Imagine starting your yoga class with the wise words of your instructor, who calls out a pose or two, and the pose is followed by a poem read live by its author.

Joelle Hann began her yoga practice in 1997 and completed her teacher training with Alison West of Yoga Union in 2002. Since then, she has studied with inspired teachers such as Ginny Kapular, Gary Kraftsow, and Panditji Rajmani Tigunait and many other trail-blazers in the American yoga world. Joelle’s yoga journalism has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Yoga Journal, Time Out New York, YogaCityNYC, and Yoga International. In her other life, she works as a ghostwriter and book editor.

Mia Kang is an Oregon-born, Texas-raised writer, named the 2017 winner of Boston Review’s Annual Poetry Contest by Mónica de la Torre. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in journals including Rattle Poets Respond, Narrative Magazine, Sugar House Review, and the PEN Poetry Series. A Brooklyn Poets Fellow and runner-up for the 2017 Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Contest, she is a recipient of the Academy of
American Poets’ 2016 Catalina Páez and Seumas MacManus Award, among others. Mia is a PhD student in the history of art at Yale University, where she studies contemporary art, constitutive outsides, and impasse.

Please bring your own yoga mat. Doors open at 9:00 am. Class starts at 9:30 am sharp.

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Yoga & Poetry is made possible in part by the Poetry Foundation.

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