Online Course

Yoga Philosophy Primer with Noah Mazé
Twelve 60-minute sessions

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.

  • Each session is recorded, archived and available to watch on your own time, whenever you like, as many times as you like, via our website.
  • Immediately after purchase, your course or practice will be available in the “My Library” section of our platform when you are logged into the website.
  • You may access your library’s content for one year from your date of purchase.
  • All sessions require an internet connection capable of streaming video. Videos are not available to download.
  • Study sessions consist of online lessons.
  • Practice sessions consist of asana practices.
  • Some courses may provide materials and worksheets.  These materials and worksheets will be made available for viewing and download in the “My Library” section of our platform when you are logged into the website.
  • All courses have a Forum where students may connect and discuss course content.
  • You must be 18 years old to participate.
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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
  • An internet connection
  • A computer, smartphone or tablet
  • Motivation and self-directed learning
  • Desire to interact and participate in an online group forum

Authored, Designed & Delivered by Noah Mazé

“Thank you, Noah and Team for connecting the world of yoga teachers and students together. After watching each webinar, I feel a sense of satisfaction on every level, from validation of what I do already know from both past and current study.” - Anonymous

“I'm still pretty new to yoga, but I have struggled to find teachers online or in real life who get into the real nitty gritty of how to get the most out of each pose. The two videos of yours I've come across have not only kicked my ass and left me sweating, but I feel like I had to send you a message of thanks because you fundamentally changed my relationship to my own body (especially hips and pelvic floor, parts of me I'd never given much if any thought to previously). Thanks for taking the time to really explain these concepts, movements, and sensations in a clear and accessible way. You're an excellent teacher!” - Dave Hanon

“Compliments to Noah and his team for putting together excellent materials. Even though I am a certified yoga teacher, I feel it’s always good to go back with a beginner’s mind and learn again. These trainings (Art of Sequencing, Fundamentals of Teaching Yoga Poses, and Yoga 101) are very high quality and I am excited to ‘sharpen the saw’ through them.” - Olin Levitt

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