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Yoga Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 21 months
    Duration

About

The graduate program is designed to help students explore the Yoga tradition through various critical methodologies. The program meets the needs of Yoga students and teachers who are seeking to enhance their knowledge of the Yoga tradition in both theory and practice.

The M.A. in Yoga Studies curriculum includes courses on the history and philosophy of Yoga, its primary classical textual resources and language, its health benefits, and its relation to religion and spirituality. Students learn various forms of Yoga practice, both ancient and modern, its place within world spirituality, and the techniques utilized for the teaching of Yoga.

Learning Outcomes of the M.A. Program in Yoga Studies
  • Graduates will be able to use their knowledge of the language, history, and philosophy of the Yoga tradition in their analysis of key Yoga texts.
  • Graduates will be able to apply their knowledge of human physiology, in the western and Asian traditions, in the practices of Yoga.
  • Graduates will be able to use their knowledge of the spiritual and ethical dimensions of Yoga in their analysis of key Yoga texts.
  • Graduates will be able to effectively teach a Yoga class.
  • Graduates will be able to design a program to train teachers of Yoga.
  • Students will demonstrate effective research, evaluation, and writing skills on focused topics in Yoga.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Health Science and Yoga
  • Foundations of Yoga Studies
  • Yoga Philosophy: Text and Practice
  • Sanskrit: The Bhagavad Gita
  • Hatha Yoga Texts
  • Buddhism and Yoga
  • Jaina Yoga

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 21 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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General Requirements

  • Online Application
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official Transcripts (two copies) of all colleges and universities attended
  • Official TOEFL score or IELTS score (for international students)
  • Two letters of recommendation (unless otherwise specified)
  • Official test scores (GMAT, GRE, CBEST, etc.)
  • Personal statement and/or resume
  • Program-specific forms, application or interview

Tuition Fee

  • National

    1111 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1111 USD per credit and a duration of 21 months.
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Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

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