With the continued spread of the coronavirus, Loyola Marymount University continuing education units, which includes the Center for Religion and Spirituality, have moved all programs to an online platform for the 2020-2021 academic year. Please review the specific provisions below. Questions can be sent to yoga@lmu.edu.

Yoga Alliance and IAYT Provisions for Online Learning

For those programs that are traditionally held in person, including teacher trainings and courses in yoga therapy, faculty have reimagined and redesigned them for an online delivery without compromising the learning experience and sense of community. Special permission has been granted by outside agencies to deliver these programs online:

Yoga Alliance. Both our 200-hour teaching training (Yoga and the Healing Sciences) and 300-hour teacher training (Yoga Therapy Rx) are registered with Yoga Alliance. Yoga Alliance has permitted online delivery of these programs through December 31, 2020.

Update (Nov 10): Yoga Alliance has announced they will be extending their pandemic provision into 2021 for qualified schools. The Center is presently applying for this extension.

International Association of Yoga Therapists. Our Yoga Therapy Program is accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). IAYT has permitted online delivery of courses through September 2021. Pending further pandemic restrictions, courses will resume on campus in October 2021. Please note, new students pursing C-IAYT will not be able to continue online past this date and will be required to attend classes at the campus in Los Angeles.

National Provisions for Distance Education

Loyola Marymount University is located in Los Angeles, California. As an institution in the state of California, the only state not part of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), state authorization is what allows LMU to enroll students outside of California into its online programs. LMU adheres to the state regulations for each state and has received authorization, exemption, or does not fall within the jurisdiction for authorization to offer online educational offerings that are not credit-bearing in states outside of California, which the exception of:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin

International Provisions for Distance Education

At this time, there are no restrictions on international enrollment in online programs at the Center.