yoga transformed: an online course with eric shawThe folks at Mettaversity have teamed up with yoga scholar Eric Shaw to present a fascinating online course on the origins and evolution of yoga and how it has grown into a global phenomenon. Yoga Transformed: From Patanjali to Modern Asana* is a two-part interactive course that you can participate in from the comfort of your home on May 21 and 28.… Read more

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yoga transformed: an online course with eric shaw

The folks at Mettaversity have teamed up with yoga scholar Eric Shaw to present a fascinating online course on the origins and evolution of yoga and how it has grown into a global phenomenon. Yoga Transformed: From Patanjali to Modern Asana* is a two-part interactive course that you can participate in from the comfort of your home on May 21 and 28.

The course description:

Many of the poses popularly associated with yoga today have their origins in the early 1900s and were influenced by a hybrid of Indian physical culture and European gymnastics. Yet, the yoga tradition spans thousands of years and is rooted in spiritual practices, ethics, philosophy and a distinct culture. Join Eric Shaw, M.A., in this fascinating 2-part online ecourse that explores some of the key people, places, events and ideas that shaped yoga into the global phenomenon that it is today. 

Highlights

• What has yoga practice looked like over the ages?
• Key insights from the “Yoga Sutras” & “Bhagavad Gita” and how they’ve influenced the yoga tradition.
• The central contributions of Swami Vivekananda, Sri Krishnamacharya, K. Pattabhi Jois & B. K. S. Iyengar.
• Learn about Swami Abhedananda, the first person to publicly teach asana in America.
• Go inside the Yogasala of the Mysore Palace and discover what sequences/poses Krishnamacharya taught.
• Learn how the modern vinyasa sequences and the sun salutation came together.
• Discover how yoga became focused on asana, fitness & health.
• See yoga’s development in the context of colonialism.
• Investigate the biographies of Indra Devi, Pierre Bernard, Francois Delsarte, Swami Sivananda, T. K. V. Desikachar, Ana Forrest, and Sharon Gannon and more . . .

About Eric Shaw, M.A.:
A graphic artist, lifelong academic, and 30-year practitioner of yoga and meditation, Eric Shaw MA.RS, MA.SE, MA.AS, is an international teacher of yoga history, philosophy and practice who passionately adapts the ancient traditions to modern understanding. He is widely celebrated for his elaborate visual presentations, provocative writing, and unique approaches to the work of the body. His essays appear in Yoga Journal, Common Ground, Mantra Yoga and other magazines, and he is the creator of the teaching modules of Yoga Education Through Imagery and Prasana Yoga’s Alignment-in-Movement system.

The details
Yoga Transformed: From Patanjali to Modern Asana*
Wednesdays, May 21 & 28
5pm PST/8pm EST – 1.5 hours – Includes 30 minutes Q&A

*IAYB is a proud affiliate of this course. If you sign up through the links in this post, IAYB will get a commission of the sales, at no additional cost to you.

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