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  • November 18, 2020 2:47 AM | Kusuma Swaroop (Administrator)

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  • June 13, 2020 4:32 AM | Kusuma Swaroop (Administrator)

    Los Angeles, CA:  Vivekananda Yoga University (VaYU), the world’s first university, outside  India,  devoted to yoga education and research, today launched their  Online Master of Science (Yoga) Program. Applications for  the  Fall 2020 semester are open with the first day of classes being August 24, 2020. Students can access more information at  www.vayuusa.org.

    Dr. H. R. Nagendra, Chairman, Board of Trustees of VaYU, said, “In following the pioneering tradition set by Swami Vivekananda who brought yoga to the West in 1893, we are bringing a vision of holistic approach to yoga with its applications supported by modern scientific research. I am pleased that the California Bureau of Private & Postsecondary Education has  provisionally approved VaYU to operate as a university and offer the MS (Yoga) degree.” Dr. Nagendra is also the Chancellor of SVYASA University, the world’s first yoga research university in Bengaluru, India, which he founded in 2002.

    MS (Yoga) Program Details

    The VaYU Online MS (Yoga) is a cohort-based four-semesters program with 30 credits. The program is designed for working professionals as well as those  seeking to deepen their knowledge of yoga.  The  program requires the completion of  10 courses (24 credits) plus a research project (6-credits) to be completed in the last semester.

    Each academic year, in the 15th week of the fall semester, students will attend  a week-long Personal Training Program (PTP). Students will get personal,  hands-on training in  Asanas (postures), Kriya (purification techniques), Mudras (hand gestures), Bandhas (locks), Pranayama (controlled breathing), and Dhyana (meditation). The PTP will be offered at the main campus in Los Angeles, California. Depending on  student interest and faculty availability, PTP could be offered  through satellite campuses across North America, and, at the SVYASA campus in Bengaluru and Singapore.

    The minimum eligibility for this program is a four-year degree from any accredited college or university in the USA. Equivalent degrees from other countries are also acceptable. No prior exposure to yoga is required.

    VaYU Graduate Education Philosophy

    Provost Dr. Srinivasa Reddy, author, researcher and  faculty at the Department of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Fellow of the American Heart Association, said “VaYU faculty is top-notch, highly-accomplished, and world renowned. All of them have PhDs or MDs in yoga or related fields with a combined 250 years of teaching and research experience. They have directed 84 doctoral dissertations and over 400 master’s theses.”

    Murali Venkatrao, VaYU Vice President of Curriculum & Infrastructure Development, Director of Yoga Teacher Training at the Ananda Institute of Living Yoga, and a professional at Microsoft for more than 25 years, said “VaYU curriculum focuses on three learning objectives: the science of how and why yoga works; art of practicing the yogic techniques deeply; and,  treating common diseases using yoga as  an evidence based approach. We will train you in conducting applied research on yogic techniques. We will also teach you about  applying yogic methodology to interpersonal relationships and management in your personal and professional lives”.

    Prof. Sree N. Sreenath, Founder President, VaYU said, “VaYU brings in a value proposition of high-quality graduate education and research at a very affordable price through its unique online-based curriculum. Whether you run your own yoga studio  or work for one, whether you are a healthcare professional or work in the hospitality industry, whether you are looking for career enhancement or a seeker serious enough to satisfy your curiosity, then this graduate program in yoga  is for you. If you are a Certified Yoga Teacher or Yoga Therapist from a credentialed institution, you will get waiver of certain courses – a reward for hard work you have already put in. This saves you time and money.”

    For further details contact:  info@vayuusa.org or call +1 ‪(747) 228-2987. See www.vayuusa.org for more information.

    Padma Shri Dr. Nagendra announcing the opening of Vivekananda Yoga University (VaYU) at the “India for Humanity” day in celebration of 150th Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi at the Rayburn Congressional Office Building, on November 20, 2019 in Washington DC.


