MA Yogic Science

The purpose of the postgraduate course is to offer an exhaustive qualification in yoga, its philosophy, concepts and teaching. The course also prepares candidates to teach yoga in institutions, run a yoga studio or become a yoga entrepreneur.

Course Details

The Masters of Arts program in yoga is a two-year academic program, spread over a total of four Semesters, comprising 16 weeks each. In-between terms, as part of their summer projects, students will have the opportunity to receive hands-on training at The Art of Living Yoga centres located across the world.


COURSE STRUCTURE
The Faculty of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences at Sri Sri University incorporates a variety of teaching methods, involving both classical learning and practical techniques. The course curriculum is unique to the university and incorporates traditional yoga philosophy with techniques relevant to present-day lifestyles.



CREDIT SYSTEM
Total Credits required to complete the MA in Yoga are 80. The evaluation process will take into account the spiritual discipline of students.

Total Number of Semesters - 4 interspersed with summer internship
Total number of courses - 21
Total number of field projects - 1
Total number of Theses - 1
Duration of a classroom session - 60 min
Total number of sessions per course
Course Code
Course Title
Credit
FYM101Yoga Practice (Asana and Meditation)1
FYM102Introduction to Yoga and Yoga Branches1
FYM103Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga 1
FYM104Sanskrit 1
FYM105English Communication1
FYM106Sanatan Culture and Prana Vidya I1
Code
Course
Credit
FYM201Yoga Practice (Pranayama)1
FYM201Patanjali Yoga Sutra (Chapter I and II)1
FYM203Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Chapter I and II)1
FYM204Kundalini Yoga1
FYM205Yoga and Health1
Course Code
Course Title
Credit
FYM301Yoga Practice (Mudra and Bandha)1
FYM302Patanjali Yoga Sutra (Chapter III and IV)1
FYM303Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Chapter III and IV) 1
FYM304Yoga and Ayurveda1
FYM305Bhagavad Gita1
FYM306 Summer Internship Program (SIP)1
Course Code
Course Title
Credit
FYM401Yoga Practice (Instruction and Teaching ability) 1
FYM402Yogasara Upanishad, Keno Upanishad, Gheranda Samhita1
FYM403 Yoga Thinker 1
FYM404Yogic Health and Naturopathy4
FYM405Project4


Eligibility


Age Limit: Upto 45 Years



Fees

Duration - 4 Semesters (2 Years)
Seats - 60

Fees
INR
Per SemesterINR 20,000
Hostel type (Default)3 sharing non AC, INR 37,500/- Per Sem


Fee Details apart from Tuition and Hostel Charges:

Admission fee: INR 5000/-
Examination Fee: INR 5000/-

Caution deposit
Library deposit: INR 5000/-
Hostel Security Deposit: INR 10,000/-



Student life

FAQs

  • Can you tell me about the Master of Arts Program in Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences?
    The purpose of the postgraduate course is to offer an exhaustive qualification in yoga, its philosophy, concepts and teaching. The course also prepares candidates to teach yoga in institutions, run a yoga studio or become a yoga entrepreneur.


    Q. Who should apply for the course?
    - Anybody who wishes to become a yoga teacher/trainer and/or a yoga entrepreneur
    - Anybody who is passionate about the ancient tradition and wishes to contribute to its preservation, revival and perpetuation
    - Anybody who wants to get in touch with their inner selves and learn what it means to be a yogi and delve deeper into the science of yoga


    Q. What are the eligibility criteria?
    The Master of Arts program in Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences is a two-year academic program, spread over a total of four semesters, comprising 16 weeks each. In-between terms, as part of their summer projects, students will have the opportunity to receive hands-on training at The Art of Living Yoga centres located across the world. They also stand to benefit from the presence of the university’s cross-disciplinary programs involving the schools of Management, Performing Arts and Good Governance.


    Q. Why should I choose to study this program at Sri Sri University?
    -Academics and Curriculum: Apart from imparting traditional yogic training, the curriculum includes papers on Nutrition, Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Human Psychology and Counselling for holistic training so students learn to become lifestyle experts.
    - Blend of the modern and the ancient: Sri Sri University is spread across a sylvan 185-acre campus alongside a tributary of the Mahanadi river. The 100 % vegetarian, smoke-free and alcohol-free campus, offers a rich and vibrant environment for learning With air conditioned classrooms, seminar halls and practice halls, the program offers the best current learning techniques coupled with traditional yogic discipline through a gurukul lifestyle.
    - Art of Living Connect: The Faculty of Yoga and Naturopathy at Sri Sri University is directly under guidance of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s academic pedagogy. Students are closely guided by internationally acclaimed yoga faculty from the Art of Living Foundation. Students also gain exposure from the Art of Living’s world-class conferences, festivals, events and other forums. Training and Placements: The program trains students to become yoga entrepreneurs who can set-up and manage yoga studios. Students are also offered summer internships and placements at the Art of Living Foundation’s yoga centers around the world.


    Q. How is the program structured?
    A two-year academic program, spread over a total of four semesters, comprising 16 weeks each. In-between terms, as part of their summer projects, students will have the opportunity to receive hands-on training at The Art of Living Yoga centres located across the world. They also benefit from the presence of the university’s cross-disciplinary programs involving the schools of Management, Performing Arts and Good Governance.


    Q. What will the curriculum include?
    Find out more about the curriculum at our Faculty of Yoga and Naturopathy page.


    Q. What are the career options?
    - Yoga teaching/training with summer internships and placements at the Art of Living Foundation’s global yoga centres
    - Yoga entrepreneurship – setting up and running a yoga studio
    - Careers in academics and research in yoga with the Master of Arts Program at Sri Sri University as the next step for those pursuing the Bachelor’s program


    Q. What are the criteria for assessment?
    The Faculty of Yoga and Naturopathy follows a nine-point grade evaluation system as prescribed by UGC under choice-based credit system. Grading for each course will be determined from:
    • Final and mid-term tests (written and viva)
    • Individual assignments
    • Class participation
    • Group assignments
    • Presentations