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300 Hour Core Module: Advanced Philosophy & Contemplative Practices (Fall 2024)

September 21 - September 29

Advanced Philosophy & Contemplative Practices with Europa “Ro” Grace


How do we find refuge and wise action in times of division and crisis? An authentic path of liberation requires honest engagement of our full selves, including the unexamined parts. The wisdom teachings of Yoga and Buddhism offer time tested guidance to awaken our belonging, freedom and truth of who we are. This module focuses on the liberatory study of yoga philosophy, including Buddhism, Tantra, Vedanta and Samkhya Philosophy. Develop a deeper understanding and reverence for the roots of yoga to better incorporate these principles into daily life and your teaching. The central texts studied in this course are Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Radiance Sutras (Vijnana Bhairava Tantra).

This course is a deep investigation of the origins of yoga as a framework for a way of life that moves us towards collective liberation. We will unpack the teachings of ethics and social action that are at the core of many of the practices we know and love. Through dialogue and practice we move to embody the concepts of discipline and intention as they relate to our yoga practice and how we engage in the world. There will be one day of deep meditation and contemplation practice, in complete silence.

The course includes reading, journaling, discussion, practice teaching, meditation practice, and short writing assignments.

Required Reading: 
Yoga Sutra by Patanjali (any translation)
Read before first day:
Chapter One – Samadhi Pada
Bhagavad Gita (any translation)
Read before first day:
As much of the text as possible
Suggested Reading:
Radiance Sutras by Lorin Roche
A Queer Dharma by Jacoby Ballard
Yoga for a World out of Balance by Michael Stone


Saturday, September 21st, 2024 | 12:00pm-6:30pm

Sunday, September 22nd, 2024 | 10:00am-4:30pm

Saturday, September 28th, 2024 | 12:00pm-6:30pm

Sunday, September 29th, 2024 | 10:00am-4:30pm

all sessions held in person at Folk NOPA


Tuition is $950 or $850 if enrolled by September 7th, 2024 with discount code: PHILOSOPHY

300 Hour Program:

Completion of this 30 hour module will apply to the 300 hours required by Yoga Alliance for your 300-hour Advanced certification; 30 CEUs. Core modules can be taken in any order. Students may re-take any of the Core Modules for full credit at a slightly reduced rate.