Anyyogi Special - Serpent in the Wilderness

A travelling exhibition of Serpent in the Wilderness by award-winning photographer Andy Richter

We are honoured to announce our partnership with the internationally acclaimed photographer Andy Richter whose work and living align perfectly with the mission of Anyyogi. His recent work, Serpent in the Wilderness explores yoga’s essence as a way of being and an instrument for Self-realisation. The series will be exhibited across Europe as limited edition fine art prints, inviting the viewer to engage with yoga beneath the surface. Surrounded by the framed work on the walls, we intend to create a unique and inspired atmosphere for deeper understanding and reflection, and a place for yoga and meditation classes led by Anyyogi teachers. Each opening reception will offer presentations and conversations on the many dimensions of yoga. This partnership offers an exciting opportunity for all to engage with the ever-growing yoga community and go deeper into the nature of yoga, through photographs and personal experience.
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Andy Richter is an American photographer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has received numerous awards for his work and has been recognized by American Photography, Photolucida, the International Photography Awards and the Minnesota State Arts Board. His clients include Time Magazine, The Washington Post, Adobe, Nestle, Al Jazeera America, National Geographic Traveler, AFAR, Mother Jones, UN Women and UNICEF, amongst others. 

Andy Richter’s series, Serpent in the Wilderness, has just been published as a photographic book by Kehrer Verlag in Spring of 2018, and is now a travelling exhibition. His work not only aligns with our mission, it sheds new light on the ancient science of yoga. After studying yoga for many years himself, he decided to use his medium of photography to go deeper and explore rarely seen aspects of yoga across different cultures. For more than half a decade, Richter travelled to places that are historically relevant to yoga’s past, as well as to places that embody its living present, documenting a variety of yoga traditions with many of the world’s great saints and yogis.

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Serpent in the Wilderness explores yoga’s essence as a way of being and an instrument for Self-realisation. The series will be exhibited across Europe as limited edition fine art prints, inviting the viewer to engage with yoga beneath the surface. Surrounded by the framed work on the walls, we intend to create a unique and inspired atmosphere for deeper understanding and reflection, and a place for yoga and meditation classes led by Anyyogi teachers. Each opening reception will offer presentations and conversations on the many dimensions of yoga. This partnership offers an exciting opportunity for all to engage with the ever-growing yoga community and go deeper into the nature of yoga, through photographs and personal experience. 

Many associate yoga with flexibility and the physical asana practice, yet yoga comes in many forms and the Western world is just beginning to glimpse the depths of the holistic benefits of regular yoga and meditation. Anyyogi is dedicated to making yoga more experiential in the community; transcending cultural barriers as well as gender and age barriers. We circulate valuable information on recent research findings and create a space for inspiration within the community as we share powerful stories of individuals. Andy Richter's exhibition now serves as as the ideal venue for panel discussion about the scientifically proven benefits of a regular Yoga and Meditation practice. Our partnership with Andy Richter invites to explore the benefits of Yoga beyond the physical aspects as many have transformed their lives and found genuine fulfilment through yoga, and have healed from chronic disease, overcome depression, anxiety, and a wide range of addictions. 

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Yoga offers a path to a more joyous, peaceful, and purposeful way of living. Anyyogi’s mission is to spread the wisdom of yoga and make accessible to all the scientifically proven positive influence on the mind, body, and spirit. The physical asana (postures) are only one part of the recipe of yoga. We aim to make all aspects of this profound practice and way of life accessible to ANYONE. 

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