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New Light on Yoga: Insights, Perspectives, and Methods

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International conference: September 17–19, 2021

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Online congress and on site congress

  • Congress in the Ashram (Bad Meinberg)
  • Online Congress


Over the last three decades, Modern Yoga Studies has established itself as a vibrant and multifaceted field of research that fruitfully combines approaches from the disciplines of Indology and South Asian studies, religious studies, philosophy and anthropology.

Through this multidisciplinary effort, the perception of Yoga in the academic world has fundamentally changed. Yoga is no longer considered an obnoxious phenomenon transplanted from obscure Hindu milieus into Western sub-cultures but generally recognized as a phenomenon of South Asian cultural, religious and philosophical history that developed through creative, flexible and constructive processes into a phenomenon of substantial significance for the globalized world.

Multiple aspects of Yoga and its history remain in the dark or are just beginning to receive the scholarly attention they deserve. Nevertheless, the scholarly progress that was recently achieved concerning the traditions of Pātañjala, Haṭha, and Rāja Yoga, their interrelation and entanglement with other pre-modern Indian religious and philosophical traditions, the relationship of Yoga, Indian medicine (Ayurveda) and alchemy, the role of Yoga in Tantric traditions, the history of physical Yoga and āsana-practice etc. can hardly be over-emphasized.

These significant improvements in the state of research need to be communicated, discussed, and shared within the circle of specialists and the broader public with a sustained interest in the history of Yoga theory and practice.

With this thought in mind, Yoga Vidya e.V., “the leading supplier of seminars on Yoga, Ayurveda and related topics in Europe” (www.yoga-vidya.de), organizes an international academic conference in cooperation with the Universities of Leipzig and Hamburg.

On this occasion, some of the world-leading specialists in Modern Yoga Studies will gather to highlight their recent discoveries, insights and innovative methodological approaches in comprehensive and comprehensible live-on-stage and online presentations, each of which will be concluded with a public discussion.

50 % discount for students on dormitory/tent/caravan price

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  • 50 % discount for students on dormitory/tent/caravan price
  • Short-term changes are possible
  • Please register early
  • All inclusive: conference program, accommodation, vegetarian or vegan meals

If you attend online you need:

  • a quiet room without disturbance
  • Yoga mat or carpet
  • stable internet connection
  • Computer or tablet (smartphone if necessary) with camera and microphone, with which you can dial in via zoom

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Friday, Sep 17

  • 03:00-03:30 PM Welcome with Sukadev, Philipp Maas and local politician
  • 03:30-04:30 PM

The Arrival of Physical Yoga in India

Dr. James Mallinson

University of London (UK)

  • 04:30-04:45 PM Break
  • 04:45-05:45 PM

The Tattvayogabindu of Rāmacandra and its Fifteen Medieval Yogas

Nils Liersch, B.A. + M.A.

Philipps University of Marburg (Germany)

  • 06:00-07:00PM Dinner
  • 07:00-08:00 PM Speakers Get together
  • 08:00-09:30 PM Satsang

Saturday, Sep 18

  • 06:00-06:55 AM Pranayama / Yogaclass
  • 07:00-08:00 AM Satsang
  • 08:00-09:15 AM Breakfast
  • 09:30-10:30 AM

In the Presence of Patañjali: Two Samādhi Shrines in South India

Prof. Gudrun Bühnemann

University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)

  • 10:30-11:30 AM

Yogic Discipline for the Worldly King: Meditation and Self-Mastery in Sanskrit Manuals of Statecraft

Prof. Andrew J. Nicholson

Stony Brook University New York (USA)

  • 11:30-12:00 AM Break
  • 12:00-01:00 PM

The Path to Liberation through introversion (nivṛtti) in Early Ayurveda

Prof. Dominik Wujastyk

University of Alberta (Canada)

  • 01:00-02:30 PM Lunch
  • 02:30-03:30 PM

Śāstras on Yoga and Yogācāra

Dr. Karen O´ Brien

University of Roehampton (UK)

03:30-04:30 PM

Benevolence, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy, and Detachment in Pātañjali Yoga and Early Buddhism

Dr. Philipp Maas

University of Leipzig (Germany)

  • 04:30-05:00 PM Break
  • 05:00-06:00 PM

Meditation on the Self in a Medieval Jain Text on Yoga

Corinna Lhoir, M.A.

University of Hamburg (Germany)

  • 06:00-07:00 PM Dinner
  • 07:30-08:00 PM Panel Discussion
  • 08:00-10:00 PM Satsang, Indian Music TBA

Sunday , Sep 19

  • 06:00-06:55 AM Pranayama / Yogaclass
  • 07:00-08:00 AM Satsang
  • 08:05-09:00 AM Breakfast
  • 09:00-10:00 AM

Yoga across Sectarian and Lingual Divisions: The Complex Āsanas of Mohanadāsa, Śivānandasarasvatī and the Baḥr al-Ḥayāt

Dr. Jason Birch

SOAS University of London (UK)

  • 10:00-11:00 AM

From Wheel of Channels (nāḍīcakra) to Jeweled Lotus (maṇipūra): A Brief History of the Navel (nābhi) in Tantric Yoga

Prof. Shaman Hatley

University of Massachusetts Boston (USA)

  • 11:00-11:30 AM Break
  • 11:30-12:30 AM

How a Yogī Should Die According to the Jñāneśvarī

Prof. Dr. Catharina Kiehnle

University of Leipzig (Germany)

  • 12:30-01:30 PM

On the Five Subsidiary Bodily Winds and the Process of Dying

Dr. Christèle Barois

University of Vienna (Austria)

  • 01:30-02:30 PM Lunch
  • 03:00-04:00 PM Concluding Panel Discussion
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