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About Yoga Courses

Yoga was conceptualised 5000 years ago and the term ‘Yoga’ was first mentioned in the Rig Veda. Later, it was refined by the Vedic priests who documented all the practices and beliefs of yoga in the Upanishads. Yoga is a practice that focuses on bringing balance between the human body and mind. The first yoga scripts can be traced back to 200 BCE with the Bhagavad Gita (a holy book) and the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (c. 900 BCE). The tradition of yoga has been preserved with utmost purity through the centuries by gurus, scholars, kings and the people of India. Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra has the first systematic and structured representation of yoga. The western world was introduced to yoga in the 19th century and Swami Vivekanand is accredited for its modern revival. Yoga practice focuses on breathing, strength, and flexibility to attain holistic well-being. It is a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices, and meditation. Yoga follows powerful techniques to create a sense of inner peace, harmony and clarity of mind. It has been widely adopted by the east and the west. The idea of yoga is to make one experience the deepest self and cosmic consciousness. Students interested in this practice can pursue a course in yoga.


Who can Opt for a Yoga course?

Students who do yoga and are interested in the field can take up a yoga course. Students who want to make a career in the field of yoga can apply for a yoga course. The course teaches students the theoretical and practical aspects of yoga. They are also taught how the practice of yoga is beneficial for human life. The course focuses on practical sessions and students are trained in the right manner to help them take up professional careers. Yoga has many benefits and incorporating it into daily life can aid mental and physical health including the ability to lower stress hormones, improve overall health, flexibility, strength, and more.

Yoga Course Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for yoga courses differ as per different levels and the institute. However, the general eligibility criteria for different levels are as follows:

Eligibility for PG courses

The postgraduate course is a Yoga Master’s degree course. Students can opt for yoga courses after graduation in any stream. The duration of the yoga course is 2 years full-time. Students learn through theory classes and practical sessions and are trained so that they can take up professional roles.

Eligibility for PhD courses

The PhD is the highest degree in the field and to be eligible the students need a postgraduate degree. In the yoga course, students are taught the classical theory of yoga and how practising yoga can benefit human life. After completing the yoga course the students develop into trained professionals in the field.

**Note: The eligibility of different courses under yoga differs across institutes. Therefore, students should check the eligibility requirements at the time of applying through the ‘Courses’ tab.

Yoga Courses

A yoga course is offered at two levels by Study in India partner institutes: Undergraduate and Postgraduate and PhD.

PG level

A Yoga Master’s degree course is 2 years full-time. Students can apply for these yoga courses after graduation. They learn through theory and practicals. After completing this yoga course (M.Sc in Yoga), students can make a rewarding career as yoga instructors in health clubs, gyms and schools or even start their own yoga centres.

PhD level

A PhD in yoga trains the students in theory as well as practicals. The yoga course enable the students to take professional roles on completion. The students can make a career as yoga teachers, yoga therapist and more.

Yoga Benefits

Yoga is a set of physical, mental and spiritual practices which has its origin in ancient India. The practice of yoga helps to control the mind and body. The word ‘Yoga’ comes from a Sanskrit word meaning ‘to yoke’ or ‘to join’. Practising yoga helps to keep the human body fit and also helps in reducing respiratory disorders, hypertension, stress, and depression. Doing a degree course in yoga will help the students to learn about the theory and practicals of yoga. These courses train students through practical sessions so that they can take professional roles upon completion of the course. Students who choose to take up a yoga course can find career options like yoga specialists, yoga therapists, yoga aerobics instructors, and more.

Yoga Subject & Syllabus

The subjects covered in a yoga course teach the students about its various benefits. The syllabus as per different levels is as follows:

PG Level:

The main subjects covered in PG courses are as follows:

  • Basics of Yoga
  • Scientific Study of Yoga & Consciousness
  • Therapeutic Yoga Practice
  • Advanced Techniques of Yoga
  • Applications of Yoga

Admission process for Yoga courses in India

Students aspiring to build a career in Yoga can pursue these courses across three disciplines by applying. The step-by-step process to apply is:

First, students need to fill out the registration form. Following the registration, students are provided with login credentials that they need to save for future reference.

Once registration is complete, students will have to fill out the Study in India Application which is divided into three parts: Basic Information, Academic Information and Choice Filling.

Although the students have to fill all three sections carefully, it is the Choice Filling that is the most important part. They are required to give and rank a minimum of three preferences for yoga courses and Indian institutes they are interested in taking admission to.

Lastly, they are required to fill out the declaration form and submit their respective applications.

