QCI/YCB certification

Govt of India and Ministry of AYUSH – QCI/YCB Yoga Certification

QCI-Quality Council of India/YCB-Yoga Central Board Yoga Certification training is given at Yoga Bharath.A premium yoga institution who is spreading spirit of yoga across the globe.

QCI/YCB is the only authentic certification from the Govt of India.This certification is a must to become a Yoga Teacher in any State governments in India.

This certification will be considered as standard all over the world in the future.The syllabus,the examination pattern and the standards are unparallel.

One month (300 hrs) residential yoga certification training at Ashram.

Shared accommodation will be provided.

Dates : 10/05/2019 – 09/06/2019

Course Fees

Level 1 : INR 25,000/- +GST// Level 2 : INR 30,000/- + GST// Level 3 : INR 35,000/- + GST

Book your slot by paying fifty percent of the fee,remaining amount has to be paid before joining the course.Fee once paid will not be refunded or else will be adjusted to join in the next batch.Payment can be done online or cash.

Syllabus for Level 1 – Yoga Protocol Instructor (YPI)

  1. Name of the certification: Yoga Protocol Instructor (YPI)
  2. Course level: Level-1
  3. Requirement/ Eligibility:
    a. For open candidates there is no eligibility criteria
    b. For admission in the course it is suggested/ desired that the candidate should have
    passed 10th standard / secondary school certificate from a recognized board or
    equivalent. However, the Yoga Institutions can define their own eligibility
  4. Brief Role Description: Certified Yoga Professionals (Yoga Protocol Instructor) can
    teach basics of Yoga / common Yoga protocol developed by the Ministry of AYUSH for
    International Day of Yoga for prevention of diseases and promotion of health. They can
    conduct Yoga practice /classes in parks, societies, RWA etc.
  5. Minimum age: No age limit
  6. Personal Attributes: The job requires individual to have good communication skills,
    time management skills and ability to understand the body language of the trainees. The
    job requires individual to possess key qualities such as self discipline, confidence,
    maturity, patience, compassion, active listening, time management, empathetic, language
    proficiency.
  7. Credit points for certificate : 12 credits
  8. Duration of course: Not less than 200 hours or not less than 3 month as part time or not
    less than 1 month as full time course.
  9. Mark Distribution:
    Total Marks: 200 (Theory: 60 + Practical: 140)
    Theory
    Unit
    No.
    Unit name Marks
    1 Introduction to Yoga and Yogic Practices 20
    2 Introduction to Yoga Texts 20
    3 Yoga for Health Promotion 20
    Total 60
    Practical
    S No. Practical Work Marks
    1 Demonstration Skills 80
    2 Teaching Skills 40
    3 Application of knowledge 10
    4 Field Experience 10
    Total 140
    S. No. Name of the Unit
    1 Introduction to Yoga and Yogic Practices
    1.1 Yoga : Etymology, definitions, aim, objectives and misconceptions.
    1.2 Yoga : Its origin, history and development.
    1.3 Guiding principles to be followed by Yoga practitioners.
    1.4 Principles of Yoga (Triguna, Antahkarana-chatustaya, Tri-Sharira/ Panchakosha).
    1.5 Introduction to major schools of Yoga (Jnana, Bhakti, Karma, Patanjali, Hatha).
    1.6 Introduction to Yoga practices for health and well being.
    1.7 Introduction to Shatkarma: meaning, purpose and their significance in Yoga Sadhana.
    1.8 Introduction to Yogic Sukshma Vyayama, Sthula Vyayama and Surya Namaskara.
    1.9 Introduction to Yogasana: meaning, principles, and their health benefits.
    1.10 Introduction to Pranayama and Dhyana and their health benefits.
    2 Introduction to Yoga Texts
    2.1 Introduction and study of Patanjala Yoga Sutra including memorization of selected
    Sutras (Chapter I- 1-12).
    2.2 Introduction and study of Bhagavad Gita including memorization of selected Slokas
    (Chapter II -47, 48, 49, 50 and 70).
    2.3 Introduction and study of Hathpradipika.
    2.4 General Introduction to Prasthanatrayee.
    2.5 Concepts and principles of Aahara (Diet) in Hathapradipika and Bhagawadgita (
    Mitahara and Yuktahara).
    2.6 Significance of Hatha Yoga practices in health and well being.
    2.7 Concept of mental wellbeing according to Patanjala Yoga.
    2.8 Yogic practices of Patanjala Yoga: Bahiranga and Antaranga Yoga.
    2.9 Concepts of healthy living in Bhagwad Gita.
    2.10 Importance of subjective experience in daily Yoga practice.
    3 Yoga for Health Promotion
    3.1 Brief introduction to human body.
    3.2 Meaning and Means of health promotion and role of Yoga in health promotion.
    3.3 Yogic positive attitudes ( Maîtri, Karuna, Mudita, Upeksha).
    3.4 Concept of bhavas (Dharma, Jnana, Vairagya, Aishvarya) and their relevance in well
    being.
    3.5 Dincharya and Ritucharya with respect to Yogic life style.
    3.6 Holistic approach of Yoga towards health and diseases.
    3.7 Introduction to First aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
    3.8 Yogic management of stress and its consequences.
    3.9 Yoga in prevention of metabolic and respiratory disorders.
    3.10 Yoga for personality development.
    4 Practical
    A. Demonstration Skills
    4.1 Prayer: Concept and recitation of Pranava and hymns.
    4.2 Yoga Cleansing Techniques
    Knowledge of Dhauti, Neti and practice of Kapalabhati.
    4.3 Yogic Sukshma Vyayama and Sthula Vyayama
    a. Yogic Sukshma Vyayama (Micro Circulation Practices)
     Neck Movement
    Griva Shakti Vikasaka ( I,II,III,IV)
     Shoulder Movement
    Bhuja Valli Shakti Vikasaka
    Purna Bhuja Shakti Vikasaka
     Trunk Movement
    Kati Shakti Vikasaka (I, II, III, IV, V )
     Knee Movement
    Jangha Shakti Vikasaka (II-A&B )
    Janu Shakti Vikasaka
     Ankle movement
    Pada-mula shakti Vikasaka – A&B
    Gulpha-pada-pristha-pada-tala shakti Vikasaka
    b. Yogic Sthula Vyayama (Macro Circulation Practices)
     Sarvanga Pushti
     Hrid Gati (Engine Daud)
    4.4 Yogic Surya Namaskara
    4.5 Yogasana
     Tadasana, Vrikshasana, Ardha Chakrasana, Padahastasana, Kati
    Chakrasana,Trikonasana
     Dandasana, Sukhasana, Padmasana, Vajrasana,
     Bhadrasana, Mandukasana, Ushtrasana, Shashankasana, Uttana Mandukasana
     Paschimottanasana, Purvottanasana
     Vakrasana, Gomukhasana
     Bhujangasana, Shalabhasana, Makarasana
     Pavanamuktasana, Uttanapadasana, Ardha Halasana, Setubandhasana
     Vipareetakarani, Saral Matsyasana, Shavasana,
    4.6 Preparatory Breathing Practices
     Sectional breathing (abdominal, thoracic and clavicular)
     Yogic deep breathing
    4.7 Pranayama
     Concept of Puraka, Rechaka and Kumbhaka
     Anulmoa Viloma/Nadi Shodhana
     Sheetalee (without Kumbhaka)
     Bhramari (without Kumbhaka)
    4.8 Understanding of Bandha
     Jalandhara Bandha
     Uddiyana Bandha
     Mula Bandha
    4.9 Understanding of Mudra
     Hasta Mudras (chin, Chinmaya, Brahma, adi, jnana, Dhyana and Nasika)
    4.10 Practices leading to Meditation and Dhyana Sadhana
     Recitation of Pranava & Soham
     Recitation of selected hymns, invocations and prayers from Vedas & Upanishadas
     Body and breath awareness
     Yoga Nidra
    B. Teaching Skills (Methods of Teaching Yoga)
     Essentials of good lesson plan: concepts, needs, planning of teaching Yoga (Shatkriya,
    Asana, Pranayama & practices leading to Dhyana)
     Principles of teaching Yoga protocol to different groups (beginners, children, youth,
    women, Geriatric population, and special attention group).
     Preparation for a Yoga class (before and during the class)
     Factors influencing yoga teaching.
     Class management in Yoga: its meaning and needs.
     Conducting yoga practical lessons: Precautions & Contraindications of practices)
     Salient features of Ideal Yoga Instructor.
     Models of ideal Yoga lesson plans



