Yoga Reconsidered Online Conference

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NOW: "Yoga on the Eve of Colonialism" with Jason Birch

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After completing a DPhil in Oriental Studies at Balliol College, University of Oxford, Jason was a research fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies and a visiting associate professor at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. In 2015 he was invited to research the histories of Yoga, Ayurveda and Rasashastra as a visiting post-doctoral fellow on a project called AyurYog at the University of Vienna. He is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at SOAS University of London on the Haṭha Yoga Project, which has been funded for five years by the ERC. His area of research is the history of physical yoga on the eve of colonialism. He is editing and translating six texts on Haṭha and Rājayoga, which are outputs of the project, and supervising the work of two research assistants at the Ecole française d’ Extrême-Orient, Pondicherry.


At SOAS Jason has taught two courses for the MA in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation and a Sanskrit reading course for fourth-year undergraduates. He has given seminars on the history of yoga for MA programs at the Università Ca’ Foscari in Venice, Italy and Won Kwang University in Iksan, South Korea. He also collaborates with Jacqueline Hargreaves on The Luminescent.


PREVIOUSLY: "Authenticity and Transformations in Yoga Traditions" with Suzanne Newcombe [A Conversation with Jacob Kyle]


PREVIOUSLY: "Healthcare and Longevity Practices in Ayurveda, Yoga, and rasaśāstra" with Dagmar Wujastyk


PREVIOUSLY: "Visual and Material Evidence of Medieval Yoga and Yogis" with Seth Powell


PREVIOUSLY: "Yoga History - Taking the Long View" with Christopher Key Chapple


upcoming courses @ Embodied Philosophy

 A 4-Week Interactive, Online Course with Professor Constantina Rhodes. February 27th - March 20th. Click to Learn More or to Register Now.

A 4-Week Interactive, Online Course with Professor Constantina Rhodes. February 27th - March 20th. Click to Learn More or to Register Now.

 A 4-Week Interactive, Online Course with Daniel Simpson on the history of yoga, from ancient to modern times. March 18th - April 8th, 2018. Click the image to Learn More or to Register Now.

A 4-Week Interactive, Online Course with Daniel Simpson on the history of yoga, from ancient to modern times. March 18th - April 8th, 2018. Click the image to Learn More or to Register Now.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18th, 2018

  1. 10am EST: Christopher Key Chapple - "Yoga History: Taking the Long View"
  2. 12pm EST: Seth Powell - "Visual and Material Evidence of Medieval Yoga and Yogis"
  3. 2pm EST: Dagmar Wujastyk - "Healthcare and Longevity Practices in Ayurveda, Yoga, and rasaśāstra"
  4. 4pm EST: Suzanne Newcombe - "Authenticity and Transformations in Yoga Traditions"
  5. 6pm EST: Jason Birch - "Yoga on the Eve of Colonialism"

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