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Yoga & Torah in Conversation: Finding Freedom – a Preparation for Passover  

March 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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This conversation between Torah and Yoga will focus on freedom. Also, Pesah is the foundational story of the Israelites becoming a “free people”. We will be working with excerpts from the Haggadah and yoga sutras to find how practice / law is intertwined with freedom and space.
The Body in Yoga and Torah in Conversation is a unique integrative and interactive program exploring Jewish and yoga intersections with the body. In both traditions, the body is a vehicle to access the divine, inner world and to connect to a broader understanding. Furthermore, the program explores Jewish traditional texts and relevant yoga philosophy Sutras of Patanjali.  

Program led by Rabba Claudia Marbach and Rahel Wasserfall, PhD and Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT)

Registration Fee: $25 per person


Program will be held at Artemis Yoga, 639 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA. 

 Please wear comfortable clothes you can move in, yoga mats are provided.

About the instructors:

Rahel Wasserfall, Ph.D. and Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT) is a graduate of the Yavneh school in Paris. She studies with Rabbi Nehemia Polen and David Mayaan as well as the organizer of a local study group, Ladies of The Books. It is a group that explores the connections between yoga and Torah. Moreover, Rahel has also studied with Diane Bloomfield the author of Torah Yoga. As a writer and thought leader, Rahel has written on the meaning of Niddha. Niddha is the Jewish purity laws for women. She is also the editor of Women and Water: Menstruation in Jewish Life and Law, UPNE 1999.

Claudia Marbach, a graduate of Yeshivat Maharat, previously was a middle school teacher at JCDS Boston, a pluralistic Jewish Day School, for fifteen years. She developed a Rabbinics curriculum and taught tefillah, chagim, and moral reasoning. She has a particular interest in the teaching of pluralism, differentiated instruction and moral reasoning. Moreover,  Claudia founded and co-runs a partnership minyan in Newton, MA. It has been gabbait of a local women’s tefillah group, has tutored bnei mitzvot, and participates in interfaith dialogue through the Daughters of Abraham network.


March 31
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Artemis Yoga
639 M. Auburn Street
Watertown, MA United States
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