Graduate Assistantships

Each year the MA in Yoga Studies program takes on four Graduate Assistants to work for the program. Graduate Assistants provide valuable support to the program from the inside-out. These students supplement other financial aid with funding from their 20-hour a week role. They also learn more deeply about the program through their engagement. A weekly Monday morning staff meeting is required, along with the flexible 20-hour work schedule.

Descriptions of various roles are below.

To Apply

Please compose a one to two page letter of interest, specifying which assistantship you are interested in and how your background qualifies you for the role. Email your letter to Program Administrator Iyanna Newborn at

It is preferable to submit this application (along with the general financial aid application, if interested) at the same time as your application to the program.

Assistant for Special Events, Media and Research Support, MA in Yoga Studies

This assistant will help with the planning and promotion of special events, including monthly Wednesday night on-campus lectures and various cohort activities including retreats, field trips, the annual Doshi Bridgebuilder Award and the annual Yoga Day event which draws roughly 500 visitors to campus. This role also includes promotion: the making and distribution of print and digital flyers, maintaining and collaborating on social media accounts and assisting with ad placement and overall program promotion.

This assistant may also occasionally be asked to provide research support to the two full-time and two part-time professors teaching in the program.

This role calls for a high level of engagement with both the digital and physical worlds through material creation and sharing/promotion, a willingness and ability to work occasional nights and weekends when events occur, and strong organizational skills to assist in the planning and implementation of event steps. You will work closely with Program Administrator Amy Osborne and Administrative Coordinator David Rogoff.

Assistant for Instructional Technology and Website Support, MA in Yoga Studies

The assistant will facilitate the Zoom broadcast and filming of each first-year Graduate Yoga Studies class, will archive the classes on Box, and serve as an academic ally for low-residency students who attend class via online streaming and students who make up missed class attendance by using instructional technology. This GA may also assist with filming special events as needed, particularly on Wednesday evenings once a month, website support, and will assist in various needs of the Program Administrator, Program Director, and other Graduate Assistants as needed. Please note: for this role you will be both attending classes and working within classes (filming) at the same time. Strong instructional technology skills, a willingness and ability to work occasional evenings when filming is needed and spirit of collaboration are needed for this role. You will work closely with Program Administrator Amy Osborne and Program Director Dr. Christopher Chapple.

Research Assistant to Dr. Chris Chapple

This position entails research support for Program Director Dr. Chapple including, but not limited to, obtaining and summarizing materials, editing works in progress, indexing for book projects, and other tasks as needed. Strong organizational skills and an attention to detail are required.