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Yoga & Philosophy with Robert Fulton

When Theory Meets Praxis: How to incorporate Yoga philosophy into your daily life

Many of us have heard about the Bhagavad Gita and/or Patañjali’s Yoga Sutras, or perhaps know that they are usually considered standard reading in many Teacher Trainings for Yoga. However, what are they, and how can they actually speak to us in the 21st century and how can we use them within our daily yoga practice and lives in general? In this workshop you will be introduced to these challenging texts as to how they fit into the story of Yoga and how they can be of enormous benefit to us in the modern age. Although we will be learning some of the key ideas from the Sanskrit, no prior knowledge of Sanskrit or Indian Philosophy is required. An open mind and lots of questions are all that you need to bring with you to the workshop.

Schedule : 20 January 2019

2-5 pm

Location : BYP - Rue Fosse aux Loup 38 (1000 Brussels)

Price : 40 euros

Biography

Robert Fulton, Ph.D. is a professional translator and certified Yoga instructor. He earned his Doctorate in Comparative Literature from The University of Texas at Austin with an emphasis on Sanskrit, Ancient Greek and German philosophy and languages in conjunction with the Irish writer James Joyce. He has taught languages, Literature and Philosophy at UT-Austin, L’Università di Bologna, Vikaasa World School in Madurai, India and the Universiteit Antwerpen, where he was a Fulbright visiting professor. In addition, he has given lectures for the Indology Department at the University of Ghent on Sanskrit and Yoga Philosophy. He is currently finishing a translation and commentary on Patañjali’s Yoga Sutras. Keenly interested in keeping a yogic balance between the mind and the body for over 20 years, Robert also completed the Teacher Training program at Antwerp Yoga with Elsie Matthijssens in 2015, with an emphasis on Vinyasa and Flow Series. Previously he studied for many years under Bekir Algan of Austin (Texas) Yoga in Iyengar-styled Hatha and more recently with Wesley Bassett for Yin in Antwerp. He has participated in intensive Master Class workshops with Simon Low (Yin and Vinyasa), Nianna Rose Bray (Vinyasa Flow), Magnus Ringberg (Vinyasa and Body Work), Roger Cole (Iyengar/Hatha) and Jason Crandell (Master Class, Vinyasa) and philosophical study with Carlos Pomeda.