Yoga in Britain - Stretching Spirituality and Educating Yogis - Suzanne Newcombe

Yoga in Britain - Stretching Spirituality and Educating Yogis - Suzanne Newcombe

Charismatic Gurus in Adult Education

Yoga in Britain - Stretching Spirituality and Educating Yogis - Suzanne Newcombe

Suzanne Newcombe [+-]
Open University and Inform, King's College London
Suzanne Newcombe is a Lecturer in Religious Studies at the Open University and a Research Fellow at Inform, a charity based at King's College London. She researches yoga and ayurveda from a sociological and social historical perspective.

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In addition to the efforts of the yoga enthusiasts detailed in the previous chapter, two highly popular Indian teachers changed the face of yoga by teaching in adult education venues, Yogini Sunita (1932-1970) and B.K.S. Iyengar (1918-2011). Both of these teachers attracted thousands of students to their classes. Yogini Sunita was based at the Birmingham Athletics Institute during the 1960s. While B.K.S. Iyengar’s was championed under the Inner London Educational Authority, gaining a monopoly on yoga classes in these publicly-funded inner London venues from 1969 to around 1980. This chapter focuses on the secular interests and pressures of that the structures of the educational institutes placed upon the yoga being taught and how these systematized and transformed the nature of yoga teaching and ‘teacher training.’

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Newcombe, Suzanne. Charismatic Gurus in Adult Education. Yoga in Britain - Stretching Spirituality and Educating Yogis. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 75-108 Jun 2019. ISBN 9781781796603. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=33788. Date accessed: 17 Nov 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.33788. Jun 2019

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