Sep 16, 2021  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Yoga Studies, M.A.


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


  1. Graduates will gain knowledge of the Sanskrit language and the history and philosophy of Yoga traditions.
  2. Graduates will understand the human physiological experience from Western and Yogic perspectives.
  3. Graduates will understand the effects of Yoga practices on the human body.
  4. Graduates will gain and apply knowledge of the spiritual and ethical dimensions of Yoga.
  5. Graduates will understand modern Yoga in the context of historical and sociological developments.
  6. Graduates 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


Residential


Fall, Year 1


  • 3 semester hours
  • 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


Low Residency


Summer, Year 1


Fall, Year 1


  • 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.

Spring, Year 1


Summer, Year 1


Fall, Year 2


Spring, Year 2


Summer, Year 2


Fall, Year 3


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