This course introduces the main currents of yoga philosophy and religious traditions of South Asia. We will examine the indigenous religious traditions of South Asia, namely Hinduisim, Buddhism and Jainism. What do these traditions say about the nature of the cosmos and human nature? What relevance do these traditions have to us? We will examine how yoga has come to be associated with posture, asana, and the dissemination of yoga to the west and subsequent proliferation of modern postural yoga. We will study these traditions from historical, psychological, philosophical, sociological, contemplative and experiential perspectives. We will consider myth, story telling, symbolism, ritual, philosophical and theological formulations and iconography. This course is accredited through the Yoga Alliance and counts towards 20 hours of non-contact continuing education hours, which fulfills the entire 3-year requirement for teachers.
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We will cover the following topics in this order:
- Session 1: What is Yoga? Definitions, history, overview, 3 main phases of yoga tradition
- Session 2: Vedas and Upanishads; earliest sources of yoga
- Session 3: Asceticism and Sramana traditions: Buddhism & Jainism
- Session 4: Sankhya and classical yoga and the Yogasutra of Patanjali
- Session 5: Bhagavad Gita
- Session 6: Mahabharata
- Session 7: Ramayana
- Session 8: Bhakti
- Session 9: Advaita Vedanta
- Session 10: Tantra: overview
- Session 11: Tantra: Subtle body; Kundalini and chakras
- Session 12: Modern Postural Yoga
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- Motivation and self-directed learning
- Desire to interact and participate in an online group forum
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