Syllabus
Level 2- Yoga Wellness Instructor (YWI)

  1. Name of the Certification: Yoga Wellness Instructor (YWI)
  2. Course level: Level 2
  3. Requirement/ Eligibility:
    a. For open candidates there is no eligibility criteria
    b. For admission in the course it is suggested that the candidate should have passed
    12th standard/ higher secondary school certificate from a recognized board or
    equivalent. However, the Yoga Institutions can define their own eligibility
  4. Brief Role Description: Certified Yoga Professionals (Yoga Wellness Instructor) to
    teach Yoga for prevention of illness and promotion of wellness in schools, Yoga studios,
    work places, Yoga wellness centres/ Primary Health care centres etc
  5. Minimum age: No age limit
  6. Personal Attributes: The job requires individual to have good communication skills,
    time management skills and ability to understand the body language of the trainees. The
    job requires individual to possess key qualities such as self discipline, confidence,
    maturity, patience, compassion, active listening, time management, empathetic, language
    proficiency.
  7. Credit points for certificate : 24 credits
  8. Duration of course: Not less than 400 hours or not less than 6 month as part time or not
    less than 3 month as full time course.
  9. Mark Distribution:
    Total Marks: 200 (Theory: 60+Practical – 140)
    Theory
    Unit No. Unit name Marks
    1 Introduction to Yoga and Yogic Practices 20
    2 Introduction to Yoga Texts 20
    3 Yoga for wellness 20
    Total 60
    Practical
    S No. Practical Work Marks
    1 Demonstration Skills 80
    2 Teaching Skills 40
    3 Application of knowledge 10
    4 Field Experience 10
    Total 140
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    Unit 1- Introduction to Yoga and Yogic Practices
    1.1 Yoga: Etymology, definitions (Patanjala Yoga Sutra, Bhagwad Gita & Kathopanishad), aim,
    objectives and misconceptions.
    1.2 Yoga: Its origin, history and development.
    1.3 Brief Introduction to Samkhya and Yoga Darshana.
    1.4 Life sketches and teachings of Yoga masters (Maharishi Ramana, Shri Aurobindo Swami
    Vivekananda, Swami Dayananda Saraswati).
    1.5 Principles of Yoga and practices of healthy living.
    1.6 Principles and Practices of Jnana Yoga.
    1.7 Principles and Practices of Bhakti Yoga.
    1.8 Principles and Practices of Karma Yoga.
    1.9 Concept and principles of Sukshma Vyayama, Sthula Vyayama, Surya Namaskara and
    their significance in Yoga Sadhana.
    1.10 Concept and principles of Shatkarma: Meaning, Types, Principles and their significance
    in Yoga Sadhana.
    1.11 Concept and principles of Yogasana: Meaning, definition, types and their significance in
    Yoga Sadhana.
    1.12 Concept and principles of Pranayama: Meaning, definition, types and their significance in
    Yoga Sadhana.
    1.13 Introduction to Tri Bandha and their health benefits.
    1.14 Dhyana and its significance in health and well being.
    1.15 Introduction to Yogic relaxation techniques with special reference to Yoga Nidra.
    Unit -2 Introduction to Yoga Texts
    2.1 Introduction to Prasthanatrayee, Purushartha Chatushtaya and goal of human life.
    2.2 Yoga in Kathopnishad, Prashanopanisha, Tattriyopnishad with special emphasis on
    Panchakosha Vivek and Ananda Mimamsa.
    2.3 Concept of Sthitaprajna, Bhakti, Karma and Dhyana in Bhagavad Gita.
    2.4 Significance of Bhagavad Gita in day to day life.
    2.5 Concept of healthy living in Bhagavad Gita (Ahara, Vihara, Achara, Vichara).
    2.6 Study of Patanjal Yoga Sutra including selected sutras from following chapters (I- 1 to
    12, II- 46 – 51, III- 1 to 4).
    2.7 Concept of Chitta, Chitta Bhumi, Chitta Vritti, Chitta Vikshepa, Chittaprasadanam and
    their relationship with wellness.
    2.8 Bahiranga Yoga of Maharishi Patanjali (Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama,
    Pratyahara).
    2.9 Antaranga Yoga of Maharisi Patanjali (Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi).
    2.10 Concept of mental well being according to Patanjala Yoga.
    2.11 Hatha Yoga: Its parampara, knowledge of basic Yoga texts (Hatha Pradipika and
    Gherand Samhita). Relationship between Hatha yoga and Raja Yoga.
    2.12 Sadhaka and Badhaka tatva, principle to be followed by Hatha Yoga practitioner.
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    2.13 Concept of Matha, Mitahara, Pathya & Apthaya.
    2.14 Concepts of Nadis, Prana and Pranayama for Subjective experiences.
    2.15 Knowledge of Hatha Yoga practices for wellness (Shatkarma, Asanas, Pranayama,
    Mudra, Nadaanusandhana).
    Unit 3- Yoga for Wellness
    3.1 General introduction to human body and nine major systems of human body.
    3.2 Introductions to sensory organs (Eyes, Nose, Ears, Tongue and Skin).
    3.3 Basic functions of nine major systems of human body and homeostasis.
    3.4 Yogic concept of health and wellness.
    3.5 Concept of Tridoshas, Sapta Dhatu, Agni, Vayu and Mala; their role in wellness.
    3.6 Concepts of Dinacharya and Ritucharya and their importance in well being.
    3.7 Importance of Ahara, Nidra and Brahmacharya in well being.
    3.8 Yogic concept of mental hygiene: Maître, Karuna, Mudita & Upeksha).
    3.9 Importance of psychosocial environment for health and wellness.
    3.10 Yogic concept and principles of Ahara(Mitahara, Yuktahara).
    3.11 Health benefits of Suryanamaskara, Shatkarma, Asanas, Pranayama and practices
    leading to Dhyana (as per the practical syllabus of the course).
    3.12 Salient features and contra indications of Yoga practices for well being (as per the
    practical syllabus of the course).
    3.13 Knowledge of common diseases; their prevention and management by Yoga.
    3.14 Knowledge of role of Yoga in the management of non communicable diseases.
    3.15 Concept of stress and Yogic management of stress and its consequences.
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    Yoga Practical
  10. Prayer
    1.1 Concept and Recitation of Pranava
    1.2 Concept and Recitation of Hymns
    1.3 Selected universal prayers, invocations and Nishpatti Bhava.
  11. Yogic Shat Karma
    2.1 Neti: Sutra Neti and Jala Neti
    2.2 Dhauti: Vamana Dhauti (Kunjal)
    2.3 Kapalbhati (Vatakrama)
  12. Yogic Sukshma Vyayama and Sthula Vyayama
    a. Yogic Sukshma Vyayama (Micro circulation practices)
     Neck Movement
    Griva Shakti Vikasaka ( I,II,III,IV)
     Shoulder Movement
    Bhuja Valli Shakti Vikasaka
    Purna Bhuja Shakti Vikasaka
     Trunk Movement
    Kati Shakti Vikasaka (I, II, III, IV, V )
     Knee Movement
    Jangha Shakti Vikasaka (II-A&B )
    Janu Shakti Vikasaka
     Ankle movement
    Pada-mula shakti Vikasaka – A&B
    Gulpha-pada-pristha-pada-tala shakti Vikasaka
    b. Yogic Sthula Vyayama (Macro circulation practices)
     Sarvanga Pushti
     Hrid Gati (Engine daud)
  13. Yogic Surya Namaskara with Mantra
  14. Yogasana
    5.1 Tadasana, Hastottanasana, Vrikshasana
    5.2 Ardha Chakrasana, Padahastasana
    5.3 Trikonasana, Parshva Konasana, Katichakrasana
    5.4 Dandasana, Padmasana, Vajarasana,
    5.5 Yogamudrasana, Parvatasana
    5.6 Bhadrasana, Mandukasana, Ushtrasana, Shashankasana, Uttana Mandukasana,
    5.7 Paschimottanasana, Purvottanasana
    5.8 Vakrasana, Ardha Matsyendrasana, Gomukhasana
    5.9 Makarasana, Bhujangasana, Shalabhasana, Dhanurasana
    5.10 Pavanamuktasana and its variations
    5.11 Uttanapadasana, Ardha Halasana, Setubandhasana, Sarala-Matsyasana
    5.12 Shavasana,
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  15. Preparatory Breathing Practices
    6.1 Sectional Breathing (Abdominal, Thoracic and Clavicular Breathing)
    6.2 Yogic Deep Breathing
    6.3 Anuloma Viloma/ Nadi Shodhana
  16. Pranayama
    7.1 Concept of Puraka, Rechaka and Kumbhaka
    7.2 Ujjayee Pranayama (Without Kumbhaka)
    7.3 Sheetalee Pranayama (Without Kumbhaka)
    7.4 Sitkaree Pranayama (Without Kumbhaka)
    7.5 Bhramaree Pranayama (Without Kumbhaka)
  17. Concept and Demonstration of Bandha
    8.1 Jalandhara Bandha
    8.2 Uddiyana Bandha
    8.3 Mula Bandha
  18. Concept and Demonstration of Mudra
    9.1 Yoga Mudra
    9.2 Maha Mudra
    9.3 Vipareetakarani Mudra
  19. Practices leading to Dhyana Sadhana
    10.1 Body awareness and Breath awareness
    10.2 Yoga Nidra
    10.3 Antarmauna
    10.4 Recitation of Pranava and Soham
    10.5 Recitation of Hymns
    10.6 Practice of Dhyana
    B. Teaching Skills (Methods of Teaching Yoga)
    1.1 Teaching methods with special reference to Yoga
    1.2 Factors influencing Yoga teaching
    1.3 Need of teaching practice and its use in Yogic practice.
    1.4 Teaching Aids : Meaning and Need, Role of Language, Voice, Fluency, Clarity and
    Body language in an ideal presentation
    1.5 Methods of teaching Yoga to an individual, small group and large group
    1.6 Lecture cum demonstration in Yoga: Its meaning, importance and method of its
    Presentation
    1.7 Lesson plan: Its meaning and need
    1.8 Preparation of lesson plan in Yoga, Preparation of lesson plan for an individual and
    for a group
    1.9 Presentation of lessons in specific Yogic practices: Kriya, Asana, Pranayama, and
    Dhyana.
    1.10 Assessment of a Yoga class (detection and correction of mistakes).

Syllabus
Level 3- Yoga Teacher and Evaluator (YT&E)

  1. Name of the Certification: Yoga Teacher and Evaluator (YT&E)
  2. Course level: Level- 3
  3. Requirement/ Eligibility:
    a. For open candidates there is no eligibility criteria
    b. For admission in the course it is suggested/ desired that the candidate should be
    graduate in any stream from a recognized University or equivalent. However, the
    Yoga Institutions can define their own eligibility.
  4. Brief Role Description: Master Trainers in Yoga educational Institutions, Yoga training
    Courses and training programs. He or she can also act as Evaluator and assessor of Yoga
    professionals. Can teach in studios, Institutions, colleges/ universities/ Institutions of
    higher Learning.
  5. Minimum age: No age limit
  6. Personal Attributes: The job requires individual to have good communication skills,
    time management skills and ability to understand the body language of the trainees. The
    job requires individual to possess key qualities such as self discipline, confidence,
    maturity, patience, compassion, active listening, time management, empathetic, language
    proficiency, engaging with students, dedication to teaching, ability to build caring
    relationships with students, friendliness and approachability, Independent, credible,
    analytical skills etc.
  7. Credit points for certificate : 46 credits
  8. Duration of course: Not less than 800 hours or not less than 15 month as part time or not
    less than 9 month as full time course.
  9. Mark Distribution:
    Total Marks: 200 (Theory: 80+Practical – 120)
    Theory
    Unit No. Unit name Marks
    1 Foundation of Yoga 20
    2 Introduction to Yoga Texts 20
    3 Yoga And Health 20
    4 Applied Yoga 20
    Total 80
    Practical
    S No. Practical Work Marks
    1 Demonstration Skills 60
    2 Teaching Skills 20
    3 Evaluation Skill 20
    4 Application of knowledge 10
    5 Field Experience 10
    Total 120
    UNIT 1 Foundation of Yoga
    1.1 Etymology and Definitions of Yoga (Patanjala Yoga Sutra, Bhagwad Gita, Kathopanishad).
    1.2 Brief Introduction to origin, history and development of Yoga (Pre- Vedic period to
    contemporary times).
    1.3 Yoga in Principle Upanishads.
    1.4 Yoga tradition in Jainism: Syadvada (theory of seven fold predictions); Concept of
    Kayotsarga / Preksha meditation).
    1.5 Yoga Tradition in Buddhism: concept of Aryasatyas (four noble truths).
    1.6 Salient features and branches of Bharatiya Darshana (Astika and Nastika Darshana).
    1.7 General introduction to Shad Darshana with special emphasis on Samkhya, Yoga and Vedanta
    Darshana.
    1.8 Brief survey of Yoga in Modern and Contemporary Times (Shri Ramakrishna, Shri Aurobindo,
    Maharishi Raman, Swami Vivekananda, Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Swami Shivananda,
    Paramhansa Madhavadas ji, Yogacharya Shri T. Krishnamacharya).
    1.9 Guiding principles to be followed by the practioner.
    1.10 Brief Introduction to Schools of Yoga; Jnana, Bhakti, Karma, Raja & Hatha.
    1.11 Principles and Practices of Jnana Yoga.
    1.12 Principles and Practices of Bhakti Yoga.
    1.13 Principles and Practices of Karma Yoga.
    1.14 Concept and Principles of Sukshma Vyayama, Sthula Vyayama, Surya Namaskars and their
    significance in Yoga Sadhana.
    1.15 Concept and Principles of Shatkarma: Meaning, Types, Principles and their significance in
    Yoga Sadhana.
    1.16 Concept and Principles of Yogasana: Meaning, definition, types and their significance in Yoga
    Sadhana.
    1.17 Concept and Principles of Pranayama: Meaning, definition, types and their significance in Yoga
    Sadhana.
    1.18 Introduction to Bandha & Mudra and their health benefits.
    1.19 Introduction to Yogic relaxation techniques with special reference to Yoga Nidra.
    1.20 Introduction to Dhyana and its role in health and well being.
    UNIT 2 Introduction to Yoga Texts
    2.1 Introduction to Prasthanatrayee, Purushartha Chatushtaya and goal of human life.
    2.2 Yoga in Kathopanishad, Prashanopanishad, Taittiriyopnishad with special emphasis on
    Panchakosha Vivek and Ananda Mimamsa.
    2.3 Concept of Sthitaprajna (stages and characteristics) in Bhagavad Gita.
    2.4 Significance of Bhagavad Gita as a synthesis of Yoga.
    2.5 Concept of healthy living in Bhagavad Gita (Ahara, Vihara, Achara, Vichara).
    2.6 Introduction and highlights of Yoga Vasishtha, Definitions of Yoga and their relevance in
    Yoga Vasishtha.
    2.7 Study of Patanjal Yoga Sutra including selected sutras from following chapters (I- 1 to 12, II-
    1 to 2, 46 to 55, III- 1 to 6).
    2.8 Concept of Chitta, Chitta Bhumi, Chitta Vritti, Chitta Vikshepa, Chittaprasadanam, Klesha
    and Vivek-Khyati and their relationship with wellness.
    2.9 Concept of Ishwara and its relevance in Yogasadhana, qualities of Ishwara,
    Ishwarapranidhana.
    2.10 Concept of Kriya Yoga of Patanjali and its importance for healthy living.
    2.11 Bahiranga Yoga of Maharisi Patanjali (Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara).
    2.12 Antaranga Yoga of Maharishi Patanjali (Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi).
    2.13 Concept of mental well-being according to Patanjala Yoga.
    2.14 Hatha Yoga: Its origin, history and development. Hatha Yoga: its meaning, and definition,
    aim, objectives and misconception about Hatha Yoga.
    2.15 Sadhaka Tattva and Badhaka Tattva principles to be followed by Hatha Yoga practitioner.
    2.16 Concept of Matha, Mitahara, Pathya & Apthaya, Types of Aspirants.
    2.17 Hatha Yoga practices according to different Hatha Yogic Texts (Hatha Pradipika, Gheranda
    Samhita and Hatharatnavali).
    2.18 Concept of Shwasa-Prashwasa, Vayu, Prana, Upa-Prana, Shat Chakra etc.
    2.19 Knowledge of Hatha Yoga practices for wellness (Shatkarma, Asanas, Pranayama, Mudra,
    Nadaanusandhana).
    2.20 Relevance and importance of Hatha Yoga practices in health and well being.
    UNIT 3 Yoga And Health
    Introduction to Human Body – Anatomy and Physiology
    3.1 Introduction to Human body.
    3.2 Basic structure and functions of Musculoskeletal system, Respiratory system, Cardio
    vascular system, Nervous system, Digestive system and Endocrine system.
    3.3 Homeostasis: its mechanism to maintain internal environment of the body.
    3.4 Introduction to sensory organs (Eyes, Nose, Ears, Tounge and Skin).
    3.5 Impact of Yogic practices on different systems of the human body: Benefits of Shatkarma,
    Yogasana, Pranayama and Bandha on Respiratory, Circulatory, Musculoskeletal system.
    Introduction to Psychology
    3.6 Introduction to psychology, concept of human psyche, stages of consciousness, cognitive
    process: Its meaning and nature.
    3.7 Definition and nature of Behavior, kinds of Behavior Motivation.
    3.8 Emotions : definition, nature and physiological changes during Emotion.
    3.9 Mental Health : Yogic view of Mental Health and Mental Illness.
