Master of Arts In Yogashastra | M.A.(Yogashastra)

This programme is designed for those who have basic knowledge of the theory and practice of Yoga and who want to pursue higher studies. The programme is intensive and develops on the foundational knowledge as the syllabus offers the student an opportunity to explore Yoga in a multi-disciplinary context that includes the philosophical, psychological, physiological aspects; the pedagogy makes it possible for the student to understand the the development of this profound system and the influence it had on the intellectual and spiritual traditions of ancient India.

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B.A. (Yogashastra) or graduation from any other faculty+ Diploma or equivalent course in Yoga with 500 marks or 200 hours of learning from a recognized institute.In exceptional cases, (for the candidates having strong foundation in Yoga theory and practices along with Diploma in Yoga from any of the recognized institutes) these criteria will be reviewed on the basis of interviews for which the candidate will be graded.


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 Yogashastra thoroughly.


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Semester I Semester II
Samkhya Darshana and Indian Philosophy Yoga Darshana and Indian Philosophy
Hathayoga and Upanishads Hathayoga and Meditation
Anatomy and Physiology Anatomy, Physiology and Applied Yoga
Allied Sciences Role of Yoga in Therapy and Lifestyle
Practical Practical
Semester III Semester IV
Samkhya Darshana and Indian Philosophy Yoga and Indian Philosophy
Yogic Texts and Physiology Study of scriptures
Yoga and Allied Therapies Physiology of Yogic practices
Research Methodology Research Methodology
Practical Practical


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. Practical sessions on postures, Mudra-s, Kriya-s are done with personal attention of the faculty members.

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:

  • Understand the method to perform all important practices of Yoga.
  • Teach Yoga and participate in the research in the field of Yoga.