Expanding Horizons: Journey into Yoga Philosophy Across History


4 week course starting 10th of January
When: Wednesdays from 20:00-22:00
Where: Tribes studio 1 | Doezastraat 2a
Price: €99,-
Teacher: Fanny Alavoine

Join me on a transformative journey through the roots of Yoga, as we explore the spiritual and philosophical movements and texts that have shaped the grand tapestry of what Yoga is.

We often turn to philosophy in search of answers, only to discover that it leads to more questions, sparking further conversations. To me, this is the essence of philosophy: ever-evolving, changeable, and inherently organic. As Douglas Keller aptly states, “If a philosophy ‘answers’ are regarded as final and definitive, then it is not truly a philosophy, but rather a dogma.” In the context of yoga philosophy, it holds true that it is multifaceted, dynamic, and deeply influenced by the time and place it emerges from. As it has evolved over time and in different cultural settings, yoga philosophy has grown increasingly profound. Within these philosophies, we encounter a multitude of concepts and ideas, sometimes in conflict with one another. The sheer volume of these teachings can feel overwhelming, but to me, it represents a wealth of knowledge that I am eager to cultivate and share with you.

✨ Beyond preconceptions: open your mind to new perspectives
Embrace the opportunity to expand your perspectives, inspire your yoga practice, and spark your curiosity. This course invites you to move away from preconceived notions, inviting you into a world where ancient wisdom meets contemporary relevance.

🌿 Clear and organized: a step-by-step exploration
I’ll guide you through a well-structured journey, navigating through the complexities of yoga philosophy with ease. Engage with thoughtfully designed visuals and schemes that enhance your understanding of conceptual subjects. Allow your knowledge to unfold through a progression that encourages reflection, questions, and meaningful conversations.

I will introduce to you the historical context and the main concepts behind:

The Vedas
The Sramanas
The Upanishads
Bhagavad Gita
Samkhya Philosophy
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Advaita Vedanta
Tantra & Hatha Yoga Tradition
And yoga’s journey to the West

💭 For the curious and open-minded seekers
This course is designed for those who are curious, open-minded, and eager to delve into the essence of yoga philosophy. Whether you are an experienced practitioner or new to the practice, this course welcomes anyone who seeks to deepen their understanding and enrich their yoga journey. The discussions will be open and your own interpretations will be welcomed to share.

🔮 Journey of Self-Reflection: Ignite Personal Growth
Engage in moments of reflection, allowing the teachings of yoga philosophy to resonate within your own practice and life. Explore timeless questions that guide us on our spiritual path, unlocking new dimensions of self-discovery and personal evolution.

What can you expect?
🪜 Clear and well-organized course with a step-by-step type of structure

💹 Well-designed visuals & schemes bring clarity to conceptual subjects

❓ Time for reflection, questions, and conversations