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10 Yoga Sutra Studies

7 Yoga History Lecutres

4 Introspective Practices

6 ZaZen Buddhism Practices & Beliefs

3 Applied Yoga Practices

30 Lectures with Team AM & Guest Experts


There is so much to learn about Yoga Philosophy & History.  Through developing a more nuanced understanding of Yoga’s origins we can learn to more honestly and respectfully embody and share this practice with our communities.  Join Team Authentic Movements and a variety of guest lecturers for this comprehensive deep-dive into the very rich subject Yoga History and Philosophy.

We will travel back in time, reviewing a variety inter-connected schools of Yogic thought.

Throughout the course we will actively explore collective consciousness through a variety of meditation practices.

Dr. Dheepa Sundaram will guide us through the history of Yoga in India, Yogic Mythology, ancient practices.

There will be subtle reflection threaded through the program taking a deeper look into our own complex and nuanced human existence. 

The package itself contains over 25 hours of applied philosophy’s, movement sessions, lectures, and introspective practices, plus an additional 6+ hours of optional, but helpful pre-work to assist with getting everyone on the same page no matter your background in these concepts. 


Dheepa Sundaram – Guest Instructor

Dr. Dheepa Sundaram (she/her/hers) is scholar of performance, ritual, yoga, and digital culture in South Asia at the University of Denver which sits on the unceded tribal lands of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe people. Her research examines the formation of Hindu virtual...

Sam Vetrano – Guest Instructor

Sam was introduced to yoga when she was in high school and continued a love affair with different asana and meditation practices through college. Sam first trained in yoga asana on the Jersey Shore and received her 200 hour certification in 2012. Within a year Sam...

Anthony Difiglio – Lead Teacher

My name is Anthony DiFiglio. I wanted to be as present as I could throughout this training and thought the best way to do that would be to offer up my services just as I do for in-person trainings at affordable and accessible rates. Alongside my lectures, I help...

Sean Michael Imler – Guest Instructor

Sean is an ICF certified Coach, Advanced BodyTalk and PaRama Practitioner, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified Sound Healer,  Level 2 Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique (QHHT) practitioner (Past Life Regression), Licensed Minister and Astrologer.   Sean uses...

Stevi Gongora – Lead Teacher

Stevi Góngora (@casa_colibri) is a movement and aerials teacher and educator based out of both Uvita, Costa Rica and Asheville, North Carolina.  An athlete her whole life, Stevi practiced gymnastics, dance, and track throughout her youth and became immersed in the...

Bianca Scalise – Lead Teacher

Bianca Scalise is a lead instructor in all Authentic Movements courses and intensives. You’ll see her shine in lectures and classes surrounding manual assists, meditation, creative restorative, incorporating outside modalities and more. Questions for Bianca? OTHER...

Erin Kelly – Lead Teacher

Erin Kelly’s (@erinkellyart) a Yoga and Movement Educator, who currently travels the world leading in-person events and also has a wide variety of online continued education courses available with her school Authentic Movements. She has been practicing, studying and...

Anthony Difiglio – Assistant Teacher

Anthony is passionate about connecting the artistic and the scientific. With an extensive educational background in exercise, human physiology and health, he transforms complex topics into practical and real-life experiences. Anthony's approach is guided by his spirit...

The 25HR PPhilosophy, History of Yoga & ZaZen Practices CET course is designed as either a stand alone offering for those looking to supplement their previous studies in philosophy OR as a required module in our HYBRID MODULAR 300HR (500 track), registered program. It can benefit both teachers and avid practitioners alike, and the online format allows you to revisit all included content for a year from your purchase date.

The course is presented in a linear manner and includes a reference manual which can be downloaded and printed, if desired. The manual contains helpful graphics to follow along during lectures, class skeletons for movement sessions, additional information for those looking for further readings, and helpful homework sheets and suggestions. 

Those who wish to earn a 25HR certificate will need to watch all content and pass the multiple choice final exam at the end of the course. Authentic Movements is here to help, and we are confident that you’ll enjoy and benefit from this info-packed offering.


Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra’s 

Philosophy: Schools of Thought 

European Colonization

Yoga Myth

ZaZen Meditations & Philosophy’s

Deep Dive: Yoga History 

Applied: Yoga Sutra’s 

Applied: Introspection

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