Uma Thurman’s brother, who acted in dozens of films, is yoga teacher & healer now

Dechen Thurman, a Hollywood actor and younger brother of
Oscar nominated Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction), is a yoga teacher
and healer now.

Dechen, 38, a Harvard graduate who acted in over two-dozen
movies including This Is Not an Exit, is reportedly teaching
yoga in Germany and at an intensive retreat in Italy in
July; besides Wanderlust Yoga Festival, New York Yoga Journal
Conference, and the Yoga Conference Germany. Last summer
he taught open-air yoga classes at Berlin Yoga Festival to
few hundred yogis.

He is described as a holistic healer based in New York City
who creates a delicious sense of playfulness in his yoga
classes. He is one of the 64 listed teaching faculty of
New York Jivamukti Yoga School, where he is an advanced certified
yoga teacher. He is said to have met His Holiness the 14th
Dalai Lama of Tibet at age seven in Dharamsala (India).

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, welcoming Dechen Thurman to yoga
fold, urged Hollywood celebrities to explore the rich philosophical
thought offered by Hinduism and the powerhouse of yoga to
deal with the pressures of the industry and to achieve their
spiritual goals. If they need assistance in their exploration,
he or other Hindu scholars would gladly help, Zed added.

Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism,
further said that yoga is referred as a living fossil whose
traces went back to around 2,000 BCE to Indus Valley civilization.
According to Patanjali who codified it in *Yoga Sutra*, yoga
was a methodical effort to attain perfection, through the
control of the different elements of human nature, physical
and psychical. Yoga was based on an eightfold path to direct
the practitioner from awareness of the external world to
a focus on the inner, Zed pointed out.

Jivamukti Yoga Centers; located in downtown New York (USA),
Berlin (Germany), Munich (Germany), London (United Kingdom),
and Charleston (USA); claim to be places for spiritual
gathering that offer vigorous Hatha Yoga classes with an
emphasis on the Source teachings from such ancient texts as
the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Upanishads.

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