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All about MIU

Watch the webinar: Is MIU right for you?

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This is a conversation with current MIU students, MIU’s Student Body President, Dean of Students, Co-Director of Student Activities, and Admissions Director recorded live December 4, 2021. MIU is radically different, and we help you find the right educational fit for YOU. Start your degree at MIU or finish a degree you started at another college. This webinar tells you how you can become a student online or on-campus, transfer up to 90 credits, and learn more with less stress.

watch the webinar: How MIU and TM are making the world better

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Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, is one of the most experienced and sought-after meditation teachers in the world. The David Lynch Foundation (DLF) has brought the Transcendental Meditation® (TM®) technique to more than one million children and adults around the world, including survivors of domestic violence, veterans suffering from PTSD, and healthcare workers in frontline hospitals battling Covid-19.

MIU’s Consciousness-BasedSM education connects everything students learn to the underlying wholeness of life, and all students and faculty practice the TM technique for personal growth. Hundreds of published research studies have found the TM technique to boost learning ability and creativity, improve brain functioning, and reduce stress and anxiety.

Learn how MIU grads are getting involved with organizations like DLF – how you can help.

Watch the webinar: 7 reasons to apply to MIU

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MIU Admissions Director James Davidson answers questions.

watch the webinar: how to make your miu education affordable

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So you know you want to go to college … are finances holding you back? Find out how college can be affordable at MIU. Meet our financial aid experts and learn how you can afford college: loans, grants, scholarships, work-study, and more. More than ninety percent of our students receive financial aid, and in most cases, loans are also available for your living expenses. Our experts will show you how to easily make the most of financial aid opportunities! You’ll also learn about income-based loan repayment and forgiveness programs, aid for veterans, and education tax incentives.

Watch the webinar: why do so many college students transfer to miu

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Why are so many students transferring from their current college to the “Hogwarts of the Midwest” — also known as MIU? And why are so many students who hit the pause button on college finding their groove (and finishing their degree) at MIU? Meet students who transferred to MIU in this “ask me anything” session. This session is all about your quest to find what’s right for you. You’ll also meet MIU alums Chris and Haley from Student Activities, James W., and James Davidson, our Admissions Director.

Watch the webinar: is MIU the real-life hogwarts?

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Have you ever wished you could attend a school like Hogwarts? Are you looking for a unique college experience? MIU might be the right place for you!

Watch the webinar: What on earth is consciousness-based education?

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What makes MIU so unique? At MIU, Consciousness-Based Education connects everything you learn to the underlying wholeness of life. Learn about the science behind Consciousness-Based Education and also about the block system, the special professors and faculty at MIU, and the university culture.

Craig Pearson, PhD, is Special Advisor to the President at Maharishi International University. He is the author of The Supreme Awakening. Dr. Pearson is an expert in Consciousness-Based Education and speaks around the US and internationally on the topic of human development and higher states of consciousness. He earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University, a Master’s in Writing from the University of Iowa, and a PhD in Maharishi Vedic Science from MIU.

watch the webinar: MIU student experience

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MIU Student Experience — student life and student support

  • See how MIU is radically different in the way we support our students. Learn about our mental health support services and learn a yoga asana from our Dharma Center team.
  • See our housing options – single rooms are standard! Take a tour of a few classrooms, the dining hall, cafe, and on-campus grocery store. Our on-campus food is mostly organic, and we offer vegan and vegetarian options.See our student lounge and bookstore.
  • Meet the director of our integrative health center and learn about Ayurvedic and other health offerings including a doctor and nurses on campus.
  • Our academic support services team joins us. You will also tour our recreational fitness center, and learn a few Zumba moves. Chris and Haley from student activities join us at the end of the hour to give an overview of on-campus social activities.

watch the webinar: admissions and financial aid

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Is MIU the right choice for you? An admissions counselor and a financial aid expert share insights on applying to MIU and maximizing your financial aid.

Watch the webinar: MIU alumni: where are they now

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Hear about the uniqueness of their experience at MIU, and how it helped them get to where they are today.

Alex Cequea – Sr. Producer at, where he makes short animated videos about social issues. His videos have gotten hundreds of millions of views and have been shared by organizations like The New York Times, political figures like Senator Bernie Sanders, and celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Lebron James, and Snoop Dogg.

Supriya Venkatesan – Supriya is passionate about working at the convergence of culture and tech to bring meaningful content to consumers at the right time and on the right platform to connect business imperatives to the end-user. While at Critical Mass, she has helped clients such as the US Army, Dropbox, Apple, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Blue Cross Blue Shield develop and scale enterprise-level content strategies and sustainable content governance.

