Yoga Studies

This 43-credit Religious Studies MA concentration offers comprehensive training in Yoga Studies. The program is designed for both students interested in doctoral programs as well as yoga teachers and practitioners.

For students enrolling for the Fall 2020 Semester, the first retreat in Colorado will be held August 15-23. The second retreat, which starts in the fall of the third year of the program, will run August 13-21, 2022. For students enrolling for the Spring 2021 Semester, the semester will begin with an in-depth orientation from January 7-8, 2021.

Degree Requirements

Fall START (3 YEAR) MA YOGA STUDIES

First Year, Fall

  • REL617e Meditation in Yogic and Tantric Traditions: A Practicum (3)
  • REL577e The Histories and Philosophies of Yoga (3)
  • REL611e First Turning of the Wheel (3)

SUBTOTAL 9

First Year, Spring

  • REL530e Yoga and Globalization: The Inception of Postural Yoga (3)
  • REL615e Power, Privilege, and Diversity (3)

SUBTOTAL 6

Second Year, Fall

  • REL645e Methods and Issues in the Study of Religion (3)
  • REL507e Sanskrit I (4)

SUBTOTAL 7

Second Year, Spring

  • REL655e Trends in Religious Studies (3)
  • REL537e Sanskrit II (4)

SUBTOTAL 7

Third Year, Fall

  • REL634e Hindu Tantra (3) [Begins in Retreat]
  • REL557e Sanskrit III (4)

SUBTOTAL 7

Third Year, Spring

  • REL587e Sanskrit IV (4)
  • REL672e Non-Dualism in Theory and Practice (Recommended) (3) Or Elective (3)*

SUBTOTAL 7

Total Credits: 43

SPRING START (3 YEAR) MA Yoga Studies   

First Year, Spring 

  • REL530e Yoga and Globalization: The Inception of Postural Yoga (3) 
  • REL615e Power, Privilege, and Diversity (3) 

    SUBTOTAL 6 

First Year, Fall 

  • REL617e Meditation in Yogic and Tantric Traditions: A Practicum (3) 
  • REL577e The Histories and Philosophies of Yoga (3) 
  • REL507e Sanskrit I (4) 
    SUBTOTAL 10 

Second Year, Spring 

  • REL537e Sanskrit II (4) 
  • RELXXX Meditation in Yogic & Tantric Traditions II: A Practicum (3)  
    SUBTOTAL 7 

Second Year, Fall 

  • REL645e Methods and Issues in the Study of Religion (3) 
  • REL557e Sanskrit III (4) 
    SUBTOTAL 7 

Third Year, Spring 

  • REL587e Sanskrit IV (4) 
  • REL655e Trends in Religious Studies (3) 
    SUBTOTAL 7 

Third Year, Fall 

  • REL634e Hindu Tantra (3) [Begins in Retreat] 
  • REL611e First Turning of the Wheel [Begins in Retreat]  (3) 
    SUBTOTAL 6 

TOTAL CREDITS: 43