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Yogic Studies Founder and Director Seth Powell was recently interviewed at his alma mater, the University of Washington, where he completed his MA in Comparative Religion with a focus on Sanskrit and South Asian Religions in 2014.
Click here to read more about his experience at the Jackson School and the founding of Yogic Studies.
In Seth's first-ever Podcast interview, he sits down with Nate Hanks at The Humboldt Lighthouse. Recorded live in McKinleyville, California. In this conversation, Seth and Nate discuss Seth’s journey into yoga and academia, yoga philosophy and meditation practice, the Yogasūtras, travels and fieldwork in India, the PhD at Harvard, the dissertation project on the Śivayogapradīpikā, controversies over the teaching of yoga in public schools, and much more!
Listen to the episode here: ...
In September 2016 a workshop for twenty scholars working on critical editions of Sanskrit texts on yoga was held at SOAS and All Souls, Oxford.
Look out for Seth Powell's cameo in the video ;)
The Haṭha Yoga Project (HYP) is a five-year (2015-2020) research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and based at SOAS, University of London. The project aims to chart the history of physical yoga practice by means of philology (i.e., the study of texts on yoga), and ethnography (i.e., fieldwork among practitioners of yoga).
The project team consists of four researchers...