Writing & Research
An edited collection of essays drawing together cutting edge scholarship in the field of Modern Yoga Studies, focusing on the theory and practice of yoga in contemporary times. Edited by Dr Mark Singleton and Dr Jean Byrne , published in 2008 by Routledge. Now avaliable in paperback
An article by Rob Schütze, published in Australian Yoga Life magazine, about the reunification of BKS Iyengar and Sri K Pattabhi Jois in July, 2005.
An article by Rob Schütze, published in Australian Yoga Life magazine, about the theory and practice of physical adjustments given by yoga teachers (2005).
Jean Byrne’s interview with pioneering female yoga teacher Geeta Iyengar, published in Australian Yoga Life magazine (2006).
Informed by Buddhist theory, this article provides a new perspective from which we can understand the problem of how to define 'woman'. By relating Mahayana Buddhist ideas of emptiness and not-self to a definition of woman, Jean Byrne explores how the inquiry into our identity as women can become a koan which helps us to see our true nature. Published in Woman-Church: A Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion (Nov 2004)
A poster summary of Rob Schütze's Psychology study exploring the intersection of mindfulness meditation and chronic pain. This research was awared the 2007 Australian Psychological Society Prize in Psychology (Curtin University) and the poster summary linked here won Best Poster at the Spectrum of Pain conference held by the Australian Pain Society in 2008.
A more detailed version of the research described above, which was published in the prestigious medical journal, Pain, in 2010 (Vol. 148).
Jean Byrne interviewed by Maya Anderson, The West Australian.
Jean Byrne interviewed by Ashton Bawden, 3rd Degree, on styles of yoga in Perth.
Jean Byrne interviewed by Lisa Doust, Symmetry, on Ashtanga Yoga.
Jean Byrne quoted in Report into Spirituality by Jessica Levine (Australian Women's Health Magazine).