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The Intersection of Three Classic Philosophies from India: Vedanta, Samkhya, and Yoga

Presented by Nicolai Bachman, E-RYT 500, YACEP; and Shawn Parell | Published on: September 28, 2018

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About This Workshop

Join yoga teachers and scholars Nicolai Bachman and Shawn Parell as they explore the foundations of three Indian philosophies: Vedanta, Samkhya, and Yoga. They will discuss the origins of these models, as well as share modern interpretations on how they intersect. They will also offer insight on how these contexts formed the foundation for yoga and can be applied to the practice of yoga today.

About the presenters

Nicolai Bachman, E-RYT 500, YACEP, has been teaching Sanskrit, chanting, yoga philosophy, and Ayurveda at venues across America since 1994. He holds an M.A. in Eastern Philosophy, and an M.S. in Nutrition. Nicolai has authored 108 Sanskrit Flash Cards, The Language of Ayurveda, The Language of Yoga, and two books on the Yoga Sutras: An Essential Guide to the Heart of Yoga Philosophy, and The Path of the Yoga Sutras.

Shawn Parell has a graduate degree in Eastern Classics and Sanskrit from St. John’s College and combines her studies in philosophy, linguistics, and mystical poetry with the alchemy of more than two decades of living yoga. Shawn shares yogic studies programs, teacher trainings, and retreats worldwide. She also mentors others in Prana Flow Yoga, created by her longtime teacher, Shiva Rea.

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