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  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018

Yoga Studies, M.A.


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Learning Outcomes of the M.A. Program in Yoga Studies


  1. 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.
  2. Graduates will be able to apply their knowledge of human physiology, in the western and Asian traditions, in the practices of Yoga.
  3. Graduates will be able to use their knowledge of the spiritual and ethical dimensions of Yoga in their analysis of key Yoga texts.
  4. Graduates will be able to effectively teach a Yoga class.
  5. Graduates will be able to design a program to train teachers of Yoga.
  6. Students will demonstrate effective research, evaluation, and writing skills on focused topics in Yoga.

Degree Requirements


Each Fall semester a new class will be welcomed as a cohort. The cohort will continue together as a group for the duration of the program, beginning each Fall, continuing through the Spring, Summer and following Fall, concluding the program at the end of the second Spring semester. The total time to complete the M.A. in Yoga Studies will be 21 months with 36 semester hours, plus pre/co-requisites. Admission to the program is available only for the Fall semester.

To earn the degree, each student must demonstrate successful completion of one of the following LMU Yoga studies Extension Certificates: Yoga Philosophy, Vinyasa Krama Teacher Training, Yoga Therapy Rx, Yoga Ed, Yoga Mindfulness and Social Change, or Yoga and the Healing Sciences OR will be allowed, upon review, to transfer six post-graduate credits from another institution in an area related to Yoga Studies.

Curriculum


Fall, Year 1


  • YGST 6015 Foundations of Yoga Studies 3 semester hours
  • YGST 6010 Health Science and Yoga 3 semester hours
  • Introduction to Sanskrit: This requirement must be completed by enrollment in YGPX 800 Beginning Sanskrit and YGPX 801 Intermediate Sanskrit. These LMU Extension courses provide the student with a foundational understanding of Sanskrit writing and grammar.

Summer, Year 1


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