Mysore Yoga Traditions Conference
February 7-16 2022
Broadcasted live from Mysore!
20 Lectures/10 Asana classes with top international teachers
Ancient Solutions for Modern Problems
THE FOURTH ANNUAL MYSORE YOGA CONFERENCE IS DEDICATED TO SRI M. A. LAKSHMITHATHACHAR SWAMI WHO WAS A GREAT INNOVATOR AND TRULY BELIEVED THAT ANCIENT INDIAN KNOWLEDGE CAN HELP THE WORLD! OUR CONFERENCE WILL BE BROADCASTED FROM MYSORE AND ACCESSIBLE TO THE WHOLE WORLD. ENJOY AN AMAZING EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE FROM WHEREVER YOU ARE! RECORDINGS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR EVERYONE WHO JOINS.
Experience the Yoga Tradition of Mysore and an educational experience like no other! Top scholars and yogis from Mysore convene online to deliver new information about yoga. Reflect on the great teachings of Mysore together as an international community as we learn about Mysore Yoga Parampara, the lineage of spiritual practice that has existed in Mysore for over a thousand years. Learn about the history of the asana practices that have brought Mysore international fame. Join yoga practitioners from around the world as we share asana practices and perspectives. Take a deep look at yoga philosophy with masterful scholars who have studied yoga since they were children and carry the true spirit of yoga. If you believe yoga has touched your life and want to know more about the roots of the practice you love, Mysore Yoga Traditions Conference will be an unforgettable experience!
Our 2022 Mysore Yoga Traditions Conference is dedicated to the late Sri M A Lakshmi Thathachar Swami who attained his final abode this year. He was a personal Acharya for the organizers of Mysore Yoga Traditions and a legendary scholar and spiritual leader in Mysore. He was a great inspiration to people all around the world and an icon of yogic knowledge and spiritual practice. We will be celebrating his life and the many great contributions he made to the yoga legacy of Mysore.
CHECK OUT SOME SHORT VIDEOS FROM PREVIOUS CONFERENCES
THE STORY OF OUR CONFERENCE
Mysore Yoga Traditions began with a film. Our teacher Sri BNS Iyengar agreed to let us make a documentary about him on his 90th birthday, so we prepared to do so. The importance of documenting the great wisdom he shares has always felt like a priority. Before we could interview him, Guruji changed his mind and decided he did not want to make a documentary about himself. Because of this we began to look around Mysore for other people to interview and with the help of dear friends and an enormous amount of luck we secured interviews with many of the top Sanskrit professors from the Maharaja's Sanskrit College, including the principle and other respected yogis and spiritual leaders as well. We even managed to interview the Queen of Mysore.
Mysore Yoga Traditions Film was created from those initial interviews. It was a life changing experience for all of us! To speak directly to the Sanskrit community opened our eyes to the treasure of knowledge and spiritual practice that exists in Mysore. As long time Ashtanga Yoga practitioners, many of our questions about the history and background of our style of practice were answered and the answers were very surprising. We simply decided that this should be an ongoing conversation and that as many yoga practitioners as possible should have the opportunity to experience the Sanskrit scholars of Mysore! Yoga has changed our lives in so many ways and we feel it is important to connect with the tradition that it has come from. What better way to do so than speaking directly with the whole community? Mysore Yoga Traditions has always been a labor of love and we feel it can give a very special gift to the international yoga community.
MYSORE HOLDS MANY SECRETS! EXPERIENCE THE RICHNESS AND BEAUTY OF MYSORE'S YOGA COMMUNITY FIRST HAND.
We believe that learning the philosophy of yoga directly from the elders of Mysore can help us come closer to the tradition that many of the yoga practices around the world came from.
In today's yoga world with the onset of Covid and the mental and emotional challenges that it brings, these yoga teachings are inspiring and helpful for the international yoga community.
The Yoga of Mysore has been the subject of much debate. Many yoga practitioners have questions and this is an opportunity to speak directly to people who are fully qualified to answer them.
The compassion, sincerity, academic brilliance, and deep reverence for yoga and all spiritual practice among the scholars of Mysore will warm your heart.
