Yoga and the Healing Sciences

200-hour Teacher Training and Certificate Program
Classes begin Mar 23 at LMU. Tuition payment plan available.
Registration opens November
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Yoga is the philosophy, art, and science of living a “pure and balanced”, or sattvic, life. Tracing Yoga’s roots from ancient India to the modern world, the Yoga and the Healing Sciences teacher training and professional certificate program introduces participants to five of the most popular styles of Hatha Yoga currently practiced – Ashtanga, Iyengar, Kundalini, Power, and Vinyasa – as well as other important elements of Yoga practice including meditation, chanting, pranayama, yogic philosophy, Yoga anatomy, energetics, Karma Yoga, Sanskrit, Ayurveda, nutrition, and specialized aspects of modern Yoga like prenatal Yoga, Yoga for children, Yoga for midlife (and beyond), and Yoga therapy.

Registered through Yoga Alliance® as an official 200-hour Yoga teacher training program, the diverse faculty is comprised of well-respected Yoga specialists. Whether you intend to teach, are already a teacher, or simply want to deepen your practice, this program will provide you with a traditional and comprehensive understanding of Yoga as a healing science.

Who Should Participate

The program is open to individuals with at least six months of previous Yoga practice (any style is acceptable) who wish to expand, deepen and broaden their knowledge of Yoga. Weekend class meetings open the program to those with full-time careers and other commitments. Given the program’s particular focus on healing and therapy, individuals in education, fitness, healthcare, or simply interested in Yoga practice as a healing science, are highly encouraged to enroll.

Program Benefits

Whereas many teacher training programs focus on a single practice or school of Yoga, the Yoga and the Healing Sciences will introduce students to a variety of practices. Each of the different approaches to yoga practice have developed over the centuries in order to suit the spiritual needs of individuals of different dispositions and capacities. Understanding and appreciating this variety of practice will prepare teachers to better serve a diverse clientele. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Appreciate and understand the content and methods of practice in the ancient texts of Yoga
  • Integrate Yoga into their daily lives through a variety of practices
  • Develop appropriate Yoga sequencing in order to facilitate a group Yoga class
  • Apply Yoga and Yogic practices as a catalyst and instrument for health, healing, and balanced living

Following the guidelines outlined by Yoga Alliance® for registered 200-hour teacher training programs, this program qualifies participants to register for the 200-hour credential, as verified by the instructors.  

General Information

Course and program requirements, schedules and tuition are subject to change; and additional fees may be incurred for books and materials. Click here to review all policies prior to enrollment. For additional information, contact the Center for Religion and Spirituality at (310) 338-2799 or yoga@lmu.edu, or contact the program facilitators directly (listed below under 'Faculty').

  • Registration + Fees

    Spring 2019 Course

    Begins: March 23, 2019 | Registration will open in November

    Course: YHSX 800

    Tuition: $3,425 | Tuition payment plans are avaialble. Please contact Academic Services in LMU Extension at 310.338.1971 to make arrangements.

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    Fall 2018 Course

    Begins: August 4, 2018

    Course: YHSX 800

    Tuition: $3,425 | Tuition payment plans are avaialble. Please contact Academic Services in LMU Extension at 310.338.1971 to make arrangements.

  • Schedule

    Spring 2019 Course

    Class meets for 11 weekends, Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30a-5:30p:

    • March 23–24, 2019
    • March 30–31
    • April 13–14
    • April 27–28
    • May 4–5
    • May 18–19
    • June 1–2
    • June 8–9
    • June 22–23
    • June 29–30
    • July 13–14

    Location
    LMU Westchester Campus
    1 LMU Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

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    Fall 2018 Course 

    Class meets for 11 weekends, Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30a-5:30p:

    • August 4-5, 2018
    • August 11-12
    • August 25-26
    • September 8-9
    • September 22-23
    • October 6-7
    • October 20-21
    • November 3-4
    • November 17-18
    • December 1-2
    • December 8-9

    Location
    LMU Westchester Campus
    1 LMU Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

  • Faculty

    Spring 2019 Course

    Instructors

    Lecturers

    • TBA

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    Fall 2018 Course

    Instructor

    Lecturers

    • Mark Whitwell
    • Lori Rubenstein Fazzio, D.P.T.
    • Nischala Joy Devi
    • Lorin Roche, Ph.D.
    • Guru Singh, D.D.
    • Chinnamasta Stiles
    • Tom Kelly
    • Govindas
    • Paul Cabanis
    • Maria Villella, L.Ac.
    • Christopher Chapple Ph.D.
    • Hala Khouri
    • Olivia Barry
    • Robert Birnberg
    • Eleni Tsikrikas
    • Barbara Foley, Ph.D.
    • Heather Lyle
    • Jasmine Lieb
    • Larry Payne
    • Mathew Cohen
    • Pawan Johar
    • Casey Mauro
    • Sarah Herrington
    • Surendra Mehta
  • Course Requirements

    Students must complete a total of 16.5 semester hours in coursework with a letter grade of 'B-' or higher in each course to receive a certificate of completion. Please refer to the course catalog for required text, class meeting location, and other general information.

    Coursework: YHSX 800

  • Course Descriptions

    YHSX 800
    Yoga and the Healing Sciences
    16.5 Semester Hours

    Yoga is the philosophy, art, and science of living a “pure and balanced”, or sattvic, life. Tracing Yoga’s roots from ancient India to the modern world, the Yoga and the Healing Sciences teacher training and professional certificate program introduces participants to five of the most popular styles of Hatha Yoga currently practiced – Ashtanga, Iyengar, Kundalini, Power, and Vinyasa – as well as other important elements of Yoga practice including meditation, chanting, pranayama, yogic philosophy, Yoga anatomy, energetics, Karma Yoga, Sanskrit, Ayurveda, nutrition, and specialized aspects of modern Yoga like prenatal Yoga, Yoga for children, Yoga for midlife (and beyond), and Yoga therapy.