Duration: 1 YEAR

Course Syllabus

Course Title: Yoga  ( Skill Development )

Course Duration: 1 Year (Part-Time)

Course Objectives:

  1. To provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the meaning and significance of yoga.
  2. To introduce various types of yoga and their relevance in the modern age.
  3. To explore the teachings of ancient and contemporary yogis and yoginis of India.
  4. To familiarize students with notable contemporary yoga institutes in India.
  5. To equip students with practical skills in yoga practice, teaching, and entrepreneurship.
  6. To prepare students for self-employment opportunities as yoga instructors and wellness coaches.

Course Overview:

Module 1: Introduction to Yoga 

  • Meaning and definition of yoga
  • Objectives and benefits of yoga
  • Yoga in different texts: Veda, Sankhya, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita

Module 2: Types of Yoga 

  • Hatha Yoga: Postures and alignment
  • Bhakti Yoga: Devotional practices
  • Karma Yoga: The yoga of selfless action
  • Ashtanga Yoga: The eight limbs of yoga

Module 3: Life Sketch of Ancient and Contemporary Yogis 

  • Swami Vivekananda
  • Sri Aurobindo
  • Swami Shivananda
  • Meera Bai
  • Sharda Maa
  • Shri Maa

Module 4: Contemporary Yoga Institutes 

  • Bihar Yoga Bharati - Munger, Bihar
  • Kaivalya Dham - Lonavala
  • Gurukul Kangri University - Haridwar
  • Swami Vivekananda Institute of Yoga & Research - Bangalore

Module 5: Yoga Practice and Teaching 

  • Yoga asanas (postures) and their benefits
  • Pranayama (breathing exercises)
  • Meditation techniques
  • Teaching methodology for yoga instructors
  • Designing and conducting yoga classes
  • Yoga for specific health conditions
  • Yoga philosophy and ethics

Module 6: Entrepreneurship in Yoga 

  • Setting up a yoga studio or wellness center
  • Marketing and branding for yoga professionals
  • Legal and financial considerations
  • Building a client base and networking

Course Teaching Methodology:

  • Interactive lectures, discussions, and practical yoga sessions
  • Group yoga practice and teaching exercises
  • Guest lectures from experienced yoga instructors and practitioners
  • Field visits to renowned yoga institutes
  • Yoga retreats and workshops
  • Assessments, evaluations, and teaching practice

Importance for Learners in Career Growth and Self-Employment: This 1-year course is highly valuable for Indian learners as it equips them with both the knowledge and practical skills needed for self-employment and career growth in the field of yoga and wellness. Graduates can work as yoga instructors, wellness coaches, or open their own yoga studios or wellness centers. Given the growing interest in yoga and holistic well-being in India and globally, this course offers significant opportunities for self-employment and career advancement.

Note: The course contents can be modified based on specific learner requirements or location preferences. Additional topics or modules can be added to align with specialized areas of yoga practice and teaching.

This syllabus provides a structured framework for students to develop their yoga expertise over a 1-year period, ultimately preparing them for self-employment and career growth in the field of yoga and wellness.

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