THE SCHOLARS OF MYSORE HAVE VAST KNOWLEDGE OF ALL PHILOSOPHY BOTH EASTERN AND WESTERN. THEIR MESSAGES CAN TRULY INSPIRE US AND EVOLVE OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE YOGA WE LOVE TO PRACTICE.
Andrew Eppler, the director and producer of Mysore Yoga Traditions Film, is working together with Dr. MA Alwar of the Samskriti Foundation in Mysore to create this unique yoga experience. Dr. Alwar has taught for many years at the Maharaja's Sanskrit College and with his help we have created a superb experience as East meets West in a sincere discussion about yoga.
THIS IS MORE THAN JUST A CONFERENCE
IT’S A CONVERSATION BETWEEN CULTURES. TOP SANSKRIT SCHOLARS TEACH YOGA IN DEPTH TO THE INTERNATIONAL YOGA COMMUNITY.
No one knows the history and philosophy of Ashtanga Yoga better than the Sanskrit community of Mysore! Join yoga practitioners from around the world as we receive these teachings and reflect on their meaning together.
From the origin of the yoga sequences that have had a huge impact on yoga world wide, to the philosophical foundations of this global practice, we will explore the core aspects of yoga in detail.
Senior Sanskrit scholars from the Maharaja's Sanskrit College and around Mysore will gather once again to create a unique experience. This will be an international, multicultural discussion of just what yoga means to the people who practice it. Our conference will provide an authentic, authoritative, behind the scenes look into the fabric of yoga culture in Mysore and around the globe. The scholars of Mysore are rooted in their tradition and carry great insight into yoga. They will share their views about what yoga means to them, and what foreign people can do to move further into yoga practices. This is an opportunity to explore the culture and philosophy of yoga, as well as asana methodology from top international teachers. Mysore Yoga Traditions conference is a great educational opportunity as East meets West is a sincere discussion of all aspects of yoga.
Join a conversation among yogis!
We are gathering top scholars, spiritual leaders, experts in Ayurveda, and heads of yogic organizations and creating a brilliant, eyeopening experience for everyone. Our speaker schedule will be announced soon!The conversation continues. Last year our focus was the "Meaning of Tradition" and we had Sanskrit scholars as well as yoga teachers from around the world involved in a multicultural discussion of what yoga means to us collectively and what we can do to go further with our yoga practices both physically and spiritually.
To see the speakers from our previous conference click this button..
Yoga has always been a contentious subject in both the academic world and among practitioners as well. We often debate what is traditional or what is ancient in yoga. As research continues new ideas emerge. For people who love to practice yoga and who would like to learn about the philosophy and tradition behind it, this conference provides an incredible educational opportunity! Guided by renowned scholars, will take a close look at the cultural views and ideas associated with yoga. We will explore the tradition of Mysore's yoga from the inside. Much study has been done by foreign academics on the history of yoga in Mysore. Mysore Yoga Traditions Conference gives an opportunity to speak with scholars and yogis who grew up in Mysore and, in some cases, even attended yoga classes with Sri Krishnamacharya as young boys. Their first hand information gives great insight into the tradition of Mysore's yoga community.
MEET THE TEACHERS
16:00 Eastern Europe
15:00 Western Europe
8:00 am Oklahoma (Central Standard time USA)
Our conferences will be held from 19:30-22:30
There will be two lectures each day for one hour each followed by a period of questions and answers.
We will finish with a group discussion.
Daily Asana Classes with Top Teachers
Each day we will have an Asana Session which is inspired by the yoga of Mysore! We have chosen teachers from all around the world who have spent decades teaching yoga. We will enjoy superb asana practices as we explore the meaning of yoga with yogis and scholars from Mysore and also from many countries around the world.
The Asana Classes will be held after the lectures each day.
Oklahoma (CST USA) 11:30am -1:30pm
London 17:30 -19:30
Western Europe 18:30 - 20:30
Eastern Europe19:30 - 21-30
India 23:00 - 1:00
2022 teachers will be announced soon!
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE TEACHERS FROM OUR 2021 CONFERENCE
your investment and what's included
Entire Conference (10 days, 20 lectures, 10 asana classes) $399.95 USD
You will have access to downloadable recordings of all lectures!
5 Day Pass $218
3 Day Pass $130
1 Day Pass $54
* If you would like to help us promote the conference inquire about our scholarship program.
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