Diploma in Yoga Therapy

Yoga is a system of Indian philosophy that has a strong focus on physical and mental well- being. Generally, it is through this aspect that students enter into the study of Yoga. This particular programme is designed to introduce students to specific physical exercises that have curative as well as preventive efficacy.

The programme is comprehensive as it incorporates various postures, breathing exercises, Kriya-s etc. It also introduces the students to the anatomical and physiological systems of the human body. It is of particular interest to students who wish to explore career opportunities in the fields of healthcare, physiotherapy and wellness.

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Key Information

Eligibility

HSC or equivalent.  Successful completion of one year Diploma in Yoga from any of the recognized institutes.

Pedagogy

Teaching-learning occurs in a combination of theory lectures and practical sessions. Students are introduced to the Yoga texts with the focus on the Therapeutic aspects of Yoga. They are also made aware of the basics of sensory organs and body systems to get the holistic approach and vision to utilize Yoga in the treatment of various diseases. Students are encouraged to submit the project work focused on applied use of Yoga Therapy that can be useful for them in future.

Curriculum

 
 
Annual Pattern
Yogic Therapy Application of Yoga Therapy
Case Study 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 is that the students are taught about the history & basic principles of Yoga therapy, definition of health, characteristics of healthy person, Traditional Medical System, basic qualities of a Yoga Therapist and also the limitations of Yoga Therapy.
  • Along with the Traditional Medical System, the Complementary Alternate & Medical (CAM) system like Naturopathy, Acupressure, Rieki, Pranic Healing, Massage, etc. and few Alternate Systems like Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani, Siddha are also introduced.
  • The application of Yoga in the treatment of some of the specific diseases is taught to the students.
  • The students get the preliminary knowledge relating to Health Parameters and purpose, etc. of various Clinical/ Radiological Tests & Medical Imaging etc.

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 knowledge of applied uses of Yoga in treatment of the diseases.