(Requirement/ Eligibility, Brief Role Description, Minimum age, Personal Attributes, Duration of course,Approximate duration of learning process,Mode of Study,Mode of Examination,Language of Study and Examination,Basic Price,Payment terms, Exemption in study hours)

Level 3 Yoga Wellness Instructor

  • Certified Yoga Professionals
  •  Name of the Certification: Yoga Wellness Instructor
  • Requirement/ Eligibility: For open candidates there is no eligibility criteria, eligibility is confirmed by the institute after personal interview.
  • 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.
  • Minimum age: No age limits
  • Personal Attributes: The job requires individual to have good communication skills, time management skills and ability to understand the body language of the trainees. The job requires individual to possess key qualities such as self-discipline, confidence, maturity, patience, compassion, active listening, time management, empathetic, language proficiency.
  • Duration of course: Theory: 120 hours Practical: 280 hours
  • Total: 400 hours
  • Not less than 400 hours or not less than 6 months as part time or not less than 3 months as full-time course
  • **Approximate duration of learning process: 
  • 27 weeks for candidates who want to join the course from starting (if 3 hours daily, 5 times a week, Total (Theory & Practical): 405 Hours)
  • For candidates considered under “Exemption in study hours” – Depends upon exemption in study hours, please see below
  • Mode of Study: Online and Offline (Theory and practical learning are conducted in mixed form, both online and offline)
  • Mode of Examination: Offline, Physical presence of students is compulsory for both theory & practical examinations.
  • Language of Study and Examination: English, Ukrainian and Russian
  • *Basic Price: 800.0 USD (Cost includes: Admission & enrollment fee, study material, theory and practical study, certificate of completion of course  and marks sheet, enrollment with yoga certification board, examination fee and  issue of certificate)
  • Payment terms: 4 X 200.0 USD (4 instalments of 200.0 USD)
  • Payment is done in Ukrainian National Currency UAH as per exchange rate of National Bank of Ukraine. For foreign national in USD. For foreign national in USD.
  • *Exemption in study hours is meant for candidates who have theoretical and practical experiences of yoga. For example you are good practitioner of yoga and have theoretical knowledge and experiences of yoga irrespective of where you have learnt yoga from Guru or yourself or any school of yoga but you do not have reorganization as a Yoga Professional
  • *Exemptions in study hours is considered as per student’s skills, knowledge and experiences of yoga (practical and theory).
  • **Exempted study hours reduce the duration and cost of courses.
  • The decision on the same is taken by the teachers and instructors.
  • In case of reduction in price payment in instalments is not permitted.

