Welcome to Traditional Yoga Studies

Traditional Yoga Studies (TYS) is dedicated to promoting authentic yogic teachings and solid research, and to bringing out their relevance in all aspects of life in the 21st century.

Georg A. Feuerstein 1947-2012

Georg A. Feuerstein lived a profoundly productive life of humble service and made a peaceful, conscious exit from this world on Saturday, August 25, 2012 near his home in Southern Saskatchewan, due to complications from diabetes. His final transition occurred after a 9-day journey of loving resolution in which he was surrounded and supported by his wife Brenda and many spiritual friends.

His legacy of scholarly contribution to the global Yoga community is vast and awe inspiring, to which we all owe a huge debt of gratitude. His work will be lovingly continued and directed by his Beloved partner, lover, friend and wife, Brenda Feuerstein.

Georg and Brenda chose to reside in the prairies in a retreat-like setting along the Frenchman River where their practices and productivity flourished. “In 9 years I accomplished more work…in less time…than any other time of my life. My inspiration? This prairie landscape and Brenda.”, stated Georg.

For those who ask what they can do to honor Georg, the request is a simple one: put into practice the teachings of Yoga that Georg spent his life exploring and interpreting for our benefit and understanding.

In ancient times, the yogin looked to natural world and within themselves to cultivate understanding in their goal of self realization; today, we have the benefit of books that transmit the teachings, channeled through brilliant minds such as Georg’s. When you pick up such a book…say a prayer of gratitude for the life and time of Georg that lives on through his publishings.

If you wish to express your gratitude with a financial contribution, a scholarship fund to support incarcerated practitioners is being created. Details will be forthcoming shortly and will be posted on www.traditionalyogastudies.com. Please refer to the website for up-to-date information about the fund and future celebrations that will commemorate the life and work of Georg Feuerstein.

Distance Learning Courses for Around the World: At present, TYS is offering four distance learning courses (correspondence courses), written and designed by Georg Feuerstein. In 2012, Georg Feuerstein nominated his wife, Brenda, as tutor for all the TYS courses and mentor for the mentorship program.

Philosophy/History Training Manual: Check out our beautifully designed Manual for teaching the philosophy/history segment of 200- to 500-hour Yoga teacher training programs, which makes it easy for teachers to teach this aspect of Yoga. Many teachers find teaching the philosophy section difficult. This manual takes the sting out of this task for both teachers and students. This manual sets a new standard! Offered for the first time in 2007, our manual has thus far been acquired by Yoga teachers in seven countries: Canada, the United States, Australia, Great Britain (Scotland), Sweden, Norway, and Holland. This Manual is available as an e-book and a hard copy through the mail.


Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D.and Brenda Feuerstein

Tread lightly on this Earth. Be kind to all creatures.
Live simply. Consume less. Avoid air travel. Find alternatives to car travel.
Delight in a vegetarian diet. Grow your own food if possible.
Use water sparingly. Lobby for a saner, healthier world.

—Georg and Brenda Feuerstein

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