- Human Anatomy and Physiology I
This is the first course of a two-course series exploring the terminology, structure, function, and interdependence of the human body systems, as well as introducing relevant medical terminology. This course provides understanding of how the body’s structure and function maintains balance and healthy state. Topics include: homeostasis, feedback control, skeletal muscular system, blood, cardiovascular system, immune system, and digestive system. Relevant current scientific research results are discussed, as appropriate. Students will get an opportunity to explore how human physiology is a replica of natural law as expressed in the ancient Vedic Literature discovered by Tony Nader, MD, PhD.
- Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second course of the two-course series of Human Anatomy and Physiology. Focus will be on the endocrine system and divisions of the nervous system, and how they control other organ systems of the body and maintain homeostasis. Topics include: respiratory system, endocrine system, reproductive system, nervous system and excretory system. Relevant current scientific research results are discussed, as appropriate. Students will get an opportunity to explore how human physiology is a replica of natural law as expressed in the ancient Vedic Literature discovered by Tony Nader, MD, PhD.
- Maharishi AyurVeda Pulse Assessment Technique
This course is designed for students interested in holistic and complementary health, and the integration of traditional and modern health practices. This course introduces the principles of Maharishi AyurVeda Pulse Assessment Technique (Nadi Vigyan), and explores its relationship to physiological functions, immunity, and impediments to balance. Through a combination of lectures, applied practice, and group discussions, students learn how to use this technique to promote optimal health and well-being. Topics covered will include Ayurvedic anatomy and physiology, correlations to conventional sciences, and the use of this technique to identify the six stages of prevention (pathogenesis – Shat Kriya Kal).
- Maharishi AyurVeda Approach to a Balanced Digestive System
This course delves into balancing the body’s internal ecosystem through the Ayurvedic perspective on diet, digestion, and nutrition (Agni Vigyan), linking consciousness to the principles and function of digestive system. Students learn about the importance of maintaining a balanced digestive fire (Agni) that supports individualized needs to enliven wellbeing. Topics will include the Ayurvedic understanding of the digestive process, assessment of digestive system balance and imbalances, their causes, and practical lifestyle and dietary recommendations for maintaining a healthy digestive system. The connection between digestive and other systems of the body is explored including how to address imbalances. By the end of this course, students have a comprehensive understanding of how to apply this knowledge in their own lives for optimal health and wellness.
- Dharma: Insights from Maharishi’s Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita
What action in life is best for your personal development – your “Dharma”? How does this relate to family, social, and global responsibilities? How do we make the right decisions for ourselves and others, and act in a way that is enjoyable, not stressful and exhausting? This course studies timeless questions and dilemmas such as these, discussed in the Bhagavad-Gita — using as a guide Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s translation of and commentary on chapters one to six.
- Science of Being and Art of Living
Science of Being and Art of Living was Maharishi’s first book, published in 1963. In this course, both through reading and through studying Maharishi’s videos, students investigate the main themes of the book — Being, the essential constituent of creation; how to contact and how to live Being; how to live one’s full potential, in thought, speech, action, and relationships; and God realization.
- Veda: Fabric of Consciousness
Is human knowledge inevitably partial, or can we fathom complete knowledge? How are insights of ancient seers into the nature of reality relevant to our contemporary lives? This course examines questions such as these in light of Maharishi Vedic Science (“Vedic” is from “Veda,” meaning knowledge). Students learn about Vedic literature — including Yoga, Vedanta, and the Upanishads — in light of the direct experience of consciousness. From time immemorial, Vedic literature has been studied for its enlightening wisdom; this course explores Maharishi’s unified structure of Vedic literature as the dynamics of consciousness knowing itself. Qualities of consciousness — such as expanding, unifying, and analyzing — are explored in the branches of Vedic literature, in human physiology and in the structure of the universe. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisites: WTG 192
- Presenting the Knowledge & Teaching the Practice of Maharishi’s Approach to Yoga
Continuing in the development of Yoga teacher training, this on-campus in person instructor training will focus on the practice of Yoga postures (Asana), breathing exercises (Pranayama), two of the eight limbs of Yoga, that promote the integration of mind and body, supporting health by bringing life into harmony with Natural Law. Your hands-on experience will be taught in conjunction with honing your skills as a yoga teacher, teaching techniques, ethics & professionalism. Receiving Yoga Alliance compliance is in process.
- Exploring Advanced Topics and Yoga Practices
In-person development in the personal and professional practice of Yoga postures (Asana), breathing exercises (Pranayama), and personalized instruction that promotes the integration of mind and body & support health by bringing life into harmony with Natural Law. From refining cues, managing the classroom environment, hands-on assists, and lesson planning, you will learn the tools necessary to develop a well-rounded and beneficial class. This module provides everything needed to embark on a successful teaching career, not to mention leading integrative classes that students never forget. Receiving Yoga Alliance compliance is in process.