Yoga Studies


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Yoga Studies at Utah State University offers students an in-depth understanding of yoga as a physical, mental, and philosophical practice, and provides students with the skills to teach those concepts in a safe and effective manner to a general adult population. Our yoga studies program provides students the opportunity to minor in yoga studies and is an approved YOGA ALLIANCE® school at the 200-hour and 300 hour level. The curriculum adheres to YOGA ALLIANCE®requirements which include asana technique, pranayama, yoga philosophy, mediation, anatomy, physiology, ethics, teaching methodology and practical application. Upon completion, students will be educated and qualified to register as a certified yoga instructor through YOGA ALLIANCE® and have the necessary education to teach yoga in a public and/or private setting.

Admission Requirements

New freshmen, also, transfer students from all USU majors who have at least a 2.5 overall GPA, qualify to enter the Yoga Studies Minor. Please note, there are class fees associated with this minor beyond tuition costs, regardless of whether or not you pursue certification. For specifics, please consult your advisor or the program director.

Program Requirements

The minor requires a total of 19 credits.

The 200 hour foundation of teacher training is the first step for a student’s yoga education through yoga alliance. To receive this certification, students must complete the 16 credits of Core Program Requirements.

The 300 hours teaching program is for students who have already completed a 200 hour teacher training elsewhere and would like to continue yoga education at USU. To receive this certification, students must complete 16 credits of Core Program Requirements, and 6-9 more credits from the Elective list.

There may be additional program requirements that students need to complete on a case-by-case basis. Meet with your advisor to discuss program requirements and your progress towards graduation. 

For additional information visit the USU Catalog.

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Graduation Requirements

All graduates, regardless of the type of degree, must satisfy University Studies general education and depth education requirements.


Academic Advisor

Raquel Friddle

Raquel Friddle

Academic Advisor

Kinesiology and Health Science

Phone: 435-797-1278
Office Location: HPER 122D
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Program Director

Emily Perry

Emily Perry

Program Coordinator III

Kinesiology and Health Science

Phone: 435-797-7323
Office Location: HPER 122C

Yoga Studies Instructors