Student doing yoga at Chataqua Park in front of Flatirons

Align Your Future with Naropa University

Nestled in the foothills of Boulder, Naropa University combines a Western liberal arts education with Eastern wisdom practices. Naropa offers accredited graduate and undergraduate degrees and certificate programs in more than two dozen fields of study, including:

  • 1000-hour Yoga Teacher Training
  • Art Therapy (Bachelor's)
  • Art Therapy (Master's)
  • Somatic Counseling
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology
  • And many more

If a personalized, challenging, and transformative education is what you’re searching for, Naropa may be the place for you.

Naropa University offers an education designed to help you create impact through practice

Naropa University is the only accredited institute in North America that offers a bachelor’s degree with an intensive emphasis on Yoga Studies, including 1,000 hours of certified Yoga Teacher Training. The program explores all of the historical and philosophical foundations of Yoga, with a focus on enhancing your practice, so you can teach others in ways that will both heal and transform the world.

You’ll immerse yourself in a comprehensive experience with Hatha Yoga methodologies, including asana, meditation and pranayama, as well as anatomy, Yoga psychology, and Yoga therapy. You’ll also deepen your theoretical understanding of the Yoga traditions through explorations of Hinduism, Buddhism, Tantra, and Sanskrit.

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Grow with Others at Naropa, While You Transform Yourself

Naropa University’s contemplative curriculum focuses on strategies to develop compassion and explore your unique place in the world, while you learn from the inside out. Naropa’s education model blends traditional Western academics with experiential learning, and the best of eastern contemplative practices. Engage in empowering, mindful explorations in collaborative, small classroom settings, while you develop tools to both fulfill your life and give back to the world.

Naropa offers bachelor and master’s degree programs in many disciplines designed to enhance your ability to build a mindful, successful life around the things that inspire you. With a breadth of bachelor's degrees to choose from, such as Traditional Eastern Arts, Religious Studies, Environmental Studies, Visual Arts, or Peace Studies, as well as master’s degrees in Environmental Leadership, Art Therapy, Somatic Counseling, Dance & Movement Therapy and more, Naropa can help you expand your practice into a positive, successful impact in the world.

Reflections from Flatirons

Enjoy Naropa University in the beauty of Boulder, Colorado

Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, beneath the world-famous Flatirons, Naropa University is nestled in the midst of an innovative city rich in progressive spirit, with a history of healthy activism. Quick facts about Boulder and Naropa University:

  • With average class sizes of 11, Naropa’s student-to-faculty ratio is 9 to 1.
  • Boulder was named the #1 Best Midsized City for Jobs in 2014 by Forbes Magazine.
  • 94% of Naropa undergrads are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 6 months of graduation.
  • Boulder is listed as one of the 25 Best Places to Live in America in 2014 by Money Magazine.

Transform Yourself, Transform the World

If your practice has inspired you to want to share the impact with your world, Naropa is the place for you. Take the first steps towards aligning your mind, body and spirit with your future by contacting Naropa University today.