Study Plan -

  • Theory:
  • Unit 1- Introduction to Yoga and Yogic Practices
  • 1.1 Yoga: Etymology, definitions, 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 Aurobindo Swami 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 Sukshma Vyayama, Sthula Vyayama, Surya Namaskara and their significance in Yoga Sadhana.
  • 1.10 Concept and principles of Shatkarma: Meaning, Types, Principles and their significance in Yoga Sadhana.
  • 1.11 Concept and principles of Yogasana: Meaning, definition, types and their significance in Yoga Sadhana.
  • 1.12 Concept and principles of Pranayama: Meaning, definition, types and their 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 Prasthanatrayee, Purushartha Chatushtaya and goal of human life.
  • 2.2 Yoga in Kathopnishad, Prashanopanisha, Tattriyopnishad with special emphasis on 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 Patanjal Yoga Sutra including selected sutras from following chapters (I- 1to 12, II- 46 – 51, III- 1 to 4).
  • 2.7 Concept of Chitta, Chitta Bhumi, Chitta Vritti, Chitta Vikshepa, 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 well being according to Patanjala Yoga.
  • 2.11 Hatha Yoga: Its parampara, knowledge of basic Yoga texts (Hatha Pradipika and Gherand Samhita). Relationship between Hatha yoga and Raja Yoga.
  • 2.12 Sadhaka and Badhaka tatva, principle to be followed by Hatha Yoga practitioner
  • 2.13 Concept of Matha, Mitahara, Pathya & Apthaya.
  • 2.14 Concepts of Nadis, Prana and Pranayama for Subjective experiences.
  • 2.15 Knowledge of Hatha Yoga practices for wellness (Shatkarma, Asanas, Pranayama,Mudra, Nadaanusandhana).
  • Unit 3- Yoga for Wellness
  • 3.1 General introduction to human body and nine major systems of human body.
  • 3.2 Introductions to sensory organs (Eyes, Nose, Ears, Tongue and Skin).
  • 3.3 Basic functions of nine major systems of 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 Concepts of Dinacharya and Ritucharya and their importance in well being.
  • 3.7 Importance of Ahara, Nidra and Brahmacharya in well being.
  • 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, Asanas, Pranayama and practices leading to Dhyana (as per the practical syllabus of the course).
  • 3.12 Salient features and contra indications of Yoga practices for well being (as per the practical syllabus of the course).
  • 3.13 Knowledge of common diseases; their prevention and management by Yoga.
  • 3.14 Knowledge of role of Yoga in the management of non communicable diseases.
  • 3.15 Concept of stress and Yogic management of stress and its consequences.
  • Yoga Practical 
  • Yogic Shat Karma
  • 2.1 Neti: Sutra Neti and Jala Neti
  • 2.2 Dhauti: Vamana Dhauti (Kunjal)
  • 2.3 Kapalbhati (Vatakrama)
  • Yogic Sukshma Vyayama and Sthula Vyayama 
  • Yogic Sukshma Vyayama (Micro circulation practices)
  • Neck Movement
    • Griva Shakti Vikasaka ( I,II,III,IV)
  • Shoulder Movement
    • Bhuja Valli Shakti Vikasaka
    • Purna Bhuja 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
    • Padamula shakti Vikasaka – A&B
    • Gulpha-pada-pristha-pada-tala shakti Vikasaka
    • Yogic Sthula Vyayama (Macro circulation practices)
    • Sarvanga Pushti
    • Hrid Gati (Engine daud)
  • 4. Yogic Surya Namaskara with Mantra 
  • 5. Yogasana
  • 5.1 Tadasana, Hastottanasana, Vrikshasana
  • 5.2 Ardha Chakrasana, Padahastasana
  • 5.3 Trikonasana, Parshva Konasana, Katichakrasana
  • 5.4 Dandasana, Padmasana, Vajarasana,
  • 5.5 Yogamudrasana, Parvatasana
  • 5.6 Bhadrasana, Mandukasana, Ushtrasana, Shashankasana, Uttana Mandukasana,
  • 5.7 Paschimottanasana, Purvottanasana
  • 5.8 Vakrasana, Ardha Matsyendrasana, Gomukhasana
  • 5.9 Makarasana, Bhujangasana, Shalabhasana, Dhanurasana
  • 5.10 Pavanamuktasana and its variations
  • 5.11 Uttanapadasana, Ardha Halasana, Setubandhasana, Sarala-Matsyasana
  • 5.12 Shavasana
  • 6. Preparatory Breathing Practices
  • 6.1 Sectional Breathing (Abdominal, Thoracic and Clavicular Breathing)
  • 6.2 Yogic Deep Breathing
  • 6.3 Anuloma Viloma/ Nadi Shodhana
  • 7.Pranayama
  • 7.1 Concept of Puraka, Rechaka and Kumbhaka
  • 7.2 Ujjayee Pranayama (Without Kumbhaka)
  • 7.3 Sheetalee Pranayama (Without Kumbhaka)
  • 7.4 Sitkaree Pranayama (Without Kumbhaka)
  • 7.5 Bhramaree 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 Vipareetakarani 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
  • 1. Teaching Skills (Methods of Teaching Yoga)
  • 1.1 Teaching methods with special reference to Yoga
  • 1.2 Factors influencing Yoga teaching
  • 1.3 Need of teaching practice and its use in Yogic practice.
  • 1.4 Teaching Aids: Meaning and Need, Role of Language, Voice, Fluency, Clarity and Body language in an ideal presentation
  • 1.5 Methods of teaching Yoga to an individual, small group and large group
  • 1.6 Lecture cum demonstration in Yoga: Its meaning, importance and method of its Presentation
  • 1.7 Lesson plan: Its meaning and need
  • 1.8 Preparation of lesson plan in Yoga, Preparation of lesson plan for an individual and for a group
  • 1.9 Presentation of lessons in specific Yogic practices: Kriya, Asana, Pranayama, and Dhyana.
  • 1.10 Assessment of a Yoga class (detection and correction of mistakes).

