Yoga & Transformational Philosophies

Yoga, Buddhism, and Modern Psychology

This course reflects much of what Michael Lee has learned and synthesized in the practical application of ancient wisdom to modern life. It will help give you a clearer reference for what matters in your life and those you serve. The course covers the essence of Yoga Philosophy, the teachings of the Buddha, and principles of contemporary psychology that harmonize with these teachings and that are now supported by neuroscience.


Michael Lee and Sarah K Greco

You will study eastern philosophies from the perspective of how they support the change process, and how they connect to your work as a Yoga Therapist, Yoga Teacher, or Mental Health Professional. The course is suited to both Phoenix Rising professional as well as students from other backgrounds or enrolled in other programs.

Our approach to yoga philosophy is broad and experiential. We recognize that different paths of yoga draw from many and varied traditions. We will dive into our traditional Yogic roots in Vedanta but will also draw from other Eastern philosophies including the Buddha Dharma and the other paths. We will also cross reference the connection between traditional philosophies and the paradigms underlying those elements of contemporary psychology that inform our practices.

Our work together will be experiential and personal in nature as well. Our intention is to explore philosophy through applied experience as well as through the lens of our own personal lives and our roles as teachers and therapists.

This course is a required course for the Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner Certification (PRYT 600 and IAYT 954 Programs). It can also be taken independently for continuing education credits, personal interest and development or in conjunction with another yoga therapy school’s program. Transfer credit may be available; please inquire if interested.

Tuition: $675/$608(EB)
Hours: 45
Duration: 5 days
Schedule: 8:00am-6:00pm daily
Prerequisites: None
Required Pre-course Reading List: Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Dammapada Sutta


March 28-29 and April 3-5, 2020 – Balance Webster, Rochester, NY – led by Sarah K Greco
May 18-22 – Charleston, SC – led by Sarah K Greco
October 12-16 – Great Barrington, MA – led by Sarah K Greco


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If you have any questions, please call us at (800) 288-YOGA(9642) or (802) 453-6444.