Due to the current Covid situation, the conference will take place entirely as an online event.

Program - ONLINE Event

Be inspired by the latest scientific findings on yoga, meditation and spirituality. World-leading specialists in modern yoga studies  will be with us to present their latest findings and innovative approaches.

All lectures are in English without translation.

All timings indicated in CEST (Germany, Berlin).

Last Minute ONLINE Price: 55 €




All events will be broadcast live online.

Time (CEST)


Friday, Sep 17  

03:00-03:30 PM

Welcome with Sukadev, Philipp Maas, Vedamurti, Corinna Lhoir  

03:30-04:30 PM


The Arrival of Physical Yoga in India  

Dr. James Mallinson
University of London (UK)

04:30-04:45 PMBreak

04:45-05:45 PM


The Tattvayogabindu of Rāmacandra and its Fifteen Medieval Yogas  

Nils Liersch, B.A. + M.A.
Philipps University of Marburg (Germany)

05:45-07:30 PMBreak

07:30-08:00 PM

Talk - New perspectives on Yoga research and practice  

Vedamurti, Sukadev, Philipp, Corinna 

08:00-09:00 PMSatsang - Singing, short talk, Arati Sukadev 
Saturday, Sep 18  
07:00-08:00 AMSatsang - Singing, short talk, Arati Sukadev  
08:00-08:15 AMBreak
08:15-09:15 AMYoga class for all levels - Kaivalya  
09:30-10:30 AM

In the Presence of Patañjali: Two Samādhi Shrines in South India  

Prof. Gudrun Bühnemann
University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)

10:30-11:30 AM

Benevolence, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy, and Detachment in Pātañjali Yoga and Early Buddhism  

Dr. Philipp Maas 
University of Leipzig (Germany)

11:30-01:00 AMBreak 
01:00-02:00 PM

Meditation on the Self in a Medieval Jain Text on Yoga  

Corinna Lhoir, M.A.
University of Hamburg (Germany)

02:00-02:30 PMBreak
02:30-03:30 PM

Yogic Discipline for the Worldly King: Meditation and Self-Mastery in Sanskrit Manuals of Statecraft 

Prof. Andrew J. Nicholson
Stony Brook University New York (USA)

03:30-04:30 PM

Śāstras on Yoga and Yogācāra  

Dr. Karen O´ Brien
University of Roehampton (UK)

04:30-05:00 PMBreak
05:00-06:00 PM

The Path to Liberation through introversion (nivṛtti) in Early Ayurveda  

Prof. Dominik Wujastyk
University of Alberta (Canada)

06:00-07:00 PMBreak
07:00-07:30 PM

Panel Discussion - Question forum on the previous lectures  

Speakers, Philipp (moderator)

08:00-08:50 PMSatsang - Singing, short talk, Arati  Sukadev  
08:50-09:10 PMBreak
09:10-10:10 PMRagas - Concert with Anubhab, Cologne  
 Einzeln buchbar
Sunday , Sep 19  
07:00-08:00 AMSatsang - Singing, short talk, Arati  Sukadev  
08:00-08:30 AMBreak
08:30-09:30 AM

Yoga across Sectarian and Lingual Divisions: The Complex Āsanas of Mohanadāsa, Śivānandasarasvatī and the Baḥr al-Ḥayāt 

Dr. Jason Birch
SOAS University of London (UK)

09:30-10:30 AM

On the Five Subsidiary Bodily Winds and the Process of Dying 

Dr. Christèle Barois
University of Vienna (Austria)

10:30-10:45 AMBreak
10:45-11:45 AM

How a Yogī Should Die According to the Jñāneśvarī   

Prof. Dr. Catharina Kiehnle
University of Leipzig (Germany)

11:45 AM-1:00 PMBreak 
01:00-02:00 PM

From Wheel of Channels (nāḍīcakra) to Jeweled Lotus (maṇipūra): A Brief History of the Navel (nābhi) in Tantric Yoga 

Prof. Shaman Hatley
University of Massachusetts Boston (USA)

02:00-02:45 PM

Concluding Panel Discussion - Question Forum on the Conference, Outlook Research + Practice  

Speakers, Philipp (moderator)