Tibetan Healing Courses

Graduate Courses

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

  • Explorations in Integrative Therapies & Healing Practices: Yoga & Ayurveda in India (CSPH 5000), 4 credits. (Prerequisite: CSPH 4311, CSPH 5317, CSPH 5318, or CSPH 5343.
    Yoga and Ayurveda are interrelated, ancient, holistic Indian traditions that integrate ethics, spirituality, and healing. While studying with expert practitioners at the University of Minnesota and in India, students will examine the claim that the systematic practice of these traditions promotes healing and optimal health. Using critical thinking, students will investigate scientific evidence for Yoga and Ayurveda and propose additional research needed. Students will synthesize the philosophical, psychological, and ethical teachings of Yoga and Ayurveda with their experiential knowledge in order to meet the course objectives and their own needs personally and professionally. Learn more.
  • 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.
  • Ayurveda Medicine: The Science of Self-healing (CSPH 5343), 2 credits.
    This course will introduce students to the basic principles of Ayurveda, the Science of self-healing. It will also cover evidence based information available on Ayurvedic Medicine. Ayurveda emphasizes balance of body, mind and spirit to achieve the optimum health through natural means. Course content will include Ayurvedic constitutional types and practices including food, herbal medicine, detoxification and massage. Students will examine how Ayurvedic principles and practices can be integrated into personal plans for health and wellbeing and how Ayurveda is being integrated into healthcare settings.
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