Yoga Illumined

Ancient Insights from the GńętńĀ and Yoga SŇętras

 
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Yoga is that supreme state of consciousness referred to in the Bhagavad GńętńĀ and Yoga SŇętras alike.

The cultivation of yoga amounts to waking up to the imperishable Self, source of all peace, contentment and joy.

Yoga represents the apex of human striving: it is that state of wholeness and freedom sought by spiritual seekers.

What does it look like? How do you achieve it? Are you progressing towards it? Are you even on the right path?

In this course we take a close look at key verses from the YogńĀ SŇętras and the Bhagavad GńętńĀ and relate them to lived experience.

You will receive oral wisdom teachings not available anywhere else.

This course will help you:

  • understand the complexities of the human experience¬†
  • discover¬†the nuances, power and utility of yoga consciousness ¬†¬†
  • infuse more presence and peace into your daily life¬†
  • enrich your spiritual journey.

This 4-part on-demand online course is taught by renowned scholar, storyteller and traditional wisdom lineage holder Dr. Raj Balkaran.  He shares the fruit of hundreds of hours of living wisdom transmissions from an awakened master on the nature and pursuit of yoga.

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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

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Yoga Alliance Credit

This course counts as 12 hours of YA Continuing Education Credit

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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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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

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