Yoga is more than just the poses. Yoga philosophy is the heartbeat of the overall yoga practice.
YogaRenew’s Yoga Philosophy Course will provide you with the teachings and the tools to dive deeper into the workings of your mind, heart, and spirit. You will be guided through important texts and concepts that are at the core of the yoga practice.
Before we dive into the full details of what’s included in this course, let’s talk about who this course is really for…
You love hearing about the stories behind the yoga poses and you enjoy those moments before, during, or after class when your yoga teacher shares a special bit of wisdom. Or, you’ve heard that there’s way more to yoga than just the movement and the breathing and you want to learn what it is or where to begin.
✨ Are a student of yoga and want to know more about the philosophy and the ancient texts and teachings
✨ Are a teacher looking to dive deeper into the philosophy behind the practice that you love so much
✨ Love all things yoga and want to continue to lean as much as you can
You’re in the right place and we’re so excited to provide you with a course that takes you deeper into the teachings of yoga philosophy in an incredibly accessible and engaging way.
The 4 Traditional Paths of Yoga
Learn the 4 traditional paths of yoga and how they can help you navigate your truth in this world and understand your purpose.
➜ Dive into the 4 traditional paths of yoga
➜ Learn how to share them with others
➜ Learn how each path can be applied to different situations
➜ Break down ways to understand each path
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Unpack this ancient text that’s part of most yoga teacher trainings across the world. This text is often said to exist to help us rise above the things that cause us pain. It’s a way to understand the mind and its tendencies and also work on controlling the reactions you have to everyday situations.
➜ Learn about The Yamas & Niyamas
➜ Understand yoga beyond just the asana practice
➜ Study the concepts of concentration & meditations
➜ Study Samadhi
By the end of this course, you'll have...
Learned the core concepts of yoga philosophy through history, text and practical application.
Developed an understanding for terms that usually aren’t taught, but are incredibly important to the practice.
Been introduced to the resonant harmonies of the harmonium and practiced chanting sacred mantras.
Gained confidence to discuss yoga philosophy and its core concepts in your classes or with friends and family.
Meet your instructor...
Being brought up by two wonderfully pious parents, I was always drawn to the search for something larger than myself. The religion of my youth, though inspiring, did not fill me with what I was looking for. So I read books, listened to talks, did a lot of volunteering, but nothing quite filled the whole in my heart. Then, I took my first yoga class, and within seconds I was hooked…
My 200 YTT gave me a tiny taste of yoga philosophy, but that little bit made me to want to know more. My mentor, YogaRenew’s Patrick Franco, recommended I take a class with the incomparable Ragunath Capo. It was during that course that I first read the text, The Bhagavad Gita, where I first learned stories of Krishna, the power of mantra, and met people who were flooded with love and compassion for all human beings.
That training changed my life, and soon I was on a plane to India to travel to holy cities, hear from scholars, and study sacred text. This pilgrimage led me to The Bhakti Center in New York City, where I took various classes on every text they were studying, including the Srimad Bhagavatam. Realizing this spiritual path was not only what I was looking for, but also what I wanted at the center of my life, I took official initiation in the lineage commonly known as the Hare Krishnas.
The study of yoga philosophy has made me a more humble person, has soothed my soul in times of troubles, and has made me feel complete. Its emphasis on service aligns with what my amazing parents had always modeled for me. It is, as I said earlier, the path of my heart. ❤️
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When you enroll in this Yoga Philosophy course, you'll get:
Video Modules the guide you through the ins and outs of yoga philosophy in an accessible, interesting, and fun away
Teachings on some of the oldest yogic texts
Ways to understand and unpack yogic concepts
Lots of beautiful, engaging stories
Dharma talk inspiration
Access to all course material for the lifetime of the course
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be a yoga teacher to take this course?
Is this a part of a religion?
I’ve never taken a yoga training or course. Will I be able to follow along?
I don’t understand Sanskrit. Will this be an issue?
We are so excited for you to take this course...
Yoga philosophy is a totally transformational topic to study and it’s also a lot of fun to learn!
We’ve experienced so many personal and professional changes that have elevated our lives for the best because of the teachings in this course. We know that it can be difficult to commit to a course because life gets busy! But you can go at your own pace and dive into the course on your own time.
This course is definitely worth the time and investment.