Yoga Philosophy Primer | ONLINE COURSE
Noah Mazé
Twelve 60-minute sessions | $185

This course introduces the main currents of yoga philosophy and religious traditions of South Asia. We will examine the indigenous religious traditions of South Asia, namely Hinduisim, Buddhism and Jainism. What do these traditions say about the nature of the cosmos and human nature? What relevance do these traditions have to us? We will examine how yoga has come to be associated with posture, asana, and the dissemination of yoga to the west and subsequent proliferation of modern postural yoga. We will study these traditions from historical, psychological, philosophical, sociological, contemplative and experiential perspectives. We will consider myth, story telling, symbolism, ritual, philosophical and theological formulations and iconography. This course is accredited through the Yoga Alliance and counts towards 20 hours of non-contact continuing education hours, which fulfills the entire 3-year requirement for teachers.

Twelve 60-minute recorded sessions will be made available to you to watch on your own time and at your own pace. Within 72 hours of your registration in this course, you will receive an email with step-by-step instructions on how to take the course, including session links and passwords.

• Each session is recorded and archived – available to watch anytime
Live participation is NOT required
• All sessions are accessible by mobile devices
• Upon registration you will receive passwords and links to sessions
• Sessions consist of lectures with visual aids
• Includes an elective online group forum, actively moderated on Facebook while live sessions are
in process and occasionally moderated once recordings are complete
• Sessions will be available for viewing for no less than 6 months from your date of purchase
• For questions or trouble with the technology, contact nichol@noahmazeyoga.com

We will cover the following topics in this order:

Session 1: What is Yoga? Definitions, history, overview, 3 main phases of yoga tradition
Session 2: Vedas and Upanishads; earliest sources of yoga
Session 3: Asceticism and Sramana traditions: Buddhism & Jainism
Session 4: Sankhya and classical yoga and the Yogasutra of Patanjali
Session 5: Bhagavad Gita
Session 6: Mahabharata
Session 7: Ramayana
Session 8: Bhakti
Session 9: Advaita Vedanta
Session 10: Tantra: overview
Session 11: Tantra: Subtle body; Kundalini and chakras
Session 12: Modern Postural Yoga

Twelve 60-minute sessions $185.00

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Session 8 (Bhakti): Registered users click here for session recording
Session 9 (Advaita Vedanta): Registered users click here for session recording
Session 10 (Tantra): Registered users click here for session recording
Session 11 (Tantra Subtle Body): Registered users click here for session recording
Session 12 (Modern Postural Yoga): Registered users click here for session recording

• A computer, smartphone or tablet
• Motivation and self-directed learning
• Desire to interact and participate in an online group forum

“I am super excited to join in on this course. I have some catching up to do but I do have scoliosis and am fused from T3 to L4 and it runs with my family. I hope to gain some knowledge for my own practice as well as to share with others.” ­—Elizabeth, Louisville Kentucky

“I just wanted to let you know that I really look forward to your online courses because you are such an awesome and amazing teacher that even the two hours every few weeks is so invigorating for my personal practice (which is the only practice that I practice). So I really do appreciate it when we get time with you – and these few simple words really do not do any justice to the appreciation and thankfulness felt on this side.” —Tehneyat Waseem