Yoga Education

This is a Special Program in collaboration with Yoga Institutes providing Level 1 (RYT 200) and level 2 (RYT
300) certifications according Yoga Alliance Standards. This program is academically comparable to Hindu
University Master’s degree/Advanced Diploma in Yoga Education. Participants who have already met the
prerequisite of a Bachelor’s degree receive a Master’s degree from HUA. Those who do not have a Bachelor’s
degree receive an Advanced Diploma.

 Degree Level Certificate  HUA Diploma Adv. Diploma Masters
 Credit                      Requirement 9 18 30 30

University Core Courses (9 credits)

HUC 5001: Principles of Hinduism (3 credits)
HUC 5002: Practices of Hinduism (3 credits)
HUC 5003: Basic Sanskrit (3 credits)

Yoga certification courses (21 credits)

Techniques, Training and Practice (9 credits): Topics in this category could include, but would not be limited to: asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours must be a mix between:
1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques, and 2) guided practice of the techniques themselves. Both areas must receive substantial emphasis.

Teaching Methodology (3 credits): Topics in this category could include, but may not be limited to: Communication skills such as group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries. How to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations, to the degree possible in a group setting. Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting. Teaching styles: Qualities of a teacher, The student learning process, Business aspects of teaching yoga (including marketing and legal). The Teaching Methodology category covers a broad overview and analysis of teaching methods, rather than how to practice or teach specific techniques.

Anatomy and Physiology (3 credits): Topics in this category could include, but would not be limited to: human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and may also include energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.) Includes both the study of anatomy and physiology along with its application to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.)

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers (3 credits): Topics in this category could include, but would not be limited to: The study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts (such as the Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika or Bhagavad Gita), Yoga lifestyle, such as the precept of non-violence (ahimsa), and the concepts of dharma and karma, Ethics for yoga teachers, such as those involving teacher – student relationships and community, Understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to other through yoga (seva)

Practicum (3 credits): Topics in this category include: Practice teaching as the lead instructor (does not include assisting, observing or giving feedback), Receiving and giving feedback, Observing others teaching, Assisting students while someone else is teaching.

*The courses will be offered based on sufficient number of student registered.

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Hinduism Quotes

“The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.”

“Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to God, and say utterly, ‘Thy will be done.’ We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.”

Swami Vivekananda

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