Yoga History Workshops with Marcy Braverman Goldstein, PhD


Sunday, March 1st, 2019

History of Yoga: Ancient, Pre-modern, and Modern 9am-12pm

Yogic Texts: Upanishads, Bhagavadgita, Yoga Sutras, 1-4pm

$45 per session in advance/$50 per session day of

Continuing education credits for RYTs

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History of Yoga:  Ancient, Pre-modern, Modern

What are the oldest poses and which ones were made up yesterday? Was the Buddha a yogi? When did asana practice reach the US? To what extent are our received stories about yoga history romanticized “alternative fact”? Explore these questions and more in a whirlwind tour of texts, teachers, and traditions from 2500 B.C.E. to the ever-changing modern moment. You will gain new ways to think through the (mis/dis)information and “fake news” about yoga and other unfolding personal and community histories.
*Includes 4500-year timeline and a list of recommended books, articles, videos, and films on the topic. You may wish to bring a journal. RYTs earn CEUs.

Yogic Texts:  Upanishads, Bhagavadgita, Yoga Sutras
The profound teachings of these ancient texts are timeless and relevant to 21st century life. In this class you will find answers to so many good questions:  What do the Upanishads say about Truth?  Does the Bhagavadgita inspire devotion to God, self-realization, non-violence, and/or social justice?  Do the Yoga Sutras describe asana sequences?  Is the “atman” (Self) of the Upanishads the same as the “purusha” (Self) of the Yoga Sutras?  Are these texts Hindu, Buddhist, or Jain?  Studying the classic literature will deepen your understanding of yoga traditions and enhance your practice (and teaching, if applicable).
*Includes a handout with common Sanskrit vocabulary.  You may wish to bring a journal.  RYTs earn CEUs.

Marcy Braverman Goldstein, Ph.D. received her doctoral degree in Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and her B.A. degree in Religion and Women’s Studies from the University of Rochester where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.  Marcy has taught world religions, focused on Indian traditions, at UC Riverside, Davidson College, and UNC Charlotte, and Art of Ethical Speech at the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice.    She has presented at national conferences and earned numerous honors including the Professor Gerald J. Larson Dissertation Award.   The Arts & Science Council of Charlotte-Mecklenburg selected her to participate in the Lead with Intention Program for Creative Individuals. Marcy is the Founder and Creative Director of Sanskrit Revolution, and on the Faculty at Embodied Philosophy.  Drawing from her academic background and twenty-five years of yoga practice, she teaches Sanskrit, history, ethical/yogic speech, and philosophy at studios, festivals, and universities, etc. nationally.   Marcy’s goal is to deepen people’s knowledge and inspire personal growth so that everyone helps to repair our world.


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