Philosophy covered in Teacher Training modules

  1. Pre-Classical “Hindu”texts

    1. Upanishads

    2. Bhagavad-Gita

  2. Vedanta

    1. Adi Shankara

    2. Gaudapada

    3. Swami Vivekananda

  3. Samkhya & Yoga Philosophy

    1. Samkhya Yoga Karika

    2. Tree of Samkhya

    3. Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

  4. Buddhism

    1. Shunryu Suzuki

    2. H.H. The Dalai Lama

    3. Chogyam Trungpa

  5. Western Philosophers

    1. Friedrich Nietzsche

    2. Marquis de Sade

    3. Saint Augustine

  6. Contemporary Systems & Psychology

    1. Don Miguel Ruiz

    2. Carl Jung

    3. Alain Danielou

  7. Pop Culture Icons

    1. The Matrix Movies

    2. Forrest Gump

    3. Annihilation

    4. Live Die Repeat

    5. Predator

    6. It Follows


3. Samkhya & Yoga Philosophy

99% Practice and 1% Theory (with so little of it....  your theory must be good!) 

 The origin of Ashtanga Yoga philosophy is the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The philosophical foundation of the Sutras is coded within Samkhya philosophy, and is the same as many Eastern philosophical traditions, and is by no means theistic. The fundamentals of yoga philosphy are dualistic, as briefly described in this tree of Samkhya. Samkhya philosophy predates modern hinduism, buddhism, and nearly all current renditions of Eastern Religions. It was studied by Buddha, as well as by Patanjali. (Image credit: http://www.arogyayurvedichealth.com/samkhya_philosophy_and_ayurveda   )

The origin of Ashtanga Yoga philosophy is the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The philosophical foundation of the Sutras is coded within Samkhya philosophy, and is the same as many Eastern philosophical traditions, and is by no means theistic. The fundamentals of yoga philosphy are dualistic, as briefly described in this tree of Samkhya. Samkhya philosophy predates modern hinduism, buddhism, and nearly all current renditions of Eastern Religions. It was studied by Buddha, as well as by Patanjali. (Image credit: http://www.arogyayurvedichealth.com/samkhya_philosophy_and_ayurveda )

ashtanga yoga philosophy | yoga teacher training

The philosophy of yoga is complex and non-theistic, it is more of a science, without the need for divisiveness.  

 

While Hinduism and Yoga have been intertwined through locale for a much longer time than some western ideologies, and as a result have become culturally and intellectually complimentary , it is without question that we see them as very definitively unique pieces of human history.