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About VaYU

Vivekananda Yoga University (VaYU) is the world's first Yoga university outside of India focused on Graduate Yoga Education and Research. VaYU is located in Los Angeles, California, USA. 

VaYU is founded on the principles of the great 19th century Yoga Master Swami Vivekananda who brought Yoga to the  USA in 1893, and his prescription for universal welfare. VaYU offers online graduate programs centered on evidence-based Yoga and modern scientific approaches to the traditional ancient Indian practice of Yoga. 

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VaYU Highlights

  • A blend between the Best of the East with the Best of the West.
  • Faculty have been recruited from the USA and from SVYASA (the first Yoga University in India).
  • VaYU faculty routinely collaborate on research projects with world renowned research institutions such as UC San Francisco, UT Austin, U of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Research Center and more.

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Program – Online Master of Science (Yoga)

VaYU offers a unique four-semester online Master of Science (Yoga) program. Admitted students follow a cohort-based program, i.e., the same course of study throughout their four semesters, consisting of 10 online courses totaling 24 credits, and an online research project of 6 credits, for a total of 30 credits.

The mandatory Personal Contact Program (PCP) is a physical gathering of students to obtain deeper training on certain aspects of Yoga. This training is provided in the 1st and 3rd semester courses. The PCP is 28-40 hours per week.

Enroll for a Lifetime Experience of Learning at VaYU!

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Jeffrey Armstrong
Founder-Vedic Academy of Sciences & Arts

Dr. Lorenzo Cohen
Researcher, U of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Research Center

Dr. Sree N. Sreenath
President, VaYU

Prof. Murali Venkatrao
VP Curriculum & Infrastructure Development


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