QCI-YCB Syllabus Level 3 – YOGA TEACHER AND EVALUATOR (YT&E)

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:
    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 individuals 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)

    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

    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 to yogic relaxation techniques with special reference to Yoga Nidra.
  20. Introduction to Dhyana and its role in health and well being.

UNIT 2 Introduction to Yoga Texts

  1. Introduction to Prasthanatrayee, Purushartha Chatushtaya and goal of human life.
  2. Yoga in Kathopanishad, Prashanopanishad, Taittiriyopnishad with special emphasis on Panchakosha Vivek and Ananda Mimamsa.
  3. Concept of Sthitaprajna (stages and characteristics) in Bhagavad Gita.
  4. Significance of Bhagavad Gita as a synthesis of Yoga.
  5. Concept of healthy living in Bhagavad Gita (Ahara, Vihara, Achara, Vichara).
  6. Introduction and highlights of Yoga Vasishtha, Definitions of Yoga and their relevance in Yoga Vasishtha.
  7. Study of Patanjal Yoga Sutra including selected sutras from following chapters (I- 1 to 12, II1 to 2, 46 to 55, III- 1 to 6).
  8. Concept of Chitta, Chitta Bhumi, Chitta Vritti, Chitta Vikshepa, Chittaprasadanam, Klesha and Vivek-Khyati and their relationship with wellness.
  9. Concept of Ishwara and its relevance in Yogasadhana, qualities of Ishwara, Ishwarapranidhana.
  10. Concept of Kriya Yoga of Patanjali and its importance for healthy living.
  11. Bahiranga Yoga of Maharisi Patanjali (Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara).
  12. Antaranga Yoga of Maharishi Patanjali (Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi).
  13. Concept of mental well-being according to Patanjala Yoga.
  14. Hatha Yoga: Its origin, history and development. Hatha Yoga: its meaning, and definition, aim, objectives and misconception about Hatha Yoga.
  15. Sadhaka Tattva and Badhaka Tattva principles to be followed by Hatha Yoga practitioner.
  16. Concept of Matha, Mitahara, Pathya & Apthaya, Types of Aspirants.
  17. Hatha Yoga practices according to different Hatha Yogic Texts (Hatha Pradipika, Gheranda Samhita and Hatharatnavali).
  18. Concept of Shwasa-Prashwasa, Vayu, Prana, Upa-Prana, Shat Chakra etc.
  19. Knowledge of Hatha Yoga practices for wellness (Shatkarma, Asanas, Pranayama, Mudra, Nadaanusandhana).
  20. Relevance and importance of Hatha Yoga practices in health and well being.

UNIT 4 Applied Yoga

  1. Introduction to Human Body – Anatomy and Physiology
    1. Introduction to the Human body.
    2. Basic structure and functions of Musculoskeletal system, Respiratory system, Cardiovascular system, Nervous system, Digestive system and Endocrine system.
    3. Homeostasis: its mechanism to maintain the internal environment of the body.
    4. Introduction to sensory organs (Eyes, Nose, Ears, Tounge and Skin).
    5. Impact of Yogic practices on different systems of the human body: Benefits of Shatkarma, Yogasana, Pranayama and Bandha on Respiratory, Circulatory, Musculoskeletal system.
  2. Introduction to Psychology
    1. Introduction to psychology, the concept of the human psyche, stages of consciousness, cognitive process: It’s meaning and nature.
    2. Definition and nature of Behavior, kinds of Behavior Motivation.
    3. Emotions: definition, nature and physiological changes during Emotion.
    4. Mental Health: Yogic view of Mental Health and Mental Illness.
    5. Role of Yoga in Mental Health. Importance of psychosocial environment for health and wellness.
  3. Yoga For Health And Wellness.
    1. The yogic concept of health, wellness and illness.
    2. Importance of psycho-social environment for health and wellness.
    3. Role of Yoga in various dimensions ( physical, mental, social and spiritual) of health.
    4. Importance of following Dinacharya and Ritucharya for well being.
    5. Role of Ahara, Nidra and Brahmacharya in wellness.
  4. Yoga For Disease Prevention And Health Promotion.
    1. Meaning and definition of Health and Disease, Concept of Adhi and Vyadhi, Yoga as preventive Health care- Heyam dukham anagatam.
    2. Potential causes of ill –health: Tapatrayas and Kleshas, Mental and Emotional ill Health: Anatrayas.
    3. Shuddhi Prakriyas in Yoga and their role in preventive and curative health.
    4. Knowledge of Trigunas, Pancha-Kosha, Pancha-Prana and Shatkchakra and their role in Health and Disease.
    5. The yogic concept of Holistic Health and its importance in the management of Diseases.

UNIT 4 Applied Yoga

  1. Yoga And Education
    1. Education: Its meaning, definition and goal, role and importance of education in Human Excellence.
    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.
    3. Value Education: It’s Meaning and Definition, Types of Values, value-oriented Education in Personality Development.
    4. Contribution of Yoga towards Development of Values, Spiritual Growth.
    5. Salient features of Ideal Yoga Teacher, Role of Yoga Teacher in Value-oriented Education, Role of Yoga in the development of a healthy society.
  2. Yoga For Personality Development
    1. Personality: Meaning and types of personality.
    2. Determinants of Personality with reference to the psycho-social environment.
    3. Knowledge of various facets and stages of development of personality.
    4. Personality Development; Role of spirituality and positive attitude in personality development.
    5. Role of Yogic practices (Asana, Pranayama, Shatkarma, Bandha, Mudra etc.) in the Personality Development.
  3. Yogic management of stress and its Consequences
    1. Definition, nature and types of stress.
    2. Symptoms and consequences of stress on the human mind.
    3. The yogic perspective of stress. Yogic principles for the management of stress and its consequences.
    4. Concepts and techniques of Stress management in Ashtanga Yoga of Patanjala Yogasutra and Bhagawad Gita.
    5. Specific practices for stress management: Yogasana, Breath Awareness, Shavasana, Yoga Nidra, Pranayama and Meditation.
  4. Yoga for prevention and management of LifeStyle Disorders
    1. Concept of Yogic lifestyle and its relevance.
    2. General knowledge about lifestyle-related disorders: Acidity, Constipation, Irritable bowel syndrome(IBS), Bronchial Asthma, Sinusitis, Hypertension, Neck pain, Low Backache, Osteo-arthritis etc.
    3. 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. Role of Yoga in the prevention and management of non-communicable disorders.
    5. Yoga as an integrative medication

Yoga Practicals

  1. Prayer
    1. Concept and Recitation of Pranava
    2. Concept and Recitation of Hymns
    3. Selected universal prayers, invocations and Nishpatti Bhava.
  2. Yogic Shat Karma
    1. Neti: Sutra Neti and Jala Neti
    2. Dhauti: Vamana Dhauti (Kunjal)
    3. Kapalbhati (Vatakrama)
  3. Yogic Sukshma Vyayama and Sthula Vyayama Yogic Sukshma Vyayama( Microcirculation Practices)
    1. Neck Movement Griva Shakti Vikasaka ( I,II,III,IV)
    2. Shoulder Movement Bhuja Valli Shakti Vikasaka Purna Bhuja Shakti Vikasaka
    3. Trunk Movement Kati Shakti Vikasaka (I, II, III, IV, V )
    4. Knee Movement Jangha Shakti Vikasaka (II-A&B ) Janu Shakti Vikasaka
    5. Ankle movement Pada-mula shakti Vikasaka – A&B Gulpha-pada-pristha-pada-tala shakti Vikasaka Yogic Sthula Vyayama( Macrocirculation Practices)
    6. Sarvanga Pushti
    7. Hrid Gati (Engine run)
  4. Yogic Surya Namaskara with Mantra
  5. Yogasana
    1. Tadasana, Hastottanasana, Vrikshasana
    2. Ardha Chakrasana, Padahastasana
    3. Trikonasana, Parshva Konasana, Katichakrasana
    4. Dandasana, Bhadrasana, Padmasana, Vajarasana,
    5. Yogamudrasana, Parvatasana
    6. Mandukasana, Ushtrasana, Shashankasana, Utthana Mandukasana,
    7. Paschimottanasana, Purvottanasana
    8. Vakrasana, Ardha Matsyendrasana, Gomukhasana
    9. Makarasana, Bhujangasana, Salabhasana, Dhanurasana
    10. Pavanamuktasana and its variations
    11. Uttanapadasana, Ardha Halasana, Setubandhasana, Saral-matsyasana
    12. Halasana, Chakrasana
    13. Sirshasana
    14. Shavasana,
  6. Preparatory Breathing Practices
    1. Sectional Breathing (Abdominal, Thoracic and Clavicular Breathing)
    1. Yogic Deep Breathing
    2. Anuloma Viloma/ Nadi Shodhana
  7. Pranayama
    1. Concept of Puraka, Rechaka and Kumbhaka
    2. Ujjayee Pranayama (Without Kumbhaka)
    3. Sheetali Pranayama (Without Kumbhaka)
    4. Sitkari Pranayama (Without Kumbhaka)
    5. Bhramari Pranayama (Without Kumbhaka)
  8. Concept and Demonstration of Bandha and Mudra
    1. Bandha
      1. Jalandhara Bandha
      2. Uddiyana Bandha
      3. Mula Bandha
    2. Mudra
      1. Yoga Mudra
      2. Maha Mudra
      3. Vipareetakarani Mudra
  9. Practices leading to Dhyana Sadhana
    1. Body awareness and Breath awareness
    2. Yoga Nidra
    3. Antanmauna
    4. Recitation of Pranava and Sohama
    5. Recitation of Hymns
    6. Practice of Dhyana
  10. Methods of Teaching & Evaluation
    1. Teaching methods with special reference to Yoga
    2. Factors influencing Yoga teaching
    3. Need of teaching practice and its use in Yogic practice.
    4. Teaching Aids: Meaning and Need, Role of Language, Voice, Fluency, Clarity and Body language in an ideal presentation
    5. Methods of teaching Yoga to an individual, small group and large group
    6. Use of audio-visual aids, ICT, multimedia and online resources
    7. Lecture cum demonstration in Yoga: Its meaning, importance and method of its Presentation
    8. Lesson plan: It’s meaning and need
    9. Preparation of lesson plan in Yoga, Preparation of lesson plan for an individual and for a group
    10. Presentation of lessons in specific Yogic practices: Kriya, Asana, Pranayama, and Dhyana.
    11. Assessment of a Yoga class (detection and correction of mistakes).
    12. Measurement, assessment and evaluation: concepts, principles and applications
    13. Examination reforms and designing formative and summative evaluation
    14. Programme evaluation: Yoga class/ workshops/ camps, yoga teaching, and yoga teacher
    15. Assessment of yoga centres and institutes- criteria, processes, instruments, results.

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