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Diploma in Yoga Therapy


Course overview

Diploma in Yoga Therapy (DYT) is a one-year programme that may be taken to improve one's skills as a yoga instructor. The DYT programme is designed to prepare students to become well-rounded, competent, professional, and exceptionally skilled yoga instructors.

Candidates must have a minimum aggregate score of 45% in intermediate (12th standard) from a recognized board with relevant subjects to be eligible for the DYT. There are no entry exams for this course, however candidates should be prepared for a personal interview or group discussion for final selection.

Course Highlights


One Year


Intermediate - Minimum 45%

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 (DYT) lasts 12 months, and students will learn according to Yogkulam's syllabus, with practical sessions completing in around 4 months and students learning other subjects for the following 5 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 diploma exams will be announced during the sessions. Yogkulam will announce the results and will provide the diplomas 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 1000 on their fee as compared to the direct admission fee from Yogkulam, and the studio students will receive 5 months (4 + 1) of practical classes at no extra cost, as well as a certificate from Pracheen Yoga as a reward for participating in 1 month of extra practical classes, which will help them get recognized for their hours of hard work and practice.

DYT Syllabus
Total 550 Marks - Theory 340 Marks and Practical / Viva 210 Marks

Paper 1 : Yoga Philosophy and Naturopathy

Total 100 Marks - Theory 60 Marks and Practical / Viva 40 Marks


Unit 1 - Yoga Introduction

  1. Meaning and definition of Yoga

  2. History of Yoga in Veda, Upnishads, Smriti and Epics

  3. Ashtanga Yoga and Hatha Yoga

  4. Yoga in Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta

  5. Raaj Yoga

  6. Karma Yoga

  7. Bhakti Yoga

  8. Gyana Yoga

  9. Panch Kosha

  10. The ultimate goal of Yoga

Unit 2 - Yoga in Sankhya Philosophy

  1. Prakriti and purush

  2. Vritti, it's nature and level

  3. Klesha, it's type and level

  4. Vikshepa, it's type and result

  5. Kaivalya, and how to get it

Unit 3 - Asanas

  1. Explanation and Practice of 84 traditional Asanas with their variations

  2. The name and the meaning of Aasnas

  3. Physiological understanding of Aasnas

  4. Positive impact of Yoga - Aasnas on psychological state

  5. The whole benefits and the precautions of the all explained aasnas

Unit 4 - Pranayama

  1.  Purpose of Pranayama

  2. Meaning and definition of Pranayama

  3. Explanation and practice of eight basic Pranayama and their variations

  4. Explanation of five different Pranas and their roles in the body

  5. Physiological understanding of Pranayamas

  6. Importance of Pranayamas

  7. Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual benefits of Pranayamas


Paper 2 : Kriya, Bandhas, Mudras and Chakras

Total 100 Marks - Theory 60 Marks and Practical / Viva 40 Marks

Unit 1 - Shat Kriya

  1. All six yogic purification techniques ( Dhauti, Neti, Basti, Nauli, Tratak and Kapalbhati)

  2. Explanation and practice of six Yogic purification techniques and their variatations

  3. Benefits and precautions of Shat-Kriyas

Unit 2 - Bandhas

  1. Meaning of Bandha,Its types and benefits

  2. Jalandhar Bandha, Mool Bandha, Uddiyan Bandha and Maha Bandha

Unit 3 - Mudras

  1. Definition of Mudra, Its benefits and Types of mudras

  2. Gyan Mudra, Dhayan Mudra, Vayu Mudra, Prithavi Mudra, Surya mudra, Shunya Mudra, Apana Mudra, Pran Mudra, Ling Mudra, Yoni Mudra

  3. Usage of Mudra

Unit 4 - Chakras

  1. Definition of Chakras, it's importance

  2. Types of Chakras

  3. How to activate Chakras

Paper 3 : Meditation Techniques, Mental health and Human Body System

Total 100 Marks - Theory 60 Marks and Practical / Viva 40 Marks


Unit 1 - Meditation

  1. Meaning of Meditation

  2. Type of meditation and technique for the meditation

  3. Meditation for the purification of the Chakras

  4. Impact of meditation on our Mental Health

Unit 2 - Mental Heath

  1. What is Mental health

  2. Types of Mental health

  3. Emotional factors in external and internal diseases, like Gastrointestinal disturbances, Cardiovascular disturbances, Mentally pressure and B.P. disturbance

  4. Role of mental health in overall health

Unit 3 - General Anatomy

  1. Anatomy and its types

  2. Branches and subdivision of human anatomy

  3. Cell and tissue

  4. Joints of human body

Unit 4 - Human Body System

  1. Muscular system

  2. Skeleton system

  3. Respiratory system

  4. Digestive System

  5. Circulatory system

Paper 4 : Yoga Teaching Methodology and Modern Psychology

Total 100 Marks - Theory 60 Marks and Practical / Viva 40 Marks

Unit 1 - Yoga teaching methodology

  1. The teacher and the student

  2. Guidelines for Yoga Instructors

  3. Importance of proper teaching

  4. Essential qualities of a good yoga teacher

Unit 2 - Lesson plan

  1. Lesson plan and the it's advantages

  2. Essential of a good lesson plan

  3. Guidelines for yoga lessons

  4. Lesson plan for Aasnas

  5. Lesson plan for Pranayamas

  6. Lesson plan for Shat-kriya

Unit 3 - Class Management

  1. The art of instructing during teaching practices

  2. Class Management

  3. Feedback and Improvement

  4. How to Teach

Unit 4 - Yogic Lifestyle

  1. Three types of food according to its qualities that are Satvic, Rajasik and Tamsik

  2. Recommendations for the Yogic diet

  3. How to think, eat and sleep like a Yogi

  4. Personality Development



Paper 5 - Project / Practical

Total 150 Marks - Theory 100 Marks and Practical / Viva 50 Marks


Unit X - Details will be provided during the sessions.

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