SOAS University of London

Centre of Yoga Studies

About Yoga Studies at SOAS

SOAS is leading the way in the field of yoga studies, which is growing rapidly around the globe. The school hosted the Hatha Yoga Project, a research initiative funded by the European Research Council, which charts the history of physical yoga practices, and SOAS is one of only four universities in the world outside of India to offer an MA in Yoga and Meditation.

The Centre of Yoga Studies builds on that work. We aim to to bring you some of the best research in Yoga Studies, and to host conversations between scholars, practitioners and everyone else who’s fascinated by the history, practice and philosophy of yoga. We host summer schools, lecture series, seminars and workshops in order to share our work, learn from that of others and develop new collaborations.

Our SOAS Centre of Yoga Studies YouTube channel has recordings of many of our past events.

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