Literary Evening: A Conversation with Greg Marzullo
January 5, 2016 at 7:00PM
Greg Marzullo discusses and signs copies of his book Bad Yogi: A Guidebook for the Rest of Us.
Here’s the bad news: All the juicing, meditating, vegetarianism, chanting and asana practice won’t get you to heaven. The good news? Your desires, your selfishness, your narcissism, neuroses and negative thoughts will. Western yoga practitioners have been sold a bill of goods – a Puritan-flavored yoga philosophy that is all too often stripped of its Indian mythological context of raging gods, holy demons and sacred whores. Bad Yogi is the guidebook through this rich landscape, a place where we can discover that far from hindering us on the path, our “bad” habits are our greatest offerings to God. If you’re looking for the advanced practices of yoga, this is the book for you.
Greg Marzullo, RYT-500, teaches the physical practice and philosophy of yoga in the Washington, D.C. area, leading classes, workshops, international retreats and large public events, including Yoga on the National Mall, which regularly draws thousands of practitioners. For the past twenty years, he has studied worldwide spiritual traditions and mythology with Tibetan dharma teachers, shamans from around the world and yogic scholars. Before becoming a yoga teacher, Greg was a professional actor, dancer and singer, working in venues around the country; he's one of the founding actors of the Helen Hayes award-winning theater company, Synetic Theater, and he performed leading roles in their productions for almost ten years. For more information, visit gonataraj.com.
The event is free and open to the public.