Admission Procedure

  • Application for admission
  • Prescribed application form is filled and submitted to the Institute.
  • Application is filled in any of these language English, Ukrainian or Russian.
  • Application can be filled online at following link https://uaay.classe365.com/form/view/application-for-admissian
  • Along with the completed application form scanned copy of following documents are attached:
  • 1.Passport size photo
  • Documents related to study and experience in Yoga practice, Recommendation letter (if available).
  • Institute guarantees that personal information’s of the applicant’s will not be used for public use or misused, information’s will be used only to carry on educational process and issue of certificate. All confidentiality is maintained.
  • Enrollment and Issue of Identification Card
  • After receiving the completed application form
  • Online or in person interview with the candidate is arranged.
  • The purpose of interview is to access your ability, talent and in-depth knowledge of Yoga. The interview is taken by management of the Institute and teachers/instructors.
  • If required and considered the decision is taken for “Exemption in study hours”
  • On basis of this decision duration of the course and cost of the course can be reduced.
  • The candidate in informed by e-mail about positive or negative decision of the Institute to enroll the candidate as student.
  • (The Institutes decision is full and final and cannot be challenged in any legal way, Institute can explain or not explain the reason of decision and has right to change the decision)
  • In case of positive decision of the Institute.
  • Contract between Institute and candidate is signed. (Contract can be downloaded at following link www.xxxxxx.vvvv, Contract can be signed in hard copy or scanned documents.
  • The candidate pays the fee as per the contract.
  • Identity card (soft copy printable version) is issued and the candidate is enrolled as student.
  • Time table and process of learning and study
  • The student has his own cabinet in Institutes website, were the Time table for theory and practical classes, library, study material, important dates, attendance sheet, marks sheet, announcements, notification etc. is accessible.
  • Similar cabinet is for teachers and instructor’s is also available.
  • Issue of Certificate of completion of course
  • After complementation of course a soft copy (printable version) of “Completion of Course” along with marks sheet is awarded.
  • All these processes are digitally automated and synchronized by Learning System Management.

