Yoga and Meditation

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Course summary

Recently, yoga and meditation have become increasingly popular concepts. In short, this course aims to explain these concepts correctly amidst the rapidly changing knowledge environment on the basis of their historical origins. Learning these concepts correctly based on knowledge will help you integrate yoga and meditation applications into your lives.

Course description

The introduction to yoga basics and meditation course is a beginner’s course for those who want to know more about yoga and meditation applications. Within the scope of this course, a general framework will be presented in the light of the main sources on the historical foundations of yoga. Participants will learn what the eight steps of yoga are according to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and will obtain information on which applications this will include. Traditional types of yoga and modern yoga approaches applied worldwide will be examined. Additionally, this course aims to present information on the importance of meditation application in daily life, what the different types and approaches to meditation are, and what meditation is in relation to yoga.

Learning outcomes

  • Have information on the historical origins of yoga,
  • Be able to define the eight steps of yoga in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali,
  • Differentiate between traditional and modern types of yoga,
  • Understand what meditation is,
  • Define the different types of meditation.

What will I learn in this course?

  • The historical roots of yoga,
  • The eight steps of yoga in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali,
  • Traditional and modern yoga types,
  • Basics of meditation,
  • Different types of meditation and tips on their application.

Why should participants choose this course?

  • To fully understand the meanings of the popular terms yoga and meditation,
  • To learn these concepts correctly based on established knowledge,
  • To integrate yoga applications into participants’ lives based on their historical origins,
  • To understand what meditation is and what it is not,
  • To learn tips on how to make meditation a part of your life.


A certificate of participation is given upon completion of this course.


Apart from credit card payments, you can make your payment by transferring to the UBAN number.

Account Number: 10-304-0000134885 – NEAR EAST UNIVERSITY LTD.

Near East Bank – UBAN: CT16139050100103040000134885

It is mandatory to write your Name – Surname and E-mail address during payment by money order. After the payment, send your receipt to with your Name – Surname and E-mail address.

Course Features

  • Lectures 5
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 70 Minutes
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language Turkish (English Subtitle)
  • Students 0
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Yes
Özge Altay was born in 1981 in Adana. She completed her middle school and high school in 1999, graduating from the Seyhan Anadolu High School Foreign Languages Department. She graduated with high honors from her undergraduate degree at the Beykent University Arts and Sciences Faculty English Language and Literature Department in 2003 and completed her postgraduate training at the Beykent University English Language and Literature Department. She completed her doctorate at the Near East University Educational Sciences Institute Educational Programs and Teaching Department and conducted studies related to multicultural teacher training. Özge Altay completed 200 hours of Basic Yoga Trainer Training at Hariom Yoga under the leadership of Bora Ercan in 2014. She completed her training in the field of yoga for pregnant women under Jane Collins at the world-renowned organization Birthlight. Özge Altay has actively been giving yoga and pregnancy yoga lessons since 2014, while also working as a part-time lecturer at the Education Faculties of Near East University and the University of Kyrenia since 2015.

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