Fundamentals of Yoga Philosophy with Anat Geiger

Uncover the goal of a yoga practice                  beyond Asana




2.5-hour online course


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Downloadable course material


Fundamental yoga concepts

Understand the fundamental concepts needed to appreciate the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita.

Yoga beyond Asana

Reflect on yoga as a science. Contemplate the purpose of practicing yoga beyond Asanas, as a road towards self-realization.

The objective of meditation

Uncover the purpose of meditation from both traditional Eastern and modern Western points of view.

Course structure

Open your mind to fundamental concepts of yoga from a philosophical point of view.

You are invited to find the space within you to explore these ancestral concepts as possibilities, without the commitment to believe, nor to come to any conclusions.  


What you will learn:

  • The goal of a yoga practice
  • The purpose of theory in your daily practice
  • The objective of meditation in yoga
  • Subtle but fundamental differences between Sankhya and yoga


Some of the concepts you will uncover:

  • The creation of the Universe according to yoga philosophies
  • The four dimensions of human existence
  • Karma, Samskaras and reincarnation
  • Prana, Nadis and Chakras
  • Yin and Yang

Anat approaches each idea from an ancestral Eastern perspective, without losing sight of recent Western discoveries, and makes difficult concepts accessible for everyone.

Her sincere teachings convey the comfort, inspiration and joy that yoga philosophy brings into her life.

Each class ends with a Q&A session, answering practical questions such as:

  • The difference between attention and concentration
  • How long should we meditate for?
  • The ethics of meditation

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Meet your teacher:

Anat Geiger

Anat Geiger threaded science, spirituality, philosophy teachings and chakra theory through her teaching, combining Yang elements of strength and rhythm with Yin elements of kindness and silence. She trained teachers since 2008 and established one of the first Functional Yoga Teacher Trainings in the world. Anat was a student of - and assistant to - Paul and Suzee Grilley, who, in Anat’s words, 'changed everything with their mind-blowing science, profound spirituality, irresistible humour and ever-present poetry'.
Anat passed away in May 2022. Her spirit, deep wisdom, and joy for life continue to inspire us and we will be forever grateful to her for being part of the EkhartYoga community for almost 10 years.


"Anat doesn't just have a functional approach to asanas, she has a functional approach to philosophy too - breaking down complex topics into language you can understand, giving you nuggets of knowledge you can digest and explore for yourself. These workshops are a great start for anyone looking to integrate yoga into their lives off the mat and, as always with Anat, it comes from the heart."


"Anat conveys the basic concepts of yoga philosophy in such a passionate and clear way, making it easier to connect to and start developing an understanding of those ideas. Highly recommended! "