Weekend with Professor Edwin Bryant and Julie Brown

Date: 24/08/2018 - 26/08/2018

Time: All Day

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Location: Manchester and District Institute of Iyengar Yoga

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About The Weekend

The event is for all yoga practitioners, teachers and students, and will be a weekend studying Bhagavad Gita.

In the Bhagavad Gita, a profound dialogue between Krishna and his student, the warrior-prince-yogi Arjuna, Krishna explains karma, jnana, and bhakti yoga, or the yogas of action, knowledge, and devotion. These are not totally separate yogas but rather interconnected paths within the system of yoga that we can draw on to help us achieve the goal of yoga—finding the purpose and meaning of life through inner realization and fulfillment. 

This weekend will consist of a close reading of the Bhagavad Gita with Edwin.  Saturday and Sunday will also include asana classes with our very own Julie Brown, to support the philosophy study.

No prior knowledge is necessary for this weekend; the only requirement is to bring an open mind and sincere heart.

Students are advised to bring any copy of the ‘Gita’


Timings & Cost

Friday 24th August: 

Study session 3pm – 8pm (with a break)

Saturday 25th August:

Study session 9am-11.30am

Class with Julie Brown – 12pm-2pm

Study session 3pm-5.30pm 

Sunday 26th August

Study session 9am – 10.30am 

Class with Julie Brown – 11am-12.30pm 

Study session 1pm-2.30pm 


£155 for members, £165 for non-members 

Please note: Until 31st May, bookings will only be accepted for the full weekend.  After 1st June, if there are spaces available, we will be able to take bookings for single days.  Please email clare@mdiiy.org.uk if you want to go onto the waiting list for this.

About The Teachers

Edwin Bryant is the professor of Hinduism at Rutgers University where he teaches on Hindu philosophy and religion. He received his Ph.D in Indic languages and Cultures from Columbia University in 1997. He taught Hinduism at Harvard University for three years. 

Edwin has received numerous awards and fellowships, published six books and authored a number of articles on Vedic history, yoga, and the Krishna tradition. 

As a personal practitioner of yoga for 35 years, a number of them spent in India studying with traditional teachers, where he returns yearly, Edwin strives to combine academic scholarship and rigour with sensitivity towards traditional knowledge systems.

Edwin currently teaches workshops on the Yoga Sūtras, Bhagavad Gita, and Hindu Philosophy at yoga studios and teacher training courses throughout the USA and Europe.

Thanks to an invitation from the Iyengar Yoga Teacher Patricia Walden to lecture on Yoga Philosophy, Edwin was introduced to the Iyengar community. His book “The Yoga Sūtras Of Patañjali” (2009) is dedicated to her, the entire Iyengar Yoga Community and to Guruji himself ‘for his enormous contribution to the well-being of humanity…’. B. K. S. Iyengar wrote the foreword to Edwin Bryant’s book.


Julie Brown qualified in 1981 and now holds the Advanced Junior Level 1 certificate, which was awarded personally by Geeta Iyengar in 2015.  Here in the UK, there are only two teachers currently teaching who hold an Advanced certificate.

Along with Tricia and Marion, Julie is part of our teacher training team here at the MDIIY.  As well as teaching beginner and general classes she travels around the UK and internationally to teach workshops.  She will be one of the Senior Teachers teaching at the IY(UK) Convention in Harrogate later in 2018. 



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