Ekam Yoga Center is proud to present Houston's premiere screening of a new film about yoga, “The Titans of Yoga”. The film will be shown on Friday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Ekam Yoga Center, located at 7036 FM 1960 Road East in Atascocita. The movie was released last month in Los Angeles by the Yoga Health Foundation and brings together twenty-five of the most prominent figures in the worlds of yoga, meditation and mindfulness. As they share their own life experiences from the tragic to the ecstatic, the Titans embark on a journey of self-discovery that touches and inspires. Their tales of addiction and depression, HIV positive diagnosis and a penchant for sex, drugs and rock-and-roll will move you as they share how they overcame these challenges and transformed them into their greatest life victories. Featured in the movie are yoga and wellness visionaries Dr. Dean Ornish, Lilias Folan, Kim Eng, Bryan Kest, Ana Forrest, Seane Corn, Gurmukh Khalsa, Shiva Rea, David Life, Sharon Gannon, Gary Kraftsow, David Swenson, Vinnie Marino, Sara Ivanhoe, Lisa Walford, Larry Payne, John Friend, Beth Shaw, Rajashree Choudhury, Dharma Mittra, Swami Kriyananda, Deva Premal and Miten, Saul David Raye and Krishna Kaur. The evening kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with a vegetarian, light-fare pot-luck. After the film, a panel of Houston's leading yoga instructors will join with the audience in a discussion about the film and their own experiences with yoga. The panel is comprised of Guru Bhakti - Hare Krishna Dham, Jennifer Buergermeister – Cura Yoga (formerly JennYoga), Brian Burrell - Vital Way Yoga, Achim Fassbender - SimplYoga, Cynthia Hughes - Anusara and Joy Winkler - Joy Yoga. "We are truly excited to host this event. Houston is a city with so much to offer, including many wonderful teachers and styles of yoga, spread out over a large area,” said Maggie Grueskin, owner of Ekam Yoga Center. “This is an opportunity for all of us to come together to learn, sharing our views with each other and with our community. Many of Houston's instructors have studied yoga with the visionaries from the film and we are looking forward to hearing their comments and discussion points on future trends for yoga in the greater Houston area.” The fee for the event is a $12 (suggested) donation. $10 of each fee plus the sale of DVDs will go to benefit Yoga-Recess in Schools, a program facilitated by the Yoga Health Foundation and dedicated to bringing yoga-based health education into classrooms. The program allows for Yoga-Recess DVDs to be provided for free to school teachers, along with offering on-line training for school teachers. Ekam (meaning "Universal Oneness" ) opened its doors in February 2009, with a vision of bringing together various styles of yoga under one roof and offering top-quality yoga and wellness classes to service the community. It is a "green" yoga studio, with bamboo and cork flooring. The walls are covered in a natural American clay finish which helps to purify the air and encourage deep breathing. Grueskin, a Registered Yoga Teacher and also a Certified Perfect Health Instructor through the Deepak Chopra Center, is dedicated to creating and offering programs for people from all walks of life. "I want Ekam to be a place where each person who walks in the door can develop a personal practice that meets his or her needs, facilitating health and well being. We have a wonderful community here and I am motivated and inspired by the positive changes I see people making every day." Ekam Yoga Center is your neighborhood yoga studio and alternative fitness center. The event is anticipated to sell out and reservations are recommended. To reserve a ticket, please visit Ekam Yoga Center at www.ekamyoga.com and register under the "workshops" tab. Ekam Yoga Center is located at 7036-B FM 1960 East in Atascocita. For further information about this event, current class schedule or workshop offerings, please call 281-358-YOGA (9642), or visit www.ekamyoga.com

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