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Study yoga history, philosophy, and Sanskrit language, from the comfort of your own home.
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The latest schedule of online courses, hosted by scholars from around the globe.
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This talk took place on the fifth annual International Day of Yoga, June 21, 2019 at Triyoga Camden in London. Access the audio recording and keynote slides.
Explore the current 100-Level course offerings available for Self-Study. Sign up anytime, and progress through the Modules at your own pace.
An 18-hour foundational course with Seth Powell (PhD Candidate, Harvard University).
A 12-hour online course with yoga historian Philip Deslippe (PhD Candidate, University of California at Santa Barbara).
A 12-hour online course with Dr. Daniela Bevilacqua (Post-Doc Research Fellow, SOAS, Hatha Yoga Project).
A 12-hour online course on Sacred Sound and the Vedic Roots of Yoga with Dr. Finnian Gerrety (PhD, Harvard University).
An 8-hour course featuring the latest research in yoga studies, with Seth Powell (PhD Candidate, Harvard University).
A 12-hour online course with Dr. Sravana Borkataky-Varma (University of Houston and University of North Carolina-Wilmington).
A 12-hour online course with Dr. Ben Williams (Naropa University).
A 12-hour online course with Dr. James Mallinson (SOAS, University of London).
A 12-hour online course with Dr. Karen O'Brien-Kop (University of Roehampton).
A 12-hour online course with author and scholar, Dr. Ian Baker (PhD Candidate, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow).
A 12-hour online course with Ruth Westoby (PhD candidate, SOAS, University of London)
A 12-hour online course with Dr. Mark Singleton (SOAS, University of London).
A 12-hour online course with Dr. Jason Birch and Jacqueline Hargreaves.
A 12-hour online course with Dr. Patton Burchett (College of William & Mary).
A 12-hour online course with Dr. Philipp Maas (Universität Leipzig).
Text-Study courses available for Self-Study. Sign up anytime, and progress through the Modules at your own pace.
A 22-hour course with Seth Powell in classical yoga philosophy. An accessible and illuminating textual study of the Yogasūtra of Patañjali.
A 26-hour online course with Seth Powell studying the history, philosophy, and theology of one India's most ancient and beloved yoga scriptures.
A 28-hour online course with Seth Powell, studying one of the foundational texts of medieval Haṭha Yoga.
A 15-hour online course with Dr. Philipp Maas, studying one of the foundational texts of Sāṅkhya philosophy.
An 18-hour online course with Dr. Edwin Bryant, exploring the Bhāgavatapurāṇa.
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60 hours of study immersion in yoga history, philosophy, and Sanskrit language. Bundle includes YS 101, YS 201, and SKT 100b.
Over 85+ hours of study immersion in yoga history, philosophy, and Sanskrit language. Bundle includes YS 101, YS 201, YS 202, and SKT 100b.
"Seth Powell has created courses for Yogic Studies that engage the yoga practitioner in an honest, insightful and inspiring dialogue, bringing ancient practices into modern conversations. By illuminating the historical, cultural and social context of yoga, we come to see and understand the emergence and popularity of modern postural yoga as an ever evolving expression of the seeker’s journey toward self-development and ultimately self realization."
"The best gift you can give yourself as a yoga teacher."
"I cannot recommend Seth's courses highly enough. His presentation of the material is deep and nuanced while remaining clear and accessible. I eagerly awaited the release of each week's material and plan to return to them periodically for years to come."
"This course was exactly what I needed. The term 'yoga' and its history have become so politicized and weaponized, it's hard—but crucially important, especially for yoga teachers—to separate myth from fact. Seth gently lays out the historical evidence alongside various existing narratives with clarity and compassion."
"To everyone who takes a yogic way of life seriously this course is fundamental. Seth Powell is a young and active scholar not just with deep knowledge about yoga, but also a great and kind teacher who generously explains the history of yoga, clearing misconceptions and encouraging everyone to continue studying."