Study with Us
A four-week online course
June 5 – July 2, 2023
Join Daniel Simpson to explore the Yoga Sūtra – beyond the modern focus on "eight limbs".
Yoga corrects misperception to free us from suffering.
That's the basic message of most ancient texts, but there are many different teachings and some contradict each other. How do they all fit together? What explains why they change?
The Truth of Yoga is a comprehensive guide to how yoga evolved. The book highlights themes that have shaped its development over the centuries, while accompanying courses bring those subjects to life in accessible ways.
Their format is:
- Engaging, interactive and fun
- Designed for practitioners
- Grounded in evidence
If you've ever felt puzzled by yoga philosophy – or how traditional ideas relate to modern priorities – you're in the right place for some straightforward clarity and practical insights!
Author and Teacher
Daniel Simpson teaches yoga philosophy at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, and on teacher trainings at Triyoga in London. He also offers online talks and international workshops.
He is a graduate of Cambridge University and has a master's degree in yoga studies from SOAS. In a previous career, he was a foreign correspondent, working for Reuters and the New York Times.
"If you are [a] student of yoga or simply interested in its historical and philosophical underpinnings, you will walk away from this book wiser."
"If you’re both fascinated and overwhelmed by yoga philosophy, this is the book for you... It’s the book I wish I was assigned for my 200 hour training."
"I am always asked by students what non-academic books they could read... I had high hopes for [The Truth of Yoga] and it did not disappoint."
The One-Minute Version
A very quick introduction to The Truth of Yoga (N.B. course videos are regular speed).