first photo shoot

In London, Bava Lachman Das executes the first Western yoga exhibition and becomes the subject of the first-known photographs of yoga asana. This foreshadows fuller photographic unveilings of yoga, like Dharma Mittra's 1984 poster of 908 asanas.

America does yoga

Swami Vivekananda steps on the podium at the Parliament of World Religions in Chicago and brings 4,000 people to their feet in mad applause. Over the next three years, he lectures throughout the West, translates the Yoga Sutra Into an English version that speaks to the everyday reader, and Initiates the teaching of yoga in group classes. By 1898, hatha yoga has become a fad in New York City.

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forefather of : a yoga nation

Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, with seven years of yoga training with a cave-dwelling master in Tibet and six degrees in philosophy and Indian sciences, is hired by the king of Mysore, who will open a school for him. Krishnamacharya taught his brother-in-law, B. K.S. Iyengar, Ashtanga Yoga founder K. Pattabhi Jois, and his own son, T.K. V. Desi-kachar. Though he never visited the U.S., Krishnamacharya's teaching became the basis for much of what is taught in American yoga today.

yoga goes Hollywood

Indra Devi, the first Western student of Krishnamacharya, opens a yoga studio in Hollywood. There, she teaches Magaña Baptiste, who will become the mother of America's "First Family of Yoga" (Magaña's children Devi, Sherri, and Baron will all become yoga teachers). In 1955, Magaña and her husband, Walt, open San Francisco's first yoga center. Decades later, their son Baron Baptiste will popularize Power Yoga.

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