yo·​gi | \ ˈyō-gē How to pronounce yogi (audio) \
variants: or less commonly yogin \ ˈyō-​gən How to pronounce yogi (audio) , -​ˌgin \

Definition of yogi

1 : a person who practices yoga
2 capitalized : an adherent of Yoga philosophy
3 : a markedly reflective or mystical person

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Recent Examples on the Web With four all-level, vinyasa-style classes a week — Feel Good Flow on Wednesdays, FriYAY Flow on Fridays, Weekend Warrior on Saturdays, and Sunday Serenity on Sundays — every yogi can find a fit. BostonGlobe.com, 23 May 2021 Koch, an avid yogi, was also able to adapt her practice to space. Dianna Mazzone, Allure, 27 Apr. 2021 There's a wine cellar for aspiring oenophiles and a yoga room for those ready to tap into their inner yogi. Danielle Harling, House Beautiful, 13 Mar. 2021 Mat aside, Jade Yoga is even more special to me as a yogi as given its environmental consciousness. Claire Tighe, NBC News, 25 Feb. 2021 The lasting power and reach of the group is a testament not only to the yogi’s cross-cultural charisma and uplifting message, but to the qualities that made Los Angeles his ideal spiritual home. Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times, 19 Nov. 2020 The line also includes the Mila Jacket, a puffer named for the 11th-century yogi Milarepa, and the Lhasa Parka (after the Tibetan capital), an all-season layering piece that can be worn four ways. Alison S. Cohn, Harper's BAZAAR, 21 Oct. 2020 Aspiring practitioners of solitude in today’s turbulent times may find a capable guide in Anthony De Mello, an Indian Jesuit priest, psychotherapist, storyteller and spiritual teacher active into the 1980s – kind of a Catholic yogi. Michael A. Vargas, The Conversation, 1 July 2020 Originally from Los Angeles, Calysta Watson is a licensed clinical social worker, mother, yogi, and enthusiastic home cook and food blogger who now lives in Oakland, California. Narina Exelby, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of yogi

1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for yogi

Sanskrit yogin, from yoga

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“Yogi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yogi. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of yogi

: a person who practices yoga
: a follower of Yoga

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