The SOAS University of London has partnered with Iyengar Yogashala China, YogaMālā, Yoga Journal China, and Yogasala China to produce the Yoga and Meditation Education Certificate. This certificate has been designed as an innovative, educational programme for Yoga teachers and practitioners in China to access world-leading scholars in the field of yoga and meditation studies.
We are delighted to announce that the inaugural programme will commence in October 2022.
The Yoga and Meditation Education Certificate includes almost 270 hours of educational learning that is a mix of pre-recorded lectures, flexible, online seminars and direct, in-person learning.
All of the programme material will be delivered in English by SOAS Faculty with professional translation into Mandarin Chinese by the YogaMala team. With the exception of the in-person visits by SOAS Faculty to China, all of the lectures and seminars will take place on the YogaMala online learning platform.
Successful completion of all assessments will result in the award of a Certificate of Completion from SOAS University of London, YogaStudies Online. This certificate is non-credit bearing.
The programme aims to explore the origins and historical development of yoga and meditation in India from ancient times to the modern world. Two core modules in the certificate programme include the: “The Origins and Development of Yoga in Ancient India” and “Buddhist Meditation in India.” In addition, several seminars will cover perspectives, context, and methodologies designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the fascinating thematic components and cross-regional perspectives.
This certificate programme is structured over an entire calendar year and includes:
The programme is designed for students who:
For enrolment information, please visit: YogaMala China