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Namaste Yoga Film Screening in NorCal

March 9 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST

Join us: Namaste Yoga Film Screening and Q&A

Saturday, March 9 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Vijay’s Sherawali Temple | East Bay Hindu Community + Cultural Center
20789 Garden Ave. | Hayward, CA 94541

Namaste Yoga is a 22-minute film about a 10-year-old boy in Australia, who is ashamed of being Indian and Hindu. When he gets into a fight at school, his only way to avoid suspension is by doing mandatory lunchtime yoga classes. Cue his teacher, who recently completed a 200-hour yoga course…Among many poignant themes, Namaste Yoga is about the cultural appropriation of yoga, and the effect that has on the self-worth of young Hindu kids.

This film speaks to the many of us who have grown up in a land and culture as a misunderstood minority. If you or your children have experienced the challenge of holding onto your roots while trying to assimilate into majority culture, this film will speak to your heart.

Join us for this incredible film and for a Q&A session with its producer Ravi Chand. After Q&A, please join us for Shivratri Havan, Katha, Arti, and Pritibhoj.

4:00 – 5:30 PM – Screening and Q&A
5:30 – 8:00 PM – Shivratri Havan, Katha, Arti followed by Pritibhoj

This is a free event, however registration is required.

Watch the trailer here

About the Producer

Ravi Chand, the founder of Warrior Tribe Films, is a TV and film producer, director, and writer based in Australia. His work is anchored in Hindu Dharma as an Indigenous knowledge with themes of intersectionality, belonging and identity. The recipient of several coveted Screen Australia and state government talent initiatives, Ravi is a passionate advocate for better representation on and behind the screen to create better pathways for other film creatives. 


Contact Ramya Ramakrishnan at ramya@hinduamerican.org


March 9
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Vijay’s Sherawali Temple
20789 Garden Ave.
Hayward, CA 94541 United States