As yoga becomes increasingly popular in our globalized world, the need to immerse ourselves in the foundational teachings of yoga becomes fundamental to protecting the integrity of its most transformative practices. Our “Yoga Philosophy: Texts, Traditions & Practices” Online Training and Certification is an innovative program that is the first of its kind. True to Embodied Philosophy’s commitment to the synergy of knowledge and experience, we have curated a program that brings together a faculty of scholar-practitioners from both devotional and academic contexts. In this Q&A session, you will:
This talk will be live and interactive on Wednesday, August 19th @ 7 pm ET, but all those who register will receive a link to watch the recording on their own time, if they can't show up live.
Jacob Kyle is a yoga asana teacher, writer, philosophy educator and the Founder of Embodied Philosophy, an online educational platform for Eastern philosophies and practices. Jacob holds two Masters Degrees in Philosophy: an MSc in Political Philosophy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2007), and an MA in the History of Philosophy from the New School for Social Research (2013). He studied Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis at the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research in London. Jacob’s ongoing studies in Western and Eastern philosophies have included study of the Yoga Sutras with Edwin Bryant, studies in Tantrik philosophy with Christopher Wallis, and a course in the history of Yoga and Tantra at New York University. In 2015, Jacob was initiated into Neelakhanta Meditation and has since then been enrolled in Blue Throat Yoga programs under the tutelage of esteemed Kashmir Shaivism scholar Paul Muller-Ortega, studying the texts and practices of the Trika Kula lineage of Kashmir Shaivism. To augment his yoga teaching practice, he has completed over seven hundred hours of training and workshops with master teachers Nevine Michaan, Kelly Morris, David Regelin, Schuyler Grant, Tias Little, Gabriel Halpern, Zach Dacuk & Leslie Kaminoff.
Stephanie Corigliano is the managing editor for Tarka at Embodied Philosophy and adjunct professor in the Religious Studies department at Gwynedd Mercy University. Her 2015 Phd in Comparative Theology from Boston College focused on the use of the Yogasūtras within the Modern Yoga teaching tradition of T. Krishnamacharya and engaged the work of Jean-Pierre de Caussade, S.J. to highlight the potential interdependence of devotion and detachment in spiritual practice. She recently published the chapter, “The Making and Unmaking of the Self: Patañjali’s Yogasūtra and the Experience of Trauma,” for the volume Thinking with the Yogasūtra of Patañjali: Translation, Interpretation, edited by Ana Funes-Maderey and Christopher Key Chapple. Stephanie is an authorized teacher of Ashtanga Yoga in the tradition of K. Pattabhi Jois and a daily practitioner since 1999. Mother of two active boys, she also maintains a 28 acre homestead in Northern California where she keeps bees and grows a variety of fruits and vegetables.