M.A. Yoga

Nov. 19, 2016, 12:40 p.m.

Master of Arts in Yoga is a postgraduate Yoga course. Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline. The aim of the program is to provide Yoga therapy to the patients who are suffering from various kinds of psychosomatic disorders.  It also provides Yoga treatment for the public along with all modern facilities of treatment available in the hospital. It trains students to develop skills of Yoga therapy, to serve the people of the society. It helps to fulfil the need of society to create individuals who are experts in this field. The duration of the course is two years and its syllabus for the course is divided into four semesters.

How is M.A. Yoga course Beneficial?

The course is beneficial for experienced Yoga teachers or senior Yoga practitioners or Health practitioners including medical professionals who want to learn and use Yoga Techniques from Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda and Naturopathy for treatment of various diseases, like back problems (Scitica, slip disc, spondilytis et al), Heart Diseases, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hyper tension, High & Low Blood Pressure, Asthma, common cold, Obesity, Digestive Disorders, Thyroid problems, Gynacological disorders and Mental disorders like Anxiety disorders, Mood disorders including uniploar & bipolar depression, Stress disorders, Childhood problems including ADHD, Autism, MR etc. They can become teacher and lecturer after its completion; they can go for permanent lectureship after UGC-NET.


  • Student who has passed Bachelor's Degree and intermediate in second division with at least 50% marks separately in both and must have offered the subject at graduation level in which he/she is seeking admission.

M.A. Yoga Syllabus

Syllabus of Yoga as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

Sr. No.

Subjects of Study


Basics for Yoga studies I - Philosophy of Yoga


Basics for Yoga studies II - Basic Sanskrit


Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology


Basic Psychological Processes


Consciousness & Yoga


Theoretical Perspectives in Yoga


Yoga and Health


Basic Research Methodology and Statistics


Practical III-Applications of Yoga


Practical IV-Therapeutic Yoga Practice I


Perspectives in Consciousness-Jainism/ Buddhism/ Suphism/ Christianity


Scientific study of Yoga and Consciousness



  • Western approaches
  •  Inter disciplinary approaches


Message of Upanishads


Practical V : Therapeutic yoga Practices II


Practical VI : Advanced Techniques


Patanjali Yoga Sutras and Shatdarshanas


Shramana dhare Traditions


Case Study




Presentations, Seminars, Literature survey


M.A. Yoga Colleges

  • Himalayan University, Itanagar
  • M.S. Institute of Education, New Delhi
  • Sai Nath University, Ranchi

M.A. Yoga Course Suitability

  • Course is suitable for those who are interested in increases muscle strength, flexibility and tone , promotes weight loss or a reduction in body fat, alleviates stress, anxiety and depression, boosts energy , enhances sleep, heightens concentration, reduces blood pressure, improves circulation, strengthens the immune system.
  • Candidates should have the ability to convince people and communicate complex ideas sensitively and clearly and the ability to encourage and inspire the clients, to lead a healthy life.

 Job Types

  • Yoga Therapy Instructor
  • Gym Manager-cum-Instructor
  • Therapist - Naturopathy Hospitals & Health Clubs
  • Yoga Trainer
  • Consultant Yoga Therapist
  • Panchakarma Therapist
  • Marketing Field Worker
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Receptionist & Office Assistant
  • Teacher/Private Tutor
  • Customer Relationship Executive
  • Front Office Assistant
  • Customer Relationship Executive

Advance Course in M.A. Yoga

  • Ph.D. (Yoga)

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