Graham Burns

Graham has taught yoga professionally since 2001, having first qualified in the United States. Since then, he has continued to study intensively, especially with leading US based teacher, Rod Stryker. He is a faculty member for the Yogacampus Yoga Teacher Training Diploma programmes, as well as a Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS (The School of Oriental and African Studies of London University) where he teaches Hinduism, yoga history, and philosophy and is a member of the Centre of Yoga Studies. As well as a law degree from Durham University many years ago, Graham has more recently completed both a MA in Indian religions and a PhD in ancient Indian religious philosophy at SOAS.

Graham Burns Portrait

A former commercial lawyer, Graham began practising yoga in the mid-1990s, when his earliest regular teachers included well-known teachers Simon Low and Liz Lark. During a sabbatical in 2000 he spent three months in India (to where he has returned many times since) and also studied extensively with Erich Schiffmann and Richard Freeman in the United States, as well as taking the White Lotus yoga teacher training course in Santa Barbara, California. Graham began teaching yoga regularly in 2001, when he also returned to the United States to study for the first time with Rod Stryker, who subsequently became his main teacher. Graham’s special interests within yoga include yoga history and philosophy, the energetic aspects of yoga practice, and meditation. He is a faculty member for the Yogacampus Yoga Teacher Training Diploma programmes, as well as a Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS (The School of Oriental and African Studies of London University) where he teaches Hinduism, yoga history, and philosophy and is a member of the Centre of Yoga Studies. As well as a law degree from Durham University many years ago, Graham has more recently completed both a MA in Indian religions and a PhD in ancient Indian religious philosophy at SOAS.

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Upcoming Courses

October 2020

Yoga Teacher Training Diploma - York October 2020

17th October 2020 - Stables Yoga Centre Blended - Amanda Latchmore & Sonia Perry & Chloe McKay & Graham Burns & Fabiano Culora & Sophie Carr & Jane Craggs

Yoga Teacher Training Diploma - London October 2020

24th October 2020 - Yogacampus Islington Blended - Catriona Brokenshire & Sarah Litton & Liz Lark & Susanne Lahusen & Graham Burns & Paola Ceccarelli & Jane Craggs & Adelene Cheong & Raquel Alves

Sanskrit for Yogis - Part 2

30th October 2020 - Online (Live) - Graham Burns

November 2020

Unveiling the Light of the Heart

14th November 2020 - Online (Live) - Graham Burns & Raquel Alves & Zephyr Wildman

January 2021

Meditation Teacher Training

14th January 2021 - Online (Live) - Isabell Britsch & Graham Burns

Yoga Teacher Training Diploma - Manchester January 2021

16th January 2021 - Yogacampus Manchester Blended - Jane Craggs & Janine Kelly & Graham Burns & Louise Tanner & Fabiano Culora & Emma Townley

Sanskrit for Yogis: an Interactive Introduction

21st January 2021 - Online (Live) - Graham Burns

February 2021

A Comprehensive History of Yoga: Research and Scholarship

2nd February 2021 - Online (Pre-Recorded) - Jason Birch & Graham Burns & James Mallinson & Karen O'Brien Kop & Mark Singleton & Somdev Vasudeva

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