Yoga Philosophy Module

$19.00 / month

20 lessons with more than 100 quizzes.
Content can be easily completed within 1 month.

* 14 lecture-based and practice modules, including “Yoga Philosophy,” are also available as a part of “Base Subscription.




We present a wide range of perspectives on yoga philosophy from a variety of sources and show how the common view of yoga is changing based on the latest research in the field. By familiarizing yourself with 100 important terms (mostly in Sanskrit), you will be prepared for more specialized study of this fascinating topic and will gain a deeper understanding of the historical roots of modern yoga.

In addition, those who complete this online course will be able to participate in the course’s Q&A seminar and intermediate-level seminars (introduction to Sanskrit, reading and discussion of Indian philosophical literature) (fees are separate).

Course content:

20 lessons and over 100 quiz questions


  • What is yoga?
  • Yoga as a category
  • Original text and its interpretation
    Transmission and transformation of Indian texts
  • Chronology of Indian philosophical texts
  • Astika and Nastika
  • Vedas and important Vedic concepts
  • Katha Upanishad
  • Important Upanishadic Concepts
  • Vedanta philosophy
  • Samkhya philosophy
  • Buddhism
  • Jainism
  • Bhagavad Gita
  • Tantra
  • Patanjala Yoga Sutra
  • Hatha Yoga Pradeepika

Student’s comment (translated from Japanese):

“Although there are different schools of yoga, I used to always have an assumption that being in a position to teach yoga meant holding Patanjali’s yoga sutra as one’s own scripture. The basis of this idea was entirely destroyed by this course. It was very shocking. The course did not tell me which school I should belong to. Instead, I was given knowledge so that I could look at the whole picture, which was great. Thanks to that, I was able to understand my current position, and I was able to move on from there. I felt that I was able to make new choices. There is no right answer, and I was able to learn about various ways of thinking in each era, so I feel that my horizons have broadened considerably. There were times when I felt like my horizons had broadened even in my daily life, and it changed me, so it was a great learning experience for me.”