Dr Laura von Ostrowski

Laura von Ostrowski studied Indology, Religious Studies and Romance Studies at LMU Munich.From 2015-2018 she was a fellow of the DFG Research Training Group “Presence and Implicit Knowledge” at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg and received her PhD in Religious Studies in 2021. The book to her PhD-thesis was published Open Access under the title A Text in Motion in 2022. Her areas of research include modern and contemporary yoga, the reception of the YogasÅ«tra, the history of German yoga and of the physical culture movement, contemporary religion, aesthetics and embodiment. Since 2007, she works as a yoga teacher, runs her own yoga studio in the centre of Munich since 2018 and teaches about the history of modern yoga at the online education portal www.yogastudien.de, associated with the University of Hamburg, Germany.

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