Yoga Certification Syllabus

YOGA CERTIFICATE COURSE

SYLLABUS AND COURSE CONTENTS

 

1.   Concept of yoga - 2 hrs

Definitions of Yoga as in PYS, Bhagawad Geeta, Yoga Vashishtha, Swetaswatara Upanishad

 

2.   Yama – 2 hrs

All the Five Sutras from Sadhana Pada 31, 35 to 39. Relevance and practice of Yama in contemporary scenario.

 

3.   Niyama – 2 hrs

All the Five Sutras from Sadhana Pada 40 to 45.

 

4.   Asana – 2 hrs

Study of Yoga Sutra from Sadhana Pada 46 to 48. 

Comparison of Asanas and physical exercises.

Basic do’s and don’t of Asanana practice.

 

5.   Pranayama – 4 hrs

Study of Yoga Sutra from Sadhana Pada 49 to 53.

 

6.   Antaranga yoga – 1 hrs

Study of Yoga Sutra from Vibhuti Pada 1 to 4.

 

7.   Jnana yoga – 2 hrs

Study of basics of Upanishads, biography of Adi Sankaracharya, Bhagawad Geeta.

 

8.   Bhakti yoga – 2 hrs

Study of Navadha Bhakti, biography of various bhaktas, Bhagawad Geeta.

 

9.   Karma yoga – 4 hrs

Details study of shlokas of Bhagawad Geeta related to Karma Yoga. 

 

10.         Mananeeya Sri Eknathji Ranade - 1 hrs

Biography of Mananeeya Sri Eknathji Ranade founder of Vivekananda Kendra

 

11.         Vivekananda Kendra Prarthana – 1 hrs

Meaning of Kendra Prathana in the context of Karma yoga.

 

 

12.         Swami Vivekananda – 2 hrs

Brief Biography of Swami Vivekananda.

 

13.         Indian Culture – 4 hrs

Various dynamics of Indian Culture – Philosophy, Traditions and Customs, Principles and basics of Indian Culture

 

14.         Cyclic Meditation – 1 hrs

Meditation Technique developed by Vivekananda Kendra

 

15.         Trataka – 1 hrs

Theoritical aspects of Trataka

 

16.         Anatomy & Physiology - 6 hrs

Basic introduction to the nine major systems of human anatomy and physiology.

 

17.         Yoga Texts – 4 hrs

Bird’s eye view of Study of Hatha Pradipika, Gheranda Samhita, Shiva Samhita and names of Various Yoga Texts

 

18.         Bhagavad Gita – 4 hrs

Brief introduction to Shrimad Bhagavad Gita

 

19.         Vivekananda Rock Memorial – 1 hrs

Story of Vivekananda Rock Memorial.

 

20.         Vivekananda Kendra  Activities – 1 hrs

Introduction of Vivekananda Kendra Activities

 

21.         Vivekananda Kendra – A Thought Movemeent – 1 hrs

Background of Vivekananda Kendra.

 

22.         Dharma – 1 hrs

Concept of Dharma.

 

23.         Kriyas – 2 hrs

Introduction of Shat Kriyas

 

24.         Bandhas & Mudras – 2 hrs

Introduction of Bandhas and Mudra – Hatha Pradipika

 

25.         Lesson Plan – 1 hrs

Introduction of Micro Teaching of Asanas,

 

26.         Vedic Chanting – 3 hrs

Shanti Path, Shanti Mantra, Ekya Mantra, Brahmananda Valli, Bhrugu Valli

 

27.         Qualities of a teacher – 1 hrs

Do’s and Don’t for Yoga Instructor

 

28.         Role of Yoga – 2 hrs

Role of Yoga in personality development and enhancing work efficiency.

 

Total Theory sessions - 60 hrs

 

 

 

YCC SYLLABUS – PRACTICAL

 

PRACTICE                                         :        Hrs

 

1.   SHITHILIKARAN VYAYAM, SURYANAMASKAR, 21 ASANAS
(42 X 3hrs),YOGANIDRA              :        126 Hrs

 

2.   8 PRANAYAMAS                           :        30 Hrs

 

3.   2 MEDITATION THECHNIQUE      :        16 Hrs

 

4.   6 KRIYAS                                      :        06 Hrs

 

5.   JNANA YOGA                               :        40 Hrs (Gp. discussions
                                                                            based on 2 books)  

 

6.   BHAKTI YOGA (Bhajans etc.)      :        80 Hrs

 

7.   KARMA YOGA (Physical work)   :        60 Hrs

 

8.   EXAMINATIONS                            :        06 Hrs

 

TOTAL                        :        364 Hrs

 

 

 

 

 

Reference Books for Theory Sessions :

 

 

1.   Patanjali Yoga Sutras     -        Swami Vivekananda

2.   Karma Yoga                    -        Swami Vivekananda

3.   Jnana Yoga                     -        Swami Vivekananda

4.   Bhakti Yoga                    -        Swami Vivekananda

5.   Hatha Pradipika              -        Published by Kaivalyadham

6.   Padavali                          -        Published by Vivekananda Kendra

7.   Indian Culture                 -        Published by Vivekananda Kendra

8.   YOGA: The Way of Life based on
the Vision of Oneness            -        Published by Vivekananda Kendra

 

 

Reference Books for Practical Sessions :

 

1.   Yoga :  Asanas, Pranayama,
Mudras, Kriyas
              -        Published by Vivekananda Kendra

2.   Pranayama               -        Published by Vivekananda Kendra

3.   Suryanamaskar      -        Published by Vivekananda Kendra

 

 

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