Yoga Basics

Yoga Basics

Yoga: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living

Yoga: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living (3 Credits) Fees: $299: (INR 10,000 for Indian Students)

The course "Yoga: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living" offers a comprehensive journey into the profound tradition of yoga, spanning from its ancient origins to its contemporary applications in modern life. Through a blend of interactive lectures, discussions, and experiential practice sessions, participants will delve deep into the evolution, philosophies, and diverse styles of yoga, gaining invaluable insights for personal growth and holistic well-being.

Course Content:

  1. Origins and Foundations of Yoga:

    • Exploration of yoga's roots in ancient India and its historical development.
    • Study of influential texts such as the Vedas, Upanishads, and Bhagavad Gita, unraveling the philosophical foundations of yoga.
  2. Philosophical Underpinnings:

    • Examination of key philosophical concepts including the eight limbs of yoga as outlined by Patanjali.
    • Analysis of fundamental principles such as karma, self-realization, and the mind-body connection.
  3. Yogic Traditions and Styles:

    • Survey of various yogic traditions and styles, including Hatha, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Jnana, and Bhakti yoga.
    • Comparative analysis of different approaches and methodologies in yoga practice.
  4. Experiential Practice Labs:

    • Hands-on practice sessions focusing on classic yoga postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and relaxation methods.
    • Guided exploration of meditation practices to cultivate inner peace and mindfulness.


  • Interactive Lectures and Discussions: Engage in lively discussions and interactive lectures led by expert instructors, providing insights into the historical, philosophical, and practical aspects of yoga.
  • Physical Practice Labs: Participate in experiential practice labs to embody the teachings of yoga, refining postures, breathwork, and relaxation techniques under the guidance of experienced practitioners.
  • Textual Study and Analysis: Dive deep into the study of ancient texts and philosophical treatises, critically analyzing their relevance and application in contemporary life.
  • Quiz Assessments: Test your understanding and retention of key concepts with quiz assessments at the end of each unit, reinforcing learning outcomes and facilitating self-assessment.
  • Personal Reflection and Integration: Engage in personal reflection exercises to integrate the wisdom of yoga into your daily life, fostering self-awareness, resilience, and spiritual growth.

Through "Yoga: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living," participants will embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery, embracing the timeless teachings of yoga to lead a more balanced, harmonious, and fulfilling life in the modern world.