Saturday, May 3, 2008

Diploma in yoga therapy

Yoga the age-old Indian way of keeping the body and the mind in perfect condition for a healthy life has gained such popularity in the West that Yoga practitioners are in great demand. The new-age Indians too have realised its efficacy and are turning to it in great numbers. With the growing demand there is also a shortage of trained professionals in the country.

Keeping that in view Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (RSVP), Tirupati, has announced to offer a PG Diploma programme in ‘Yoga Therapy and Stress Management’ from the academic year 2008-09.

This makes it the first-ever Sanskrit university in the country to offer a course disseminating the academic, practical and therapeutic values and Yogic concepts formulated by sage Patanjali.

The UGC has sanctioned Rs. 49 lakh for the course, to be allocated over a period of five years.

Tie-ups

The varsity has tied up with prestigious institutions like Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandana Samsthan (Bangalore), Mangalore University’s Department of Human Consciousness and Yogic Science, KMC Hospital’s Department of Yoga (Manipal), NIMHANS – Bangalore and Kaivalyadhama Yoga Samithi (Lonavala) for exchange of intelligentsia and technical know-how.

Also, the neurology department of the neighbouring SVIMS University has been roped in to train the candidates in stress management. The academic programme will be for a period of one year, followed by a six-month practical sessions to provide exposure to the students in the operation of biomedical instrumentation. The annual student intake has been fixed at 25, for which the minimum qualification is graduation (second class) in any stream.

Vice-Chancellor Hare Krishna Satapathy said the course, to be offered under its Department of Saankhya Yoga, would be a good blend of traditional stress relieving methods and modern pressure busters using state-of-the-art teaching aids.

Source: http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/edu/2008/04/28/stories/2008042850800100.htm

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