This project brings together my scholarly interests in philosophy of mind and my long-time personal passion for yoga. I propose to undertake an intensive study of yoga, a 200-hour teacher training course, in order to develop my understanding of the relationship between mind and body and, more specifically, of human embodiment. I am interested in the phenomenon of intersubjectivity and so-called "shared intentionality" (i.e. how two people can share mental states or be engaged in joint activity). Taking these phenomena seriously requires changing our standard conception of the mind as something individual and closely tied or even identical to the brain and thinking of the mind and of cognition as "embodied" or "extended" instead. I wish to explore embodiment from an entirely new angle: the practice of yoga. I have practiced yoga for close to 20 years, but have never engaged yogic philosophy. Yoga teacher training will allow me not only to physically master yoga poses and sequences in new ways but also to delve into the philosophical foundations of yoga as an intellectual and spiritual tradition. Learning how to teach a physical (and spiritual) practice will stretch me as a teacher and exposure to a foreign philosophical tradition will stretch me as a scholar. Assuming this project goes as planned, I intend to apply for a second phase that will further intensify my study of yoga: a residency at the Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India. A preliminary budget for Phase 2 is included in this proposal.