Yoga Philosophy Reading Group

Currently Reading Yoga Yajnavalkya

Dive deeper into practice and philosophy in community - join our philosophy discussion group, led by Christine Stump, E-RYT with an extensive background in philosophy specializing in metaphysics, having taught Ancient Western Philosophy and the Bhagavad Gita at the University of Missouri at Columbia in the 1990s before leaving ABD to pursue Paramedicine and now leading Yoga Practices and in depth courses like this one.

We are currently reading the Yoga Yajnavalkya, (also available as a free download if you'd like to peek or money is an obstacle) a text quoted by the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Gheranda Samhita so pre-dating those texts and claimed by some to be older than the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, which we read concurrently. Yoga Yajnavalkya was regarded by Krishnamacharya as a crucial text and it is notable for both its structure as a dialogue and having a female interlocutor, since examples of female yogis before the 20th century are in short supply.

Join us either in person via zoom video conference (link available upon registration) or receive the links to watch +/or listen at your leisure and interact with others about your experience reading and practicing in the course. We meet usually on the third Saturday of each month from 3-4:30pm Mountain Time (Mountain Daylight Time during applicable seasons).

Your Instructor

Christine Stump, E-RYT, YACEP, BA
Christine Stump, E-RYT, YACEP, BA

I teach and practice Healing Yoga - no TM :) - which focuses on the 6 things that make yoga a healing practice: interior sensation, yoga shapes as containers, breath as the engine of movement, true core, focus + flow and rhythm (dinacharya and rutcharya, or the routines that support our circadian rhythm).

At Badlands Yoga we share the most effective tools for focus, balance, strength and stress reduction in practices designed to give you what you need to act from your most authentic, healthy self - even in the most stressful situations.

My previous life as a paramedic allows an intimate understanding of the anatomy and physiology that guides every class, pose, technique that I share with you.

You don't have to be flexible - or anything else - to do yoga: yoga helps you become those things.

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