Yoga Studies

The Master of Arts in Yoga Studies at Loyola Marymount University provides the study of the Yoga tradition from multiple perspectives. The graduate program is designed to help students explore the Yoga tradition through various critical methodologies. The program meets the needs of Yoga students and teachers who are seeking to enhance their knowledge of the Yoga tradition in both theory and practice. 

The M.A. in Yoga Studies curriculum includes courses on the history and philosophy of Yoga, its primary classical textual resources and language, its health benefits, and its relation to religion and spirituality.  Students learn various forms of Yoga practice, both ancient and modern, its place within world spirituality, and the techniques utilized for the teaching of Yoga.


  • Wed, 01 Jun 2016 13:00:00 -0700

    Explore the intersection of mindfulness and business. In this two-and-a-half day conference we will explore how skillful leadership starts with the self and then naturally expands outward into our organizations, businesses, employees, consumer and shareholders. Through shared learning in mindfulness and its application to organizational development, the goal of the conference is to open a pathway of work and cooperation between the Foundation’s network of grantees and their local business and community leaders that will continue beyond this time together. In collaboration with NYU and the Lenz Foundation

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  • Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0700

    Referred to as the father of modern Yoga and credited with the revival of Hatha Yoga, Sri T. Krishnamacharya (1888–1989) was an Indian yoga teacher, Ayurvedic healer and scholar, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential teachers of the 20th Century. Some of his students include many of today’s most renowned Yoga teachers: B.K.S. Iyengar, T.K.V. Desikachar, Pattabhi Jois, and Srivatsa Ramaswami, Krishnamacharya’s longest-standing student outside his own family.

    At LMU, Srivatsa Ramaswami presents his master’s teachings at the Vinyasa Krama Yoga Summer Institute, the highlight of which is a 100-hour Intensive program taught solely by him. Moreover, participants interested in teaching may enroll in additional courses offered by his faculty colleagues as part of the larger 200-hour Teacher Training program.

    To Attend
    All courses during the four-week Institute are open to the public, and participants are welcome to enroll in any of the courses individually. Click here to view the complete schedule, program and course descriptions, and campus resources.

    Contact the LMU Center for Religion and Spirituality at (310) 338-2799 or email

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