Gabriel Halpern holds a BA in Philosophy, an MA in Health Psychology, and was trained at the Iyengar Yoga Institutes in San Francisco and Pune, India. Gabriel has practiced since 1970 and gives workshops nationally. He founded the Yoga Circle in Chicago, IL in1985. For over twenty years he was a core performance faculty member at De Paul University’s Theater Department. In 2011, he was awarded the Elder/Mentor of the Year by the Mankind Project. Under his guidance, the Yoga Circle was voted the “best traditional hatha studio” by Chicago magazine in 2016. Owing to the direct influence of BKS Iyengar and over 48 years continuous study and practice Gabriel’s teaching is all that is yoga: zeal in practice, science, art form, lifestyle, and mystical mentoring.
Gabriel travels to the Midwest to share the dharma in Michigan and Wisconsin. Margaret will find time to get the garden going again. Tara continues studying improv, adding yet another skill to her craft. And Spring 2018 culminates with Kailey‘s wedding in June. Sincere thanks to the community of yogis who have supported the YC over the last 32 years.
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Read an article – Yoga & Diversity, Pt. 1: Visiting Chicago’s Yoga Circle – “Turn On, Tune In, and Drop Out” – by Karla Velasco
Watch a dharma talk in “Om-cinitas”
Radio Show – Gabriel talks about the role of yoga in one’s life
Listen to Gabriel on Iyengar, being a Ritual Elder and the Initiatory Transitions of Life
Listen to a recording of Gabriel in Knoxville in 2013.
Listen to a talk Gabriel gave at Zen Center in Oak Park.
Enroll in Gabriel’s Yoga U Online Course: Yoga, Mentoring and Conscious Aging – Discovering Your Inner Warrior Sage
Check to see if his legs still look like the alabaster pillars of a Greek god!
Gabriel’s Workshop Dates
Nov 2-4 Ellen McKenzie Madison, WI 415-828-9020
Nov 16-17 Cara Mutert Woodstock, IL 815-337-9866
Nov 30-Dec 1 Tammy Mitchel Peoria, IL 309-231-9642
Dec 2 Jean Perino Peoria, IL 309 645-7762
Feb 23 – March 2 Gabriel Halpern Puerto Morelos, Mexico 773-550-7906