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:
    1. For open candidates, there are no eligibility criteria
    2. 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, 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 the individual to have good communication skills.
    time management skills and ability to understand the body language of the trainees.The
    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 months as part-time or not less than 9 months as a full-time course.
  9. Mark Distribution: Total Marks:200(Theory:80 + Practical:120)


    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

    Unit 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. Etymology and Definitions of Yoga (Patanjala Yoga Sutra, Bhagwad Gita, Kathopanishad).
  2. Brief Introduction to origin, history and development of Yoga (Pre- Vedic period contemporary times).
  3. Yoga in Principle Upanishads.
  4. Yoga tradition in Jainism: Syadvada (theory of sevenfold predictions); Concept of Kayotsarga / Preksha meditation).
  5. Yoga Tradition in Buddhism: the concept of Aryasatyas (four noble truths).
  6. Salient features and branches of Bharatiya Darshana (Astika and Nastika Darshana).
  7. General introduction to Shad Darshana with special emphasis on Samkhya, Yoga and Vedanta Darshana.
  8. A 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).
  9. Guiding principles to be followed by the practitioner.
  10. Brief Introduction to Schools of Yoga; Jnana, Bhakti. Karma, Raja & Hatha.
  11. Principles and Practices of Jnana Yoga.
  12. Principles and Practices of Bhakti Yoga.
  13. Principles and Practices of Karma Yoga.
  14. Concept and Principles of Sukshma Vyayama, Sthula Vyayama, Surya Namaskars and their significance in Yoga Sadhana.
  15. Concept and Principles of Shatkarma: Meaning, Types, Principles and their significance in Yoga Sadhana
  16. Concept and Principles of Yogasana: Meaning, definition, types and their significance in Yoga Sadhana.
  17. Concept and Principles of Pranayama: Meaning, definition, types and their significance in Yoga Sadhana.
  18. Introduction to Bandha & Mudra and their health benefits.
  19. Introduction toYogic relaxation techniques with special reference to Yoga Nidra.
  20. Introduction to Dhyana and its role in health and well being.

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