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Carlos Pomeda | Philosophy Module 1 - History, Evolution and Methodology of Yoga

  • Creature Yoga town Studio 2/142 Bangalow Road Byron Bay, NSW, 2481 Australia (map)

This is the link to sign up to attend ONLY Carlos Pomeda's philosophy lectures over 4 days (Module 1). If you wish to attend the whole 100 hour advanced training click HERE. 

Module 1: History, Evolution and Methodology of Yoga

We invite you to dive into the secret wisdom of the ancient yoga texts. This seminar will lead us through the tantalizing history of yoga, exploring its development and the subtleties we can learn and apply to our practice. Answer your questions about the origin and development of yoga, its main schools and teachings, its approaches and the way they inform our current practice. Carlos will lead us through an exploration of the many forms of yoga that have developed throughout history, drawing gems of inspiration and practice that we can immediately apply to our lives. One fruit of the workshop will be a thorough understanding of the differences and peculiarities of the various forms of yoga (Raja yoga, Karma yoga, Mantra yoga, Laya yoga, etc.), as well as the various contexts in which they arose. But this exploration, while well informed and rigorous, will be far from academic: participants will learn to draw elements from this ancient wisdom of yoga that can enrich their own lives. Perhaps as important, this exploration will not be dry: there is a river of joy that runs through each current of yoga, and this joy is infectious! Take this opportunity to answer your questions about the vast tradition of yoga and its many fruitful practices.

About Carlos Pomeda


Originally from Madrid, Spain, Carlos has been steeped in all aspects of the yoga tradition during more than 40 years of practice and study. He spent 18 of those years as a monk of the Saraswati order, under the name Swami Gitananda, including 9 years of traditional training and practice in India. During this time he learned the various systems of Indian Philosophy and immersed himself in the practice of yoga, becoming one of the senior monks of the tradition and teaching meditation and philosophy to tens of thousands of students around the world. He combines this experience and traditional training with his academic background, which includes two Masters Degrees: one in Sanskrit, from U.C. Berkeley (where he has taught) and another one, in Religious Studies, from U.C. Santa Barbara. He is currently working on a book on the topic of “Karma and the Journey of the Soul”, as well as a new translation of the Śivasūtra, an important Tantric text of the Kashmiri tradition . Carlos currently lives in the US, and travels extensively around the world conducting a variety of retreats, courses, seminars, workshops and lectures on the Wisdom of Yoga and related subjects. As a teacher, Carlos is renowned for the breadth of his knowledge and the clarity with which he conveys it. His great love of the Indian yoga traditions, his insight, his humor and his deep connection with his audiences give him the ability to transmit the deepest scriptural teachings in a way that is clear, meaningful and applicable. Studying with Carlos is an enjoyable and transformative experience.

Yoga Alliance
This course is part of the Creature Yoga 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training pathway. Students will be eligible to receive 12 hours of Continuing Education Units with Yoga Alliance. If you wish to receive the 300 hour training hours you must complete the whole 100 hour training. 


This course is open to yoga teachers and experienced students who have not done a teacher training, but wish to deepen their understanding of yoga.

Required reading

Please purchase and read prior to course, and bring to the course:
Peter Connolly, 'A Student's Guide to the History and Philosophy of Yoga'

Tuesday October 16 - Friday October 19, 11.30-2.30 each day 

Cost: $300 (10% member discount, 10% early bird until July 31 - discounts not cumulative)