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Want to begin the Yoga Journey?

To earn a certificate, a student is required to complete the 4-credit Psychology of Yoga course (taught during the fall semester during the day), and complete 45 hours of yoga asana practice courses offered on a regular basis throughout the week. These courses provide a broad foundation for yoga theory and practice. In addition, students must attend at least three non-credit workshops that include topics such as: practices and principles of yoga, more in-depth exploration of pranayama/breathing, asana postures sequencing, meditation, introduction to the Sanskrit language and Devanagari script, and a variety of in-depth explorations of therapeutic and healing applications of yoga.

The required academic course is offered during the fall, spring and summer sessions. To meet the needs of working students, at least one section of the course is offered in an evening or weekend time slot. Workshops are offered on weekends and are also open to non-certificate program students and community members.

Foundations of Yoga – Apply Online  Foundations of Yoga Attendance (PDF)

Attend an Information Session to learn about the yoga teacher certificate programs and additional yoga programs:

  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 1:00 pm-1:45 pm in ASB-420
  • Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm in ASB-420

Entrance Requirements

  • Submit most recent academic transcript. Must have good academic standing at the educational institution currently attending or previously attended
  • Application fee $25

 Certificate Requirements

Satisfactory completion (grade of “C” or better) of all of the following courses and activities:

  2. Yoga Technique: 45 documented hours of yoga asana offered through the College at the Bradley Center (COND 104: Yoga 1 and COND 109: Yoga 2) and/or classes offered through the Yoga Club
  3. Participation in at least three Yoga Workshops
  4. Capstone Seminar

*PSYC 220 Course Description: This course will critically review the philosophical psychology of classical Indian yoga. These theories and practices will be discussed in relation to traditional South Indian cultural context of Hindu and Buddhist thought and various schools of Indian philosophy and traditional medicine. This approach will be integrally applied to contemporary clinical theory and practice in psychology. The course is taught during the Fall semester during the day.

Note that students must complete all certificate requirements at RCNJ; transfer credits cannot be used to satisfy these requirements. In addition, all certificate requirements must be completed within five years of acceptance to the program.

Upon completion of these requirements, students receive a Foundations of Yoga Certificate from the School of Social Sciences and Human Services at Ramapo College of New Jersey. RCNJ will verify completion of the program to potential employers or other parties when requested by the student.

Tuition and Fees

Regular tuition and tuition related fees apply to the academic course. In addition, all relevant non-tuition related charges (e.g., parking fees, dishonored check fees, etc.) apply. Certificate program students also pay a one-time application fee of $25. Tuition Information

The College reserves the right to change costs, dates and procedures at its discretion.


For Coursework Content Information, contact:
Prof. Carol Bowman,

For Application/Registration and Payment Information, contact: