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SVYASA launches VaYU
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SVYASA launches VaYU 

As part of the 6th International Yoga Day commemorations, the world’s first yoga university outside India has been launched in Los Angeles, offering programmes that combine scientific principles and modern research approaches to the ancient Indian practice of yoga.

The Vivekananda Yoga University (VaYU) was jointly launched by Indian Minister of State for External Affairs and Chairperson of the Standing Committee on External Affairs during a virtual event held at the Consulate General of India in New York.

Eminent Indian yoga guru Dr. H R Nagendra, Chancellor of Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (SVYASA) is the first Chairman of VaYU.
Founded on the principles of the great 19 th century Hindu Guru, Swami Vivekananda’s prescription for universal welfare, VaYU offers online graduate programs based on scientific principles and modern research approaches to the ancient Indian practice of yoga. 

VaYU is a blend between the Best of the East with the Best of the West.

Faculty have been recruited from SVYASA (the first Yoga University in India). VaYU faculty routinely collaborate on research projects with world renowned research institutions such as Harvard University, UC San Francisco, UT Austin, MD Anderson Cancer Research Center, MIT and more.

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