Course – Sustainable Development Goals and Yoga: A path to health and well-being”

This initiative of the Finance, Government and International Relations Faculty will be held on six Tuesdays, starting May 19 through June 23, 2020, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

The theoretical-practical course will focus, on the one hand, on analyzing, discussing, and absorbing concepts relating to the SDGs (will delve into SDG No. 3). Also, it will review the roots of Yoga, and the Vedic, epic, classic, and contemporary periods will be characterized.  The theoretical part will serve as input to later develop the practical classes, having all the prior knowledge.

On December 11, 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21 as International Day of Yoga. The UN resolution established “the importance of individuals and populations making healthier choices and following lifestyles that promote good health.”  Also, it “stresses the fact that global health is a long-term development objective requiring closer international cooperation through the exchange of best practices aimed at building better individual lifestyles devoid of excesses of any kind.”

Yoga is a thousand-year-old method for the integral development of the human being; its practice allows one to strengthen physical health, balance emotional energy, overcome stressful situations, and improve the performance of mental functions.


Teacher: Glenda Ecker – FIGRI professor, Law graduate from the University of Buenos Aires, MG. in International Affairs, Corporate Social Responsibility Consultant, and close to obtaining her degree as a Yoga Teacher at Bionava and Yoga Alliance.


First session

Tuesday, May 19, 2020: Approach to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly, SDG No. 3, regarding Health and Well-being. Concepts such as Sustainable Development, relating to Social Responsibility and Sustainability, will be studied.

Second Session

Tuesday, May 26, 2020: Yoga throughout the ages (pre-classic, classic, and contemporary periods).

The roots of this ancient discipline will be analyzed in the different historical periods, such as the Yoga Sutras of Patanjalí (300 BC and 200 AD).


Third session

Tuesday, June 2, 2020: First Yoga practice

Wearing comfortable clothes, students will attend class and perform a yoga exercise, guided by the teacher.

Fourth Session

Tuesday, June 9, 2020: Yoga and energy

Pranayamas and chakras

Fifth Session

Tuesday, June 16, 2020: Yoga Asanas (postures)

Description of names and classification of Asanas and Mudras

Sixth Session

Tuesday, June 23, 2020: Last yoga practice

Wearing comfortable clothes, students will attend class and perform a yoga exercise, guided by the teacher.