Frequently asked question (Yoga Course)

What is Yoga Certification Board?

Traditionally, Yoga Education was imparted by knowledgeable, experienced, and wise persons in the families (comparable with the education imparted in convents in the west) and then by the Seers (Rishis/Munis/ Acharyas) in Ashramas. The prevalence, popularity and its effects on the human mind and body are predominantly accepted world over.

The Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy), Government of India in the wake of declaration of International Yoga Day in 2015, a scheme for Certification of Yoga professionals and Accreditation of Yoga Institutions was launched on 22nd June 2015. The certification and accreditation program initially started under the management of Quality Council of India (QCI).

Establishment of Yoga Certification Board

Yoga Certification Board was set up in March, 2018; started functioning om June, 2018. The Yoga Certification Board is established under aegis of Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India with complete functional autonomy.

Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH is the Chairperson of Yoga Certification Board. Joint Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH is the Vice Chairperson of Yoga Certification Board. The Yoga Certification Board has representation from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Accreditation expert, Legal expert and Yoga expert. Secretariat of Yoga Certification Board is headed by CEO who is the Director of Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga.

Yoga Certification Board is established for certification of Yoga professionals and accreditation of Yoga Institutions, prescribing syllabus for various levels of Yoga trainers and other such activities that may be considered necessary for promotion of Yoga. Professional assessment of these service providers are carried out so as to certify the competencies so that the user of the service is assured of the skill sets possessed by the trainer.

Objectives of Yoga Certification Board

  • To promote Yoga as means to promote holistic health and human values
  • To promote Yoga as a career skill
  • To develop standards and parameters, assess competencies and certify Yoga Professionals for different levels
  • To develp standards and parametes, assess competencies and Accreditation of Yoga Schools/Institutions/Centers
  • To bring uniformity and standards in Yoga courses conducted across India and Globe
  • To collaborate with national and international organistions for promotion of Yoga

What does accreditation of a institute means?
Accrediation of a institute means that institute has rights to tо run courses equivalent to certifications offered bу the Уoga Certification Board for Yoga professionals and  conduct assessment for its own candidates as per Уoga Certification Board guidelines.
Is “International Ayurveda & Yoga Institute” accredited?

The International Ayurveda and Yoga Institute is accredited with the Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda and Yoga), Yoga Certification Board. Has official status to conduct yoga courses and exams. Certificate Number :УСВ / 20 / УС / 000032 dated 08.10.2021

What is the need to get certified as a yoga professional?

  • You are confident that you have received quality yoga knowledge from qualified and certified teachers and instructors.
  • You have official status of a Certified Yoga Professional
  • The certificate is issued by the Yoga Certification Board, Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda and Yoga) Government of India.
  • You have the opportunity to prove and attest  your knowledge and ability with the appropriate certification of international standard and Government level.
  • Open up new opportunities for teaching yoga in various institutions (schools, hotels, offices, clubs, sports centers, health centers, yoga centers, etc.)
  • Practicing yoga therapy in medical institutes and centers

In which countries the certificate is valid?
The certificate is valid and recognized in all Member States of the United Nations. (UN)
I am practicing Yoga for many years, I work as yoga instructor, why should I get a certification?
You may be practicing yoga for many years, you may be working as yoga instructor, but official attestation of your knowledge and skill at government level will give you new heights for your carriers and open new horizons to work officially any were in the world.

Open up new opportunities for teaching yoga in various institutions (schools, hotels, offices, clubs, sports centers, health centers, yoga centers, etc.)

What are the courses offered?

What is the minimum qualification and age to join the course?
There is no eligibility criteria, eligibility is confirmed by the institute after personal interview.
Is courses only for yoga professionals?
We have courses for professionals and non-professionals.
Where are the courses conducted?
Ukraine
In which language courses are conducted?
English, Ukrainian and Russian
Is the course offline or online?
Offline, Courses are conducted in physical contact
What is duration of the courses?
Depending on courses and if the course is opted full time or part time 1- 6 months
What is the cost of the courses?

  • Level 1 Yoga Volunteer
  • Price 1 :  125.00 USD (Cost includes: Admission & Enrollment fee, Study material, Theory and practical study, Enrollment with YCB, Examination fee and Issue of Certificate.)
  • Price 2 :  100.00 USD (Preparation for exam, Enrollment with YCB, Examination fee and Issue of Certificate. No study)

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  • Level 2 Yoga Protocol Instructor 
  • Price 1 :  500.00 USD (Cost includes: Admission & Enrollment fee, Study material, Theory and practical study, Enrollment with YCB, Examination fee and Issue of Certificate.)
  • Fees can be paid in 2 instalments.
  • Price 2 :  300.00 USD (Preparation for exam, Enrollment with YCB, Examination fee and Issue of Certificate. No study)

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  • Level 3 Yoga Wellness Instructor
  • Price 1 :  750.00 USD (Cost includes: Admission & Enrollment fee, Study material, Theory and practical study, Enrollment with YCB, Examination fee and Issue of Certificate.)
  • Fees can be paid in 2 instalments.
  • Price 2 :  400.00 USD (Preparation for exam, Enrollment with YCB, Examination fee and Issue of Certificate. No study)

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  • Level 4 Assistant Yoga Therapist
  • Price 1 :  900.00 USD (Cost includes: Admission & Enrollment fee, Study material, Theory and practical study, Enrollment with YCB, Examination fee and Issue of Certificate.)
  • Fees can be paid in 2 instalments.
  • Price 2 :  600.00 USD (Preparation for exam, Enrollment with YCB, Examination fee and Issue of Certificate. No study)

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  • Level 5 Yoga Therapist
  • Price 1 :  1100.00 USD (Cost includes: Admission & Enrollment fee, Study material, Theory and practical study, Enrollment with YCB, Examination fee and Issue of Certificate.)
  • Price 2 :  750.00 USD (Preparation for exam, Enrollment with YCB, Examination fee and Issue of Certificate. No study)
  • Fees can be paid in 2 instalments.

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  • Scholarship courses –
  • Individual courses –

Where do I give the examination?
Kyiv, Ukraine
Who issues the certificate?
Yoga Certification Board, Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda and Yoga) Government of India.
What is the validation of the certificate?
Validity of the certificate will be counted from the date of declaration of result. Validity of the certificate is 5 years.
What is the validation of the certificate?
Validity of the certificate will be counted from the date of declaration of result. Validity of the certificate is 5 years.
Can the certificate be renewed ?
The candidate, certified under different types of certification, has to appear in the Continuing Yoga Education (CYE) program for renewal of his/her certificate.
How can I apply for admission and get the certificate?

  1. Selection the course
  2. Apply for admission
  3. Call for interview
  4. Confirmation of admission
  5. Start of course
  6. Finish of course
  7. Taking the exam
  8. Success in exam
  9. Issue of certificate

How many courses I can study at the same time?
At one time you can opt for only one course.