Yoga and the Quadrated Order


Gabriel Halpern

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 national...
The four margas of Karma, Jnana, Bhakti, and Raja Yoga point out how each path creates balance in our practices and our lives.
Gabriel will explain these portals into conscious living, as the 4 stages of life, the 4 aims of life, the 4 types of students and the 4 stages of pranayamic unfolding as described in the Hindu sacred texts of the Vedas, The Yoga Sutras, and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika.
A power point presentation will be followed by a lovely Q & A.

Gabriel Halpern holds degrees in philosophy and health psychology and the founder of the Yoga Circle in Chicago in 1985. Owing to the direct influence of BKS Iyengar and 50 + years of personal practice, Gabriel has learned the difference between actual and perceived limitations, knowledge he passes along to those who study with him. Add to that twenty five years of work as a university professor at De Paul's Theater Conservatory and that puts him in touch with the pulse of creative young people.  His is well known as an accomplished vegetarian chef, guitar player, song writer, sacred dance leader, men's group facilitator, and a stand up comic. He teaching is all that is yoga:  zeal in practice, art form, science, world view, life style, and mystical mentoring.
Gabriel is a veteran teacher who ignites the fire of aspiration not only to your asana practice, but to your spiritual life as well.  Give yourself the gift of vitality, clarity, and tranquility with this icon of the Chicago yoga community. Learn more at