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College Credit Study Abroad Program Offered at the Ashram

Arrival Date: March 8, 2014    •    Departure: March 15, 2014

Florida International University’s (FIU) renowned Religious Studies Department is partnering with Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas to offer an innovative Study Abroad program from March 8-16, 2014. Students enroll in either an undergraduate or graduate course for college credit at FIU instructed by Religious Studies faculty member Dr. Andrea Mantell Seidel.

Through a concentrated study of yoga asanas (postures), meditation techniques, pranayama (breath control), guest lectures, and philosophical and religious scriptures and dialogue, students will engage in both the theory and practical applications of yoga and related spiritual disciplines within the concentrated environment of a traditional yoga ashram. The 7- day study abroad component includes lectures by world renowned speakers from a variety of traditions, daily Yoga classes, a morning and evening satsang (meditation, chanting, and lecture), delicious vegetarian meals, and some recreational time for swimming and meditative beach walks. The pre- and post-departure curriculum includes seminars, daily journaling, reading assignments, take-home essay exams, and term papers for graduate students.

Students outside of South Florida may register for one of the classes below as an out-of-state, transient student and participate in the pre- and post-departure seminars via internet. For further information please visit our website [http://www.sivanandabahamas.org/page.php?content_id=86&page_id=60#m]