Christopher Key Chapple

Christopher Key Chapple

Instructor

The Yoga and Psyche Conference

Chris Chapple received his PhD from Fordham University where he studied with geologian Thomas Berry and others. He served as Assistant Director at the Institute for Advanced Studies of World Religions and Lecturer at Stony Brook University before joining the faculty of Loyola Marymount University in 1985. He has published 15 books and more than 100 articles. Chris serves on the advisory boards for the Ahimsa Center (Pomona), the Green Yoga Association (Oakland), and the Forum on Religion and Ecology (Yale). He edits the journal Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology. Chris and his wife trained in classical Yoga for twelve years at Yoga Anand Ashram in Amityville, New York.

Dr. Chapple is also offering a talk at the Asian Art Museum on Friday, April 18, from 3:00pm - 4:00pm.  Meet at the Information Desk. Enjoy a walking tour of Yoga: The Art of Transformation, beginning with an introduction to three large images that evoke the Hindu goddess, Jaina non-violence, and Buddhist compassion.  Explore the miniature Mughal paintings of yogis, the ancient palm leaf manuscripts, scrolls that illustrate battling bands of yogis, and 19th and 20th century images of yoga romance. 

Yoga in Academia: India, England, and North America

This paper will explore university degree programs in the study of Yoga as an applied art and science, with focus on the degrees offered by VYAS through Bangalore University, Somaiya University in Mumbai, SOAS at the University of London, and the Master of Arts in Yoga Studies at Loyola Marymount University. Attention will be given to curriculum, approval processes, and ongoing accreditation.


Dr. Chapple is also offering a talk at the Asian Art Museum on Friday, April 18, from 3:00pm - 4:00pm.  Meet at the Information Desk. Enjoy a walking tour of Yoga: The Art of Transformation, beginning with an introduction to three large images that evoke the Hindu goddess, Jaina non-violence, and Buddhist compassion.  Explore the miniature Mughal paintings of yogis, the ancient palm leaf manuscripts, scrolls that illustrate battling bands of yogis, and 19th and 20th century images of yoga romance.