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Foundations of Yoga Philosophy for Teachers: Early Traditions

Instructor: Dr. Douglas Brooks

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Our students seek out yoga for many reasons, but ultimately they want to be happy and live more meaningful lives. Yoga philosophy holds the key to a more conscious experience of being alive and yet so much of yoga today only scratches the surface of this rich tradition.

Yoga has always been about wellness, about the whole person and, fundamentally, about cultivating a rich and deep love of life. As a yoga teacher your work reaches deeply into history and a vast array of traditions, values, and beliefs. A professional can't ignore an investment in education and appreciation of yoga without reducing its practice solely to fitness. We all know there is so much more to yoga.

If you are like most yoga teachers the subject of yoga philosophy may seem overwhelming, even daunting! But here's the truth: You need not know everything in the vast world of yoga philosophy to still teach asana classes. But having a basic understanding of the fundamentals of yoga philosophy can empower you and increase your confidence levels on the subject so you can share these valuable teachings with your students!

"Early Traditions" is the first of a series of foundational yoga philosophy courses for teachers by Douglas Brooks, Ph.D and explores the basics of yoga philosophy, looking at primary sources in translation, history and the development of ideas and practices. Through this course you will become more professional, better informed, and capable of assessing how the ancient traditions inform your own modern experience. Your task is not to inculcate or advocate a particular point of view but rather to be an educator and an authentic voice in the centuries-old project of deep engagement, of yoga.

What's in this eCourse? Douglas Brooks, Ph. D delivers the course in lecture fashion with a knowledge assessment after each module to credit you as having completed the course. This course addresses some of the modern concerns in yoga that bump up against ancient ascetic ideals (sometimes no longer applicable in the 21st century) ultimately helping you offer a fuller, more authentic experience of yoga to your students!

In the eCourse you will:

  • Explore the basics of yoga philosophy every yoga teacher needs to know to feel more confident and genuine in the classroom
  • Discover the early origins of the history of yoga to bring your teaching into a larger context
  • Learn how to gracefully navigate the places where modern yoga rubs up against ancient ascetic ideals
  • Find ways to offer philosophical yoga teachings from your own voice and inspire your students to live more skillfully and happily
  • Gain more credibility in your field while offering a richer experience of yoga to your students
  • Four knowledge assessments (one after each module) to help credit you as having completed the course

How does it work? The course content is delivered via online streaming video and organized into 4 modules with 42 video lessons total. A discussion feature on the first page of the course under the video is included so you can interact with Douglas and other teachers in the course about your insights and questions. The total running time is four hours and thirty minutes.

 

Level: This course is designed specifically for all yoga teachers wishing to gain more credibility in their field and inspire their students through a more thorough knowledge and understanding of yoga philosophy.

This eCourse meets Yoga Alliance's non-contact hours requirements for continuing education.

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Lessons

Module 1: Credible Teaching: The Sense of Yoga

Introduction
4:20
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Part 1: Your Authentic Voice
1:37
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Part 2: Learning Yoga is Doing Yoga
2:53
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Part 3: First Principle: Wherever the Evidence Leads
6:20
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Part 4: Second Principle: Any Questions?
9:55
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Part 5: Third Principle: Welcoming Uncertainty
5:03
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Part 6: Rapport, Credibility, and Repertoire
5:41
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Part 7: Allow the Seat to Hold You
3:29
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Part 8: The Heavy in the Room
8:22
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Part 9: Siddhanta: Taking a Stand
13:03
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Part 10: Charity and Criticism and Knowledge Assessment
9:06
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Module 2: The Question in the Hallway

Part 11: What If You Get the Big Question?
3:55
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Part 12: Yoga As Wellness
5:28
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Part 13: Yoga Enters Another Context
4:13
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Part 14: Yoga As Ultimate Concern
7:23
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Part 15: Shared Spirit Methods, Diverse Religious Goals
5:47
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Part 16: Secured by Yoga
7:47
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Part 17: Means to Diverse Ends
3:18
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Part 18: Can't Take Religion Out of Yoga
3:33
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Part 19: An Answer to the Hallway Question
9:57
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Part 20: Religion Was the Name of the Game
10:44
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Part 21: Yoga is Distilled to a Part of Religion
8:09
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Part 22: Religion Is the Name of the Game, But...
11:52
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Part 23: In Conclusion, Yoga Makes Room and Knowledge Assessment
2:13
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Module 3: From the Seat of History

Introduction: A Credible Voice of Yoga
1:32
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Part 24: Three Vantage Points
3:11
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Part 25: Three Seats of Understanding
4:43
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Part 26: How Ancient is Yoga
4:17
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Part 27: What the Evidence Tells Us
6:06
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Part 28: The Signs of Antiquity
7:14
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Part 29: The Potential for the Yogi
7:41
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Part 30: Same Evidence, Different Conclusions
3:39
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Part 31: The Vedic Peoples Enter the Sub-Continent
9:53
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Part 32: Resolving Conflicting Opinion
4:47
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Part 33: So, How Old is Yoga? and Knowledge Assessment
5:09
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Module 4: The Vedic World

Part 34: Before the Familiar Yogi
3:12
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Part 35: Before Yoga History
4:39
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Part 36: Assimilating Civilization
9:12
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Part 37: Veda: The Storehouse of Reality
8:46
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Part 38: Veda Becomes Mantra
9:50
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Part 39: Indra In the Soma
7:09
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Part 40: Indra and Rudra: The Paradigm of a Yogi
9:50
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Part 41: The Emergent Paradigm of the Yogin
6:53
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Closing: Furthering the Paradigm of Yoga and Knowledge Assessment
 
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