Results 1 to 4 of 4
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Portuguese
      • Home Country:
      • Brazil
      • Current Location:
      • Brazil

    • Join Date: Dec 2011
    • Posts: 25
    #1

    classic yogi

    Hi,

    On a cold Saturday in early 2009, Glenn Black, a yoga teacher of nearly four decades, whose devoted clientele includes a number of celebrities and prominent gurus, was giving a master class at Sankalpah Yoga in Manhattan. Black is, in many ways, a classic yogi: he studied in Pune, India, at the institute founded by the legendary B. K. S. Iyengar, and spent years in solitude and meditation.

    (How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body. The NY Times)


    Does "classic" here mean "typical (as in "classic example", "classic error")"?

  1. JohnParis's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • France

    • Join Date: Oct 2011
    • Posts: 773
    #2

    Re: classic yogi

    Here, "classic" means: typical, archetypal, quintessential, vintage; model, representative, perfect, prime, textbook.
    Maybe even "old fashioned" would be acceptable.
    Thesaurus.com | Find Synonyms and Antonyms of Words at Thesaurus.com

  2. BobK's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2006
    • Posts: 16,038
    #3

    Re: classic yogi

    I don't know anything about yoga styles, but I know that there is at least one 'non-classic' sort - that, for example, Andy Murray practices ('Hot yoga', I think). So isn't there a chance that 'classic' here refers to a style - 'traditional' more than 'quintessential' - the sort of yoga this yogi espouses rather than his status as a teacher.

    b

  3. JohnParis's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • France

    • Join Date: Oct 2011
    • Posts: 773
    #4

    Re: classic yogi

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I don't know anything about yoga styles, but I know that there is at least one 'non-classic' sort - that, for example, Andy Murray practices ('Hot yoga', I think). So isn't there a chance that 'classic' here refers to a style - 'traditional' more than 'quintessential' - the sort of yoga this yogi espouses rather than his status as a teacher.

    b
    There is, indeed, a chance that "classic" could refer to the style of yoga taught by Glenn Black. Good spot, Bob.
    It didn't occur to me to look at it in that light. I developed my answer based on the definition and use of the word "yogi" (a person who is proficient in yoga).

Similar Threads

  1. classic,classical
    By Radman in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 16-Nov-2010, 16:53
  2. [General] from classic book
    By sevar in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-Mar-2009, 21:58
  3. Use of '!' in classic stories
    By riceball72 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 27-Nov-2007, 13:56
  4. Classic Novel
    By Allie in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 19-Feb-2007, 21:09
  5. What is a classic?
    By Dancin4eva in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-Jan-2005, 23:03

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •