chapel, overlooking Babson’s pristine campus. Bring your own mat, or use one of ours.
Yoga as Business, Panel Session- Olin Auditorium: 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Yoga is one of the few industries that has expanded since the recession, currently valued at $6 billion dollars. Join us for an evening with yoga’s thought leaders and entrepreneurs, Karissa Azonabor, Regional Manager of lululemon athletica, Lynne Begier, Founder of Back Bay Yoga Studio, and Alexandra Curtiss, Chief Yoga Officer of YogaSource Boston, to explore the business of yoga, and how and why women are driving the growth of this booming industry. Babson’s Professor Danna Greenberg, author of The New Entrepreneurial Leader, will moderate the panel.
A Screening of the Acclaimed Documentary YOGAWOMAN- Olin Auditorium: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
This documentary takes you on a tour around the world to hear from the generation of women who are leading the yoga movement. They’re strong, they’re inspiring, and they’re radically changing peoples’ lives. From Manhattan to Kenya, YOGAWOMAN uncovers the ways that women have changed the face of yoga forever.