  • March 11, 2020 9:40 PM | VaYU USA N (Administrator)

    A yoga university will soon establish in the US state of California to impart yoga education along with research in the ancient Indian practice, a yoga guru from India has said.

    Yoga became famous in the US and its studios have come up in different parts of the country. The ancient practice has become immensely popular in the last few years due to the worldwide celebration of the International Yoga Day.

     

    "Soon, we are going to start in California, Vivekananda Yoga University," H R Nagendra, a renowned yoga guru, from Vivekananda Yoga Anusandana Samsthana (VyASA) in India announced at an event "India for Humanity" here.

    The event was organised by the Indian Embassy at the US capitol as part of the 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi.

    All the necessary formalities have been completed and the organisation has received all the requisite clearances for the establishment of such a university in the US, Nagendra said amidst applause from the audience.

    Through the university, Nagendra said he would bring the knowledge of yoga from India to the US.

    "We should go ahead to see that the 'India for Humanity' grows further and our contribution from India to this country becomes more and more. We have a galaxy of great medical experts who are moving towards this integrative system to bring in Ayush system along with the modern medicine," Nagendra said.

    Referring to the theme of the event, Nagendra said that Gandhi was always supportive of 'India for humanity'.

    Observing that he was always fascinated with Gandhi's very unique approach in bringing independence to the country, Nagendra said his two pillars 'Satya' and 'Ahimsa' are the two foundations of yoga.

    "He (Gandhi) was the greatest practitioners of yoga in real sense," he told the audience.

    In his remarks, India's Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla said that Peace and Non-violence the centerpiece of Gandhian message are concepts which have welfare of the whole humanity as their focus.

    "The essence of what is to be human is expressed clearly in the life and action of Mahatma Gandhi. His whole life, Gandhi made personal sacrifices for others and taught us about the great difference which each one of us can make if we shed individualistic pursuit of goals and consider ourselves a part of the larger community, he said.

  • February 15, 2020 9:40 PM | VaYU USA N (Administrator)

    The Vivekananda Yoga University (VAYU) has established its initial campus in Los Angeles with a budget of $5 million.

    World’s first yoga university outside India would start its post graduation cours laterthis year in the US along with research in the ancient Indian practice and the admissions forit will begin in April, university officials said on Saturday.

    The Vivekananda Yoga University (VAYU) has established its initial campus in Los Angeles with a budget of $5 million.

    Sree Sreenath, a Professorfrom Case Western University, has been named its president and Indian yoga guru H R Nagendra as its chairman, the university said in a statement.

    The programmes would roll out from August 2020, for which the admissions will be starting from April 2020 forthe Master’s programme in yoga underthe leadership of Sree Sreenath as the founding President, the university said in a statement.

    The announcement by the university came within three months ofreceiving official recognition from the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, California to offer yoga-based higher education programmes in November 2019.

    VAYU would facilitate collaborative research, credit transfers and joint programmes with multiple premier universities across the world.

    As Swami Vivekananda said education is the manifestation of perfection already in man, VAYU aims at providing man-making and nation-building education by promoting an all-round personality development in students of generation next, Mr. Nagendra said in a statement to PTI.

    VAYU is said to be the brain child of Mr. Nagendra, a former scientist from NASA, who has been working on converting yoga into a socially relevant science forthe last four decades.

    Having started the first Yoga University in India (S-VYASA) in 2002, Mr. Nagendra said he aspires to create a global university for yoga-based higher education combining the best of the East with the best of the West.

    The university will help thousands of yoga teachers in the US whose yoga education was limited to 200 or 500 hours of certificate programmes to progress furtherinto university- based higher education, said Prem Bhandari, a member of the VAYU board of directors.

    It is furtherto the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was instrumental in getting the UN declaration of International Day of Yoga on June 21st, his yoga guru H R Nagendra’s team’s hard work which made the establishment of a yoga university in US a reality, he said.

  • November 20, 2019 6:38 AM | VaYU USA N (Administrator)

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