Yogic Rewilding: Towards an Environmental Yoga Therapy

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Over the next few months, we will be sharing some of the final projects (~7,500 words) written by the graduate teachers from our recent 2015-17 Yoga Teacher Training Course.

This first in the series is from Olivia Desborough entitled Yogic Rewilding: Towards an Environmental Yoga Therapy.  A brief summary is given below from Olivia, and the link to her full project is given at the bottom.

In this project, I will explore the role of nature in the practice of yoga, considering ways in which it can be integrated into one’s practice to inform and deepen the experience of moving the body. Furthermore, I will consider why drawing on the natural world in one’s yoga practice may be regarded as important on a personal, societal as well as ecological level, hereby reinforcing the views expressed by prominent writers on yoga who have called for the ‘necessary convergence between yogic spirituality and social activism focusing on ecological concerns’.


This and subsequent projects are being shared with the full permission of the author, and any further sharing of the work is only possible via a similar permission from the author only.