India-China Yoga college starts masters program

India-China Yoga College, China’s first yoga college, has opened enrollment for its new master’s program, said Lu Fang, deputy dean on India-China Yoga College.
Students can now sign up for the three-year program, with the first two years to be taken in Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan province. The final year will be completed in India.
Students who complete the program will receive degree/diplomas from both Yunnan Minzu University and Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana in Bengaluru, said Lu.
Post-graduate courses will include asana (poses), pranayama (breathing), yoga therapy and physiology as well as Hindi and Sanskrit to eliminate language barriers. To help students prepare to study in India, the college will also offer courses on Indian culture.
ICYC was jointly set up by Yunnan Minzu University and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations in 2015. Yoga has become immensely popular in China, with millions taking up the practice all over the country.