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A History of Yoga : The Latest Research

We are excited to present this new online 7-week course – A History of Yoga: the Latest Research. The study of yoga’s history is one of the fastest growing areas of scholarship with fascinating discoveries being made on a regular basis that often challenge traditionally accepted theories of yoga’s history and origins. In this course pioneers in the world of yoga studies will share their ground-breaking knowledge over seven weeks, through lectures, images and interactive elements. You will explore the most contemporary thinking in yoga, as well as less widely studied areas of yoga’s history in an accessible and fun way. Discover the earliest known depiction of a headstand, some esoteric tantric practices, and who is considered the ‘original’ long-haired ascetic. As well as providing a thorough overview of the history of yoga accessible to all, the course also provides an ideal framework for yoga teachers and trainee teachers looking to deepen their knowledge of contemporary studies of yoga history and/or explore specific aspects of that history in greater depth.

This groundbreaking course will also include short interviews with senior teachers of T.K.V. Desikachar, Patthabi Jois and B.K.S. Iyengar where they discuss their personal relationships with each teacher, the lineage, as well as how the system has developed in more recent times in the hands of second and third generation teachers. Interviews will include Judith Lasater on learning from B.K.S Iyengar and Navtej Johar on studying with T.K.V. Desikachar to name a few.

Information & Registration :

In order to enrol, please ask the discount code to to benefit from a 25 % discount available only to the Galini Yoga community. Your chosen course will appear in your shopping basket and the discount code will be applied automatically at the check out once you enter it.