Tibetan Healing Courses

Graduate Courses

Graduate academic courses in Tibetan Medicine and Yoga offered through the Center in both in-person and online formats include:

  • Traditional Tibetan Medicine: Ethics, Spirituality, & Healing (CSPH 5315) 2 credits
    This course will introduce students to ethics, spirituality, and healing from the perspective of traditional Tibetan medicine. Traditional Tibetan doctors believe that illness results from imbalance and that treating illness requires correcting the underlying imbalance. Students will learn how to apply these principles personally, integrate them into clinical practice, and consult with a traditional Tibetan doctor. Learn more.
  • Yoga: Ethics, Spirituality, & Healing (CSPH 5317) 2 credits
    This course will introduce students to ethics, spirituality, and healing from the perspective of Yoga, an ancient Indian discipline. Students will examine the claim that systematic Yoga practice leads to optimal health. Using critical thinking, students will evaluate philosophical knowledge, scientific evidence, and practical application, and propose research-based programs for integrating Yoga into personal and professional life. Learn more.
  • Tibetan Medicine, Ayurveda, & Yoga in India (CSPH 5318) 4 credits, May Session. (Prerequisite: CSPH 5315)
    During CSPH 5318, the students study at the Men-Tsee-Khang, the Tibetan Medical Institute of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India. Tibetan Medicine, Ayurveda, and Yoga are interrelated, ancient, holistic, Tibetan and Indian traditions that integrate ethics, spirituality, and healing. While studying with expert practitioners in India, students will examine the claim that systematic practice of these traditions promotes optimal health. Using critical thinking, students will evaluate philosophical knowledge, cultural practices, and scientific evidence, and propose research-based programs for integrating these traditions into personal and professional life. Learn more.
Undergraduate Courses

 

The Center offers three academic courses in Hatha Yoga, a popular type of Yoga that combines asana (postures), pranayama (breath expansion), and relaxation. These courses are based on exercise science, Yogic philosophy, and scientific evidence. Students who successfully complete these courses A-F or S-N may be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT).

Topics in Integrative Health - Hatha Yoga Teachers' Education 1: Yoga Anatomy, Physiology, & Alignment (CSPH 3000) 3 credits, Fall Semester.
This course will introduce students to anatomical considerations and understanding critical to executing and teaching safe, effective Hatha Yoga Asana, Pranayama, and relaxation. Students will learn foundational concepts about gross anatomy, energy anatomy, movement, and effective teaching.

Topics in Integrative Health - Hatha Yoga Teachers' Education 2: Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, & Ethics (CSPH 3000) 3 credits, Spring Semester.
This course will introduce students to the nature, aim, and extent of Yogic traditions and ethics in classical texts of Yoga. Students will learn how to apply this content in their life off the Yoga mat and as a Hatha Yoga teacher.

 

Topics in Integrative Health - Hatha Yoga Teachers' Education 3: Yoga Teaching Principles & Methodology (CSPH 3000) 2 credits, Spring Semester.
This course will provide students an opportunity to study communication and sequencing principles necessary for teaching effective, safe Hatha Yoga classes. Using knowledge and skills gained during the first two Hatha Yoga courses, students will develop skills to teach Hatha Yoga Asana, Pranayama, and relaxation techniques.

Students who successfully complete these courses are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour RYTdesignation.

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