The Ministry of AYUSH, QCI (Quality Council of India) and Yoga Certification Board (YCB) has developed a Voluntary Scheme for Evaluation and Certification of Yoga Professionals which is valid internationally.
This initiative was needed strongly because of the gap between the yoga being practiced now and Yoga that it originally stands for.
Hence the focus of the Scheme for Voluntary Certification of Yoga Professionals, as it is being called, is to certify the competence of Yoga Professionals in the light of the legacy of Yoga knowledge.
New Age Yoga Institute is a YCB certified Yog School to conduct 200/400 hr Level 1/2 courses.
Course will be followed by an internal and certification board examination. Successful candidates get QCI certficate, and all candidates who complete the course get a NAYI course completion certificate.
QCI Level 1 Course Details
QCI Level 1 course design is well balanced to include the best of the Yog practices and theory required by any International Yog teacher to conduct an authentic Yog course for interested participants.
The syllabus confirms to YCB design, which covers all the strengths of all the major schools while adhering to the ancient classical texts of Yog viz. Hatha Yog Pradipika, Patanjali Yog Sutra, Gheranda Sanhita..
The Theory syllabus includes
The Yog Etymology, History,
Overview of the Hatha Yog Pradipika and Ghatastha Yog of Gheranda ,
4 paths of Yog - Karma, Bhakti, Jnana, Raj Yoga
Introduction to Patanjali Yog sutras
Basic Anatomy & Physiology and Human Systems relevant to Yog
Applications of Yog - Health, Psychology, Yogic diet, Panchakosha
Yoga and Stress Management
Bhavas, Dinacharya, Ritucharya, CPR, Yoga for metabolic and respiratory disorders
Yoga for Personality development
The Practical syllabus includes
Shatkriyas as per Hatha Yog Texts
More than 55 Asanas incl 28 fundamental Asanas as per syllabus
Sectional breathing, Pranayama Anulom Vilom, Ashta Kumbhak mentioned in Hatha Yog Pradipika
Breath, Body awareness, Yoga nidra, Pranav and Soham, selected hymns,prayers
Meditation, Mudra, Japa, Mantra
Teaching skills – Lesson planning, Yoga for Different groups, Preparation, Ideal Instructor, Yoga models
Course Duration : 200 hrs
New Age Yoga Institute is the first Institute to start a course on QCI syllabus in April 2016. Though this course was not as per the QCI norms (Scheme of Yoga school not being launched till then) there were 30 participants who enrolled, 26 appeared for exam and 18 passed the Level 1 examination.
Being a professional examination the national passing percentage is a low 25-35%, however since the Yoga schools are audited by YCB for their teaching quality, New Age Yoga Institute is able to produce good results with 90% candidates passing examination.
The YCB Level 1 course at NAYI has following features
Teacher led 130 hours, Self Study 70 hours
Exhaustive notes in English / Hindi for Theory as well as Practical
Video recording of most of the classes available to class students on youtube
Journal maintenance & regular homeworks to keep self study updated
Active Whatsapp group for regular administrative matters and syllabus related knowledge updates
Extensive teaching practice sessions to every participant
Regular mock examinations and tests for examination preparation as well as concept clarity
Teacher evaluation and Buddy system for progress checking
Entire faculty is QCI Level 2 certified teachers or professional doctors well versed with subject of Yoga.
Course shall have interim written and practical examinations and a final Internal Examination followed by Certification Board Examination. (Date shall be announced later).
All the participants completing the course shall receive certificate on completion from New Age Yoga Institute and those passing final examination shall receive final certificate from QCI
Course fees : Rs 15000/-
[Course fees are non-refunadable]
Number of teachers certified from NAYI : 131
Next TTC is a weekend class starting tentatively from Sat 15th June 2109
Sat : 1:30 to 6:00 pm
Sun : 9:00 to 1:00 pm