Yoga Certification Board Examination

  • Assessment procedure for certification of Yoga Professionals. 
  • Assessment and skill test of Yoga professionals is based on the syllabus approved by Yoga Certification Board for various certifications.
  • Assessment of Yoga Professionals under all the type of certification except Yoga Volunteer is in two stages – Theory and Practical.
  • Assessment of Yoga professionals appearing for certification under Yoga Volunteer is based on Training only.
  • Theory Exam 
  • Number of questions is equally divided in all units / sub units mentioned in the syllabus.
  • The theory exam is based on objective type question and comprise of Multiple Choice questions (MCQ).
  • Theory exam paper of Yoga Professionals is bilingual – English & Ukrainian or English & Russian or English & Other language
  • The candidates marks the answer in Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheet.
  • If error is observed in the question asked in Ukrainian, Russian or other languages, the question asked in English languages shall be considered the correct question.
  • If some error is observed in the question paper, it is referred to the competent authority of the concerned institution and competent authority shall take a view on it and take required measures and / or decide on grace marks.
  • Theory question will for 1 mark each. There is no negative mark in the theory examination.
  • The candidate has to return both question paper and Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheet to the invigilator/center-in-charge after completing the paper and/or after the examination time.
  • Practical / Skill Test 
  • For practicum, each candidate is assessed for not more than one hour. Duration of the practical assessment will however be at the discretion of the assessor to conclude the skill test within the maximum time as mentioned below.
  • Practical test includes Demonstration, Teaching skill, Therapy skill, Evaluation skill, application of knowledge and field Experience as per the categories of certification.
  • Yoga professionals shall show their experience in conducting training program before the examiner. The candidate shall show his/her report along with photograph of the training program conducted by them and feedback form for experience as trainer (Format enclosed as Annexure- D). The Yoga professionals shall provide filled experience details in the prescribed format enclosed as Annexure-E.
  • Annexure-D Feedback form as experience as trainer can be downloaded at following link www.xxxxxxx.com
  • Annexure- Format for field experience of yoga professionals www.xxxxxxx.com
  • Assessment pattern:  Assessment pattern under various types of certifications is as follows
  • Sample format Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) The sample can be downloaded at following link: www.xxxxxxxx.com
  • Qualifying Certification Exam:
  • The candidate has to secure qualifying marks both in theory and practical independently.
  • The candidate has to secure not less than 70% marks in each of the theory and practical separately to qualify/pass the assessment test. However maximum 5% of grace marks will be given either in theory or practical who can qualify/pass the exam. Percentage of grace marks is calculated on total marks in each of the theory and practical separately. In case marks are in decimal figure, it is rounded off to higher number.
  • Candidate absent in either theory exam or practical/skill test is considered as fail.
  • If a candidate is present in theory exam but is unable to attend or does not appear in practical/skill test, he/she informs the institute for appearing in the practical / skill test in the next scheduled date & time well in advance with valid reason / unavoidable circumstances. If the candidate is unable to do so he/she will be considered as fail. The institute may consider the request of the candidate in exceptional case on merit basis.
  • If the candidates secures qualifying marks in practical test but fails in theory, he/she can reappear in theory exam only once within 3 month from the declaration of result. The candidate shall have to deposit the prescribed exam/assessment fee of the institution for appearing in the theory exam.
  • If the candidate secures qualifying marks in theory but fails in practical, he/she will be considered as fail. The candidate shall apply for certification as fresh candidate. In such condition, the candidate shall pay full assessment fee as decided by the institute. They do not have to pay enrolment fee for the particular types of certification. His/her unique enrolment no. shall be valid for life time.
  • Re-checking of Marks: 
  • If the candidate is not satisfied with the result, he/she requests the Institute for re-checking of theory answer sheet (OMR) within 15 days from the date of declaration of result.
  • Re-checking is limited to the calculation of marks.
  • If the candidate is still not satisfied, he/she can request the Institute for re-checking of the answer sheet in his / her presence. The Institute arrange the OMR sheet and question paper in the presence of examiner on receipt of the prescribed fee.
  • The candidate shall pay the prescribed re-checking fee to the institute for rechecking. Request for re-checking of answer sheet will be considered after receiving the requisite fee.
  • In no case, the candidate is allowed to take the question papers/ OMR sheet or its copy along with him/her.
  • The institute response within 30 days from the date of request for re-checking.
  • Issuing/Re-issuing Certificate: 
  • The successful / passed candidates are issued Certificate and ID card with unique number by the YCB.
  • The Certificate in hard copy is issued to the qualified candidates. The Certificates issued will bear a unique certificate no. and security enabled QR code. Passed candidate will be able to download digital certificate through his/her login once it is enabled.
  • The successful / passed candidates shall request institute for re-issuing certificate. The candidate shall pay fee for re-issuing certificate.
  • Validity of Certificate:
  • Validity of the certificate will be counted from the date of declaration of result. Validity of the certificate is for 5 Years.
  • Renewal of Certificate:
  • The candidate, certified under different types of certification, has to appear in the Continuing Yoga Education (CYE) program for renewal of his/her certificate.
  • Certified Yoga Professionals shall have to attend the Continuing Yoga Education (CYE) program before expiry of the certificate for its renewal.
  • Examination schedule: 
  • The date of the exam is declared not less than 30 days of the examination, which is informed to the students by e-mail and is available in website.
  • The venue of the exam is declared not less than 30 days of the examination, which is informed to the students by e-mail and is available in website.
  • The theory and practical exams are conducted in Kyiv, Ukraine.
  • All the rules, regulations, norms and guidelines laid down by Yoga Certification Board is followed.
  • Application procedure for certification of Yoga Professionals
  • Application Form Filling:
  • Applicant fills online application form on the Yoga Certification Board website through the Institute.
  • Enrollment is done with Yoga Certification Board. On successful enrolment with YCB, the candidate will be provided a unique enrolment number which will be valid for life time and will be reference for any future requirement.
  • Admit card is issued to the applicant.
  • It is insured that Yoga Certification Board is in receipt of prescribed fees.
  • The students attendance sheet, marks sheet and other documents are submitted to Yoga Certification Board.
  • Cancellation / suspension / debarment from certification of YCB Yoga Professional 
  • If the candidate is found engaged in malpractice in the examination, his/her application shall be rejected.
  • If the given information in the application form is found incorrect at any point of time.
  • The candidate shall be debarred /suspended from appearing in the certification examination of Yoga Professionals for 3 years.
  • If any evidence of misconduct is observed during examination the candidate will not be allowed to appear for 3 years in any of the assessment for certification for Yoga Professionals conducted under YCB.
  • Appearing in the Assessment/Examination 
  • The candidate appears for theory and practical exam at the allocated exam centre well before the scheduled time preferably one hour before.
  • The candidate is not allowed if he/she reached at the centre after 15 minutes from the scheduled time.
  • Requests for change of location/ date by the candidate after issuance of admit card will generally not be considered. In exceptional cases, the assessing agency may consider the request on merit basis and the assessing agency will exercise discretion in such cases.
  • The candidate will be issued admit card to the candidate at least one week in advance.
  • The candidate can download the admit card from YCB website through his/ her login ID.
  • If the candidate does not receive admit card one week before, he/she has to contact the Institute.
  • The candidate shall carry admit card and valid ID card, pen, etc to appear in the exam.
  • Result Declaration: 
  • Result of the exam shall be declared within 30 days from conduct of exam.
  • Candidate can view result on YCB website as well as in website of Institute.
  • The candidate can view and download his/ her result.
  • Issue of Certificate 
  • In case of successful competition of exam both theory and practical Yoga Certification Board issues the Certificate.

Scholarship program

  • There are scholarship programs for students. The scholarship is decided as per merit, need and recommendations. Please contact for details.

Cooperation

  • We invite Yoga instructors/teachers, yoga schools, yoga centers, yoga federations, sports centers, fitness centers, rehabilitation centers, hotels, spa center’s etc. for co-operations.
  • For detailed information, please contact us.

Complains /Communication / enquiry process

  • Candidate can communicate with the institute for all types of queries related to certification, examination, admit card, result declaration, certificate etc.
  • If the candidate is not satisfied with the reply of the institution or is unable to get required information, he/she may contact YCB enclosing details of communication with the institutions.

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