YOGA STUDIES SUMMER SCHOOL
The Jagiellonian University Institute for the Study of Religions
invites you to participate in the
YOGA STUDIES SUMMER SCHOOL
The event is intended as a learning platform for both university students and non-academics who wish to broaden their knowledge of yoga. World class specialists will deliver lectures and hold workshops on topics related to the academic study of yoga, and provide insight into cutting-edge research.
This year, the two main themes of YSSS will be Around Yoga: The Influence of Different Traditions on Yoga Practice and Current Issues in Modern Yoga Milieus.
Institute for the Study of Religions, Jagiellonian University,
ul. Krupnicza 2, 31-123 Kraków, Poland
The Institute is located in the very heart of Kraków‘s Old Town, in the vicinity of historic sites, the Vistula river, parks, museums, hotels, restaurants, pubs, and cafés. The location, with its thriving social and intellectual life, provides excellent conditions for studying in a laid-back yet stimulating atmosphere.
When: Due to the limitations related to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the event will be held ONLINE, in a teleconference format: 13th — 26th July 2020.
Featured lectures and workshops:
Jason Birch (School of Oriental and Africal Studies, London) and Jacqueline Hargraves (Independent Researcher), Physical Philology: New Insights into Premodern Yoga Practices
Lucy May Constantini (The Open University UK), Encountering the Martial Body: Between Kalarippayattu and Yoga
Finnian Gerety (Brown University), This Whole World is OṂ: Yoga and Sacred Sound
Amanda Lucia (University of California-Riverside), Permeable Bodies and Sexual Abuse in the Guru-Disciple Relationship
Matthew Remski (Independent Researcher), Centering Survivors: Researching Modern Yoga Community Abuse Histories Using Cultic Studies Resources and Survivor Testimony
Julian Strube (University of Münster), The Reception of Yoga as 'Occultism' and 'Esotericism' in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century
Agata Świerzowska (Jagiellonian University), Guru – Tradition and Change in Strategies of Spiritual Direction
Agi Wittich (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Yoga and Women: Historical and Contemporary Aspects
Schedule: Three 90-minute sessions a day, five days a week.
Credits: Students will obtain 3 ECTS points
- Communicative use of English in speaking, reading and writing
- General knowledge of the history and phenomenology of yoga
- Command of Sanskrit is not necessary
Fee: 250 EUR
- Payable upon acceptance of the participant
- Fee does not cover meals and accommodation
To apply, fill in the application form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Application submission: 31st May 2020
- Acceptance notification: 7th June 2020
- Fee payment: 21st June 2020
Please direct all your enquiries to email@example.com
Matylda Ciołkosz, Assistant Professor, Institute for the Study of Religions, Jagiellonian University
Lech Trzcionkowski, Head, Institute for the Study of Religions, Jagiellonian University
Robert Czyżykowski, Deputee Head, Student Affairs, Institute for the Study of Religions, Jagiellonian University