Contact Embodied Philosophy was founded in New York City in 2015. Its operations are primarily based in the United States, but its employees and contractors live in various parts of the country and around the world. Frequently Asked Questions Refunds & Cancellations What is your course refund policy? With any single course enrollments, we have a 30-day refund policy. This is 30 days from the day of purchase, not from the start date of the course you’ve enrolled in. Can I get a refund on my membership fee? We do not offer refunds for membership fees at any of our three levels – basic, premium, and unlimited. However, you can cancel your membership at any time. How do I cancel my membership? Login to your website account. Go to your Leaning Dashboard. Click on the “Orders and Subscriptions” tab. Click on “Cancel Membership.” Courses I just enrolled in a course for the first time. Now what? As soon as you enroll in a course, you will be sent a confirmation email with further details. Check your email inbox. If for some reason you do not receive this confirmation email, it is possible that you entered your email incorrectly. Try logging into your account, and if that is unsuccessful, then it is possible the email is not correct. In this case, email firstname.lastname@example.org for support. Will access to the course I purchased expire? All course purchases have no expiry date, meaning so long as Embodied Philosophy still exists and the contractual relationship with the course teacher does not change, then you will have access to your course. If you go to your course dashboard and do not see the course you have purchased, then try going to our old learning site at embodiedphilosophy.org. If you still don’t find it, please email email@example.com and our support staff will be happy to help. Do I have to attend the course live? No, live attendance is not a required part of our online courses. Attending live can be a great way to engage with our faculty and interact with fellow EP community members, but we understand that not every course will work for everyone’s schedule. If you’re unable to attend the live sessions, a replay of the video and audio from the live Zoom call will be posted to your student dashboard within 24 hours of the live class. Can I download the videos of class recordings? No, you will not be able to download the class materials from our website. We do this to protect our content and the intellectual property of our instructors. If you’ve purchased an individual course, you will always be able to log in and access all of your course materials directly on our website, videos included. If you’re an Unlimited Member, you will retain access to your videos as long as you continue to renew your membership. Yoga Alliance Credits Are all Embodied Philosophy courses eligible for Yoga Alliance credit? No, not all of our courses are eligible for YA continuing education hours. Almost all of our courses in our Yoga Philosophy track are eligible for YA non-contact continuing education hours for registered yoga teachers. However, only a few of our MindBody Studies courses are eligible. If you have questions about the course, make sure you check the registration page for information. If you still have questions you can contact our support team or Yoga Alliance directly. Who can report Yoga Alliance Continuing Education hours? Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs) may report Continuing Education (CE) hours in order to maintain their Yoga Alliance credential(s). Yoga Alliance believes continued learning and growth is paramount to the maintenance of high standards in yoga instruction. For this reason, all Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs) must meet the following Continuing Education (CE) requirements in order to maintain their Yoga Alliance credential(s). Please visit https://www.yogaalliance.org/ for the most current Continuing Education Requirements. How do I enter my Continuing Education hours? There are two scenarios in which you need to enter CE hours manually. They are: if your provider does not hold the YACEP designation—or—if you are taking advantage of our Online Teaching Exemption, which allows online workshops and trainings occurring between now and December 31, 2021 to count as contact hours. To log these hours, please follow the directions below. – Go to yogaalliance.org and log into your account. – Select “Teacher Dashboard” in the top right corner of the webpage. – On the left, you will see the red “Teacher” menu. Select “My Training Hours.” – Scroll down to the “Add Training Hours” section. Select the second option that says, “In person with someone who is not a YACEP OR not in person.” – Select “Some Contact Hours” for the type of CE training hours you are submitting. – Select “Yes” under “Does your provider meet the qualifications above?” – Enter your instructor’s name and checkmark the box underneath to agree that your Continuing Education Provider has met the above requirements. – Follow the prompts to submit your training hours without a certificate. Make sure to select “Save” when you are done entering the hours. All fields marked with an asterisk must be completed in order for the entry to save. What are the Yoga Alliance requirements for CE units for registered yoga teachers? RYTs and E-RYTs must complete 75 hours of CE within three years from the date of their initial registration. This total number of hours must include: – 45 hours teaching yoga; and – 30 hours of yoga training that is directly related to one of our Educational Categories, of which: – At least 10 training hours must be contact hours.