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Upcoming Guest Speakers Include:

Andrea Jain

"Buying & Selling Yoga: Cultural Appropriation in the Global Industry"

Christopher Hareesh Wallis

"Beyond Wheels: How to teach about chakras in an authentic and powerful way"

Tom Myers

"Anatomy Trains: The Fascial Approach to the Body"

The Yoga Seminar is the interactive and convenient way to learn about Yoga philosophy, research and practices online. You'll learn about:

Yoga & Eastern Philosophy

Our library of past lectures represents a range of Eastern philosophical traditions and topics: Buddhism, Yoga, Tantra, mantra, meditation, Sanskrit, contemplative science. These lectures also explore how Eastern traditions intersect with contemporary science and socio-political questions.

The Latest Research

Our monthly guest speakers are well respected and experienced scholar-practitioners who present on a range of topics from the yoga tradition. Learn about history, philosophy, ethics, anatomy and therapeutics in an interactive online environment. Ask your questions live with our monthly guest speakers and faculty.

Intentional Community

Ask questions and engage with ideas in our private community of seekers, practitioners and teachers from around the world. Network and exchange points of view in a supportive, moderated environment.

Practice

Yoga philosophy would not be embodied without the practices that ground it. Learn about the many modes of practice taught and prescribed by the Eastern traditions, including meditation, pranayama, mantra, and visualization techniques.

"Yoga & Cultural Appropriation "

Andrea Jain
April 18th

"Beyond Wheels: Teaching Chakras Authentically and Powerfully "

Christopher Hareesh Wallis
May 24th

"Anatomy Trains: The Fascial Approach to the Body"

Tome Myers
June

Instant Access to our Lecture Library ($582 Value)...

Yoga Seminar

Past Lecture Archive

(10 Lectures)

FEATURING: Tias Little, Isa Gucciardi, Graham Schweig, Chris Tompkins, Helen Lavretsky, Seth Powell, Kavitha Chinnaiyan, Helen Lavretsky, Amy Matthews, Swami Sarvapriyananda

Radical Practice

Living the Yoga Sutras & Bhagavad Gita
(11 Lectures / $97 Value)

FEATURING: Raghunath, Edwin Bryant, Rev. Jaganath Carrera, Christopher Wallis, Nikki Costello, Pandit Dasa, Dhanurdhara Swami, Joshua M. Greene, Manorama, Matthew Remski, Christopher Tompkins

 

Radical Body

Nondual Tantra for Modern Life
(11 Lectures / $97 Value)

FEATURING: Anodea Judith, Chris Tompkins, Hari Kauer, Christopher Wallis, Swami Khecaranatha, Lorin Roche, Mary Reilly Nichols, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ramesh Bjonnes, Sally Kempton, Shambhavi Sarasvati

 
 

Radical Healing

Alternative Approaches to Health & Wellbeing
(15 Lectures / $97 Value)

FEATURING: Angela Warburton, Christine Hoar, Dave Courchene, David Vago, Joe Loizzo, Kamau Kokayi, Sameet Kumar, Lena Falth, Lobsang Rapgay, Loren Fishman, Michael Lee, Miles Neale, Neal M Goldsmith, Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, David Berceli

Radical Presence

Buddhist Teachings for Everyday Living
(10 Lectures / $97 Value)

FEATURING: Rev. angel Kyodo Williams, Thanissara, Sydney Fatih Rose, Ralph De La Rosa, Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche, Lodro Rinzler, Miles Neale, Joe Loizzo, Adreanna Limbach, Joshua Bee Alafia

Yoga Reconsidered

On Modern Yoga Research
(13 Lectures / $97 Value)

FEATURING: Debashish Banerji, Jason Birch, Christopher Key Chapple, Veen Howard, Jacqueline Hargreaves, Philipp Maas, James Mallinson, Ruth Westoby, Suzanne Newcombe, Seth Powell, David Gordon White, Mark Singleton, Dagmar Wujastyk

Wisdom in Exile

Tibetan Buddhism for an Awakening World
(9 Lectures / $97 Value)

FEATURING: Robert Thurman, Isa Gucciardi, Thupten Jinpa, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, Lama Tsultrim Allione, Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche, Geshe Dangsong Namgyal, Miles Neale, Khenpo Pema Wangdak

Resources and opportunities to expand your education and deepen your practice.

Over 60 Lectures

75+ hours of lectures on Buddhism, Yoga, Tantra, Meditation, Sanskrit, Contemplative Science and the various ways that these traditions intersect with practice, presence and socio-political issues.

Private Students-Only Community

Ask questions, network and engage ideas in our private, students-only community of students, seekers and teachers from around the world. 

Monthly Guest Lectures

Lectures and workshops by esteemed teachers and scholars, including Sally Kempton, Tias Little, Christopher Hareesh Wallis, Chris Chapple, and many more.

PDF Readings

From book chapters to unpublished manuscripts, our PDF readings relate to the monthly guest lecture and help to ground the learning experience.

Study Groups

Organized study groups of 4-5 students, to help enhance the seminar learning experience.

100-Hour Certificate in Eastern Wisdom

Six months of continuous participation in the seminar amounts to 100 Hours of Continuing Education Credits with Yoga Alliance.

Our Faculty Includes:

Isa Gucciardi

Chris Chapple

Sally Kempton

Tias Little

Andrea Jain

Chris Tompkins

Swami Sarvapriyananda

Amy Matthews

Seth Powell

Christopher Wallis

Kavitha Chinnaiyan

Graham Schweig

Hari-kirtana das

Who is this Seminar for?

For those PRACTITIONERS who are eager to expand their horizon of yoga to include its vast history, philosophy, ethics, and its many domains of practice,

For those TEACHERS who are looking for continuing education to enrich their teaching practice, and

For SEEKERS who are eager to learn more about a transformative, practical tradition.

NEXT LIVE ONLINE SESSION

"Buying and Selling Yoga: Cultural Appropriation in the Global Industry"

with Andrea Jain

The multi-billion-dollar global yoga industry is known for a consumer idiom that attempts to sell evocative commodities, images, or ideas appropriated from India, resulting in countless commodities. Analyzing appropriation and commodification in the yoga industry is complex. There are forms of appropriation that most people would not find objectionable, but there are many other cases that exploit or do violence to yoga traditions, for example, by perpetuating racial stereotypes or exploiting stereotypes for the sake of profit. To be sure, appropriation can sometimes harm the appropriated community, compromise its integrity, transform cultural objects themselves, or wrongly allow some to benefit to the financial detriment of others. Another way to articulate these concerns is to point out that the appropriation and commodification of yoga is situated within a history of colonialism and capitalist exploitation. Social inequalities, colonial histories, orientalism, and racism all shape our ways of understanding who uses yoga and why. Although many yoga practitioners might resist critical reflection on these matters, preferring instead to speak of yoga as if it is a static essence, transmission is far messier and usually does not take place between social equals.

Students will learn:

  • How to discuss and reflect on appropriation and commodification in the yoga industry

  • How to analyze yoga’s formation as an ongoing process—there is no static essence or single authentic tradition

  • How to account for the politics of transmission, acknowledging that it is a process that often does not take place between social equals

  • How to attend to context, history, and politics in the appropriation of yoga

  • How to recognize and avoid orientalist stereotypes

NOTE: Video Recording will be available for streaming the following day.

Friday, April 18th, 2019 - 7:00 PM EST

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