B. A. YOGASHASTRA | B.A.(Yoga)

Yoga has become a keyword for physical and mental health in this modern era. While the entire world is appreciating the significance of Yoga, it is often equated only with the practices of Asanas and Pranayama. While these are vital aspects of Yoga, it is important to know that Yoga is an profound system of philosophy, in which these aspects of physical and mental well-being are grounded. This ancient legacy has much more to offer to the aspirant individually, and to the entire society collectively.

The Bachelor’s programme in Yoga combines practical exercises as well as understanding of theoretical aspects of Yoga. Students will get an opportunity to study and train with leading faculty in the field. Upon completion of the programme, students will have a strong foundation in Yogashastra, based on the study of original texts.
Eligibility: HSC or equivalent. Prior knowledge of Yoga not required.

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Key Information

Pedagogy

Teaching-learning occurs in a combination of theory lectures and practical sessions. Students are introduced to the Yoga texts that will enable them to understand the basics of Yogashastra.

Curriculum

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Semester I Semester II
Sanskrit & Introduction to Darshana Sanskrit & Sankhya Darshana
Yoga Darshana Yoga Traditions
Anatomy &Physiology & Health Anatomy &Physiology & Yogic practices
Education & Psychology Education & Psychology
Practical Practical
Semester III Semester IV
Sanskrit Sanskrit
Indian Philosophy and Yoga Darshana Yoga Darshana and Hathayoga
Yoga Therapy Yoga Therapy
Stress Management, Psychology and Teaching Methods Applied Yoga and Allied Yoga
Practical Practical
Semester V Semester VI
Introduction to Yogic Texts Yogic Texts
Philosophy and Yoga Darshana Indian Philosophy and Yoga Darshana
Yoga Therapy Yoga Therapy
Psychology Yoga Lineage and Yoga Institutes
Practical Practical

Differentiators

Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham has expert faculty members, who have several years of experience in this field. They are drawn from the field of Yoga, Sanskrit and Philosophy and bring diverse perspectives that enhance teaching learning outcomes.

The special feature of this syllabus the combination of the practical sessions, language skills and the in-depth knowledge the student acquires in the field of Yoga.

The K J Somaiya Institute of Dharma Studies has a library with over 30,000 books, which is an important resource.

The K J Somaiya Institute of Dharma Studies regularly organises special lectures, seminars and workshops on different themes in areas of Religion, Culture and Philosophy. In addition, there are field trips to heritage sites. This offers students opportunities to meet students of other disciplines in informal learning forums which is an unmatched experience.

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the programme, a student will:

  • Have a good foundation of the philosophy of Yoga.
  • Be equipped with tools to engage with a variety of texts, as well as postures and various other meditation practices.
  • Will develop a quest to go deeper to acquire the thorough knowledge of Yoga with post graduation in it.