BYS Summer School 2021: Secular Spirituality


Ame Wren

Known for her lighthearted yet highly specific approach to the yoga practice, Ame has become a go-to teacher for those seeking knowledge and guidance on everything from the mysteries of triangle pose to rising ab...
Secular Spirituality: Tools for Connection in an Isolating World

This course explores secular forms of spirituality such as meditation, communing with nature, crafting ritual and creating sacred space through historical and cultural lenses. Through spiritual and philosophical readings (as well as through their critics), reflections & contemplations and peer-to-peer sharing, students will learn to inquire after forms of deeper connection in themselves and in the world around them. Students will also investigate how to find greater purpose in a world increasingly digitized and bereft of human-to-human relationships. Having a spiritual practice is linked to greater resilience and human flourishing in personal, professional and civic spaces. This course will offer new ways of understanding spirituality and an overview of related concepts.  

We will meet on zoom, synchronously. Recordings are only available to registered participants in special circumstances.  This course will be run much like an academic course in that there will be outside assignments weekly*. In service of creating a community, this class will be limited in size and live attendance and outside preparation is expected. 

 *this class does NOT include yoga asana but a membership can be purchased at a discount alongside the course (see below).

Thursdays 430-645pm, 8 meetings
June 17 & 24
July 8, 15 & 22 
August 5, 12 & 19

$295 partial scholarship 
$335 base price 
$375 supporting price (adds an investment in BYS scholarship program)
$425 this course + 3 summer months of BYS online yoga classes