Varsha Khatri – registered Nutritionist and a Senior Yoga Teacher who runs her own business, Illuminated Health, based in Greater London. She believes that we only have today to make the right choices for a healthier tomorrow.

watch the webinar: MIU's hometown, Fairfield Iowa

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This webinar introduces our vibrant community dedicated to sustainability, health, arts, and doing good things for the world. Meet these city officials, entrepreneurs, and business owners who are also part of MIU and the TM community:

  • Connie Boyer – Mayor of Fairfield, Financial Advisor, Inn Owner
  • Ed Malloy – President of Danaher Oil, Mayor 2001-2019, MIU Trustee
  • Joshua Laraby – Executive Director of Fairfield Economic Development Association, MIU Graduate

watch the webinar: congressman tim ryan: the call for us is the inward journey

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Tim Ryan serves in Ohio’s 13th District. He was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002. He is now serving in his ninth term. Congressman Ryan currently serves as a member of the House Appropriations Committee which controls the expenditure of money by the federal government. Ryan also serves as co-chairman of the Congressional Manufacturing Caucus. Tim Ryan has also served in the Ohio State Senate. He began his career in politics as a congressional aide with the U.S. House of Representatives in 1995 and later served as an intern for the Trumbull County Prosecutor’s Office. Ryan holds a law degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly the Franklin Pierce Law Center), Dickinson School of Law’s International Law Program in Florence, Italy, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Bowling Green State University.

Ryan is an advocate of meditation and currently resides in Howland, OH, with his wife and three children.

Ayurveda & Integrative Health

watch the webinar: become an aromatherapist and Ayurveda wellness consultant

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Watch the webinar about the Online Bachelor’s with Specialization in Life & Wellness Coaching, 45 minutes long

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Watch the webinar about the Bachelor’s with Specialization in Yoga & Ayurveda Wellness

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Watch the webinar about the BA in Ayurveda Wellness & Integrative Health

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MIU’s BA in Ayurveda Wellness & Integrative Health is America’s only accredited bachelor’s in Ayurveda.

Meet renowned Ayurveda experts who are MIU professors. You’ll also meet students and graduates and learn how MIU is different from other programs.

Learn how you can graduate with a BA and as an Ayurveda consultant.

  • Learn to create wellness naturally
  • Integrate Ayurvedic knowledge with modern health science
  • Receive hands-on clinical training
  • Engage with a supportive community of like-minded students
  • Join the only accredited bachelor’s in Ayurveda in the US
  • Financial aid available for most students
  • Additional specializations, including Life & Wellness Coaching and Yoga, are available

Watch the webinar about the Master’s in Maharishi AyurVeda and Integrative Medicine

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Earn your master’s degree online and become an Ayurveda Practitioner. No health background is needed and any undergraduate degree can apply.

MIU’s online part-time MS in Maharishi AyurVeda & Integrative Medicine integrates modern medicine and science with the natural approach of Ayurveda – and teaches you how to use them together to create optimal health.

  • Interact with renowned Ayurveda experts who are MIU professors
  • Meet current students and graduates
  • Learn about the industry and how MIU is different from other programs
  • Financial aid is available for most students

watch the webinar: your brain needs this

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Named “one of the nation’s most prominent Ayurvedic doctors” by the Chicago Tribune, Nancy Lonsdorf, MD, is an award-winning integrative physician, author, and speaker specializing in Ayurveda and the prevention and reversal of cognitive decline. Over the past thirty years, she has treated over 25,000 patients using Maharishi Ayurveda along with functional medicine and conventional approaches for the relief of chronic health problems and for the reversal of cognitive decline.

In her engaging and highly personal style, Dr. Lonsdorf will inform and inspire you in regard to taking lifestyle and self-care actions that can help you balance your well-being and stay mentally sharp. Topics include: memory, gut health, inflammation, carbs and sugar, hormones, and detoxing.

About Dr. Nancy Lonsdorf

Dr. Lonsdorf has a solid foundation in traditional Western medicine as well as Ayurveda, having received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and residency training in psychiatry at Stanford University.

She entered full-time private practice in 1987, as the Medical Director of the pioneering Maharishi Ayurveda Medical Center of Washington D.C. (1987-2000) and went on to serve as the Medical Director of The Raj Ayurveda Health Spa, an award-winning in-residence center for authentic Ayurvedic treatment (2000-2005).

Dr. Lonsdorf sees patients from all over the world in a variety of settings—at her office in Fairfield, IA, as well as online and over the phone. She is an accomplished author and has been featured on various radio and TV programs. She has served on numerous NIH panels for complementary and integrative medicine and has lectured at some of the nation’s foremost medical institutions, including Johns Hopkins, Columbia University and George Washington University.

watch the webinar: learn about ayurvedic cooking

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sabita-sawhneySabita Sawhney, Associate Professor of Management and Director of the PhD in Management, teaches courses in operations management, supply chain management, marketing management, and marketing research. In addition to management classes, she offers an Ayurvedic cooking course where she shares her passion for cooking with students. Sabita also owns and runs her own business, Sabi’s Café, serving freshly prepared authentic vegetarian Indian food. In this webinar, she shares some of her Ayurvedic recipes. Download these recipes > (PDF)

watch the webinar: how to improve your gut health

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Dr. Keith Wallace addresses key points from his recent book “The Rest and Repair Diet: Heal Your Gut, Improve Your Physical and Mental Health, and Lose Weight.” Learn all about how to improve your microbiome and your digestion.

