The History of Hatha Yoga

Join us for this self-paced course to discover the roots of Yoga and your personal practice will transform.

Yoga is a longstanding tradition of 2000+ years that has shaped every form of spirituality that has come after it.

But that knowledge alone doesn't offer us anything.

Get to the bottom of it

 In this course you will learn about the conditions that formed yoga, its intentions, the different branches and lineages (yes, all the weird names will finally have meaning!!).

Learning the history from an academic standpoint does not need to be boring! If we understand it well, it will refine our understandings and the depth of our practice.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    The Context

    • The Context

    • My journey with yoga

    • My teaching journey

    • Resources

  • 2

    Module 1: Defining Yoga

    • What is Yoga?

  • 3

    Module 2: Early & Classical Yoga

    • Early & Classical Yoga

  • 4

    Module 3: Tantra

    • Tantra in India

  • 5

    Module 4: Hatha

    • Hatha Yoga

  • 6

    Module 5: Modern Yoga

    • Modern Yoga

  • 7

    Module 6: Summary

    • Summary

Ava Irani

Your Teacher
Founder of Spanda School and Functional Spirituality

Ava first came into contact with physical yoga in 2008 while studying philosophy at the University of Sydney.

In 2010, Ava started attending long-form spiritual retreats in Australia, Thailand and India. Since 2013, Ava has taken hundreds of meditators into the deep silence and truth of the Heart, in both intensive and long-term study retreats. In 2016, she opened her yoga and meditation centre "Spanda School" in Fremantle, dedicated to bringing, both, non-dual wisdom and personal flourishing into everyday life.

It is Ava’s greatest joy to guide others and herself along the path of Spiritual transformation, aligning with life’s purpose and connecting to the Spanda or the innate enthusiasm of our hearts.

With a degree in Philosophy from the University of Sydney and considered as an academic with a thirst for spiritual knowledge, Ava has an innate gift for teaching and a generous attitude that touches each of her students in a loving way. Your time spent with Ava will bring a new inspiration to your life!