AYW Online History and Philosophy of Yoga Classes

AYW Online Philosophy Course

This course is currently closed to enrollment. Dates for the next course TBA.

This course will follow the development of Yogic thought through the ages with a special emphasis on how it informs Yoga as practice in a modern context.  This course will help you contemplate and evaluate your relationship to your practice, and the context and theories from which practice arises.   We will be attempting to discover our own biases as well as the cultural and historical biases implicit in Yoga theory.  This course is for students interested in a critical review of the history and literature associated with modern yoga practice.


$500 paid in full by start of course on Jan 14, 2020

2 payments of $275 ($550) First pymt due by Jan 14, 2020.  2nd pymt due on Feb 14th.

cost does not include text books

Required texts

“A Student’s Guide to the History and Philosophy of Yoga” – Peter Connolly

“Upanishads” – Eknath Easwaran
“Bhagavad Gita” – Eknath Easwaran
“The Essence of Yoga” – Bernard Bouanchaud

This course requires in depth reading, lecture and discussion, critical thinking, and 3 writing assignments.  Class participation in discussions is strongly encouraged.

Dates and times:   10 sessions between Jan 14 and June 2, 2020

Jan 14, 6-8pm

Jan 28, 6-8pm

Feb 11, 6-8pm

Feb 25, 6-8pm

Mar 31, 6-8pm

Apr 14, 6-8pm

Apr 28, 6-8pm

May 5, 6-8pm

May 19, 6-8pm

Jun 9, 6-8pm

If you miss a session you will receive a recording to be watched in your own time.