This is a “come as you are” session meant to accommodate mixed levels of experience with minimal need for special equipment or previous experience (read: no mats or yoga clothing required.) Special emphasis is placed on postures and practices to help those of us that sit at desks and use computers regularly. Much of what you learn here will help you build a home/work practice that is therapeutic and adjustable to your needs. Yoga was created thousands of years ago as a way to clear the mind in preparation for enlightenment. What better way to prepare for for the busy days of networking, information and fun at SXSW? See you there!
Neal Pollack is the author of Stretch: The Unlikely Making Of A Yoga Dude, Alternadad, Never Mind The Pollacks, and The Neal Pollack Anthology Of American Literature, among other fine works of literature. A frequent contributor to both the American and British editions of Wired, Pollack has also written for every English-language publication except for The New Yorker and Field And Stream. In 2010, he received his Ashtanga vinyasa yoga teacher's certification from Richard Freeman in Boulder, Colorado, which has nothing to do with SXSW, but he's still proud of the fact. A former resident of Austin who's trying to get back, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.