The Stories Behind the Poses

The Official Companion Course

 
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How can you harness ancient Indian mythic stories to deepen your teaching and practice?

This course will help you:

  • Take your teaching to a whole new level empowered by traditional wisdom teachings
  • Receive authentic content from a seasoned scholar, storyteller and practitioner
  • Learn the traditional mythic stories behind popular yoga poses and how to apply their wisdom to grow personally, professionally and spiritually
  • Deepen your spiritual awareness of self, others and the world so you can skillfully navigate life
  • Experience holistic learning, nourishing intellectual, emotional, and spiritual selves
  • Honour tradition by learning from a member of an ancient Indian living wisdom lineage

This 4-part on-demand online course is taught by renowned scholar of Indian mythology and The Stories Behind the Poses author Dr. Raj Balkaran.

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Course Structure

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6+ Hours of Video Lessons

Valuable for the simply curious, longtime yogis,  expert practitioners and everyone in between

Downloadable Notes

Easily follow along with and refer back to the class slides

Access Anytime, Anywhere

Whether day or night, wherever you are, you have forever access to this on-demand course

Ancient Wisdom, Modern Applications

Learn mantra and other techniques to apply teachings to your life

Join The Indian Wisdom School

Become a part of our community and gain access to exclusive events and lessons

Yoga Alliance Credit

This course counts as 12 hours of YA Continuing Education Credit

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Image of course instructor, Dr. Raj Balkaran

Meet Your Instructor

Dr. Raj Balkaran is the founder of The Indian Wisdom School, scholar, and author, including for the popular book this course is based on, The Stories Behind the Poses. He teaches a number of courses through the Indian Wisdom School, the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, Yogic Studies, and Embodied Philosophy. He also hosts the New Books in Indian Religions podcast.

Before becoming a scholar, Dr. Balkaran was initiated into Indian Wisdom Traditions by multiple lineal teachers and apprenticed with a renowned Indian spiritual master for twelve years. For the past two decades, he has been immersed in daily spiritual practice and study, cultivating a deep understanding of these traditions.

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 Enrollment Options

1 Payment

$197 USD

  • (4) 60-minute pre-recorded video lectures (also available audio-only)
  • (4) 60-minute recorded Q&A sessions
  • PDF of course readings
  • Access to your instructor and school founder, Dr. Raj Balkaran  
  • 12 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credit 
  • 30-day full refund guarantee
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2 Monthly Payments

$99 x 2

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  • (4) 60-minute pre-recorded video lectures (also available audio-only)
  • (4) 60-minute recorded Q&A sessions
  • PDF of course readings
  • Access to your instructor and school founder, Dr. Raj Balkaran  
  • 12 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credit 
  • 30-day full refund guarantee
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All Access Membership

$47 per month

Monthly Subscription

  • Access to full library of 20+ courses, both live and on-demand
  • Cancel anytime
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1 Payment

$197 USD

  • Lifetime access
  • 30-day guarantee
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2 Monthly Payments

$99 x 2

Most Popular

  • Lifetime access
  • 30-day guarantee
ENROLL NOW

All Access Membership

$47 per month

Monthly Subscription

  • Access to full library of 20+ courses, both live and on-demand
  • Cancel anytime
ENROLL NOW

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