Program Details

Study Asian mindfulness and holistic health practices – such as tai chi, yoga, forest therapy, reiki and meditation – and their role in helping prevent or reduce contemporary ailments
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Summer, Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Though the world’s life expectancy is longer than ever before, myriad health concerns related to stress, poor dietary habits and limited social interaction are on the rise. Asia has long fostered a number of holistic and natural wellbeing methods and it’s here that we turn our attention to see how ancient practices, such as tai chi, yoga, meditation and the Japanese tradition of forest bathing, can help combat modern health issues. Led by two expert faculty, TEAN’s unique Holistic Health and Wellness in Asia Program introduces students to a variety of complementary modalities that promote optimal health and healing, both academically and experientially. The 3-week course travels from northern to southern Thailand exploring not only the country’s natural charm and culture, but the role of mindfulness and mindfulness-based therapies in holistic health, self development and sustainable living including an immersive 2-week retreat where students dive into the practices themselves.

Additional Program Information

2.5 GPA Currently enrolled at an approved degree-granting institution of higher education. The course is an introductory-level health course and assumes no (or very little) previous university-level health studies experience, however students studying health or integrative health will certainly have the opportunity to expand on their knowledge by participating in the program. Practical as well as interdisciplinary experience in one of the following areas is an advantage but not mandatory: yoga, meditation, psychology, public health, medicine and physiology, evolutionary biology, nutrition science, physical education and more.
Scholarships Description:
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