* – No more than 20 training hours may be non-contact hours. – All teaching and training hours can be documented within Yoga Alliance membership accounts and displayed on members’ directory profiles. Memberships For details on membership levels, please navigate to our Memberships page for a full explanation of member benefits. Below is a very similar FAQ section found on that page. Do I need a subscription to access content on the Embodied Philosophy website? Our website includes many free articles and offerings, including our monthly Yoga Seminar and MindBody Seminar, as well as our annual online conference. While you can freely browse our free articles, access to the Seminar talks and Conferences requires an email registration. You will be prompted to register anytime you wish to attend one of these free live offerings. Does a Basic (Digital) subscription give me access to the Tarka Journal? The Basic Membership includes access to all of our member-only articles. Many of the Tarka articles are published on our website as member-only content. However, if you would like to get access to a downloadable PDF of each issue, you must subscribe to Tarka or include add a subscription to our membership. If you enroll at any of our three membership levels by navigating to our memberships page, you will be given an option to upgrade to receive the print issue of Tarka for an additional $9 per month. What is the difference between EPTV & Wisdom School? EPTV is comprised of our Original Series as well as a video library of 200+ hours of 60-90 minute lectures, talks and workshops. Wisdom School includes more than 55 in-depth courses of 4, 6, or 8 modules (8-16 hours of video each). While EPTV includes many one-off talks that are almost like mini-courses, Wisdom School courses go into greater depth and offer supplementary readings, PDFs and other educational materials. What courses are available On Demand in the Wisdom School? Our entire past catalogue of 55 courses is available with a current Wisdom School membership. You can browse our full course library by navigating to our “Courses” page via the main navigation menu above. Currently, courses include: Ancient Wisdom for Elemental Healing, The Art of Breathing, Attachment Theory: An Embodied Approach, Bhakti Yoga, Buddhist Psychology & Contemplative Psychotherapy, Chakras Illuminated, Charge & the Energy Body: Enhancing the Life Force of the Chakras, Deity: The Path to Liberation, Embodied Activism, Embodied Leadership & Somatic Coaching, Embodying Social Justice, Embracing Diversity: Exploring Worldview Pluralism, Foundations of Non-Dual Tantra, Goddess Traditions & Early Tantra, Hidden Teachings of the Yoga Sutra, I Am That: The Pervasive Nectar of Non-Duality, Indian Philosophy: Paths & Worldviews, Inner Child Work, Intro to MindBody Therapy, Introduction to Sanskrit, Kundalini Yoga Pranayams, Lakshmi: Four Paths to Abundance, Light in the Shadow: Shadow Yoga, Shamanism & Psychology, Navarathri: An Inner Path to Shakti, Non-Duality: Discovering Wholeness Through Advaita Vedanta, Non-Violent Communication, Oppression, Privilege and Spiritual Practice, Power, Privilege and Difference in the Clinical Relationship, Psychedelic Integration: Integrating Psychedelics into Spiritual Practice, Pyschoanalysis & Tibetan Buddhism: An Unfolding Partnership, Re-Pairing: Practices for Cultivating the Embodiment of Intimacy, Roots & Branches of Yoga: A History Course (Courses 1, 2, and 3), Samkhya Philosophy: The Liberating Dualism, Shakti: Faces of the Goddess, The 10 Goddesses of Transcendent Wisdom, The Bhagavad Gita, The Neuroscience of MindBody Therapy, The Realization Process, The Science of Spirit: How the New Science of Embodied Mind is Changing the World, The Universal Mystic: Meditation, the Brain and Humanity’s Mystical Birthright, The Vedas: Exploring the Source of Yoga, Tibetan Buddhism: A Path of Becoming Fully Human, Traditions of Meditation, Trauma First Aid: Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing, Trauma Recovery: Techniques & Perspectives from the Yoga Tradition, Trauma Therapy: A Somatic Approach, Virtual Reality, Māyā, and Yoga’s Virtual Bodies, Yoga & the Neuroscience of Healing: Harnessing the Power of the Brain, Yogini: Empowering Mandalas of the Divine Feminine What if I only want one course, not the entire library? All of our courses are available for individual purchase and can be found by navigating to our Courses page via our main navigation menu at the top of this page. A membership is not required to enroll in an individual course, however you must be registered on our website before you can enroll. What happens if I sign up as an Unlimited Member after a course I want to take has already started? You can still access the recordings that you have missed after a course has already started and catch up on your own time. All of our on-demand courses were once live. There are some references to circumstances relevant to that live context, however all courses are designed to be made available on demand after live scheduling. What is the EP Private Community? Once you’ve subscribed, you will have a personal dashboard that allows you communicate with other students in your course and in shared learning communities. Much like facebook groups, you will be able to join “communities” based on interest or research. It also includes a private messaging service that allows you to communicate with other students, teachers and ambassadors at Embodied Philosophy. I notice none of these options include access to the print Tarka Journal. What if I want one of these membership options and I also want to receive the print issues of Tarka? After you select your membership option, you will be led through an enrollment process that will also give you an option to add the print Tarka subscription to your membership for an additional monthly fee of $9 per month. Does an Unlimited membership include access to the year-long certificate programs? The Unlimited membership does not include access to the year-long certificate programs, which accept enrollments in the Fall of every year for the Yoga Philosophy program and MindBody Therapy program. All enrolled certificate students receive discounted access to our Unlimited Membership level for the duration of their certificate program enrollment. EPTV Where can I watch EPTV? EPTV is accessible on our website but can also be downloaded as an app on Roku, Amazon Firestick, IOS, and Android. If you watch TV through Roku or Amazon Firestick, you can download the EPTV app and watch it from your local TV device. How many original series are released per year? In the first year, EPTV plans to release 4 original series. 