CE Workshop Series | Yoga Ethics and Western Impositions, Part 1

June 1, 2021

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This three-part workshop explores how yoga ethics may not be what many have come to expect in a Westernized world. Explore how yoga is a basic ethical theory that rivals familiar theories present in South Asia and the West, and how asana was not primarily a physical practice, but rather a philosophical exercise of ethics. Consider how colonialism continues to marginalize yoga ethics in contemporary discourse and make room for non-colonized yoga ethics. Part 1 focuses on yoga ethics and Western impositions.

About the Presenter

Dr. Shyam Ranganathan (E-RYT 500, YACEP) holds an MA in South Asian Studies and an MA and Ph.D. in philosophy. He is a member of the Department of Philosophy and York Center for Asian Research, York University, Toronto. Dr. Ranganathan is a translation expert, translator of Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtra (Penguin 2008), professional philosopher, and scholar of South Asia, with over 50 peer-reviewed publications, two monographs, one translation, and two edited volumes. He has over 20,000 teaching hours of experience, having taught over 4,000 students. After more than two decades of research across relevant disciplines, Shyam decided to form YogaPhilosophy.Com, which provides yoga practitioners with the philosophical knowledge that turns physical and mental practice into full-blown yoga, as theorized by ancient masters and philosophers of South Asia.

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