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******           Online MS (Yoga) Program -  Spring 2022           ****** 

Professional Training for a Rewarding Career in Yoga

A career in Yoga holds tremendous potential and value for the future. The Program is designed and taught by celebrated experts with the objective of:
  • Equipping graduates to build successful careers as world-leading Yoga professionals
  • Striking a balance between personal growth and professional opportunities
  • Enabling students to emerge as transformed, global and holistically developed individuals

Hear it from the Experts!

Shri Shri Ravi Shankar
Art of Living Foundation

Prof. Murali Venkatrao
Ph. D.
VaYU VP of Curriculum & Infrastructure Development

World’s Best, Most Comprehensive Program

VaYU’s Online MS Yoga Program is a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive graduate Master’s course designed to educate, enlighten and inspire. The Program allows professionals and committed seekers or ‘sadhakas’ interested in augmenting their knowledge without pausing their lives, and get their degree without relocating and disrupting their schedules.

114,000 Yoga Students Trained So Far

On completion of the program, graduates can be employed as therapists, researchers, or they can establish their own yoga studios, or pursue further academic opportunities such as Ph.D. or Teaching.

World-class Faculty With 450 Years of Total Teaching and Research Experience

VaYU faculty have been recruited from SVYASA – the first yoga university in India. They routinely collaborate on research projects with world-renowned research institutions such as Harvard University, UC San Francisco, UT Austin, MD Anderson Cancer Research Center, MIT, etc. 9 out of 10 VaYU faculty members possess a PhD or are practicing physicians with advanced medical training from the US and the UK who routinely utilize Yoga Therapy in their practice.

Program Summary

Semester Start Date:

Spring 2022 Classes will commence on January 18, 2022

Tuition Fee:

Click here for the entire Tuition Fee of the  program for 30 credits. (Textbooks and PCP Travel are extra.)

Semesters & Courses:

  • 4 Semesters
  • 10 Core Courses + Specialization*
  • 30 Credits

Other Takeaways:

  • Weekly 90 Minute Faculty Interactions per Subject
  • 1 Week of Residential Classes per Academic Year

Specialization Streams

Yoga Therapy

The emphasis is on perfecting Yoga techniques, poses and practices and applying them for therapeutic purposes.

*Add 2 courses of 6 credits

Yoga Research

This stream is dedicated to research about the science of Yoga and how the same can be applied to fields like mental wellbeing,medicine, etc

* Add 6 credit Semester Long thesis.

Yoga Philosophy

Through this, the student masters the spiritual aspects, and, ancient and modern philosophies that have evolved in and around Yoga.

* Add 2 courses or 6 Credit Thesis

Personal Contact Program (PCP)*

During the 1st and 3rd semester, students will attend a one-on-one, hands-on workshop at a week-long, online or residential Personal Contact Program (PCP). 

* PCP is conducted online during COVID times.

PCP Highlights

  • Asanas (Physical Poses)
  • Kriya (Purification Techniques)
  • Mudras (Hand Gestures)
  • Bandhas (Body Locks)
  • Pranayama (Controlled Breathing)
  • Dhyana (Meditation Practices)

Why opt for the Online MS (Yoga) Program?

  • Transform the world - go global
  • Build a rewarding career
  • Become a qualified, enlightened, holistic Yoga Master
  • Learn evidence-based yoga supported by modern scientific research
  • Syllabus is drawn from authentic ancient Indian texts, some of which are 5000 years old
  • Highly recommended by subject-matter experts and students alike

Why choose VaYU?

  • Learn from authentic, highly qualified faculty members
  • Acquire a holistic understanding of Yoga and emerge as a Master
  • Learn at your own pace and at home through an intuitive learning program
  • Age and geographical location no bar
  • No prior experience or expertise necessary

Program Prerequisites

  • Applicant must possess ability to speak and read in English
  • Applicant should have a 
    • 4-year degree from an accredited college/ university in the US/Canada or 
    • An international equivalent of 3 year degree plus a minimum supplement year of university courses
  • International students with English proficiency can apply
  • Prior Yoga training is not necessary


9 out of 10 VaYU faculty members possess a PhD, or are practicing physicians with advanced medical training from the US and the UK who routinely utilize Yoga Therapy in their practice. The faculty members regularly publish their research in trusted and celebrated international journals like Intl. J. of Yoga, J. Diabetes, Metabolic Disorders & Control, Intl. J. Education and Research in Health Sciences, J. Neurosciences in Rural Practice, etc.

VaYU Faculty has: 

  • 450 years of combined teaching experience
  • Trained 114,000 yoga students
  • Directed 452 Master Theses in the last six years alone
  • Guided 84 Ph.D. Theses

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