The Great Oom

The Improbable Birth of Yoga in America

by Robert Love

Hardcover, 402 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $27.95 | purchase

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The Great Oom
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Chronicles the emergence of yoga in Jazz Age New York, tracing the contributions of notorious instructor Pierre Bernard, who trained with an Indian master before introducing wealthy patrons to modern yogic principles from his increasingly profitable Hudson River ashram.