Sun, Feb 07 | Via Zoom

Yoga History and Philosophy Part-1

An Introduction
Registration is Closed
Yoga History and Philosophy Part-1

Time & Location

Feb 07, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Via Zoom

About the Event

You can register for this session independently of the Yoga History and Philosophy Part-2 Workshop.

Workshop presented by Megan Adamson Sijapati, PhD, Professor of Religious Studies - Gettysburg College, 

and RYT-200. Read Megan's bio here.

In this session we look at core texts of yoga history, philosophy, and practice to establish a basic understanding of key terms and concepts upon which modern yoga is built. The sacred texts we examine include the Vedas, the Yoga Sutra attributed to Patanjali, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and 20th century writings by influential Indian teachers. Through a closely guided and interactive reading of these texts, we identify important points in yoga’s historical and cultural contexts as we trace postural yoga from its roots to the modern era, with attention to the foundational terms and concepts of yoga. Our focus will be to develop an understanding of key terms, concepts, and practices in the long and rich tradition of yoga in which today’s yoga asana (postural) practices are situated. Participants are also introduced to the language of Sanskrit and we explore the names and pronunciations of basic postures.

Event Fee
  • Yoga History and Philosophy-1