Yoga and the Art of Mudras: Embellish and Empower Your Practice

Yoga and the Art of Mudras: Embellish and Empower Your Practice with Nubia Teixeira

Saturday, November 2 • 2:30–5:30 p.m.

In this workshop, based on her new book of the same name, Nubia, a Brazilian-born Yogini and dancer, fuses her passion for Yoga and dance with her love for bhakti (devotion) by incorporating mudras (beautiful, symbolic hand gestures). She has created a unique, original, and contemporary Yoga system that calls on all the gods and goddesses of Yoga and poetically expresses the beauty of nature. Drawing, in particular, on expressions and hand gestures found in Indian dance, these newly developed poses will help transform your Hatha Yoga practice into an embodied devotional and artistic Yogic experience. Includes Yoga: All Levels
 “The hands are extensions of the heart, reflecting what is in your heart. Mudras tell stories with the hands. Nubia’s hands express the celestial stories and songs of her innermost heart—the eternal abode of Divine Love where God and the soul dance in ecstatic delight. Nubia is an otherworldly apsara who has taken birth amongst us mortals—to show us the keys to the heart of heaven and how to open the secret door. This is an incredibly important book.”
Sharon Gannon, founder of Jivamukti Yoga


“A beautiful book, full of gestures of embodied understanding and refreshing postures that can enhance your Yoga and deepen your practice as an act of devotion and love.”
Jack Kornfield, author, Buddhist teacher


“Nubia Teixeira’s offerings bring the inner art of mudras from Odissi temple dance into a pioneering, fully embodied Yogic expression. Steeped in her lifelong experience of the Bhakti and Hatha Yoga traditions, Nubia has created a truly classic mudra book to treasure and draw from for the rest of your life. Blessings to Nubia and to all who are awakened by this extraordinary gift.”
Shiva Rea, Yogini, author of Tending the Heart Fire


“Just as we use our voices to chant the sacred name, so we can use our hands to deepen our meditation in the form of these sacred mudras. Nubia is our guide on a beautiful journey into this ancient wisdom. She shares with grace, wisdom, knowledge, and passion—such a blessing!”
Deva Premal, musician, meditative mantra singer




The Brazilian-born Yogini, dancer, and author Nubia Teixeira has been practicing and teaching traditional Yoga and classical Indian Odissi dance for almost 30 years. Nubia’s Yoga-mudra system combines expressions that are deeply rooted in the heart of traditional Yoga, classical Indian Odissi dance, and inspirational Bhakti Yoga storytelling. Honoring the gifts of all three systems, Nubia Teixeira shares a beautiful and truly original voyage into the heart of devotional Yoga practice.