Yoga and the Power of Compassion

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While in New York City, Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt stopped by Dharma Yoga to talk to legendary yoga master Sri Dharma Mittra about how yoga can build compassion and happiness in others. Dharma Mittra has been teaching classical yoga since 1967, and has since initiated thousands of students on teachers on the yogic path though his particular practice of Dharma Yoga, based on knowledge passed on from his guru, Sri Swami Kailashananda a.k.a. Yogi Gupta.

Live Be Yoga ambassadors Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt are on a road trip across the country to sit down with master teachers, host free local classes, and so much more—all to illuminate the conversations pulsing through the yoga community today. Follow the tour and get the latest stories @livebeyoga on Instagram and Facebook.

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