Urban Yoga Minor
The 12 credit minor is designed to introduce students to Yoga in the context of
contemporary health and exercise science. The primary goal of the program is to
combine the practical knowledge gained via long-term Yoga practice with the
theoretical knowledge gained through the scientific study of the body itself and of
interventions aimed at addressing its various preventable ailments. To this end,
students will be encouraged and required to develop their own Yoga practices.
Experiencing the effects of this practice first-hand will give students a unique
perspective on the scientific and theoretical materials studied, with an emphasis on
the Urban environment as a confluent locus for a diversity of cultural beliefs and
practices. This experience will be of value to students in diverse fields of study,
whether in preparation for careers in the health professions, or simply as a way of
better understanding themselves.
||Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga
||Principles of Yoga
Students must have completed all prerequisites prior to registering for the required courses. A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in all minor courses.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment with an Advisor, please contact the Division of ATHES at 718-488-1026