Dear Friends and Colleagues,

A while ago I had the pleasure to announce on this list the international conference “New Light on Yoga: Insights, Perspectives, and Methods,”(September 16–19) that is organized by the Universities of Hamburg, Leipzig and Yoga Vidya e.V. as a hybrid event.


Due to the present COVID-situation at our conference venue, the organizers had to make the difficult decision to move our conference online entirely. It is regrettable that we shall miss the opportunity to meet in person and informally discuss our research. However, our concern for health and safety did not leave us any other choice. For the revised online program please visit


The registration for online participation is still open, now with a reduced last-minute registration fee.


We are confident that in spite of all adversaries, we will have fascinating presentations and lively and challenging discussions on the latest research on yoga.


Corinna Lhoir and Philipp Maas


PD Dr. Philipp A. Maas
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Research Associate)
Institut für Indologie und Zentralasienwissenschaften
Universität Leipzig