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Dr Christopher Chapple

Dr. Christopher Key Chapple
Christopher Key Chapple is Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where he founded and currently directs the Master of Arts in Yoga Studies, delivered face to face and through hybrid learning. Chris began Yoga as a teenager, receiving direct instruction from Gurani Anjali in classical Yoga at Yoga Anand Ashram in Amityville, New York, from 1972 until 1985, when he and his wife moved to California. He has published more than twenty books, including Karma and Creativity (1986), Nonviolence to Animals, Earth, and Self in Asian Traditions (1993), Reconciling Yogas (2003), Yoga and the Luminous (2008), and Living Landscapes in Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain Yogas (2019), all available through SUNY Press. In 2002 he started the first of many Yoga Studies programs at LMU and, in 2004, the Hill Street Center for Yoga and Meditation. Chris serves on numerous advisory boards worldwide and is part of the faculty.