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Himachal-based university to train Chinese yoga trainers

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experts from based in this town will be training instructors in China, it was announced on Thursday. A team from the department of the university is back from after attending a workshop.

has partnered with a Chinese university and signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) this year.

Recognising the demand for yoga experts internationally, had signed a MoU with under an exchange-programme.

"Yoga should be seen as an emerging branch of science and on which a lot of research needs to be done. Demand for yoga instructors is growing in the hospitality industry, hotels and corporate houses," Khosla said.

He said Shoolini University sent a five-member delegation to as part of the aim to spread India's traditional knowledge worldwide.

Under the exchange programme, students from the Chinese varsity shall be studying at Shoolini for one semester. Dean of the university is also visiting Shoolini University in August to work out on modalities for exchange of yoga students and teachers.

Vinod Kumar, Head, Yoga and Naturopathy, Shoolini University, who was a part of the delegation, said during his visit to he realised there was a dire need for trainers and that is where he along with others from the university is going to train the trainers at the

He said demand for yoga is growing in and during their visit they got a chance to conduct a workshop with over 100 professionals and amateurs in the age group of 17 to 40 years.

Affairs of Shoolini University Sunil Puri, who was also a part of the team which went to China, said yoga is now being considered as a profession with its growing popularity.



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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 18:48 IST