Friday, 2nd September 2016 at 6:30pm - 6pm Sunday, 4th September

Location: David Fussey Building, Lecture Theatre, SOUTHWARD SITE - AVERY HILL ROAD, ELTHAM, LONDON, SE9 2UG

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EDWIN BRYANT is the professor of Hinduism at Rutgers University where he teaches on Hindu philosophy and religion. He received his Ph.D in Indic languages and Cultures from Columbia University in 1997. He taught Hinduism at Harvard University for three years. 

Edwin has received numerous awards and fellowships, published six books and authored a number of articles on Vedic history, yoga, and the Krishna tradition. 

As a personal practitioner of yoga for 35 years, a number of them spent in India studying with traditional teachers, where he returns yearly, Edwin strives to combine academic scholarship and rigour with sensitivity towards traditional knowledge systems.

In addition to his academic course load, Edwin currently teaches workshops on the Yoga Sūtras, Bhagavad Gita, and Hindu Philosophy at yoga studios and teacher training courses throughout the USA and Europe.

Thanks to an invitation from the Iyengar Yoga Teacher Patricia Walden to lecture on Yoga Philosophy, Edwin was introduced to the Iyengar community. His book “The Yoga Sūtras Of Patañjali" (2009) is dedicated to her, the entire Iyengar Yoga Community and to Guruji himself ‘for his enormous contribution to the well-being of humanity…’. B. K. S. Iyengar wrote the foreword to Edwin Bryant’s book.


Friday, 2nd of September 2016, 6.30-8-30pm

Saturday, 3rd of September 2016, 12noon-2.30pm, 3.30-6pm

Sunday, 4th of September 2016, 12noon-2.30pm, 3.30-6pm


3 DAYS-MEMBERS (of KIYI, IY(UK) or other IY Institutes): £50


Workshop suitability 

The event is for all yoga practitioners, teachers and students. The study weekend will be centred around Samādhi Pada 1, Sūtras 1-16 and 24-29, and all Sādhana Pada. It is advisable to have a copy of Professor Bryant’s book on The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali as readings will be based on this publication.

On Friday, an introduction to the Sūtras Tradition and Patañjali will be given. There might also be an opportunity to practice Sanskrit pronunciation. On Saturday and Sunday the aforementioned Sūtras will be covered giving ample time for free and informal discussion to take place.

Parking: free parking available at the venue

Check-in:  Friday from 6pm; Saturday and Sunday from 11.30am

Food and drinks: tea and coffee provided for free during the 1 hour break on Saturday and Sunday. Please bring your own lunch.

Booking-Online:  with payment via Pay Pal. Paper booking form to pay by cheque available on request.

Booking closes at 12noon on Thursday 1 September 2016

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Cancellation policy: Cancellation within 14 days of a workshop will incur a fee of £10


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