    3.10 Role of Yoga in Mental Health. Importance of psychosocial environment for health and
    wellness.
    Yoga For Health And Wellness.
    3.11 Yogic concept of health, wellness and illness.
    3.12 Importance of psycho-social environment for health and wellness.
    3.13 Role of Yoga in various dimensions ( physical, mental,social and spiritual) of health.
    3.14 Importance of following Dinacharya and Ritucharya for well being.
    3.15 Role of Ahara, Nidra and Brahmacharya in wellness.
    Yoga For Disease Prevention And Health Promotion.
    3.16 Meaning and definition of Health and Disease, Concept of Adhi and Vyadhi,
    Yoga as a preventive Health care- Heyam dukham anagatam.
    3.17 Potential causes of ill –health: Tapatrayas and Kleshas, Mental and Emotional ill Health:
    Anatrayas.
    3.18 Shuddhi Prakriyas in Yoga and their role in preventive and curative Health.
    3.19 Knowledge of Trigunas, Pancha-Kosha, Pancha-Prana and Shatkchakra and their role in
    Health and Disease.
    3.20 Yogic concept of Holistic Health and its importance in the management of Diseases.
    UNIT 4 Applied Yoga
    Yoga And Education
    4.1 Education: Its meaning, definition and goal, role and importance of education in Human
    Excellence.
    4.2 Yoga in Education: Salient features of Yoga Education, Factors of Yoga Education: Teacher,
    Student and Teaching, Guru- Shishya- Parampara and its importance in Yoga Education.
    4.3 Value Education: Its Meaning and Definition, Types of values, value –oriented Education in
    Personality Development.
    4.4 Contribution of Yoga towards Development of Values, Spiritual Growth.
    4.5 Salient features of Ideal Yoga Teacher, Role of Yoga Teacher in Value-oriented Education,
    Role of Yoga in development of healthy society.
    Yoga For Personality Develompent
    4.6 Personality: Meaning and types of personality.
    4.7 Determinants of Personality with reference to psycho-social environment.
    4.8 Knowledge of various facets and stages of development of personality.
    4.9 Personality Development; Role of spirituality and positive attitude in personality
    development.
    4.10 Role of Yogic practices (Asana, Pranayama, Shatkarma, Bandha, Mudra etc.) in the
    Personality Development.
    Yogic management of stress and its Consequences
    4.11 Definition, nature and types of stress.
    4.12 Symptoms and consequences of stress on human mind.
    4.13 Yogic perspective of stress. Yogic principles for the management of stress and its
    consequences.
    4.14 Concepts and techniques of Stress management in Ashtanga Yoga of Patanjala Yogasutra and
    Bhagawad Gita.
    4.15 Specific practices for stress management: Yogasana, Breath Awareness, Shavasana,
    Yoganidra, Pranayama and Meditation.
    Yoga for prevention and management of Life Style Disorders
    4.16 Concept of Yogic life style and its relevance.
    4.17 General knowledge about life style related disorders : Acidity , Constipation , Irritable bowel
    syndrome(IBS), Bronchial Asthma , Sinusitis, Hypertension, Neck pain, Low Backache,
    Osteo-arthritis etc.
    4.18 Role of Yoga in prevention and management of common disorder: Acidity, Constipation,
    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Bronchial Asthma , Sinusitis, Hypertension, Neck pain, Low
    Backache, Osteo-arthritis.
    4.19 Role of Yoga in prevention and management of non-communicable disorders.
    4.20 Yoga as an integral medication.
    Yoga Practicals
    5.1 Prayer
     Concept and Recitation of Pranava
     Concept and Recitation of Hymns
     Selected universal prayers, invocations and Nishpatti Bhava.
    5.2 Yogic Shat Karma
     Neti: Sutra Neti and Jala Neti
     Dhauti: Vamana Dhauti (Kunjal)
     Kapalbhati (Vatakrama)
    5.3 Yogic Sukshma Vyayama and Sthula Vyayama
    Yogic Sukshma Vyayama( Microcirculation Practices)
     Neck Movement
    Griva Shakti Vikasaka ( I,II,III,IV)
     Shoulder Movement
    Bhuja Valli Shakti Vikasaka
    Purna Bhuja Shakti Vikasaka
     Trunk Movement
    Kati Shakti Vikasaka (I, II, III, IV, V )
     Knee Movement
    Jangha Shakti Vikasaka (II-A&B )
    Janu Shakti Vikasaka
     Ankle movement
    Pada-mula shakti Vikasaka – A&B
    Gulpha-pada-pristha-pada-tala shakti Vikasaka
    Yogic Sthula Vyayama( Macrocirculation Practices)
     Sarvanga Pushti
     Hrid Gati (Engine run)
    5.4 Yogic Surya Namaskara with Mantra
    5.5 Yogasana
     Tadasana, Hastottanasana, Vrikshasana
     Ardha Chakrasana, Padahastasana
     Trikonasana, Parshva Konasana, Katichakrasana
     Dandasana, Bhadrasana, Padmasana, Vajarasana,
     Yogamudrasana, Parvatasana
     Mandukasana, Ushtrasana, Shashankasana, Utthana Mandukasana,
     Paschimottanasana, Purvottanasana
     Vakrasana, Ardha Matsyendrasana, Gomukhasana
     Makarasana, Bhujangasana, Salabhasana, Dhanurasana
     Pavanamuktasana and its variations
     Uttanapadasana, Ardha Halasana, Setubandhasana, Saral-matsyasana
     Halasana, Chakrasana
     Sirshasana
     Shavasana,
    5.6 Preparatory Breathing Practices
     Sectional Breathing (Abdominal, Thoracic and Clavicular Breathing)
     Yogic Deep Breathing
     Anuloma Viloma/ Nadi Shodhana
    5.7 Pranayama
     Concept of Puraka, Rechaka and Kumbhaka
     Ujjayee Pranayama (Without Kumbhaka)
     Sheetali Pranayama (Without Kumbhaka)
     Sitkari Pranayama (Without Kumbhaka)
     Bhramari Pranayama (Without Kumbhaka)
    5.8 Concept and Demonstration of Bandha and Mudra
    a) Bandha
     Jalandhara Bandha
     Uddiyana Bandha
     Mula Bandha
    b) Mudra
     Yoga Mudra
     Maha Mudra
     Vipareetakarani Mudra
    5.9 Practices leading to Dhyana Sadhana
     Body awareness and Breath awareness
     Yoga Nidra
     Antanmauna
     Recitation of Pranava and Sohama
     Recitation of Hymns
     Practice of Dhyana
    5.10 Methods of Teaching & Evaluation
     Teaching methods with special reference to Yoga
     Factors influencing Yoga teaching
     Need of teaching practice and its use in Yogic practice.
     Teaching Aids : Meaning and Need, Role of Language, Voice, Fluency, Clarity and Body
    language in an ideal presentation
     Methods of teaching Yoga to an individual, small group and large group
     Use of audio-visual aids, ICT, multimedia and online resources
     Lecture cum demonstration in Yoga: Its meaning, importance and method of its
    Presentation
     Lesson plan: Its meaning and need
     Preparation of lesson plan in Yoga, Preparation of lesson plan for an individual and for a
    group
     Presentation of lessons in specific Yogic practices: Kriya, Asana, Pranayama, and
    Dhyana.
     Assessment of a Yoga class (detection and correction of mistakes).
     Measurement, assessment and evaluation: concepts, principles and applications
     Examination reforms and designing formative and summative evaluation
     Programme evaluation: Yoga class/ workshops/ camps, yoga teaching, and yoga teacher
     Assessment of yoga centres and institutes- criteria, processes, instruments, results

