Past Events


Christèle Barois: The Dharmaputrikā: A textual apparatus for yoga

IFP Talk Series

French Institute of Pondicherry

New Conference Hall

11, Saint Louis Street

Pondicherry 605 001  

April 20, 4:30 pm



Guest lecture by Suzanne Newcombe: "Yoga in the Modern Period"

Photo of Diana Clifton teaching Iyengar yoga in Pasadena, California in 1977. Photograph courtesy of the Iyengar Yoga Association (UK) Archives.

Guest lecture for Traditions of Yoga and Meditation's MA course at SOAS on "The Origins and Development of Yoga in Ancient India" 

March 22nd (Wednesday) from 1-3pm room 559, Main Building of SOAS. 


Presentation by Suzanne Newcombe: Immortality and the Medical Interventions of Sadhus

Gravure représentant un sâdhu (18e siècle) by Frans Balthazar Solvyns

Social Sciences and Religion seminar

Time and venue:
Tuesday, 17:30-19:00, Kings College, Room 3.01 (Virginia Woolf Building).

03.11.2016 to 04.11.2016

Presentation by Christèle Barois: Medical practices and yoga: the case of the Dharmaputrikā / Pratiques médicales et yoga : l’exemple de la Dharmaputrikā


Penser l’Université de Demain :
Faire dialoguer recherche fondamentale et humanités

What would be the University of the Future: a breakthrough in the dialogue between basic research and humanities

November 3-4, 2016

Université de Strasbourg
Salle Europe - MISHA


November 4

10h45 – 11h30 : “Medical practices and yoga: the case of the Dharmaputrikā

21.10.2016 to 22.10.2016

AyurYog Workshop: Rejuvenation, longevity, immortality. Perspectives on rasāyana, kāyakalpa and bcud len practices

Picture of copper purification, courtesy of Andrew Mason

The two-day workshop explored the historically linked South and Inner Asian practices of rasāyana, kāyakalpa and bcud len.  These are practices, treatment techniques and formulations aimed at a variety of goals that range from prolonging life, restoring youthfulness, and promoting physical health, to accessing special powers, achieving enlightenment, and attaining immortality.


Presentation by Christèle Barois: The Dharmaputrikā Sept 12, 16:30-17:30

Sanskrit Texts on Yoga: A Manuscript Workshop

Hosted by SOAS, University of London and All Souls College, University of Oxford

September 12-16, 2016

Programme excerpt

Monday 12th September

9.30-10.00 B111, Brunei Gallery Tea & Coffee

10.00-10.30 Welcome & Introduction James Mallinson, SOAS, University of London

10.30-11.30 Skandapurāṇa Peter Bisschop,  Leiden University

11.30-11.45 Tea & Coffee

11.45-12.45 Skandapurāṇa, Yuko Yokochi, Kyoto University

22.06.2016 to 26.06.2016

Dagmar Wujastyk: From herbal-based medicine to iatrochemistry: System changes in classical Indian medicine

Suzanne Newcombe: Relaxation in 20th Century Yoga - a Key to Health, Beauty and Eternal Youth?

Suzanne Newcombe will present a talk on "Relaxation in 20th Century Yoga - a Key to Health, Beauty and Eternal Youth?" at the one-day symposium "Relaxation in Modern Life: Therapeutics, Histories and Meanings" on Friday 17 June 2016 at The Hub, Wellcome Collection.

The symposium is funded by the Wellcome Trust and organised by Ayesha Nathoo, with support from the Centre for Medical History, University of Exeter, and Hubbub.



10.10 Welcome and introductions


BBC Radio 4 The Secret History of Yoga

The programme can be found at and will be available from June 17.

As UN International Yoga Day approaches, Mukti Jain Campion sets out to explore the roots of modern yoga practice.

Like millions of people across the world, Mukti attends regular yoga classes and enjoys its many physical and mental benefits while believing it to be the "timeless Indian discipline" so often described in yoga books.

19.05.2016 to 21.05.2016

Conference: yogadarśana, yogasādhana: Traditions, Transmissions, Transformations

Tapaswiji Maharaj

Christèle Barois, Suzanne Newcombe and Dagmar Wujastyk will present their research at the international academic conference Yogadarśana, yogasādhana: Traditions, Transmissions, Transformations at the Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland 19th-21st May 2016.

Presentation by Suzanne Newcombe: Trust, Authenticity and Inspiration -  an exploration of kāyakalpa/rasāyana practices among modern and contemporary yoga practitioners

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