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BOLT Residency

Dharma Talk with Gabriel Halpern

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Join us on January 20th for a lecture and Q&A with acclaimed yoga teacher, Gabriel Halpern. 

Yoga speaks to what is deepest in us. Art does the same. Gabriel Halpern discusses the many similarities between the epiphany of art and the willfully induced state of ecstatic meditation, claimed by practiced yogis. Using models of myth and psychology, Gabriel will define proper art, and how it is distinguished from its didactic or pornographic counterparts. The lecture will give viewers an understanding of the social impact of yoga, and it's place within art and culture. This powerpoint presentation will be followed by a Q&A, to gain further insight into the intersection of art and yoga.

Refreshments will be served.


Gabriel Halpern holds a BA in Philosophy, an MA in Health Psychology, and has taught yoga on the faculty of DePaul University for 24 years. Trained at the Iyengar Yoga Institutes in San Francisco and Pune, India, Halpern has practiced yoga since 1970, giving workshops nationally. He is the founder and director of the Yoga Circle in Chicago since 1985. In recent years, Yoga Circle was voted “best traditional hatha studio” by Chicago Magazine. Gabriel was named by Yoga Journal in the top “10 Most Influential Yoga Teachers in America.” He is harvesting his 42 years of experience with Hindu gurus, Buddhist monks, Hasidic rabbis, Christian anchorites, Sufi shaykhs, Native American shamans, and Alchemists of all persuasions. Gabriel’s teaching is all that is yoga: zeal in practice, science, art form, lifestyle, and mystical mentoring. To find out more, visit Dharma Raps and Yoga Circle.