Graham Burns

Graham has taught yoga professionally since 2001, having first qualified in the United States. A keen student of yoga's complex history and philosophies, he is a faculty member for the Yogacampus Yoga Teacher Training Diploma programmes, and co-designer and co-teacher of the Yogacampus Meditation Teacher Training course. Until 2021, Graham was a Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS (The School of Oriental and African Studies of London University) where he taught Hinduism, yoga history, and philosophy. As well as a law degree from Durham University many years ago, Graham has a MA in Indian religions and a PhD in ancient Indian religious philosophy from SOAS, where he remains a member of the Centre of Yoga Studies.

Graham Burns

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 for many years was 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, and co-designed and co-teaches the Yogacampus Meditation Teacher Training course, as well as other courses and workshops. Until 2021, Graham was a Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS (The School of Oriental and African Studies of London University) where he taught Hinduism, yoga history, and philosophy . As well as a law degree from Durham University many years ago, Graham has a MA in Indian religions (2010) and a PhD in ancient Indian religious philosophy (2018) from SOAS, where he remains a member of the Centre of Yoga Studies

YAP Senior Teacher

Upcoming Courses

June 2022

The Sanskrit of the Yoga Sūtras

8th June 2022 - Online (Live) - Graham Burns

The Yoga of the Gheraṇḍa Saṃhitā

26th June 2022 - Online (Live) - Graham Burns

September 2022

Meditation Teacher Training: Mindfulness and Concentration

24th September 2022 - Online (Live) - Isabell Britsch & Graham Burns

LONDON / Yoga Teacher Training Diploma (Sept 2022)

24th September 2022 - Yogacampus Finsbury Park Blended - Catriona Brokenshire & Sarah Litton & Liz Lark & Susanne Lahusen & Graham Burns & Paola Ceccarelli & Jane Craggs & Adelene Cheong & Raquel Alves

A Comprehensive History of Yoga: Research and Scholarship

27th September 2022 - Online (Pre-Recorded) - Jason Birch & Graham Burns & James Mallinson & Karen O'Brien Kop & Mark Singleton & Somdev Vasudeva

October 2022

YORK / Yoga Teacher Training Diploma (October 2022)

15th October 2022 - Stables Yoga Centre Blended - Amanda Latchmore & Sonia Perry & Chloe McKay & Graham Burns & Fabiano Culora & Jane Craggs

March 2023

MANCHESTER / Yoga Teacher Training Diploma (REGISTER YOUR INTEREST for March 2023)

1st March 2023 - Yogacampus Manchester Blended - Janine Kelly & Amelia Wood & Jane Craggs & Graham Burns & Fabiano Culora

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