Syllabus
Level 3- Yoga Teacher and Evaluator (YT&E)

  1. Name of the Certification: Yoga Teacher and Evaluator (YT&E)
  2. Course level: Level- 3
  3. Requirement/ Eligibility:
    a. For open candidates there is no eligibility criteria
    b. For admission in the course it is suggested/ desired that the candidate should be
    graduate in any stream from a recognized University or equivalent. However, the
    Yoga Institutions can define their own eligibility.
  4. Brief Role Description: Master Trainers in Yoga educational Institutions, Yoga training
    Courses and training programs. He or she can also act as Evaluator and assessor of Yoga
    professionals. Can teach in studios, Institutions, colleges/ universities/ Institutions of
    higher Learning.
  5. Minimum age: No age limit
  6. Personal Attributes: The job requires individual to have good communication skills,
    time management skills and ability to understand the body language of the trainees. The
    job requires individual to possess key qualities such as self discipline, confidence,
    maturity, patience, compassion, active listening, time management, empathetic, language
    proficiency, engaging with students, dedication to teaching, ability to build caring
    relationships with students, friendliness and approachability, Independent, credible,
    analytical skills etc.
  7. Credit points for certificate : 46 credits
  8. Duration of course: Not less than 800 hours or not less than 15 month as part time or not
    less than 9 month as full time course.
  9. Mark Distribution:
    Total Marks: 200 (Theory: 80+Practical – 120)
    Theory
    Unit No. Unit name Marks
    1 Foundation of Yoga 20
    2 Introduction to Yoga Texts 20
    3 Yoga And Health 20
    4 Applied Yoga 20
    Total 80
    Practical
    S No. Practical Work Marks
    1 Demonstration Skills 60
    2 Teaching Skills 20
    3 Evaluation Skill 20
    4 Application of knowledge 10
    5 Field Experience 10
    Total 120
    UNIT 1 Foundation of Yoga
    1.1 Etymology and Definitions of Yoga (Patanjala Yoga Sutra, Bhagwad Gita, Kathopanishad).
    1.2 Brief Introduction to origin, history and development of Yoga (Pre- Vedic period to
    contemporary times).
    1.3 Yoga in Principle Upanishads.
    1.4 Yoga tradition in Jainism: Syadvada (theory of seven fold predictions); Concept of
    Kayotsarga / Preksha meditation).
    1.5 Yoga Tradition in Buddhism: concept of Aryasatyas (four noble truths).
    1.6 Salient features and branches of Bharatiya Darshana (Astika and Nastika Darshana).
    1.7 General introduction to Shad Darshana with special emphasis on Samkhya, Yoga and Vedanta
    Darshana.
    1.8 Brief survey of Yoga in Modern and Contemporary Times (Shri Ramakrishna, Shri Aurobindo,
    Maharishi Raman, Swami Vivekananda, Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Swami Shivananda,
    Paramhansa Madhavadas ji, Yogacharya Shri T. Krishnamacharya).
    1.9 Guiding principles to be followed by the practioner.
    1.10 Brief Introduction to Schools of Yoga; Jnana, Bhakti, Karma, Raja & Hatha.
    1.11 Principles and Practices of Jnana Yoga.
    1.12 Principles and Practices of Bhakti Yoga.
    1.13 Principles and Practices of Karma Yoga.
    1.14 Concept and Principles of Sukshma Vyayama, Sthula Vyayama, Surya Namaskars and their
    significance in Yoga Sadhana.
    1.15 Concept and Principles of Shatkarma: Meaning, Types, Principles and their significance in
    Yoga Sadhana.
    1.16 Concept and Principles of Yogasana: Meaning, definition, types and their significance in Yoga
    Sadhana.
    1.17 Concept and Principles of Pranayama: Meaning, definition, types and their significance in Yoga
    Sadhana.
    1.18 Introduction to Bandha & Mudra and their health benefits.
    1.19 Introduction to Yogic relaxation techniques with special reference to Yoga Nidra.
    1.20 Introduction to Dhyana and its role in health and well being.
    UNIT 2 Introduction to Yoga Texts
    2.1 Introduction to Prasthanatrayee, Purushartha Chatushtaya and goal of human life.
    2.2 Yoga in Kathopanishad, Prashanopanishad, Taittiriyopnishad with special emphasis on
    Panchakosha Vivek and Ananda Mimamsa.
    2.3 Concept of Sthitaprajna (stages and characteristics) in Bhagavad Gita.
    2.4 Significance of Bhagavad Gita as a synthesis of Yoga.
    2.5 Concept of healthy living in Bhagavad Gita (Ahara, Vihara, Achara, Vichara).
    2.6 Introduction and highlights of Yoga Vasishtha, Definitions of Yoga and their relevance in
    Yoga Vasishtha.
    2.7 Study of Patanjal Yoga Sutra including selected sutras from following chapters (I- 1 to 12, II-
    1 to 2, 46 to 55, III- 1 to 6).
    2.8 Concept of Chitta, Chitta Bhumi, Chitta Vritti, Chitta Vikshepa, Chittaprasadanam, Klesha
    and Vivek-Khyati and their relationship with wellness.
    2.9 Concept of Ishwara and its relevance in Yogasadhana, qualities of Ishwara,
    Ishwarapranidhana.
    2.10 Concept of Kriya Yoga of Patanjali and its importance for healthy living.
    2.11 Bahiranga Yoga of Maharisi Patanjali (Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara).
    2.12 Antaranga Yoga of Maharishi Patanjali (Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi).
    2.13 Concept of mental well-being according to Patanjala Yoga.
    2.14 Hatha Yoga: Its origin, history and development. Hatha Yoga: its meaning, and definition,
    aim, objectives and misconception about Hatha Yoga.
    2.15 Sadhaka Tattva and Badhaka Tattva principles to be followed by Hatha Yoga practitioner.
    2.16 Concept of Matha, Mitahara, Pathya & Apthaya, Types of Aspirants.
    2.17 Hatha Yoga practices according to different Hatha Yogic Texts (Hatha Pradipika, Gheranda
    Samhita and Hatharatnavali).
    2.18 Concept of Shwasa-Prashwasa, Vayu, Prana, Upa-Prana, Shat Chakra etc.
    2.19 Knowledge of Hatha Yoga practices for wellness (Shatkarma, Asanas, Pranayama, Mudra,
    Nadaanusandhana).
    2.20 Relevance and importance of Hatha Yoga practices in health and well being.
    UNIT 3 Yoga And Health
    Introduction to Human Body – Anatomy and Physiology
    3.1 Introduction to Human body.
    3.2 Basic structure and functions of Musculoskeletal system, Respiratory system, Cardio
    vascular system, Nervous system, Digestive system and Endocrine system.
    3.3 Homeostasis: its mechanism to maintain internal environment of the body.
    3.4 Introduction to sensory organs (Eyes, Nose, Ears, Tounge and Skin).
    3.5 Impact of Yogic practices on different systems of the human body: Benefits of Shatkarma,
    Yogasana, Pranayama and Bandha on Respiratory, Circulatory, Musculoskeletal system.
    Introduction to Psychology
    3.6 Introduction to psychology, concept of human psyche, stages of consciousness, cognitive
    process: Its meaning and nature.
    3.7 Definition and nature of Behavior, kinds of Behavior Motivation.
    3.8 Emotions : definition, nature and physiological changes during Emotion.
    3.9 Mental Health : Yogic view of Mental Health and Mental Illness.
