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Interested in learning more about the history and philosophy of yoga?

How old is yoga?

What is 'authentic' yoga?

Has yoga changed alot over time?

These are just a few questions that begin to lead us beyond the physical practice of yoga down the path of its philosophy and history of yoga. 

And, if you practice yoga, this is a path I would highly recommend you consider exploring...

Because orientating our yoga practice - and ourselves as practitioners - in the context of a rich and evolving tradition allows us not only to see where we stand in relation to those who have come before us, but also enables us to gain greater clarity and depth in own relationship to yoga, and ultimately ourselves. 


Plus, what you discover will probably surprise you....

While yes, yoga does have ancient roots, dating back to at least 1500 BCE in the Indian subcontinant, it has changed a lot since then - and indeed continues to change.

For example, many of the yoga poses we practice today are less than 100 years old. In addition, until the modern period yoga was understood as much more than asana, physical posture, or stretching, but referred to a way of life, an ascetic practice, a goal and a path to enlightenment, moksha or liberation. 

But realising much of what we practice today is quite modern is not a bad thing. Instead, it gives us the well needed perspective upon our practice, showing us there is no one 'right' yoga. This encourages us to explore yoga's history, philosophy, and different forms (yes there are many competing yogic schools!) to find what most resonates with us, realising this is a journey, not an end, at least for now - until we get to moksha!

Want to learn more about the history and philosophy of modern yoga?

I have a free introductory talk you can listen to, just sign up to receive it below!

Free lecture on the history and philosophy of Modern Postural Yoga!

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Want to learn more about the history of yoga?

Purchase this lecture below on the ancient origins of yoga, exploring the relationship between Orthodoxy and its challenge; the Vedic and the Upanishadic Periods.

Introduction to the History of Yoga



Lecture 1: The History and Philosophy of Yoga, from Vedas to Upanishads: the emergence of Classical

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Mapping Yoga's History

In this lecture on the periods of yoga's earliest development (pre vedic and Vedic to pre-classical and classical) we will get to see a mapped overview of yoga's history, and the different off-shoots of yoga that emerge. This map can really help you orientate your yoga knowledge!

Stay tuned for more workshops and talks on the history and philosophy of yoga through my events and mailing list! 

If you are a yoga teacher or embodied philosophy enthusiast, you can join my online FB community here!

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