A Brief History of Yoga
Four-part course, starting March 18
I'm excited to present a new course, taught live online. A Brief History of Yoga begins on Sunday, March 18 (at 2.00pm U.S. Eastern Time), with four weekly two-hour talks that include Q&A. Each session is recorded to watch again later, and recommended readings are also provided.
To quote the course summary:
Over the past 2,500 years, yoga has evolved from a way of transcending the world to a multi-billion-dollar industry. But where did its practices come from and what was their purpose? How has that changed as traditions transform? Are there common ideas that make practices yogic? If so, are they relevant to modern practitioners?
This four-week course puts contemporary yoga into context, with an insightful and engaging overview of history and philosophy. From the Vedic Upaniṣads, via the Bhagavad Gītā and Yoga Sūtra, to more recent texts on haṭha yoga, we will trace the main themes in yogic teachings, and look at some less commonly studied sources.
Accessible and fun, combined with academic depth, the course explores the latest scholarly findings.
You can find out more and sign up here.