Students can find a detailed explanation for filling out the Application here.

Most Popular Courses in Yoga

The popular courses in yoga are Master's and PhD degrees. Students opting for a yoga course are given theoretical knowledge and trained through practical sessions. Students are trained well so that they can take up professional roles right after completing the course. They also learn about the benefits of yoga like reducing stress hormones, coping with anxiety, improving overall health, curing chronic pain, breathing exercises to help improve overall breathing, building endurance, flexibility, and strength-building. Once students have a degree in yoga, they can make a career as yoga therapists, yoga teachers, yoga instructors or start their own private yoga practice.

Popular Yoga PG courses in India

The most popular postgraduate course is a Yoga Master’s degree ( or M.Sc in Yoga) . The demand for yoga instructors and teachers is growing so students can take up postgraduate courses in yoga to make a career. The duration of a postgraduate yoga course is 2 years full-time. Students can apply for these yoga courses after graduation. Students taking up a higher-studies yoga course can make a career in yoga in India or abroad. These students learn about the benefits of yoga, how to help others through yoga & treat diseases. They can practice yoga themselves to get various health benefits. The students can make a career as yoga teachers, yoga instructors, yoga therapists, and more.

**Note: Before applying for these courses, students must confirm if the concerned yoga course of their choice is offered in the current academic year or not.

Career Options in Yoga

Students who take up a yoga course can make a career as follows:

Yoga Instructor Yoga Therapist Yoga Specialist
Yoga Aerobic Instructor Instructor / Trainer in Health Club Therapist and Naturopaths

Yoga Course: Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What is Yoga?

Originated in India, Yoga is a practice that helps in achieving a balance between mind and body. It focuses on achieving flexibility, building up strength and enhancing both physical and mental wellbeing.

2. What are the benefits of doing yoga?

The practice of Yoga includes a very holistic approach to health and overall lifestyle. With regular practice, you can avail many benefits like:

  • It improves balance, strength, flexibility and energy.
  • It helps with pain relief.
  • It relaxes the body and helps to calm down the mind.
  • It helps to manage stress and promotes self-care.

3. Skills required to take admission in a Yoga course?

Students who wish to pursue a Yoga course and make a career in this field should have a holistic approach towards life, they should be quick learners with great patience. They should be good speakers, listeners and compassionate.

4. What is the eligibility to take admission in Yoga courses?

The eligibility criteria for pursuing Yoga courses differs across various institutes. For undergraduate courses, it is the completion of 10+2 (in any stream), and for pursuing a postgraduate degree, you must have a bachelor's degree. However, you are advised to check the specific eligibility criteria for different Yoga courses at the time of applying.

5. What are the job opportunities after completing a Yoga course?

Some of the job opportunities available after completing a Yoga course are:

  • Yoga Instructor
  • Yoga Therapist
  • Yoga Specialist
  • Yoga Aerobic Instructor
  • Trainer in a health club
  • Therapists or Naturopaths
  • Yoga Researcher

6. What is the duration of UG and PG Yoga courses?

The duration for graduation in yoga and masters degree is 3 years and 2 years respectively.

7. What is the scope of a Yoga course?

Yoga has become a popular practice around the world due to. More and more people are realising its health benefits and trying to include Yoga practices into their lifestyle. The demand for Yoga classes/instructors/teachers continues to surge and this is why Yoga courses offer good career scope.

8. Do you require prior experience to pursue a course in Yoga?

No, generally you do not require any prior experience to pursue a Yoga course. However, it is advised that you check the eligibility for Yoga courses at the time of applying.

9. What are the subjects taught under Yoga courses?

Some of the different subjects taught under Yoga course include:

  • Philosophy and Basics of Yoga Studies
  • Basic Human Anatomy
  • Yoga and Health
  • Basic Physiological Processes
  • Theoretical Perspectives in Yoga
  • Basic Research Methodology and Statistics in Yoga
  • Practical Applications of Yoga
  • Therapeutic Yoga Practice
  • Messages of Upanishad
  • Patanjali Yoga Sutras

10. What does a Yoga therapist do?

The main role of a Yoga therapist is to plan and teach exercises that are useful in treating injuries or health-related issues.

11. Do you have students from different cultures and backgrounds?

Yes, the Study in India programme accepts international students from all ethnicities and religions with open arms.

Study in India Partner Institute for YOGA COURSES.

No. of Institute :

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)

Location: Manipal ,Karnataka
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating: 3.30
No.of Seats: 187

Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences

Location: Solan ,Himachal Pradesh
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 1512

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