Dr. Graham Schweig: Yoga, Spirituality, and Religion

November 17th

12pm - 3pm


Join Dr. Graham Schweig and Chesapeake Hot Yoga as we explore the connections and disconnections between yoga, spirituality, and religion.

$45 for the session

Graham M. Schweig was born in Manhattan, New York and raised in Washington, DC. He joined the faculty at Christopher Newport University in August, 2000, and is currently Professor of Religion and [1], Director of Studies in Religion, and former inaugural Director of the Asian Studies program. He is also Distinguished Research and Teaching Fellow at The Mira & Ajay Shingal Center for Dharma Studies of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California beginning June, 2017.



Schweig earned his B.A. in Religion and Interdisciplinary Studies from American University, an M.A. in South Asian Studies from the University of Chicago, an M.T.S. (Master of Theological Studies) and a Th.M. (Master of Theology) from Harvard University, and his doctorate in Comparative Religion from Harvard University. He was a resident fellow of the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard. Schweig was Lecturer at Duke University and later Visiting Associate Professor of Sanskrit at the University of Virginia while teaching at Christopher Newport University.


Since 2007, Schweig has presented over three dozen invited lectures in his field at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Schweig is an "experienced registered yoga teacher at the 500 hour level (ERYT-500 as well as YACEP)" with Yoga Alliance, and he has held numerous teacher training workshops in the areas of yoga philosophy, history of yoga, Sanskrit for yoga teachers, and advanced trainings in meditation for teachers of yoga.