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Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Yoga Therapy Post-Graduate Certificate

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Learning Outcomes of the Post-Graduate Certificate

Upon successful completion of the certificate, students will:

  1. Understand the history and evolution of Yoga therapy within and outside of India
  2. Demonstrate appreciation for the context of Yoga therapy in Yoga through the ancient Yoga manuscripts and visiting sacred sites
  3. Understand the significance of ceremony in spiritual healing through participation in Puja, Havan, Bharat Natyam, and Indian cultural mythological performance
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of Yoga therapy practice and research in both Kdam classical Yoga therapy and Rishiculture contemporary Yoga therapy.


  • All students must have completed or be in the process of completing the Master of Arts in Yoga Studies degree at LMU.
  • All students will participate in a study abroad experience in India at leading centers for Yoga Therapy, including but not restricted to Kaivalyadham in Lonavala (founded 1924) and the International Centre for Yoga Education and Research in Pondicherry (founded in 1967).
  • All students will complete an additional nine semester hours of graduate study: YGST 6060 Health Science and Yoga II , YGST 6070 Yoga Therapy Applications , and YGST 6080 Yoga Therapy Practicum .
  • All students will engage in 150 mentored Yoga Therapy practicum hours. Practicum will be completed at various locations throughout Los Angeles, including Venice Family Clinic and similar partner organizations.
  • As with the Master of Arts in Yoga Studies program, this program will blend Extension requirements with graduate coursework. Specifically, at minimum, students will complete Yoga Therapy Rx Level One in LMU Extension, and the study abroad course is offered through LMU Extension.


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