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Practice Yoga with Raghunath Cappo

Raghunath Cappo will lead a fun, energetic, mindful practice from 2 to 4 p.m., February 22, at Laughing Elephant Yoga, in East Greenwich. Raghunath, born Ray Cappo, was a Lower East Side hardcore-punk singer songwriter icon, touring the globe in his teens. In a decadent music scene infested with hard drugs, negativity and intoxication he was an anomaly and a light propounding clean living, positive attitude and vegetarian lifestyle, inspiring tens of thousands of fans internationally.

Since his youth he was fascinated with Eastern thought and took his inspiration from Emerson, Ghandi, Thoreau, The Buddhist Sutras, The Bible and the Bhagavad Gita. He started practicing yoga in NYC in 1987 with the esteemed Sri Dharma Mittra as well as Shivananada Yoga. The pettiness of the business of music and the untimely death of his father led him to India in 1988 where he dove deeper into the lifestyle and spirituality of India. He became a celibate monk at a Krishna Bhakti Ashram for 6 years where he intensely studied, meditated and lived the ancient yogic texts. Now, 23 years later, he’s an accomplished yogi in many styles, and leads retreats, workshops and yoga teacher trainings around the world. He is an expert at taking the esoteric yoga philosophy and making it understandable and practical for the contemporary world.

Cost: $50. Location: 816 Middle Rd., East Greenwich. For more information, call 401-398-2616 or visit See ad on this page.