SOAS Webinar | Yoga: Past and Present

rootsofyoga soas webinar yoga history Feb 28, 2023

SOAS University of London recently hosted a free webinar open to the public, Yoga: Past and Present,

In this webinar, Professor Andrew Nicholson explores the ancient Indus Valley and Vedic roots of yoga, followed by Dr. James Mallinson presenting on the development of yoga in medieval times, especially of the Nāth Samprādaya. Professor Amanda Lucia then discusses what yoga has become in modernity, particularly in North America and Europe. Using these historical touchstones, students can gain a clarified view of the development of yogic traditions from their ancient roots to modern practices in one succinct webinar. Seth Powell of Harvard University moderates the discussion that follows these individual presentations by our academic experts.

The full session is available below.