    3.10 Role of Yoga in Mental Health. Importance of psychosocial environment for health and
    wellness.
    Yoga For Health And Wellness.
    3.11 Yogic concept of health, wellness and illness.
    3.12 Importance of psycho-social environment for health and wellness.
    3.13 Role of Yoga in various dimensions ( physical, mental,social and spiritual) of health.
    3.14 Importance of following Dinacharya and Ritucharya for well being.
    3.15 Role of Ahara, Nidra and Brahmacharya in wellness.
    Yoga For Disease Prevention And Health Promotion.
    3.16 Meaning and definition of Health and Disease, Concept of Adhi and Vyadhi,
    Yoga as a preventive Health care- Heyam dukham anagatam.
    3.17 Potential causes of ill –health: Tapatrayas and Kleshas, Mental and Emotional ill Health:
    Anatrayas.
    3.18 Shuddhi Prakriyas in Yoga and their role in preventive and curative Health.
    3.19 Knowledge of Trigunas, Pancha-Kosha, Pancha-Prana and Shatkchakra and their role in
    Health and Disease.
    3.20 Yogic concept of Holistic Health and its importance in the management of Diseases.
    UNIT 4 Applied Yoga
    Yoga And Education
    4.1 Education: Its meaning, definition and goal, role and importance of education in Human
    Excellence.
    4.2 Yoga in Education: Salient features of Yoga Education, Factors of Yoga Education: Teacher,
    Student and Teaching, Guru- Shishya- Parampara and its importance in Yoga Education.
    4.3 Value Education: Its Meaning and Definition, Types of values, value –oriented Education in
    Personality Development.
    4.4 Contribution of Yoga towards Development of Values, Spiritual Growth.
    4.5 Salient features of Ideal Yoga Teacher, Role of Yoga Teacher in Value-oriented Education,
    Role of Yoga in development of healthy society.
    Yoga For Personality Develompent
    4.6 Personality: Meaning and types of personality.
    4.7 Determinants of Personality with reference to psycho-social environment.
    4.8 Knowledge of various facets and stages of development of personality.
    4.9 Personality Development; Role of spirituality and positive attitude in personality
    development.
    4.10 Role of Yogic practices (Asana, Pranayama, Shatkarma, Bandha, Mudra etc.) in the
    Personality Development.
    Yogic management of stress and its Consequences
    4.11 Definition, nature and types of stress.
    4.12 Symptoms and consequences of stress on human mind.
    4.13 Yogic perspective of stress. Yogic principles for the management of stress and its
    consequences.
    4.14 Concepts and techniques of Stress management in Ashtanga Yoga of Patanjala Yogasutra and
    Bhagawad Gita.
    4.15 Specific practices for stress management: Yogasana, Breath Awareness, Shavasana,
    Yoganidra, Pranayama and Meditation.
    Yoga for prevention and management of Life Style Disorders
    4.16 Concept of Yogic life style and its relevance.
    4.17 General knowledge about life style related disorders : Acidity , Constipation , Irritable bowel
    syndrome(IBS), Bronchial Asthma , Sinusitis, Hypertension, Neck pain, Low Backache,
    Osteo-arthritis etc.
    4.18 Role of Yoga in prevention and management of common disorder: Acidity, Constipation,
    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Bronchial Asthma , Sinusitis, Hypertension, Neck pain, Low
    Backache, Osteo-arthritis.
    4.19 Role of Yoga in prevention and management of non-communicable disorders.
    4.20 Yoga as an integral medication.
    Yoga Practicals
    5.1 Prayer
     Concept and Recitation of Pranava
     Concept and Recitation of Hymns
     Selected universal prayers, invocations and Nishpatti Bhava.
    5.2 Yogic Shat Karma
     Neti: Sutra Neti and Jala Neti
     Dhauti: Vamana Dhauti (Kunjal)
     Kapalbhati (Vatakrama)
    5.3 Yogic Sukshma Vyayama and Sthula Vyayama
    Yogic Sukshma Vyayama( Microcirculation Practices)
     Neck Movement
    Griva Shakti Vikasaka ( I,II,III,IV)
     Shoulder Movement
    Bhuja Valli Shakti Vikasaka
    Purna Bhuja Shakti Vikasaka
     Trunk Movement
    Kati Shakti Vikasaka (I, II, III, IV, V )
     Knee Movement
    Jangha Shakti Vikasaka (II-A&B )
    Janu Shakti Vikasaka
     Ankle movement
    Pada-mula shakti Vikasaka – A&B
    Gulpha-pada-pristha-pada-tala shakti Vikasaka
    Yogic Sthula Vyayama( Macrocirculation Practices)
     Sarvanga Pushti
     Hrid Gati (Engine run)
    5.4 Yogic Surya Namaskara with Mantra
    5.5 Yogasana
     Tadasana, Hastottanasana, Vrikshasana
     Ardha Chakrasana, Padahastasana
     Trikonasana, Parshva Konasana, Katichakrasana
     Dandasana, Bhadrasana, Padmasana, Vajarasana,
     Yogamudrasana, Parvatasana
     Mandukasana, Ushtrasana, Shashankasana, Utthana Mandukasana,
     Paschimottanasana, Purvottanasana
     Vakrasana, Ardha Matsyendrasana, Gomukhasana
     Makarasana, Bhujangasana, Salabhasana, Dhanurasana
     Pavanamuktasana and its variations
     Uttanapadasana, Ardha Halasana, Setubandhasana, Saral-matsyasana
     Halasana, Chakrasana
     Sirshasana
     Shavasana,
    5.6 Preparatory Breathing Practices
     Sectional Breathing (Abdominal, Thoracic and Clavicular Breathing)
     Yogic Deep Breathing
     Anuloma Viloma/ Nadi Shodhana
    5.7 Pranayama
     Concept of Puraka, Rechaka and Kumbhaka
     Ujjayee Pranayama (Without Kumbhaka)
     Sheetali Pranayama (Without Kumbhaka)
     Sitkari Pranayama (Without Kumbhaka)
     Bhramari Pranayama (Without Kumbhaka)
    5.8 Concept and Demonstration of Bandha and Mudra
    a) Bandha
     Jalandhara Bandha
     Uddiyana Bandha
     Mula Bandha
    b) Mudra
     Yoga Mudra
     Maha Mudra
     Vipareetakarani Mudra
    5.9 Practices leading to Dhyana Sadhana
     Body awareness and Breath awareness
     Yoga Nidra
     Antanmauna
     Recitation of Pranava and Sohama
     Recitation of Hymns
     Practice of Dhyana
    5.10 Methods of Teaching & Evaluation
     Teaching methods with special reference to Yoga
     Factors influencing Yoga teaching
     Need of teaching practice and its use in Yogic practice.
     Teaching Aids : Meaning and Need, Role of Language, Voice, Fluency, Clarity and Body
    language in an ideal presentation
     Methods of teaching Yoga to an individual, small group and large group
     Use of audio-visual aids, ICT, multimedia and online resources
     Lecture cum demonstration in Yoga: Its meaning, importance and method of its
    Presentation
     Lesson plan: Its meaning and need
     Preparation of lesson plan in Yoga, Preparation of lesson plan for an individual and for a
    group
     Presentation of lessons in specific Yogic practices: Kriya, Asana, Pranayama, and
    Dhyana.
     Assessment of a Yoga class (detection and correction of mistakes).
     Measurement, assessment and evaluation: concepts, principles and applications
     Examination reforms and designing formative and summative evaluation
     Programme evaluation: Yoga class/ workshops/ camps, yoga teaching, and yoga teacher
     Assessment of yoga centres and institutes- criteria, processes, instruments, results

