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Yoga Studies Minor at USU

The Yoga Studies Minor and Teacher Training Program at Utah State University is committed to offering students an in-depth understanding of Yoga. The curriculum promotes a sequential approach to the study of Yoga History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice and includes an accredited 200 & 300-hr Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Program.

Yoga is a spectacularly multifaceted phenomenon, therefore very difficult to define. However, one of its literal translation is to yoke, to bind together: The union of the individual psyche with the transcendental self. (Yoga-Yajnavalkya, 1.44).

While drawing from multiple Yoga traditions, the Yoga Studies Minor is fundamentally rooted in the teachings of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, one of the most revered treatise on Yoga Philosophy.