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Examination for Session 2022 - 2023 (Jan - Dec) batch will be conducted between 18th - 27th Dec, students are requested to collect their admit card from centre.

Yoga Wellness Instructor

Yoga Wellness Instructor

Duration : 6 Month(s)

Yoga Wellness Instructor Syllabus

1. Name of the Certification: Yoga Wellness Instructor

2. Requirement/ Eligibility:

a. For open candidates there are no eligibility criteria

b. For admission in the course it is suggested that the candidate should have passed 12 th standard/ higher secondary school certificate from a recognized board or equivalent. However, the Yoga Institutions can define their own eligibility.

3. Brief Role Description: Certified Yoga Professionals (Yoga Wellness Instructors) to teach Yoga for the prevention of illness and promotion of wellness in schools, Yoga studios, workplaces, Yoga wellness centers/ Primary Health care centers, etc.

4. Minimum age: No age limit

5. Personal Attributes: The job requires an individual to have good communication skills, time management skills, and the ability to understand the body language of the trainees. The job requires an individual to possess key qualities such as self-discipline, confidence, maturity, patience, compassion, active listening, time management, empathy, and language proficiency.

6. Credit points for certificate: 24 credits

7. Duration of course: Not less than 400 hours or not less than 6 months as part-time or not less than 3 months as a full-time course.

8. Mark Distribution: Total Marks: 200 (Theory: 60+Practical – 140)


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



S No. Practical Work Marks
1. Demonstration Skills 80
2. Teaching Skills 40
3. Application of knowledge 10
4. Field Experience 10
  Total 140



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 its 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 the goal of human life.

2.2 Yoga in Kathopnishad, Prashanopanisha, and 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 Patanjali Yoga Sutra including selected sutras from the 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 tattva, principle to be followed by Hatha Yoga practitioner. 3 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 the human body and nine major systems of the human body.

3.2 Introductions to sensory organs (Eyes, Nose, Ears, Tongue, and Skin).

3.3 Basic functions of nine major systems of the 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 contraindications 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 the 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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It would be your job as a yoga wellness instructor to lead people or groups through yoga postures that enhance their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. This would entail teaching yoga courses, designing and altering sequences in accordance with your students' requirements and skills, and giving them specialized instruction and feedback.

You would instruct your pupils in yoga postures and breathing exercises as well as the philosophy and tenets of the practice. You would also urge them to adopt self-care and mindfulness practices into their daily life.

You normally need to complete a yoga teacher training program, which can last anywhere from a few weeks to several months, in order to become a yoga wellness instructor. Also, you might need to get certified by a reputable yoga association, such as the Indian Federation of Yoga (IFY).

Successful yoga wellness instructors have great communication and interpersonal skills, as well as a desire for assisting others in achieving optimal health and well-being, in addition to professional training.

What are the benefits of yoga?

Yoga has many advantages, including the following:

A greater range of motion and enhanced flexibility is made possible by yoga poses, which also serve to loosen up tight muscles and improve posture. Visit our Yoga Tour Packages for More Details

Lessened worry and stress: Yoga can aid in reducing cortisol levels, which in turn encourages emotions of peace and relaxation.

Balance and stability can be improved with time because many yoga poses call for balance and concentration.

Improved muscular strength and endurance can be attained by holding yoga poses and moving through sequences.

Decreased chronic pain: By increasing flexibility, lowering inflammation, and encouraging calm, yoga can help reduce chronic pain.

Better digestion: Certain yoga poses can stimulate the gastrointestinal tract, which can help to reduce symptoms of bloating, constipation, and gas.

Self-awareness and mindfulness are improved as a result of yoga practice. Mindfulness is the capacity to be fully present and engaged in the moment. Yoga can assist to encourage relaxation and reduce stress, which can result in better sleep quality.

A greater sense of balance and harmony in life can be attained by regular yoga practice, which can also improve physical, mental, and emotional health.

Increased cardiovascular fitness: Power and vinyasa yoga, in particular, can be physically taxing and give you a cardiovascular workout.


Does yoga help in weight loss?

Although yoga can be a beneficial supplement to a weight loss plan, it is not a miracle cure on its own. Regular yoga practice can improve strength, flexibility, and awareness, all of which can help weight loss attempts and lead to a healthier lifestyle.

Yoga's capacity to ease tension and encourage relaxation is one way it may help with weight loss. When the body produces cortisol, a hormone that can stimulate appetite and cause the body to accumulate fat, chronic stress can result in weight gain. Yoga can potentially aid in weight loss by lowering cortisol levels and reducing stress thanks to its emphasis on deep breathing and relaxation.

Yoga can also aid in muscle growth, which can speed up metabolism and enhance calorie burning. Plank and chair positions, among other yoga asanas, can be especially useful for developing muscle and strength.

The amount of weight loss that can be attained with yoga will, however, rely on a number of variables, including the style of yoga done, how often and how long it is practiced, and dietary habits. It is advised to combine yoga with a healthy diet and other forms of exercise, such as cardio and strength training, for considerable weight loss.


Candidates are supposed to present a medical certificate confirming the individual is fit for pursuing the course.
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