Syllabus for Yoga Protocol Instructor
1. Name of the certification: Yoga Protocol Instructor
2. Requirement/ Eligibility:
a. For open candidates there are 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.
3. 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.
4. Minimum age: No age limit
5. Personal Attributes: The job requires individuals 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, empathetic, language proficiency.
6. Credit points for certificate: 12 credits
7. Duration of course: Not less than 200 hours or not less than 3 months as part-time or not less than 1 month as a full-time course.
8. Mark Distribution:
Total Marks: 200 (Theory: 60 + Practical: 140)
|Unit No:||Unit name|
|1.||Introduction to Yoga and Yogic Practices|
|2.||Introduction to Yoga Texts|
|3.||Yoga for Health Promotion|
|Total Marks (60)|
|S. No||Practical Work|
|3.||Application of knowledge|
|Total Marks (140)|
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 wellbeing.
3.5 Dincharya and Ritucharya with respect to Yogic lifestyle.
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.
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)
Griva Shakti Vikasaka ( I,II,III,IV)
Bhuja Valli Shakti Vikasaka
Purna Bhuja Shakti Vikasaka
Kati Shakti Vikasaka (I, II, III, IV, V )
Jangha Shakti Vikasaka (II-A&B )
Janu Shakti Vikasaka
Pada-mula shakti Vikasaka – A&B
Gulpha-pada-pristha-pada-tala shakti Vikasaka
b. Yogic Sthula Vyayama (Macro Circulation Practices)
Hrid Gati (Engine Daud)
4.4 Yogic Surya Namaskara
Tadasana, Vrikshasana, Ardha Chakrasana, Padahastasana, Kati Chakrasana,Trikonasana
Dandasana, Sukhasana, Padmasana, Vajrasana,
Bhadrasana, Mandukasana, Ushtrasana, Shashankasana, Uttana Mandukasana
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
Concept of Puraka, Rechaka and Kumbhaka
Anulmoa Viloma/Nadi Shodhana
Sheetalee (without Kumbhaka)
Bhramari (without Kumbhaka)
4.8 Understanding of 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
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