An intensive, 4 week immersion with Dr. Ranganathan

Student schedules are accommodated for at least one virtual tutorial a week. Cohorts are small, allowing ample opportunity for personal inquiry and exploration with Dr. Ranganathan as the guide.

In this 4 week intensive course, students will have close, virtual contact with Dr. Ranganathan as they explore the material in depth. Suitable for students who are not new to philosophy or the material. Students who wish further consultations after the course are eligible for discounts on further one-on-one consultations. Dr. Ranganathan is scholar of South Asia, a professional philosopher, 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 The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Ethics, author of Hinduism: A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation (Routledge 2019), author of over 50 peer reviewed, yoga related articles, and 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 (over 1000 hours training). Yoga Philosophy is a registered yoga school (CYA-RYSGOLD).

Course curriculum

  • 02

    Zoom Meetings

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  • 03

    Week 1: The Basics

  • 04

    Week 2: History of Yoga Philosophy

    • Week 2.1 Yoga in the Indian Tradition (Lecture)

    • Week 2.1 Yoga In the Indian Tradition (Presentation)

    • Week 2.2 Contrasting Approaches to Meditation (Lecture)

    • Week 2.2 Contrasting Approaches to Meditation (Presentation)

    • Week 2.3 Yoga Sutra Book 1 Samādhi-pāda (Lecture)

    • Week 2.3 Yoga Sūtra Book 1: Samādhi-pāda (Presentation)

  • 05

    Week 3: Yoga as Practice

    • Week 3.1 Yoga Sūtra Book 2: Sādhana-pāda (Lecture)

    • Week 3.1 Yoga Sūtra Book 2: Sādhana-pāda (Presentation)

    • Week 3.2 Three Essential Practices and Choosing Our Own Ideals (Lecture)

    • Week 3.2 Three Essential Practices and Choosing Our Own Ideals (Presentation)

    • Week 3.3 Vyāsa, Patañjali, Interpretation and Non-sense Academia (Lecture)

  • 06

    Week 4: From Power to Knowing

    • Week 4.1 Yoga Sūtra Book III (Vibhūti-pāda), Power and Health (Lecture)

    • Week 4.1 Yoga Sūtra Book III (Vibhūti-pāda), Power and Health (Presentation)

    • Week 4.2 Yoga Sūtra Book III (Vibhūti-pāda) --- to Book IV (Lecture)

    • Week 4.2 Yoga Sūtra Book III (Vibhūti-pāda) --- to Book IV (Presentation)

    • Week 4.3 Yoga Sūtra Book IV (Kaivalya-pāda), Standing on Pure Knowing (Video Lecture)

Tuition includes a life long access to the lecture content, and a weekly tutorial arranged in consideration of student schedules for the four weeks.

Pay once, or in two installments. Prices in USD.