What is Embodied Philosophy?

Embodied Philosophy (EP) is a school of interdisciplinary, contemplative education that bridges the gap between historical, text-based scholarship and the embodied practices that arise from contemplative texts and traditions. We strive to balance an appreciation for the variety of ways that these embodied practices have been adapted and changed to fit the modern era, alongside an awareness of the need for greater depth, cultural sensitivity, and spiritually-informed citizenship.

In a cultural climate exhibiting increasing levels of anxiety and depression, stress and alienation, hyper-vigilance, and divisive rhetoric, EP recognizes the need for what we call embodied philosophical living. This is not philosophy of the intellect alone but is an integrated, living wisdom. Highlighting yoga, dharmic, and esoteric traditions, we seek to disseminate knowledge, practices, rituals, and modes of living that actualize liberating patterns of thought and behavior. These new patterns break us out of the habits that continuously cause pain and suffering and reorient us in empowering ways. EP aims to nourish lives at the physiological, psychological, and spiritual levels by making accessible and available the wisdom that has transformed lives for thousands of years.

Embodied Philosophy Staff

Embodied Philosophy prides itself on being an LGBTQ majority owned and operated organization.

Operating Staff

Jacob Kyle, Founding Director
Anthony Swindell, Certificates Project Manager
Bethany Mariah Surface, Community Manager
Casie Stockdale, Events Program Manager
Irene Barber, Operations + Digital Experience Manager
Ryan LeMere, Tarka Journal Designer & Art Director

Editorial Staff

Stephanie Corigliano, Managing Editor, Tarka Editor-in-Chief
Jacob Kyle, Editorial Co-Director
Chris Walling, Dean of Faculty
LeTonia Jones, Members Editor
Trish Tillman, Wisdom Editor

Associate Staff

Ichha Kumar Valechha, Community Support
Molly Hunt, Community Support, Social Media Coordinator
Khalid Taylor, Learning Navigator, Marketing Associate
Rebecca Jane Johnson, Learning Navigator