As an international teacher of Indian dance and Hatha yoga,
Hemalayaa will be demonstrating her new DVD The Bollywood Dance
Workout, which was inspired by Indian films as well as classical
yoga. Hema’s life has been devoted to the teachings of yoga and
traditional Indian dance. Here’s why you should care . . .

1.  Her story: Brought up by her two Indian
parents and taught yoga by her father, Hema has also studied
philosophy, meditation, and asana. That means it’s a unique

2.  Spirituality: For those of you who have
become homebodies because of the freezing weather and have started
seeking out the meaning of life, this will encourage and perhaps
get your brain and body moving.

3.  Weight Loss: If not for your own
self-motivation, maybe the lean bodies around you will make you
feel inspired to shed some holiday weight and download some classic
Indian bhangra music to kick off the New Year.

4.  Yoga Pants: This will be a good excuse to
wear the trendy, stretchy, butt-gripping pants you bought and only
wear around the house when no one is watching.

— Sheyla Molho

4·1·1 Hemalayaa’s demo and
discussion is Tuesday, February 6 at 7 p.m., at the downtown
Borders Books.


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