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Advanced Philosophy & Contemplative Practices

300 Hour Core Module: Advanced Philosophy & Contemplative Practices

February 25 @ 10:30 am - April 16 @ 5:00 pm

300 Hour Core Module on Advanced Philosophy & Contemplative Practices with Karen Macklin


This module (virtual via zoom) focuses on studying yoga philosophy, and centers on developing a deeper understanding of how to live and breathe yoga in your daily life. The central texts studied in this course are Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, which includes the Eight Limbs of Yoga (Ashtanga), and the Buddha’s Eightfold Path, which includes the Four Foundations of Mindfulness.

Topics covered in this course include the examination of yoga in connection with ethical responsibility, mindfulness and concentration practices, appropriate livelihood, social justice, working with trauma, developing compassionate relationships, and acting from a place of discernment in our practices and lives.

The course on Advanced Philosophy & Contemplative Practices with Karen Macklin includes reading, journaling, discussion, and meditation practice. The entire course is online.

Required Reading: 

1. Yoga Sutra by Patanjali (Chip Hartranft translation)
Read before the course begins: Chapters 1 & 2
2. Additional readings (including excerpts from, and notes on, the Eightfold Path) will also be emailed to you before the course begins.

SCHEDULE (all sessions virtual)
Sat | February 25, 2023 | 10:30am-5:00pm
Sun | February 26, 2023 | 10:30am-5:00pm
Sat | April 2, 2023 | 10:30am-5:00pm
Sun | April 16, 2023 | 10:30am-5:00pm

Tuition is $850 or $800 if enrolled by February 12, 2023. Gain unlimited access to all YGSF trainings, workshops, and classes with our ProElite Membership! To learn more, schedule a call with our Advanced Studies Manager.

Drop-in participants are required to hold a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate, or have some equivalent of yoga teaching experience to enroll.

300 Hour Program:

Completion of this 30 hour module will apply to the 300 hours required by Yoga Alliance for your 300-hour Advanced certification; 30 CEUs. Core modules can be taken in any order. Students may re-take any of the Core Modules for full credit at a slightly reduced rate.

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