The Goddess Pose: A Conversation with Michelle Goldberg

In her latest book, The Goddess Pose: The Audacious Life of Indra Devi, the Woman Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West, Michelle Goldberg, author and journalist, draws a complex picture of Indra Devi, a bold figure on the yoga landscape. Devi was woman who reinvented herself numerous times over the course of her life, who was present at many of history’s most important moments and who studied with some of the spiritual world’s most important teachers. Yet until now, no book has told her full story objectively. Five years in the making, including an FBI file and a field trip to Panama, this book has it all – yoga, history and intrigue.

Ms. Goldberg, a yoga practitioner herself, became fascinated with Devi after coming across her obituary. She went to buy a book about her – assuming that someone had written one – but couldn’t find one. She said to her agent, “Somebody should write this book,” and now she’s the one who has.

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