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M.A. in Yoga is a 2-year postgraduate yoga course, the minimum eligibility is Graduation from a recognized college or its equivalent exam. Admission in this course it depends on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance test and the consequent round of counseling.

Some of the top colleges and institutes which provide admission to M.A. in Yoga are as follows:

  • Himalayan University, Papum-pare
  • M.S. Institute of Education, New Delhi
  • Sai Nath University, Ranchi
  • Jiwaji University, Gwalior
  • Pacific University, Udaipur

The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 10,000 to 10 lacs, for a span of 2 years.

    The course is beneficial for experienced Yoga teachers or senior Yoga practitioners or Health practitioners including medical professionals who want to learn and use Yoga Techniques from Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda and Naturopathy for treatment of various diseases. They can become teacher and lecturer after its completion; they can go for permanent lectureship after UGC-NET. They can run private yoga centers and clubs for teaching and consultancy.

    Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as Yoga Therapy Instructor, Gym Manager-cum-Instructor, Therapist, Yoga Trainer, Consultant Yoga Therapist, Panchakarma Therapist, Marketing Field Worker, Clinical Psychologist, Receptionist & Office Assistant, Teacher/Private Tutor, Customer Relationship Executive, Front Office Assistant, Customer Relationship Executive etc. The average annual salary offered to such professionals ranges between INR 3 to 20 lacs, increasing with candidates’ experience and expertise.

    Top Colleges for Master of Arts [M.A] (Yoga)

    • Master of Arts [M.A] (Yoga) in Uttarakhand
    • MA in Delhi-NCR
    • MA in Maharashtra
    • MA in Chennai
    • MA in Uttar Pradesh
    • MA in Telangana

    M.A. in Yoga: Course Highlights

    Given below are some of the main highlights of the course:

    Course LevelPost Graduate
    Duration of the Course2 years
    Examination TypeSemester and Annual
    Admission ProcessEntrance exam and Merit Based
    Average Course FeeINR 10,000 to 10 lacs
    Average Starting SalaryINR 3 to 20 lacs
    Top Recruiting CompaniesESIC General Hospital Naroda Ahmedabad, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy etc.
    Top Job AreasSports Complexes, Yoga Centres, Hospitals, Resorts & Hotels, Community Healthcare Centres, Colleges & Universities etc.
    Top Job PositionsYoga Therapy Instructor, Gym Manager-cum-Instructor, Therapist, Yoga Trainer, Consultant Yoga Therapist, Panchakarma Therapist, Marketing Field Worker, Clinical Psychologist, etc.

    M.A. in Yoga: What is it all about?

    M.A. in Yoga is a two years postgraduate yoga degree course in India. The aim of the study program is to develop candidates who are able to give yoga therapy to the patients suffering from physio disorders. In this course, candidates tend to study the different ways and techniques of yoga therapy that may be applied in order to relax us from the developing stress. The course also involves the study of numerous types of postures on asana of Yoga that can help the body in relaxing the developing stress. The program also contains the study of the healthy habits that are to be continued alongside the practice of asanas to remain healthy and to benefit the body more.

    Yoga treatment emphasis on the physical mental and spiritual condition of the patients along with all modern facilities of treatment available in the hospital and therapy center. The course is suitable for those candidates to have interested in increases muscle strength, flexibility and tone promote weight loss or a reduction in body fat, alleviates stress, anxiety, and depression, boosts energy, enhance sleep, heightens concentration, reduces blood pressure, improve circulation system, strengthens the immune system.

    The course is also suitable for those candidates who want to increase their knowledge for accelerating their career by exploring and acquire a critical understanding of Yoga and Meditation. The course is designed to provide in-depth knowledge and information and techniques about the yoga. The study is focused on theoretical and practical aspects and Principles Techniques in an academic discipline such as Basic Philosophy of Yoga, Basic Sanskrit, Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology, Basic Psychological Processes, Consciousness & Yoga, Health & Yoga, Research Methodology & Statistics, Application of Yoga, Patanjali Yoga Sutras and Shad Darshanas, Case Study.

    The course is suitable for those who are interested in increases muscle strength, flexibility, and tone to promote weight loss or reduction in body fat, alleviates stress, anxiety, and depression, boosts energy, enhances sleep, heightens concentration, reduces blood pressure, improves circulation, strengthens the immune system. Candidates should have the ability to convince people and communicate complex ideas sensitively and clearly and the ability to encourage and inspire the clients, to lead a healthy life.

