Explore the origins and evolution of Yoga in this series of lectures and stories by renowned scholar-practitioner, Dr. Chris Chapple. From its ancient roots to contemporary practices, you'll follow the development of the various forms of Yoga by examining archaeological findings, cultural records and historical texts. As the founding Director of Loyola Marymount University's Master of Arts in Yoga Studies Program, Dr. Chapple challenges traditional Western narratives and considers the diverse philosophical frameworks that have shaped Yoga over time. Use this course to gain a deeper understanding of the rich history of an enduring and expansive system of knowledge, and develop a contextual basis for your own practice.
This course is best suited for Yoga teachers looking to expand their knowledge, Yoga teachers who would like to teach their students Yoga history and Yoga teacher trainees looking to fulfill non-contact hours. This course may also be of interest to serious Yoga practitioners who want to understand Yoga's origins.
An in-depth exploration of the history and philosophy of Yoga through academic lectures and storytelling. There are 30 videos throughout 10 instructional chapters, each with a corresponding quiz and supporting PDF's to help you master the information.
Learn from master teachers in the comfort of your home.
Comprehensive video lectures translate complex topics into user-friendly language.
Link together in-depth philosophical concepts into historical context.
Supplementary course materials enhance your learning and keep you accountable, while providing opportunities to integrate the teachings into your daily life.