CE Workshop | Why Yoga Doesn't Always Mean Union

March 10, 2021

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Unpack the importance of distinctions with Daniel Simpson, a tutor at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies and author of The Truth of Yoga. In this workshop, he details how Patañjali’s yoga is not about union. Rather, its ultimate goal is detachment from matter. He also discusses how a dualistic system can also be helpful with worldly objectives, from making wise choices to building relationships.

About the Presenter

Since 2009, Daniel Simpson presents ancient texts for modern times. He is the author of The Truth of Yoga, which is a comprehensive guide to the history of the practice. His approach combines scholarly knowledge with humor and insight, making yoga philosophy accessible and relevant to today's practitioners. Daniel also teaches courses online, at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, and in teacher trainings in the UK and internationally. Drawing on a master's degree from SOAS (University of London) and two decades of experience, he aims to help students explore their own path. Once upon a time, he was a foreign correspondent for the New York Times. His first book, A Rough Guide to the Dark Side, tells the story of the early misadventures that led him to yoga.

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