YCB Level-1 (YPI)

1. Name of the certification: – Yoga Protocol Instructor (YPI)

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 10 standard/secondary school certificates from a recognized board or equivalent. However, the Yoga Institutions can define their eligibility.

3. Brief Role Description: –
Certified Yoga Professionals (Yoga Protocol Instructors) can teach the basics of Yoga/Common Yoga Protocol developed by the Ministry of AYUSH for International Day of Yoga for the 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 individuals to possess key qualities such as self-discipline, confidence, maturity, patience, compassion, active listening, time management, empathy, 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)

Theory: – Unit Name and Marks

Introduction to Yoga and Yogic Practices-20

Introduction to Yoga Texts-20

Yoga for Health Promotion-20

Total Marks: – 60

Practical: – Practical Work and Marks

Demonstration Skills-80

Teaching Skills-40

Application of knowledge-10

Field Experience 10

Total Marks: – 140

Theory Syllabus

Unit 1:- Intro to Yoga & 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-Chatushtaya, Tri-ShariraPanchakosha).

1.5 Introduction to major schools of Yoga (Jnana, Bhakti, Karma, Patanjala, Hatha).

1.6 Introduction to Yoga practices for health and wellbeing.

1.7 Introduction to Shatkarma: meaning, purpose, and their significance in Yoga Sadhana.

1.8 Introduction to Yogic SukshmaVyayama, SthulaVyayama 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.

Unit 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 Shlokas(Chapter II -47, 48, 49, 50, and 70).

2.3 Introduction and study of Hathapradipika.

2.4 General Introduction to Prasthanatrayi.

2.5 Concepts and principles of Ahara (Diet) in Hathapradipika and Bhagavad Gita (Mitahara and Yuktahara).

2.6 Significance of Hatha Yoga practices in health and wellbeing.

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 Bhagavad Gita.

2.10 Importance of subjective experience in daily Yoga practice.

Unit 3:- Yoga for Health Promotion

3.1 Brief introduction to the Human body.

3.2 Meaning and Means of health promotion and role of Yoga in health promotion.

3.3 Yogic positive attitudes (Maître, Karuna, Mudita, Upeksha).

3.4 Concept of Bhavas (Dharma, Jnana, Vairagya, Aishvarya) and their relevance in wellbeing.

3.5 Dincharya and Ritucharyaconcerning 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 the prevention of metabolic and respiratory disorders.

3.10 Yoga for personality development.

Practical Syllabus

A. Demonstration Skills

1. Prayer: Concept and recitation of Pranava and other hymns.

2. Yoga Cleansing Techniques: –Knowledge of Dhauti, Neti, and the practice of Kapalabhati.

3. Yogic SukshmaVyayama and SthulaVyayama
(a). Yogic SukshmaVyayama (Micro Circulation Practices)

  • Neck Movement: – Griva Shakti Vikasaka (I, II, III, IV)
  • Shoulder Movement: – BhujaBalli Shakti Vikasaka, PurnaBhuja 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 SthulaVyayama (Macro Circulation Practices)

  • Sarvanga Pushti
  • HridGati (Engine Daud)

4. Yogic Surya Namaskara

5. Yogasana
5.1 Tadasana, Vrikshasana, ArdhaChakrasana, Padahastasana, Kati Chakrasana,Trikonasana
5.2 Dandasana, Sukhasana, Padmasana, Vajrasana,
5.3 Bhadrasana, Mandukasana, Ushtrasana, Shashankasana, UttanaMandukasana
5.4 Paschimottanasana, Purvottanasana
5.5 Vakrasana, Gomukhasana
5.6 Bhujangasana, Shalabhasana, Makarasana
5.7 Pavanamuktasana, Uttanapadasana, ArdhaHalasana, Setubandhasana
5.8 Viparitakarani, SaralMatsyasana, Shavasana.

6. Preparatory Breathing Practices
6.1 Sectional breathing (abdominal, thoracic, and clavicular)
6.2 Yogic deep breathing

7. Pranayama
7.1 Concept of Puraka, Rechaka, and Kumbhaka
7.2 AnulomaViloma/NadiShodhana
7.3 Shitali (without Kumbhaka)
7.4 Bhramari (without Kumbhaka)

8. Understanding of Bandha
8.1 Jalandhara Bandha
8.1 Uddiyana Bandha
8.1 Mula Bandha

9. Understanding of Mudra
9.1 Hasta Mudras (Chin, Chinmaya, Brahma, Adi, Jnana, Dhyana and Nasika)

10. Practices leading to Meditation and Dhyana Sadhana
10.1 Recitation of Pranava& Soham
10.2 Recitation of selected hymns, invocations, and prayers from Vedas & Upanishads
10.3 Body and Breath awareness
10.4 Yoga Nidra

B. Teaching Skills

11. Methods of Teaching Yoga
11.1 Essentials of good lesson plan: concepts, needs, planning of teaching Yoga (Shatkriya, Asana, Pranayama & Practices leading to Dhyana)
11.2 Principles of teaching Yoga Protocol to different groups (Beginners, Children, Youth, Women, geriatric population, and Special attention group)
11.3 Preparation for a Yoga class (before and during and after the class)
11.4 Factors influencing Yoga teacher
11.5 Class Management in Yoga: it’s meaning and needs
11.6 Conducting Yoga practical lesson: Precautions & Contraindications of practices)
11.7 Salient features of an Ideal Yoga Instructor
11.8 Models of Ideal Yoga lesson plans

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