A course in yogic science

Yoga, a science that teaches you how to flex, is becoming a lucrative career option. Patricia Mascarenhas gives you a gist on the new courses in the field.

Updated: Sep 23, 2014, 12:49 PM IST

Yoga has always been a part of Indian culture, but recently it has come up in the forefront in the western world as well. The science has come out of its shell to become a promising career option. With this in mind, Dr DY Patil College of Ayurved and Research Institute has launched a yoga department for those who wish to specialise in the field. The diploma and certificate course in yoga comprises of teaching yoga in an authentic way and blending traditional yoga with modern life style. “Knowing that today's generation is more inclined towards being fitter and healthier and are constantly looking for better and modern opportunities, we wanted to provide a combination of both,” says Shiv Kumar Mishra, HOD, Dr DY Patil College of Ayurved and Research Institute.

The objective is to educate students on the benefits of yoga and the correct technique that needs to be followed while practicing it. The Institute has put together a team of experts who have an in-depth understanding of yoga and years of teaching experience with a customised curriculum that includes a combination of theory and practical sessions at their Ayuverdic Hospital. “We believe in holistic learning through facilities like on campus hospital coupled with the erudite faculty making it a stimulating environment for learning,” says Mishra.

These short courses will enable students to become qualified and capable yoga practitioners. “They are devised to promote entrepreneurship amongst masses and to serve the society in the process,” says Mishra. He further adds that yoga is the perfect solution to every problem in today’s world. “Knowledge in the field of yoga will help you enhance your lifestyle and make you more efficient at your work place even if you beloing to another profession,” he advices. Dr Jagruti Sawant, Life Force Homeopathy who is currently pursuing a course in yogic science agrees, “As enthusiasts many are on the lookout for a course that can help us explore the depths of yoga from philosophy to practice to nutrition and this gives us a gist of all.”

While some are in to get a detailed idea of yoga, there are others who look at it as an alternative career choice. “As a busy adult, you already have your fair share of responsibilities, so weekend sessions help you juggle work, family and friends and at the same time you get to learn and do something for yourself,” concludes Pia D'souza, editor- medical transcription, Spectrascribe another student of the course.

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  • D Y Patil College of Ayurved and Research Institute offers
  • Diploma in Yogic Science (part time and full time) (duration:- 1 year)
  • Diploma in Naturopathy (duration:- 1 year)
  • Diploma in Naturopathy Health and Beauty (Duration: - 1 year)
  • Certificate Course in Nutrition And Diet (Duration: - 6 Months)
  • Certificate Course in Yoga Therapy (Duration: - 6 Months)