CSPH 4312: Hatha Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, & Ethics

This course is offered in remote online format. Please see the Schedule Builder for synchronous meeting dates and times.

CSPH 4311
A woman holding a yoga pose in front of a tall waterfall

Course Description

History, tradition, philosophy of Hatha Yoga with emphasis on ethical practice of Hatha Yoga. Study of classical/modern text. Foundational concepts of how to use knowledge to facilitate strong Yoga Asana, Pranayama, meditation practice. Second course in sequence of three (3) courses in University of Minnesota Yoga Teachers' Education & Training Sequence.

This course will introduce students to the history, tradition, and philosophy of Hatha Yoga with an emphasis on the ethical practice of Hatha Yoga. Through study of classical and modern text alike, students will learn foundational concepts of how to use this knowledge to facilitate a strong Yoga Asana, Pranayama, and meditation practice as well as how to apply these principles in everyday life. Additionally, students learn and practice to methods of effectively introducing these principles as a Hatha Yoga teacher.

Additional Information:

This course is the second course in a sequence of three (3) courses in the University of Minnesota Yoga Teachers’ Education & Training Sequence. Students who successfully complete these courses A-F or S-N are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). Students who only audit the course cannot use the course to be registered with Yoga Alliance. 

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Course Format
Semester Course Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
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