January Ales and Ideas Features CCC’s Ute Swerdloff as She Presents "YOGA: More Than a Stretch! Looking to the Ancient Texts"

Clatsop Community College and the Fort George Brewery are pleased to announce the January event in the 2017-18 first Thursday Ales & Ideas community lectures.  Thursday, January 4th, 2017 CCC’s Instructor Ute Swerdloff presents YOGA: More Than a Stretch! Looking to the Ancient Texts. Doors open with food and beverage service at 6pm. Seasonal beers on tap, food and other beverages are available for purchase, but no purchase is required. The Fort George Lovell Showroom is located at 14th and Duane St. in Astoria.  Minors are welcome.  Come explore the transformative power of yoga as experienced by the ancients in ways that still have relevance today.  

With the arrival of the New Year many people are looking for ways to improve their lives. Enhancing physical health and mental well-being tops the list for many. Yoga and meditation are practices that serve that need. Yoga, at least the physical aspect of it, has enjoyed great popularity in recent years. Millions of Americans participate in the practice of some form of yoga. For most people, yoga has become synonymous with physical flexibility and stretching—a means to appease their aches and pains, or to reduce stress, or to improve their waistlines. However, this physical aspect is only one limb of the discipline of yoga.  In this month’s lecture, Ute will describe how yoga includes social and individual ethical principles along with the physical practice and breath control to make the practitioner more fit to become spiritually aware. Her presentation seeks to paint a more complete picture of yoga, its paths and goals as disclosed in the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, and Patanjali's yoga sutras. Looking to the ancient texts, in their infinite wisdom, offers mind-provoking treasures that point in the direction of practice, self-inquiry, and surrender to a higher reality.  Ute will help audience members conceive of yoga in a whole new way, perhaps as a full spectrum health agent with potential for a real transformative experience involving the entire being: body, mind, and spirit.

Ute Swerdloff is a long time yoga practitioner and teacher. Her apprenticeship to become a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher has ignited her passion for the history and philosophy of yoga. She teaches yoga at Clatsop Community College, from her Astoria own studio.  She also presents “Stand Up & Stretch” on KMUN Community Radio.




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Accommodations: Persons having questions about or a request for special needs and accommodation should contact JoAnn Zahn, Vice President of Finance and Operations, at Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, Oregon 97103, Phone 503-338-2421 or TDD 503-338-2468. Email special needs and accommodation request to Contact should be made at least two business days in advance of the event.

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