Study anytime, anywhere, from the comfort of your own home. Receive access to university-level courses in Yoga Studies, for a fraction of the cost.
Study yoga history, philosophy, and Sanskrit language, from the comfort of your own home.
Engage in the traditional practice of "Self-Study," using the latest in modern online learning technologies.
Join a thriving online community of yoga teachers, practitioners, and students from around the world.
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Begin with a FREE lecture on the history of yogic postures in medieval India, based on Seth Powell's research and fieldwork in Hampi, south India.
An 18-hour foundational course exploring the historical development and philosophical traditions of yoga—illuminating yoga’s past and present.
An 18-hour course providing a clear and accessible introduction to the Sanskrit language—designed especially for yoga teachers and practitioners.
A 22-hour course in classical yoga philosophy. An accessible and illuminating textual study of the Yogasūtra of Patañjali.
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"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."