Learning Content

Yoga Philosophy offers four varieties of educational support for students interested in yoga. (1) Low cost, regular subscription to Yoga Philosophy content, updated each month called “Yoga Philosophy Streaming.” (2) Subscription Courses: for those relatively new to philosophy who wish to take longer exploring material, these courses allow for the exploration of material at the student’s own pace. In addition to video lectures that can be viewed at the student’s convenience, students can either send questions to Dr. Ranganathan, or attend a once a week virtual tutorial, where live and present questions are answered: recordings are then posted to the course for the benefit of those who could not show up. Join any time, leave any time. (3) Four Week Intensives: designed for students who wish a short and intense dive into a topic, with continual conversation and contact with Dr. Ranganathan. Students in these courses retain life access to the course content. (4) One hour personal consultations with Dr. Ranganathan, which can be used to explore taught material, or to receive philosophical counseling. Yoga Philosophy is founded by Dr. Shyam Ranganathan: a scholar of South Asia, translation expert, and professional philosopher. He is a member of the Department of Philosophy at York University in Toronto, and the York Center for Asian Research. He is translator and commentator of Patañjali's Yoga Sūtra (Penguin 2008), editor of The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Ethics, author of Hinduism: A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation (Routledge 2019), and over 50 peer-reviewed, yoga related articles. Shyam is an experienced teacher of students of various degrees of exposure to philosophy and yoga. Shyam holds an MA in South Asian Studies, an MA and PhD in philosophy, and is a CYA-E-RYTGOLD yoga teacher (over 1000 hours training). He founded Yoga Philosophy (yogaphilosophy.com) in 2019 to fill a void of rigorous and research based knowledge of yoga philosophy in the world of practicing yogis. Yoga Philosophy is a registered yoga school (CYA-RYSGOLD). Yoga Philosophy offers continuing education support for yogis and teacher training programs, and offers a one of a kind teacher training program for teaching yoga philosophy.