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Yoga Philosophy Courses

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Yoga Philosophy  Courses

9 Varieties of Learning Products

Yoga Philosophy offers several varieties of learning products:

(1) Free CE Hour Courses

(2) Free You Tube Videos 

(3) Free Podcasts (with many leading yoga teachers) 

(4) Yoga Philosophy Streaming (Topical monthly lecture content)

(5) Subscription Courses (video lectures with interactive live Q and A with an expert in the course material designed fit your schedule)

(6) 4 Week Intensives (video lectures with interactive live Q and A with Dr. Ranganathan)

(7) Personal Consultations (live, one-on-one session with Dr. Ranganathan)

(8) Special Live Courses with Interactive Q and A  

(9) and Yoga Philosophy 100 Hour Certification (which includes mentoring interaction on top of the interaction included in the component four courses) 

Special Live Courses

Special Live Courses at Yoga Philosophy offer students up close, live interaction with Dr. Ranganathan or guest teachers who are leaders in their fields.

If the date for the offering is passed, please click on the graphics and follow the prompts to sign up for the priority list for future offerings.  

Subscription Yoga Philosophy


Study at your own pace and schedule with Yoga Philosophy Subscription Courses 

These courses are self-directed and consist in a combination of video lectures, and weekly, Q and A, virtual tutorials. Students can log on via Zoom to discuss their questions in real time, or send them in advance by email to have answers to these questions posted as recordings to the class.

The typical subscription term is 2 months, which means that you can begin and comfortably complete the course within that time. However, if you wish to stay longer for the discussion and Q and A support while having continued access to the video content, students can subscribe for longer. 

Free Courses

Join these free courses to expand your appreciation and knowledge of Yoga and Philosophy. 

4 Week Intensive 

Yoga Philosophy Courses

The 4 week intensive courses are meant for advanced students who wish to be in close contact with Dr. Ranganathan as they progress through the teaching content. Students have two year access to the video lecture content, bespoke, weekly Q and A support from Dr. Ranganathan, which accommodates student schedules, and are offered a bonus, 1 hour personal consultation, valued at $198. 


Yoga Philosophy is unusual as it is instruction on yoga and philosophy by a yogi who is a professional philosopher, author of over 50 peer reviewed publications, who specializes in translation, South Asian philosophy, and Yoga. Now students of Yoga Philosophy can earn two levels of certification, either for their own edification, or to set themselves apart as qualified to teach yoga philosophy (including yoga ethics) Yoga Philosophy Certification shows to others that your guidance and teaching on Yoga Philosophy is also informed by such research and expertise. Students who successfully complete certification will also gain Dr. Shyam Ranganathan as a reference for Yoga Philosophy job applications. Certification is mainly available to students who: (a) are practicing yoga themselves (broadly conceived, including āsana practice, or meditation) OR (b) have degrees in philosophy or religious studies. Certification adds to significant work that students have been doing already. To earn your Level 1, Yoga Philosophy certification, purchase this qualifying course (through which you will be tested) and complete the four required course that contribute to the 100 hours of training in the Level 1 certification program. Level 2 100 hour certification will follow the same template and will be open to students who successfully complete Level 1 Certification.