Introduction to Yoga Philosophy & History
Mini course with Fanny Alavoine
Where: Tribes studio 1 | Doezastraat 2a
Dates: 24 May, 31 May, 7 June, 14 June from 20:30-22:00
For whom: Curious and open-minded people
We often turn to philosophy to find answers, only to end up with more questions, leading to more conversations. That is, to me, the essence of philosophy: evolving, changeable, and somehow organic. To quote Douglas Keller: “If a philosophy ‘answers’ are regarded as final and definitive, then it is not truly a philosophy, but rather a dogma.”. Yoga philosophy is, in that perspective, multiple, fluid, and ever-influenced by the Time and place in which it takes place. As it evolved through Time & culture, yoga philosophy became richer and richer. Many concepts and ideas (sometimes conflicting with one another) are found in these philosophies. The amount can be overwhelming. Yet, to me, it is a richness I want to cultivate and an interest I want to share with you.
Together we’ll go back to when the Vedas were written, going through some of the main religious, spiritual, and philosophical movements & texts that influenced, in one way or another, what Yoga was and became.
The course is an invitation to look beyond the preconception of what yoga philosophy is or should be. I aim for that course to open your perspectives, inspire your yoga practice, and trigger your curiosity and desire to explore further.
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