World’s First Yoga University outside India

The Vivekananda yoga University (VaYU) was launched by the state of External Affairs minister V Muraleedharan through a virtual event. The virtual event was held in New York.


The first Yoga University outside India was launched in Los Angeles. The launch of the university was a part of the sixth International Yoga Day commemorations.

The university will help 1000s of yoga teachers in the US. The Yoga education was limited to 200 to 500 hours of certificate programme.

About the University

The University will offer online master programme in Yoga. The classes in the university is to begin in august, 2020. The VaYU faculty has been recruited from SVYASA.


SVYASA, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana was the first Yoga University in the world. It is dedicated to the study of Yoga based on the teachings of Swami Vivekananda. SVYASA and NIMHANS are working together on the neurological disorders such as dementia and migraine.




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