Syllabus
Level 3- Yoga Teacher and Evaluator (YT&E)

  1. Name of the Certification: Yoga Teacher and Evaluator (YT&E)
  2. Course level: Level- 3
  3. Requirement/ Eligibility:
    a. For open candidates there is no eligibility criteria
    b. For admission in the course it is suggested/ desired that the candidate should be
    graduate in any stream from a recognized University or equivalent. However, the
    Yoga Institutions can define their own eligibility.
  4. Brief Role Description: Master Trainers in Yoga educational Institutions, Yoga training
    Courses and training programs. He or she can also act as Evaluator and assessor of Yoga
    professionals. Can teach in studios, Institutions, colleges/ universities/ Institutions of
    higher Learning.
  5. Minimum age: No age limit
  6. Personal Attributes: The job requires individual to have good communication skills,
    time management skills and ability to understand the body language of the trainees. The
    job requires individual to possess key qualities such as self discipline, confidence,
    maturity, patience, compassion, active listening, time management, empathetic, language
    proficiency, engaging with students, dedication to teaching, ability to build caring
    relationships with students, friendliness and approachability, Independent, credible,
    analytical skills etc.
  7. Credit points for certificate : 46 credits
  8. Duration of course: Not less than 800 hours or not less than 15 month as part time or not
    less than 9 month as full time course.
  9. Mark Distribution:
    Total Marks: 200 (Theory: 80+Practical – 120)
    Theory
    Unit No. Unit name Marks
    1 Foundation of Yoga 20
    2 Introduction to Yoga Texts 20
    3 Yoga And Health 20
    4 Applied Yoga 20
    Total 80
    Practical
    S No. Practical Work Marks
    1 Demonstration Skills 60
    2 Teaching Skills 20
    3 Evaluation Skill 20
    4 Application of knowledge 10
    5 Field Experience 10
    Total 120
    UNIT 1 Foundation of Yoga
    1.1 Etymology and Definitions of Yoga (Patanjala Yoga Sutra, Bhagwad Gita, Kathopanishad).
    1.2 Brief Introduction to origin, history and development of Yoga (Pre- Vedic period to
    contemporary times).
    1.3 Yoga in Principle Upanishads.
    1.4 Yoga tradition in Jainism: Syadvada (theory of seven fold predictions); Concept of
    Kayotsarga / Preksha meditation).
    1.5 Yoga Tradition in Buddhism: concept of Aryasatyas (four noble truths).
    1.6 Salient features and branches of Bharatiya Darshana (Astika and Nastika Darshana).
    1.7 General introduction to Shad Darshana with special emphasis on Samkhya, Yoga and Vedanta
    Darshana.
    1.8 Brief survey of Yoga in Modern and Contemporary Times (Shri Ramakrishna, Shri Aurobindo,
    Maharishi Raman, Swami Vivekananda, Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Swami Shivananda,
    Paramhansa Madhavadas ji, Yogacharya Shri T. Krishnamacharya).
    1.9 Guiding principles to be followed by the practioner.
    1.10 Brief Introduction to Schools of Yoga; Jnana, Bhakti, Karma, Raja & Hatha.
    1.11 Principles and Practices of Jnana Yoga.
    1.12 Principles and Practices of Bhakti Yoga.
    1.13 Principles and Practices of Karma Yoga.
    1.14 Concept and Principles of Sukshma Vyayama, Sthula Vyayama, Surya Namaskars and their
    significance in Yoga Sadhana.
    1.15 Concept and Principles of Shatkarma: Meaning, Types, Principles and their significance in
    Yoga Sadhana.
    1.16 Concept and Principles of Yogasana: Meaning, definition, types and their significance in Yoga
    Sadhana.
    1.17 Concept and Principles of Pranayama: Meaning, definition, types and their significance in Yoga
    Sadhana.
    1.18 Introduction to Bandha & Mudra and their health benefits.
    1.19 Introduction to Yogic relaxation techniques with special reference to Yoga Nidra.
    1.20 Introduction to Dhyana and its role in health and well being.
    UNIT 2 Introduction to Yoga Texts
    2.1 Introduction to Prasthanatrayee, Purushartha Chatushtaya and goal of human life.
    2.2 Yoga in Kathopanishad, Prashanopanishad, Taittiriyopnishad with special emphasis on
    Panchakosha Vivek and Ananda Mimamsa.
    2.3 Concept of Sthitaprajna (stages and characteristics) in Bhagavad Gita.
    2.4 Significance of Bhagavad Gita as a synthesis of Yoga.
    2.5 Concept of healthy living in Bhagavad Gita (Ahara, Vihara, Achara, Vichara).
    2.6 Introduction and highlights of Yoga Vasishtha, Definitions of Yoga and their relevance in
    Yoga Vasishtha.
    2.7 Study of Patanjal Yoga Sutra including selected sutras from following chapters (I- 1 to 12, II-
    1 to 2, 46 to 55, III- 1 to 6).
    2.8 Concept of Chitta, Chitta Bhumi, Chitta Vritti, Chitta Vikshepa, Chittaprasadanam, Klesha
    and Vivek-Khyati and their relationship with wellness.
    2.9 Concept of Ishwara and its relevance in Yogasadhana, qualities of Ishwara,
    Ishwarapranidhana.
    2.10 Concept of Kriya Yoga of Patanjali and its importance for healthy living.
    2.11 Bahiranga Yoga of Maharisi Patanjali (Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara).
    2.12 Antaranga Yoga of Maharishi Patanjali (Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi).
    2.13 Concept of mental well-being according to Patanjala Yoga.
    2.14 Hatha Yoga: Its origin, history and development. Hatha Yoga: its meaning, and definition,
    aim, objectives and misconception about Hatha Yoga.
    2.15 Sadhaka Tattva and Badhaka Tattva principles to be followed by Hatha Yoga practitioner.
    2.16 Concept of Matha, Mitahara, Pathya & Apthaya, Types of Aspirants.
    2.17 Hatha Yoga practices according to different Hatha Yogic Texts (Hatha Pradipika, Gheranda
    Samhita and Hatharatnavali).
    2.18 Concept of Shwasa-Prashwasa, Vayu, Prana, Upa-Prana, Shat Chakra etc.
    2.19 Knowledge of Hatha Yoga practices for wellness (Shatkarma, Asanas, Pranayama, Mudra,
    Nadaanusandhana).
    2.20 Relevance and importance of Hatha Yoga practices in health and well being.
    UNIT 3 Yoga And Health
    Introduction to Human Body – Anatomy and Physiology
    3.1 Introduction to Human body.
    3.2 Basic structure and functions of Musculoskeletal system, Respiratory system, Cardio
    vascular system, Nervous system, Digestive system and Endocrine system.
    3.3 Homeostasis: its mechanism to maintain internal environment of the body.
    3.4 Introduction to sensory organs (Eyes, Nose, Ears, Tounge and Skin).
    3.5 Impact of Yogic practices on different systems of the human body: Benefits of Shatkarma,
    Yogasana, Pranayama and Bandha on Respiratory, Circulatory, Musculoskeletal system.
    Introduction to Psychology
    3.6 Introduction to psychology, concept of human psyche, stages of consciousness, cognitive
    process: Its meaning and nature.
    3.7 Definition and nature of Behavior, kinds of Behavior Motivation.
    3.8 Emotions : definition, nature and physiological changes during Emotion.
    3.9 Mental Health : Yogic view of Mental Health and Mental Illness.