Dr. Robert Keith Wallace received his Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of California at Los Angeles and did his postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School. His seminal papers published in Science, the American Journal of Physiology, and Scientific American, showed that Transcendental Meditation technique, produced a fourth major state of consciousness different than waking, sleeping, or dreaming.

Dr. Wallace was the founding President of Maharishi International University and established the first Maharishi AyurVeda Clinics in the United States. He has traveled worldwide giving lectures at major universities and institutes on Maharishi’s consciousness-based health programs. Dr. Wallace is the author of a number of books, including Gut CrisisThe Rest and Repair DietThe Coherence Code, and Total Brain Coaching.

Dr. Wallace is currently a trustee of Maharishi International University. He is a professor and the Chair of the Department of Physiology and Health.

watch the webinar: learn maharishi asanas

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“With each asana, I move to a gentle stretch, hold, feel the stretch loosen and bliss flows through and around my whole body.”

The specialty and effectiveness of Maharishi YogaSM asanas are that the practice requires no effort or strain. You go into a pose only until you feel a gentle stretch, and no further. Gradually, with continued practice, you become more and more flexible and can go farther into the pose with great ease.

In a research study published in the International Journal of Yoga, Maharishi Yoga Asanas were found to produce a “significant increase in happiness during the day and significant improvements in (1) sense of personal self, (2) transpersonal qualities, and (3) transpersonal self.”

In this webinar, you’ll also learn pranayama, a simple breathing technique that has been found in multiple studies to have a calming effect on mind and body.

watch the webinar: self-pulse for balance in body and mind

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Join us for this chance to learn self-pulse reading for your personal use and understand more about the Maharishi AyurVedaSM health system, which addresses the body, mind, and environment of an individual to help them become holistically healthy. In this fascinating and practical webinar:

  • Nancy Lonsdorf, MD, will teach you how to take your pulse for a balancing and rejuvenating effect. This technique is easy to learn, is enjoyable, and can lead to a profound inner experience of well-being.
  • Paul Morehead, PhD, also joins to talk about the MS in Maharishi AyurVeda and Integrative Medicine that is pioneering the integration of Ayurveda with integrative medicine, including modern medicine, Chinese medicine, osteopathy, homeopathy and chiropractic.

watch the webinar: Maharishi ayurveda

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Sankari Wegman, PhD researcher, introduces the theory and practice of Maharishi AyurVeda, a modern revival of an ancient, prevention-oriented system of medicine that addresses body, mind, and environment in order to provide holistic health solutions. Useful tips for your health and Q&A are included.

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Spotlight on degree programs

Watch the webinar: BA in cinematic arts and new media

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  • Meet professors, students, and industry experts.
  • Learn how to start your exciting career in Cinematic Arts & New Media.

MIU offers a BA in Cinematic Arts & New Media or a Bachelor’s with a Specialization in Cinematic Arts & New Media, with online and on-campus options.

Watch the webinar: Bachelor of Arts and Specialization in Consciousness & Human Potential, 44 minutes long

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MIU offers America’s only degrees in Consciousness & Human Potential (CHP). The study of CHP integrates personal experience, philosophy of mind, neuroscience, ancient wisdom, and social sciences. Graduates often say this degree is the basis of their personal and professional success. In this webinar, you’ll meet renowned experts in CHP, who are MIU program directors and professors. You will also meet students and graduates of the programs.

Degrees covered:

Watch the webinar: Master of Arts in Consciousness & Human Potential, 45 minutes long

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MIU offers America’s only MA in Consciousness & Human Potential (CHP). The study of CHP integrates personal experience, philosophy of mind, neuroscience, ancient wisdom, and social sciences. Graduates often say this degree is the basis of their personal and professional success. In this webinar, you’ll meet renowned experts in CHP, who are MIU program directors and professors. You will also meet students and graduates of the programs.

Watch the webinar about the Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences
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Easily transfer your credits to MIU and finish your degree online or on-campus with a Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences

Spotlight on degree programs

Watch the webinar about the BA in Sustainable & Regenerative Living

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Watch the webinar about the undergraduate programs in creative writing
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  • BA (on-campus): Hone your skills in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction in a professional workshop atmosphere with a variety of writing opportunities
  • BFA (on-campus): Experience extensive personal mentorship & create a professional portfolio

Watch the webinar: america's only bachelor's degree in regenerative organic agriculture, 45 minutes long
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Watch the webinar: online MS in regenerative organic agriculture, 47 minutes long
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Watch the webinar: miu's degrees in art

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MIU’s Art programs help you:

  • Cultivate a professional, sustainable studio practice to engage in a life in art
  • Learn to create works of art that reflect a sophisticated understanding of the particular forms, materials, and processes of your chosen medium

We will explore these degree options: BA in Art, BFA in Art, MA in Studio Art, and Low-Residency MFA in Visual Art (online option).