CSPH 5318 - Tibetan Medicine, Ayurveda & Yoga in India

Course Description:

Tibetan Medicine, Ayurveda and Yoga are interrelated ancient, holistic Tibetan and Indian traditions that integrate ethics, spirituality and healing. While studying with experts in India, students examine the claim that the systematic practice of these traditions promotes optimal health. Using critical thinking, students evaluate philosophical knowledge, cultural practices and scientific evidence, and propose research-based programs for integrating these traditions into personal and professional life.

Students fly from MSP to New Delhi, where they can visit the Taj Mahal in Agra. Travel by Jeep to Dharamsala and study with expert Tibetan Medicine doctors at the Men-Tsee-Khang Tibetan Medical Institute. Students will have opportunities for trekking in Himalayan Mountains, Yoga, visiting His Holiness the Dalai Lama's temple and other significant cultural attractions. Students return to Delhi and fly back to MSP.

Learn more about this class via UMN Learning Abroad 

Course Objectives:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

    • Compare and contrast Tibetan Medicine, Ayurveda, and Yoga in India in terms of ethics, spirituality, and healing.
    • Examine the relationship between Indian traditional healing and Tibetan/Indian history, religion, and culture.
    • Explain principles and practices of Yoga in India.
    • Explain principles and practices of Ayurveda in India.
    • Describe characteristics, qualifications, and licensure of practitioners of Yoga and Ayurveda in India.
    • Evaluate research using Yoga and Ayurveda in India.
    • Compare and contrast Yoga and Ayurveda with Allopathic Medicine in India.
    • Compare and contrast Tibetan Medicine with Allopathic Medicine in India.
    • Explain principles and practices of Tibetan Medicine in India.
    • Describe characteristics, qualifications, and licensure of traditional Tibetan doctors in India.
    • Evaluate research using Tibetan Medicine in India.
    • Use critical thinking to integrate Tibetan Medicine, Ayurveda, and Yoga into personal and professional life.

Course Details

Course ID: 
CSPH 5318
Prerequisite: 
CSPH 5315
Semesters Course Offered: 
Summer
Credits: 
4
Course Flyer: 
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Instructor(s)

Katie Schuver, PhD, E-RYT, RPYT

Tenzin Namdul, DTMS