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Certificate in Yoga Therapy


Course overview

Certificate in Yoga Therapy (CYT) is a six-months programme that explores the fundamental concepts of mainstream Yoga and its philosophical foundations. The CYT programme is designed to deal with both abstract and practical aspects of Yoga.

Candidates must have qualified in Highschool (10th standard) from a recognized board with relevant subjects to be eligible for the CYT. There are no entry exams for this course. Candidates passed in Highschool, Intermediate, Graduation are equally eligible .

Course Highlights


Six months


Highschool qualified

Teaching medium

Online or Yoga Studio

Examination Medium

Online or Exam Center

Expected income (approx)

3 Lakh Rupees pa

Online Programme Fee

Studio Programme Fee

Career opportunities

Naturopathy Teacher

Specialize in the use of natural remedies, such as herbs, nutrition, and lifestyle changes, to promote health and balance in their students.

Yoga Teacher

Offers a variety of styles and approaches to the practice of yoga and and helping students find the right practice by creating a safe and supportive space.

Yoga Instructor

Responsible for coaching and leading yoga classes, as well as helping clients improve their daily yoga practices by instructing basic and advanced yogic exercises.


Passionate about studying the effects of yoga on the body and mind and develop new techniques and approaches to yoga practices with the latest information.

Yoga Therapist

Help clients with physical, mental, and emotional health challenges and treat a variety of health conditions, from chronic pain to stress and anxiety.

The "Pracheen" benefits

As aforementioned, the course (CYT) lasts 6 months, and students will learn according to YogKulam's syllabus, with practical sessions completing in around 2 months and students learning other subjects for the following 3 months via online classes. The sole distinction is that online students will only attend practical classes and other subject classes via online medium, whilst studio students will take practical classes at the Pracheen Yoga Studio in Lucknow. The certification exams will be announced during the sessions. YogKulam will announce the results and will provide the certificates to the students within three months following the test.

However, with Pracheen Yoga as the host, the online students are receiving a discount of Rs 500 on their fee as compared to the direct admission fee from YogKulam, and the studio students will receive 4 months (2 + 2) of practical classes at no extra cost, as well as a certificate from Pracheen Yoga as a reward for participating in 2 months of extra practical classes, which will help them get recognized for their hours of hard work and practice.

CYT Syllabus
Total 500 Marks - Theory 250 Marks and Practical / Viva 250 Marks

Paper 1 : Yoga Philosophy

Total 50 Marks - Theory 50 Marks and Practical / Viva 50 Marks


Unit 1 - Yoga Introduction

  1. Meaning and definition of Yoga

  2. Purpose of Yoga

  3. Importance of Yoga

  4. Functions of Yoga

  5. Misconception of Yoga

Unit 2 - History of Yoga in

  1. Veda

  2. Upanishads

  3. Ramayana

  4. Mahabharata

  5. Purana

Unit 3 - Schools of Yoga

  1. Ashtanga Yoga

  2. Hatha Yoga

  3. Bhakti Yoga

  4. Karm Yoga

  5. Mantra Yoga

Unit 4 - Concept of Chitta Vritti Nirodh


Paper 2 : Traditional Yoga

Total 100 Marks - Theory 50 Marks and Practical / Viva 50 Marks

Unit 1 - Asanas

  1. What is Asana?

  2. Adjustment and the technique to advancing the Asanas

  3. Physiological and understanding of Yoga - Asanas

  4. Positive impact of Yoga -Asanas on psychological an physiological state

  5. The whole benefit and the precautions of the all the explained asanas

Unit 2 - Pranayama

  1. Meaning and purpose of Pranayama

  2. Explanation and practice of Pranayama and their variation

  3. Psychological understanding of Pranayama

  4. Importance of Pranayama

  5.  Physical, Mental, Emotional and spiritual benefits of Pranayama

Unit 3 - Bandhas

  1. Meaning of Bandha

  2. Types of Bandha

  3. Role of Bandh in Human Body

Unit 4 - Mudra

  1. What is Mudra?

  2. How Mudra works in Human Body

  3. Types of Mudra

Paper 3 : Yogic Kriya and Lifestyle

Total 100 Marks - Theory 50 Marks and Practical / Viva 50 Marks


Unit 1 - Shat Kriya

  1. What is Shat-kriya?

  2. Explanation of Six purification Techniques

  3. Dhauti, Neti, Basti, Nauli, Tratak and Kapalbhati

Unit 2 - Yogic Lifestyle

  1. Yogic Diet ( Sattvic, Rajasic, Tamasic)

  2. Essentials of Yoga practice

  3. Cleansing of body

Unit 3 - Human Mind

  1. Chitta

  2. Vrittis

  3. Klesha

  4. Vikshepa

Paper 4 : Chakra and Meditation

Total 100 Marks - Theory 50 Marks and Practical / Viva 50 Marks

Unit 1 - Chakra

  1. What is Chakra?

  2. All about 7 Chakras

  3. How chakra control and works on your body

Unit 2 - Meditation

  1. What is Meditation?

  2. Types of Meditation

  3. How Meditation works on physical, mental and spiritual aspects

Unit 3 - Kaivalya

  1. Meaning of kaivalya

  2. How to Attain kaivalya

Unit 4 - Siddhi

  1. Meaning of Siddhi

  2. Ashta Maha siddhis

  3. Means of achieving siddhis



Paper 5 - Project / Practical

Total 100 Marks - Theory 50 Marks and Practical / Viva 50 Marks


Unit X - Details will be provided during the sessions.

Pracheen Yoga - Certified Best Yoga and Meditation Centre based in Lucknow
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