dr jason birch introduction to philosophy workshop

Dr. Jason Birch: Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Yoga

April 16, 2018 - April 24, 2018
Tags : | hatha yoga | pātañjala yoga | rāja yoga | yoga philosophy

April 13 to 23, 2018
Weekdays: 14:30 to 16:30

Jason Birch received a doctorate in Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford in 2013. His area of research is the medieval yoga traditions of India, in particular, those called Haṭha- and Rājayoga. His thesis, which was supervised by Professor Alexis Sanderson, focused on the earliest extant Rājayoga text called the Amanaska. A critical edition and annotated translation of this Sanskrit text is accompanied by a monographic introduction, which examines the influence of earlier Śaiva tantric traditions on the Amanaska as well as the significance of the Amanaska in later yoga traditions.

WHAT?

This lecture series will pose and discuss some basic questions on yoga, such as ‘what is yoga?’, ‘how can we understand its history?’, ‘do all yoga systems aim for the same thing?’, etc.

The course will summarise the central ideas of two main types of premodern yoga, namely, Pātañjalayoga and Haṭha/Rājayoga, and look more closely at some teachings that may be helpful for yoga practitioners.

The course will end with a short overview of the history of modern yoga. Small selections from historical sources will be presented in translation.

Participants will be encouraged to think critically about the material presented, and will gain an understanding of the differences and similarities between premodern yoga traditions as well as the ongoing transformation of yoga teachings throughout the centuries.

TOPICS COVERED

April 13: Definitions of Yoga
April 16: Premodern sources on Yoga
April 17: Pātañjala Yoga
April 18: Haṭha Yoga - early period
April 19: Haṭha Yoga - late period
April 20: Rāja Yoga
April 23: Overview of Modern Yoga

PRICING:

Each Session:

Members: ¥4000
Non-members: ¥4500
YJAT: ¥3800

Package:

Members: ¥23000
Non-members: ¥25000
YJAT: ¥20000

Notes:

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FEATURED LECTURER:

Dr. Jason Birch

PhD in Oriental Studies: Oxford University | ERYT500

Jason Birch received a doctorate in Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford in 2013. His area of research is the medieval yoga traditions of India, in particular, those called Haṭha- and Rājayoga.


Location:

YogaJaya
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Website: yogajaya.com

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April 13: Definitions of Yoga
Cost: ¥4500
April 16: Premodern sources on Yoga
Cost: ¥4500
April 17: Pātañjala Yoga
Cost: ¥4500
April 18: Haṭha Yoga - early period
Cost: ¥4500
April 19: Haṭha Yoga - late period
Cost: ¥4500
April 20: Rāja Yoga
Cost: ¥4500
April 23: Overview of Modern Yoga
Cost: ¥4500
History and Philosophy of Yoga: Package
Cost: ¥25000
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