Category Archives: Russia

Indra Devi, the First Lady of Yoga

In a huge departure from the women I usually write about, I’d like to introduce our readers to a woman who practiced the ancient discipline of yoga. Yoga was the domain of men from its inception. The earliest visual evidence … Continue reading

Posted in Activists, Educators, Female "Firsts", Germany, Russia, United States, Writers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Sonya Kovalevsky – A Marriage of Convenience

“Ask him to marry one of us?  You’re crazy,” said Inez. “It’s the perfect solution”, replied Sonya’s sister Anyuta.  “A lot of people are doing it.  Women can’t study in Russia.  At least the aristocracy can’t. It’s considered improper,” as … Continue reading

Posted in Educators, Mathematicians, Russia | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments