YCB Level-2 (YWI)

1. Name of the Certification: – Yoga Wellness Instructor (YWI)

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 12thstandard/Higher Secondary School Certificate from a recognized board or Equivalent. However, the Yoga Institutions can define their eligibility.

3. Brief Role Description: –
Certified Yoga Professionals (Yoga Wellness Instructor) to teach Yoga for prevention of illness and promotion of wellness in schools, Yoga studios, work Places, Yoga wellness centers/Primary Health care centers, 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: – 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)

Theory: – Unit Name and Marks

Introduction to Yoga and Yogic Practices-20

Introduction to Yoga Texts-20

Yoga for wellness-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:- Introduction to Yoga and Yogic Practices

1.1 Yoga: Etymology, Definitions (Patanjala Yoga Sutra, Bhagavad 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 AurobindoSwami 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 SukshmaVyayama, SthulaVyayama, Surya NamaskaraAnd their significance in Yoga Sadhana.

1.10 Concept and principles of Shatkarma: Meaning, Types, Principles, and Significance in Yoga Sadhana.

1.11 Concept and principles of Yogasana: Meaning, Definition, Types, and Significance in Yoga Sadhana.

1.12 Concept and principles of Pranayama: Meaning, Definition, Types, and Significance in Yoga Sadhana.

1.13 Introduction to Tri Bandha and their health benefits.

1.14 Dhyana and its significance in health and wellbeing.

1.15 Introduction to Yogic relaxation techniques with special reference to Yoga Nidra.

Unit 2:- Introduction to Yoga Texts

2.1 Introduction to Prasthanatrayi, PurusharthaChatushtaya, and the goal of human life.

2.2 Yoga in Kathopnishad, Prashanopanishad, Tattiriyopanishad with special emphasisOn 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 Patanjala Yoga Sutra including selected sutras from the following chapters (I-1To 12, II- 46 to 51, III-1 to 4).

2.7 Concept of Chitta, Chitta Bhumi, ChittaVritti, ChittaVikshepa, 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 wellbeing according to Patanjala Yoga.

2.11 Hatha Yoga: Its parampara, knowledge of basic Yoga texts (Hatha Pradipika andGrand Samhita). Relationship between Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga.

2.12 Concept of Sadhaka and Badhaka Tattva, principles to be followed by Hatha YogaPractitioner.

2.13 Concept of Yoga Matha, Mitahara, Pathya&Apthaya.

2.14 Concept of Nadis, Prana and Pranayama for subjective experiences.

2.15 Knowledge of Hatha Yoga practices for wellness (Shatkarma, Asana, Pranayama,Mudra, Nadanusandhana).

Unit 3:- Yoga for Wellness

3.1 General introduction to the human body and nine major systems of the human body.

3.2 Introduction 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 Concept of Dinacharya and Ritucharya and their importance in wellbeing.

3.7 Importance of Ahara, Nidra, and Brahmacharya in wellbeing.

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, Asana, Pranayama, and practicesLeading to Dhyana (as per the practical syllabus of the course).

3.12 Salient features and contra-indications of Yoga practices for wellbeing (as per thePractical 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.

Practical Syllabus

A. Demonstration Skills

1. Prayer: –
1.1 Concept and Recitation of Pranava
1.2 Concept and Recitation of Hymns
1.3 Selected universal prayers, invocations, and Nishpatti Bhava.

2. Yogic Shat Karma
2.1 Neti: Sutra Neti and Jala Neti
2.2 Dhauti: Vamana Dhauti (Kunjala)
2.3 Kapalabhati (Vatakrama)

3. Yogic SukshmaVyayama and SthulaVyayama
(a). Yogic SukshmaVyayama (Microcirculation 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 Prishtha pada tala Shakti Vikasaka

(b). Yogic SthulaVyayama (Macro circulation practices)

  • Sarvanga Pushti
  • HridGati (Engine Daud)

4. Yogic Surya Namaskara with Mantra

5. Yogasana
5.1 Tadasana, Hastottanasana, Vrikshasana
5.2 ArdhaChakrasana, Padahastasana
5.3 Trikonasana, ParshvaKonasana, Katichakrasana
5.4 Dandasana, Padmasana, Vajrasana
5.5 Yogamudrasana, Parvatasana
5.6 Bhadrasana, Mandukasana, Ushtrasana, Shashankasana, UttanaMandukasana
5.7 Pashchimottanasana, Purvottanasana
5.8 Vakrasana, ArdhaMatsyendrasana, Gomukhasana
5.9 Makarasana, Bhujangasana, Shalabhasana, Dhanurasana
5.10 Pavanamuktasana and its variations
5.11 Uttanapadasana, ArdhaHalasana, Setubandhasana, Saral-Matsyasana
5.12 Savasana

6. Preparatory Breathing Practices
6.1 Sectional Breathing (Abdominal, Thoracic, and Clavicular Breathing)
6.2 Yogic Deep Breathing
6.3 AnulomaViloma/NadiShodhana

7. Pranayama
7.1 Concept of Puraka, Rechaka, and Kumbhaka
7.2 Ujjayi Pranayama (Without Kumbhaka)
7.3 Shitali Pranayama (Without Kumbhaka)
7.4 Sitkari Pranayama (Without Kumbhaka)
7.5 Bhramari Pranayama (Without Kumbhaka)

8. Concept and Demonstration of Bandha
8.1 Jalandhara Bandha
8.2 Uddiyana Bandha
8.3 Mula Bandha

9. Concept and Demonstration of Mudra
9.1 Yoga Mudra
9.2 Maha Mudra
9.3 Viparitakarani Mudra

10. Practices leading to Dhyana Sadhana
10.1 Body awareness and Breath awareness
10.2 Yoga Nidra
10.3 Antarmauna
10.4 Recitation of Pranava and Soham
10.5 Recitation of Hymns
10.6 Practice of Dhyana

B. Teaching Skills

11. Methods of Teaching Yoga.

11.1 Teaching methods with special reference to Yoga.

11.2 Factors influencing Yoga teaching

11.3 Need of teaching practice and its use in Yogic tradition.

11.4 Teaching Aids: Meaning and Need, Role of Language, Voice, Fluency, Clarity, and Body language in an ideal presentation.

11.5 Methods of teaching Yoga to an individual, small group, and large group.

11.6 Lecture cum demonstration in Yoga: Its meaning, importance, and method of its Presentation.

11.7 Lesson plan: Its meaning and needs.

11.8 Preparation of lesson plan in Yoga, Preparation of lesson plan for an individual and a group.

11.9 Presentation of lessons in specific Yogic practices: Kriya, Asana, Pranayama, and Dhyana.

11.10 Assessment of a Yoga class (detection and correction of mistakes).

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