3 as a part of a collection called “Subtle Sessions”. These three series include “Demystifying Yoga with Mary Reilly Nichols”, “Metta without Dogma with Oneika Mays”, and “Kirtan at Home with Nina Rao”. The 4th show this year will be a special video-recorded series of CHITHEADS (normally our audio-only podcast) exploring different traditions of what we are calling “Radical Theology”. Scholarships A set number of scholarships are available for each course to individuals in need-based circumstances. An additional number of need-based BIPOC and LGBTQ+ scholarships are also available. To apply for a scholarship to a particular course, please navigate to the course landing page and follow the instructions at the bottom of the course landing page. Tarka Print Subscriptions & Orders Do I get access to the current issue when I become a subscriber? Yes. When you become a subscriber of Tarka Journal, we will email you a link to download the PDF version of the most recent issue. If you choose to become a print subscriber, we will mail you a print copy of the most recent issue. What is the difference between the Basic Membership and a digital subscription to Tarka? Many of the Tarka articles are available at the Basic Membership Level as member-only content on our website. However, some of our content is reserved specifically for Tarka subscribers. In order to get the full Tarka experience, we recommend you subscribe to a digital or print subscription. How do I subscribe? You can subscribe by going to the Tarka homepageand looking through our different subscription options. If you decide to become a member of Embodied Philosophy, you can add a Tarka subscription when you are selecting your membership level. Does my print subscription include a digital copy? Yes. When you subscribe to Tarka at any level, you will receive a downloadable PDF of each issue for as long as you remain subscribed. Can I order a single issue? Yes! You can head over to the Tarka homepage and scroll down until you see each individual issue cover. From there, click on the cover of the issue you’d like to buy. Currently, we do not sell single digital copies of Tarka. If you’d like to read past content without ordering a print copy, we recommend you join the Basic Membership level to get access to members-only content. How many issues of Tarka are released each year? We consider Tarka to be a quarterly journal. While we don’t release each new issue exactly every three months, we do release four a year. As long as you remain subscribed to Tarka, we will send you the newest issue as soon as it becomes available. Do you accept returns on print issues of Tarka? No, we currently do not accept returns on print issues of Tarka. However, if your issue was damaged or lost in the mail, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you a replacement copy or a refund. How soon will I receive my first print issue once I subscribe? Soon! We fulfill orders once a week. Once your order is processed, you will receive an email with a shipping confirmation and tracking information. Do you ship internationally? No. As of now, it is cost-prohibitive for us to mail Tarka overseas. If you live outside of the United States, you can still access Tarka by becoming a digital subscriber. At some point in the future, we hope to resume international shipping for Tarka journal. I want to stock Tarka at my store or yoga studio. What do I do? First of all, we love you! Secondly, please email email@example.com and he will happily work out the details for getting you set up with a wholesale order of Tarka. How do I write for Tarka? Tarka accepts contributions from scholar-practitioners, writers, independent researchers, scientists, therapists, meditation and yoga teachers, and anyone working rigorously at the intersection of research, scholarship, and contemplative practice. Go to our Submissions Page to find out more information and see our current Call For Papers. Submissions & Job Opportunities EP is always looking for new submissions, based on our quarterly themes and general site editorial topics. If you would like to submit an article or an abstract, please visit our submissions page and follow the instructions. CHITHEADS Podcast I have a recommendation for a guest on the CHITHEADS podcast. How do I share this? Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and our podcast coordinator will add it to our list of potential guests. I am a PR representative for a teacher/author who would like to be interviewed on CHITHEADS. Who do I reach out to? Please send an email to email@example.com, and our podcast coordinator will add it to our list of potential guests. Certificate Programs What are EP’s certificate programs? Embodied Philosophy offers two year-long certificate programs, in Yoga Philosophy and MindBody Therapy. Both programs are taught by leading professionals, scholars and researchers in their fields. These programs accept registrations once per year in the late summer/fall. If you are interested in applying, navigate to the certificate pages through the main navigation. What is the difference between certificate programs and courses? EP’s courses are 4, 6 and 8 modules and last between 4 and 8 weeks. Certificate programs have a more comprehensive curriculum and feature a full faculty of teachers. Does EP plan to host any certificate programs in other areas? EP is developing several more year-long and season-long certificate programs in specialized areas of contemplative, mind-body and yoga philosophy studies. Check back or stay tuned to your email for more information.