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Foundations of Yoga Philosophy for Teachers: Developments and Responses

Instructor: Dr. Douglas Brooks

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Foundations of Yoga Philosophy for Teachers: Developments and Responses is the second of a series of foundational yoga philosophy courses for teachers by Douglas Brooks, Ph.D. and furthers our appreciation of yoga philosophy essentials, looking at primary sources in translation, especially the Upanishads, their history and the development of basic 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.

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!

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 This course addresses some of the modern concerns in yoga that bump up against ancient ascetic ideals (sometimes no longer applicable in the 21st century) ultimately helping you offer a fuller, more authentic experience of yoga to your students!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 traditions of yoga history that form the basis for meditation, contemplation, and self-discovery.
  • 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
  • Discover that the secret of the universe is within you!
  • 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 33 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 eight 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.



Lessons

Module 5: The Secret of the Universe Is Within You

Introduction: Speak From Your Authentic Voice
3
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Part 1: Yajña, Karma and Taking Yoga from the Outside In
7
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Part 2: From Literal to Symbolic, the Veda Brings Us from Outside In
11
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Part 3: Upanishad- You Are the Secret That the Universe Is Telling
6
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Part 4: From Necessary Learning to Sublime Conversation
6
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Part 5: The Breath Is the Path to the Source
9
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Part 6: It’s All About Commitment
4
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Part 7: Purity Is the Self
4
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Part 8: The Throw of Victory the Agony of Defeat
4
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Part 9: The Power of Sat
5
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Module 6: Deep In the Great Forest

Part 10: Introduction: The Yogi of the Forest
3
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Part 11: Every Veda Has Upanishads
1
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Part 12: The Great Forest
7
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Part 13: By Way of “No”
7
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Part 14: Consciousness Is a Heuristic Device
11
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Part 15: Sat Is Satya - Being Is Truth
12
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Part 16: The Shramanas Tell Us There Is No Sat
12
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Part 17: Common Ground, Divergent Goals
12
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Module 7: Laying it All Down

Part 18: Introduction: ... Samsara Is Our Common Lot
11
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Part 19: Reincarnation Is Samsara in Every Time
11
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Part 20: The Yogi’s Potential For Success
8
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Part 21: Now Is The Time For Yoga
12
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Part 22: When Are We Ready For Yoga?
4
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Part 23: Staging and Alternatives
12
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Part 24: Dharma and Moksha
6
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Module 8: Early Yoga in the Upanishads

Part 25: Introduction: Staging the Conversation - The Tale of the Yajnavalkya
8
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Part 26: The Qualifications for Greatness
12
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Part 27: Explaining the Ineffable
8
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Part 28: Come and Sit Nearby
5
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Part 29: For Love of the Self
7
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Part 30: The Power Lies Within
2
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Part 31: You Are the Instrument of Your Own Empowerment
3
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Part 32: Analogies to Understand the Self
11
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Part 33: The Self Speaks for Itself
8
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