Ever wonder how our modern, studio-based yoga practice evolved from the ancient traditions and texts of the past 3,000 years? Ever thought about the connection between Indian religions, ancient philosophies, and physical practice, or simply why everyone loves to “Om” so much?
Join us for The History of Yoga, a comprehensive 4-hour seminar designed to expand your understanding of the richness and complexity of the yoga tradition. Zach Beach is a best-selling author and highly sought-after yoga teacher who leads trainings around the world, with a Masters degree in East-West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
Together we’ll cover:
- The fascinating roots of yoga, and how it has all evolved into the yoga we know today
- An examination of critical yogic texts (The Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and more).
- The ways yoga has transformed over time, from devotional ritual, concentration-based meditation, energetic cultivation, to embodied physical practice
- How to bring this incredible lineage into your own practice
We’ll use a myriad of learning techniques to ground our new understanding, including lecture, discussion, reflection, meditation, asana practice, chanting, and more. This seminar is suitable for beginners to advanced practitioners. Handouts will be provided, bring a pen for notes, and an open mind.
Yoga Alliance registered yoga teachers: This seminar earns 4 contact hours of Yoga Alliance approved Continuing Education credits.