    3.10 Role of Yoga in Mental Health. Importance of psychosocial environment for health and
    wellness.
    Yoga For Health And Wellness.
    3.11 Yogic concept of health, wellness and illness.
    3.12 Importance of psycho-social environment for health and wellness.
    3.13 Role of Yoga in various dimensions ( physical, mental,social and spiritual) of health.
    3.14 Importance of following Dinacharya and Ritucharya for well being.
    3.15 Role of Ahara, Nidra and Brahmacharya in wellness.
    Yoga For Disease Prevention And Health Promotion.
    3.16 Meaning and definition of Health and Disease, Concept of Adhi and Vyadhi,
    Yoga as a preventive Health care- Heyam dukham anagatam.
    3.17 Potential causes of ill –health: Tapatrayas and Kleshas, Mental and Emotional ill Health:
    Anatrayas.
    3.18 Shuddhi Prakriyas in Yoga and their role in preventive and curative Health.
    3.19 Knowledge of Trigunas, Pancha-Kosha, Pancha-Prana and Shatkchakra and their role in
    Health and Disease.
    3.20 Yogic concept of Holistic Health and its importance in the management of Diseases.
    UNIT 4 Applied Yoga
    Yoga And Education
    4.1 Education: Its meaning, definition and goal, role and importance of education in Human
    Excellence.
    4.2 Yoga in Education: Salient features of Yoga Education, Factors of Yoga Education: Teacher,
    Student and Teaching, Guru- Shishya- Parampara and its importance in Yoga Education.
    4.3 Value Education: Its Meaning and Definition, Types of values, value –oriented Education in
    Personality Development.
    4.4 Contribution of Yoga towards Development of Values, Spiritual Growth.
    4.5 Salient features of Ideal Yoga Teacher, Role of Yoga Teacher in Value-oriented Education,
    Role of Yoga in development of healthy society.
    Yoga For Personality Develompent
    4.6 Personality: Meaning and types of personality.
    4.7 Determinants of Personality with reference to psycho-social environment.
    4.8 Knowledge of various facets and stages of development of personality.
    4.9 Personality Development; Role of spirituality and positive attitude in personality
    development.
    4.10 Role of Yogic practices (Asana, Pranayama, Shatkarma, Bandha, Mudra etc.) in the
    Personality Development.
    Yogic management of stress and its Consequences
    4.11 Definition, nature and types of stress.
    4.12 Symptoms and consequences of stress on human mind.
    4.13 Yogic perspective of stress. Yogic principles for the management of stress and its
    consequences.
    4.14 Concepts and techniques of Stress management in Ashtanga Yoga of Patanjala Yogasutra and
    Bhagawad Gita.
    4.15 Specific practices for stress management: Yogasana, Breath Awareness, Shavasana,
    Yoganidra, Pranayama and Meditation.
    Yoga for prevention and management of Life Style Disorders
    4.16 Concept of Yogic life style and its relevance.
    4.17 General knowledge about life style related disorders : Acidity , Constipation , Irritable bowel
    syndrome(IBS), Bronchial Asthma , Sinusitis, Hypertension, Neck pain, Low Backache,
    Osteo-arthritis etc.
    4.18 Role of Yoga in prevention and management of common disorder: Acidity, Constipation,
    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Bronchial Asthma , Sinusitis, Hypertension, Neck pain, Low
    Backache, Osteo-arthritis.
    4.19 Role of Yoga in prevention and management of non-communicable disorders.
    4.20 Yoga as an integral medication.
    Yoga Practicals
    5.1 Prayer
     Concept and Recitation of Pranava
     Concept and Recitation of Hymns
     Selected universal prayers, invocations and Nishpatti Bhava.
    5.2 Yogic Shat Karma
     Neti: Sutra Neti and Jala Neti
     Dhauti: Vamana Dhauti (Kunjal)
     Kapalbhati (Vatakrama)
    5.3 Yogic Sukshma Vyayama and Sthula Vyayama
    Yogic Sukshma Vyayama( Microcirculation Practices)
     Neck Movement
    Griva Shakti Vikasaka ( I,II,III,IV)
     Shoulder Movement
    Bhuja Valli Shakti Vikasaka
    Purna Bhuja Shakti Vikasaka
     Trunk Movement
    Kati Shakti Vikasaka (I, II, III, IV, V )
     Knee Movement
    Jangha Shakti Vikasaka (II-A&B )
    Janu Shakti Vikasaka
     Ankle movement
    Pada-mula shakti Vikasaka – A&B
    Gulpha-pada-pristha-pada-tala shakti Vikasaka
    Yogic Sthula Vyayama( Macrocirculation Practices)
     Sarvanga Pushti
     Hrid Gati (Engine run)
    5.4 Yogic Surya Namaskara with Mantra
    5.5 Yogasana
     Tadasana, Hastottanasana, Vrikshasana
     Ardha Chakrasana, Padahastasana
     Trikonasana, Parshva Konasana, Katichakrasana
     Dandasana, Bhadrasana, Padmasana, Vajarasana,
     Yogamudrasana, Parvatasana
     Mandukasana, Ushtrasana, Shashankasana, Utthana Mandukasana,
     Paschimottanasana, Purvottanasana
     Vakrasana, Ardha Matsyendrasana, Gomukhasana
     Makarasana, Bhujangasana, Salabhasana, Dhanurasana
     Pavanamuktasana and its variations
     Uttanapadasana, Ardha Halasana, Setubandhasana, Saral-matsyasana
     Halasana, Chakrasana
     Sirshasana
     Shavasana,
    5.6 Preparatory Breathing Practices
     Sectional Breathing (Abdominal, Thoracic and Clavicular Breathing)
     Yogic Deep Breathing
     Anuloma Viloma/ Nadi Shodhana
    5.7 Pranayama
     Concept of Puraka, Rechaka and Kumbhaka
     Ujjayee Pranayama (Without Kumbhaka)
     Sheetali Pranayama (Without Kumbhaka)
     Sitkari Pranayama (Without Kumbhaka)
     Bhramari Pranayama (Without Kumbhaka)
    5.8 Concept and Demonstration of Bandha and Mudra
    a) Bandha
     Jalandhara Bandha
     Uddiyana Bandha
     Mula Bandha
    b) Mudra
     Yoga Mudra
     Maha Mudra
     Vipareetakarani Mudra
    5.9 Practices leading to Dhyana Sadhana
     Body awareness and Breath awareness
     Yoga Nidra
     Antanmauna
     Recitation of Pranava and Sohama
     Recitation of Hymns
     Practice of Dhyana
    5.10 Methods of Teaching & Evaluation
     Teaching methods with special reference to Yoga
     Factors influencing Yoga teaching
     Need of teaching practice and its use in Yogic practice.
     Teaching Aids : Meaning and Need, Role of Language, Voice, Fluency, Clarity and Body
    language in an ideal presentation
     Methods of teaching Yoga to an individual, small group and large group
     Use of audio-visual aids, ICT, multimedia and online resources
     Lecture cum demonstration in Yoga: Its meaning, importance and method of its
    Presentation
     Lesson plan: Its meaning and need
     Preparation of lesson plan in Yoga, Preparation of lesson plan for an individual and for a
    group
     Presentation of lessons in specific Yogic practices: Kriya, Asana, Pranayama, and
    Dhyana.
     Assessment of a Yoga class (detection and correction of mistakes).
     Measurement, assessment and evaluation: concepts, principles and applications
     Examination reforms and designing formative and summative evaluation
     Programme evaluation: Yoga class/ workshops/ camps, yoga teaching, and yoga teacher
     Assessment of yoga centres and institutes- criteria, processes, instruments, results