YIS 105: Philosophy of Yoga

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A  master class for all. Gain the knowledge to be able to teach basic yoga philosophy.
  • For experienced teachers, add value to your continuing education program.
  • For teachers in-training, study how various yoga philosophies have evolved and how they interconnect.
  • Most importantly, learn how to apply the ethical and spiritual insights of yoga in daily life.
Video – Course Introduction


“Whether we think of yoga as only the practice of postures or the whole plethora of yoga practices–from the ethical tenets of yama and niyama to meditation, from pranayama to chakra visualizations–Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras contains a lot more Tantric wisdom than religious tenets from the four ancient Vedas. In other words, yoga is a spiritual science much more than a religious belief system.” — From A Brief History of Yoga, by Ramesh Bjonnes
Meeting Time: Thursdays, from 6-8pm Eastern Standard Time
Meeting Dates: May 11 – June 22, 2023 
Instructor: Ramesh Bjonnes

Ramesh Bjonnes (born Roar Bjønnes} is a Norwegian-American writer, meditation teacher, and health coach. He has been the Director of the Prama Wellness Center for the past 9 years and co-founded the acclaimed Prama Institute in 2007, where lifestyle is considered our best medicine.
He is also a writer, yogi and workshop leader.  He studied yoga therapy in Nepal and India, Ayurveda at California College of Ayurveda and is a certified yoga detox therapist from the AM Wellness Center in Cebu, Philippines. He has taught workshops in many countries.  He is on the faculty of Embodied Philosophy, and the author of four books, including Sacred Body, Sacred Spirit (InnerWorld), A Brief History of Yoga (InnerWorld), and Tantra: The Yoga of Love and Awakening (Hay House India).
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Registration Details:
You are automatically registered for the course after payment is submitted.
Course Format:
Firstly, this course is 100% online. Students will engage with the faculty and other students on the Zoom virtual learning platform, one times a week for seven weeks. Each in-person class will last for 120 minutes. All class sessions are recorded and may be used for future course marketing. Students will also engage with other students on Google Classroom. Recommended books for purchase for course: Sacred Body, Sacred Spirit (InnerWorld), A Brief History of Yoga (InnerWorld). A PDF version of this course will be provided in case you prefer a digital copy.
Frequently Asked Questions:

What certifications do I earn upon successful completion of this course?

A Certificate of Achievement from the Neohumanist College of Asheville, an affiliate of Ananda Marga Gurukula Network.

What are the requirements for successful completion?

Students must attend a minimum of 80% of the online virtual classroom sessions. Student will also be required to upload all work to our Google Classroom, for 100% learning activity completion.

More Questions?

Please email us at info@nhca.gurukul.edu if you have additional questions or need help making payment arrangements.


Refunds may be requested up until the second class meeting. All refunds are issued minus an administrative processing fee of $50 USD. Additionally, any refund request will be subject to the Neohumanist College of Asheville Refund Policy.

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