    M.A. in Yoga: Top Institutes 

    Given below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course:

    Atal Bihari Vajpaee Hindi VishwavidyalyaBhopalINR 8,100
    Sai Nath UniversityRanchiINR 10,000
    Devi Ahilya VishwavidyalayaIndoreINR 11,400
    Banaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiINR 1,900
    Jiwaji UniversityGwaliorINR 6,240
    Kumaun UniversityNainitalINR 17,000
    Pacific UniversityUdaipurINR 25,000
    Singhania UniversityJhunjhunuINR 11,300
    Jai Narayan Vyas UniversityJodhpurINR 15,000
    Sunrise UniversityAlwarINR 19,000
    Mahant Laxmi Narayan Das CollegeRaipurINR 12,000
    Himachal Pradesh UniversityShimlaINR 15,000

    M.A. in Yoga: Eligibility 

    The student who have passed Bachelor's Degree and intermediate in the second division with at least 50% mark separately in both and must have offered the subject at graduation level in which he/she is seeking admission.

    M.A. in Yoga: Admission Process

    Admission process details for admission as well as course can be accessed from the official website of the respective institute or college. The candidates must visit the website to get more details. Candidates can download the admission application form from the website. After the successful submission of the admission application form, candidates are called for the written test. Written Test can be an objective and subjective type.

    Written Test included Personal Interview based on marks scored in the written test and percentage acquired in the 12th examination.

    Below are the few entrance tests that are conducted by some of the M.A. in Yoga colleges in India:

    • Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya Entrance Exam
    • Yoga University Entrance Exam
    • Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth Entrance Exam
    • Gujarat Ayurved University Entrance Exam
    • Shri Venkateshwara University Entrance Exam

    M.A. in Yoga: Syllabus and Course Description

    A semester- wise break up of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.

    Semester ISemester II
    Basics for Yoga studies I - Philosophy of YogaTheoretical Perspectives in Yoga
    Basics for Yoga studies II - Basic SanskritYoga and Health
    Basic Human Anatomy and PhysiologyBasic Research Methodology and Statistics
    Basic Psychological ProcessesPractical III-Applications of Yoga
    Consciousness & YogaPractical IV-Therapeutic Yoga Practice I
    Semester IIISemester IV
    Perspectives in Consciousness-Jainism/ Buddhism/ Sufism/ ChristianityPractical VI: Advanced Techniques
    Scientific study of Yoga and Consciousness Consciousness: - Western approachesPatanjali Yoga Sutras and Shatdarshanas
    Interdisciplinary approachesShramana dhare Traditions
    Message of UpanishadsCase Study
    Practical V: Therapeutic yoga Practices IIDissertation
    -Presentations, Seminars, Literature survey

    M.A. in Yoga: Career Prospects

    The Master degree holder has decent career opportunities in the field Yoga and Meditation, Ayurveda and Naturopathy, Colleges and Universities and also in Hospital and Rehabilitation Centers.

    There are various employment options accessible after completing MA in Yoga program. One can even go for the job in government are like hospitals, therapist, yoga teacher and many more. There are many options that can help students to make their future bright by easily seeking the job in various fields.

    Today there are many fields where yoga instructors are required and so after completing program one can find many options for them. These types of courses are best for one who wishes to get the bright career in such area. There are many places where yoga centers are been running and so to get the job at such places owing degree can really work out.​

    Read More About MA Courses

    Yoga TeacherYoga teacher is in charge to instruct applicants in the art of yoga in order to enhance their personal health and fitness in mind as well as the body.INR 3 to 5 Lacs
    Yoga Aerobic InstructorYoga Aerobic Instructor is in charge of instruct, lead, and motivate individual or groups in exercise activities, strength, training, and stretching.INR 2 to 5 Lacs
    Yoga AdvisorYoga adviser is in charge of providing advice and suggestion related to yoga exercises.INR 4 to 6 Lacs
    Yoga TherapistYoga Therapist is in charge to keep their customers healthy, safe and flexible. They guarantee that every the pose is executed correctly and without any injury, which is required close attention to the skills of their customers and concise instruction.INR 2 to 4 Lacs
    Clinical PsychologistsClinical psychologists are in charge to meet with customers to monitor issues and problems—emotional, physical, mental and behavioural—in their lives.INR 3 to 5 Lacs

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