Tova Olsson

The History and Philosophy of Yoga

Tova Olsson is a scholar of religion, author and yoga teacher with over 20 years of experience in educating. She is appreciated for her deep knowledge, her ability to explain esoteric ideas and philosophical concepts in an accessible way, for her skillful storytelling and humorous approach. As a ‘scholar-practitioner’, she strives to combine academic, critical understanding with the dedicated experience of a long-term practitioner, offering courses that provide liberating knowledge – on many different levels. Tova teaches the philosophy section in several Swedish YTT and lectures internationally on the history, philosophy and mythology of yoga and tantra. She runs the online school Saraswati-Studies where she provides courses on a variety of subjects related to yoga. She is currently working on her PhD theses in Religious Studies at Umeå University.