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
Matt Bramble, Chief Operations Officer
Jesse Jagtiani, Education Product Manager
Mika Gainer, Digital Content & Communications Manager
Casie Stockdale, MindBody Therapy Project Manager
Ross O’Brien, Yoga Philosophy Project Manager & Assistant Tarka Editor
Chase Hiffernan, Executive Assistant & Production Assistant
Ryan LeMere, Tarka Journal Designer & Art Director

Editorial Staff

Chris Walling, MindBody Therapy Managing Director
LeTonia Jones, MindBody Therapy Managing Editor
Stephanie Corigliano, Tarka Managing Editor/Yoga Philosophy Managing Co-Director
Jacob Kyle, Yoga Philosophy Managing Co-Director
Jesse Jagtiani, Emerging Editorial Topics Manager

Associate Staff & Educational Support Staff

Ahmed Ibrahim, EPTV Productions Manager
Tara Graham, Project Assistant
Bethany Mariah Surface, Learning Navigator
Anthony Joseph Swindell, Learning Navigator
Ichha Kumar Valechha, Learning Navigator
Perren Carrillo, Learning Navigator
Rebecca Jane Johnson, Learning Navigator


Forthcoming Projects

Embodied Philosophy is excited to be launching the following new projects in 2021 and 2022:

  1. EPTV – The “Netflix” for Contemplative Studies.
  2. The Annual Congress of Scholar-Pratitioners (ACoSP) – an annual conference for Scholar-Practitioners working on research in contemplative traditions and practices.
  3. The Tattva Foundation – a non-profit foundation to raise money for educational opportunities for children in SouthEast Asia.
  4. The Embodied Philosophy Fellowship Program – nine-month fellowship opportunities for emerging scholar-practitioners or independent scholars working on innovative work in the fields of contemplative and dharma studies.
  5. The MindBody Studies Journal – a quarterly print and digital journal dedicated to the dissemination of new and innovative research in the area of MindBody Studies.
  6. Embodied Philosophy Press (EPP) – a publishing house dedicated to work in contemplative studies, dharma studies, and MindBody studies, including the publication of critical editions of ancient texts as well as devotional and commentarial work in these traditions.