Dr. Shyam Ranganathan (MA South Asian Studies, MA and PhD Philosophy) is a field-changing researcher, scholar, author, and teacher of philosophy, and an expert in the neglected traditions of Indian moral philosophy.

He is the author, editor, and translator of over 50 peer-reviewed, scholarly works including Ethics and the History of Indian Philosophy (MLBD 2008 and 2017); the Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Ethics (2017); and Hinduism: A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation (Routledge 2018).

Dr. Ranganathan is a specialist in translation. He wrote his PhD dissertation on the topic of how we can understand texts without projecting our beliefs onto them. He translated Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtra (Penguin 2008).

In 2019, after over 20,000 teaching hours and 3000 students, Dr. Ranganathan founded YogaPhilosophy.com, an initiative to bring anti-colonial, anti-Eurocentric, research-based education about Yoga and Philosophy to Yoga teachers and practitioners.

Shyam is a E-RYT-500 and CYA-RYT Gold. He is a member of the Department of Philosophy, and York Center for Asian Research, York University, Toronto.


Upcoming Programs

Yoga Vacation Program
March 23 — 31, 2024
Swami Swaroopananda, Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar, Dr. Manisha Kshirsagar, Dr. Shyam Ranganathan, David Newman (Durga Das), Bishop Trevor Williamson, Trinity Global Cathedral Gospel Choir, and Senior Staff of the Yoga Retreat

This symposium brings together leaders who draw on Ayurveda, Yoga Philosophy, and the power of Bhakti to inspire health and healing.

Yoga Vacation Program
March 26 — 28, 2024
Dr. Shyam Ranganathan

Learn how the principles and practices of Yoga philosophy can heal your mind, body, and spirit.


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