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PG Diploma in Yoga Therapy


Course overview

Postgraduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy (PGDYT) is a one-year programme that may be taken to improve one's skills as a yoga instructor. The PGDYT 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 graduation from a recognized board with a relevant subject to be eligible for the PGDYT. 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


Graduation - Minimum 45%

Teaching medium

Online or Yoga Studio

Examination Medium

Online or Exam Center

Expected income (approx)

6 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 (PGDYT) 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 6 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 8 months (4 + 4) of practical classes at no extra cost, as well as a certificate from Pracheen Yoga as a reward for participating in 4 months of extra practical classes, which will help them get recognized for their hours of hard work and practice.

PGDYT Syllabus
Total 750 Marks - Theory 500 Marks and Practical / Viva 250 Marks

Paper 1 : Yoga Philosophy and Naturopathy

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


Unit 1 - Yoga Introduction

  1. Meaning and definition of Yoga

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

  3. Patanjali Yoga: Ashtanga Yoga

  4. Raaj Yoga

  5. Karma Yoga

  6. Bhakti Yoga

  7. Gyana Yoga

  8. Panch Kosha

  9. The ultimate goal of Yoga

Unit 2 - Yoga in Sankhya Philosophy

  1. Prakriti and purush

  2. Chitta and its five elements

  3. Five afflictions (klesha) and their different states

  4. Five modifications of Mind

  5. Concept of " Chitta Vritti Nirodh"

Unit 3 - Naturopathy

  1. Meaning, History and development of Naturopathy

  2. Philosophy of Naturopathy

  3. Principle & objectives of Naturopathy

  4. Ancient and modern view of Naturopathy

Unit 4 - Cure of diseases by Naturopathy

  1. Comparative study of naturopathy and other systems of medicine

  2. Methods of treatment in nature cure for destructive principal

  3. Healing crisis

  4. Disease crisis acute disease and chronic disease, Toxemia and encumbrances

  5. Natural immunity and its development


Paper 2 : Anatomy and Physiology of Human body

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

Unit 1 - Health

  1. Meaning and definition of health

  2. Dimension of health

  3. Yogic and Naturopathic view of health

  4. Concept of holistic health

  5. Importance of health

Unit 2 - General Anatomy

  1. Anatomy and its types

  2. Branches and subdivision of human body

  3. Cell (structure and function of a cell)

  4. Tissue (types of tissues and it's functions)

Unit 3 - Muscles, nerves, joints and skeleton System

  1. Muscular system

  2. Nerves

  3. Skeleton system

  4. Joints of human body

Unit 4 - Cure of diseases by Naturopathy

  1. Introduction to the Respiratory system

  2. Introduction to the Gastro-Intestinal System

  3. Introduction to the Circulatory System

  4. Introduction the Urinary system

  5. Introduction to the Genital System


Paper 3 : Traditional Yoga and Yogic kriyas

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


Unit 1 - Aasnas

  1. Explanation and practice of 84 traditional Asanas (postures) with their variations The name and the meaning of Asanas

  2. Adjustment and the technique to advancing the Asnas

  3. Physiological and understanding of Yoga - Asanas

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

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

Unit 2 - Pranayama

  1. Pranayama

  2. Meaning and purpose of Pranayama

  3. Explanation and practice of pranayama and their variation

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

  5. Psychological understanding of Pranayama

  6. Importance of Pranayamas

  7. Physical, Mental, Emotional and spiritual benefits of

  8. Pranayama

Unit 3 - Shat Kriyas

  1. Explanation and Practice of six yogic purification techniques and their variations, benefit and the precautions

  2. Dhauti, Basti, Neti, Nauli, Kapalbhati & Tratak

Unit 4 - Bandha and Mudra

  1. Meaning of Bandha, Its benefits & types of Bandhas

  2. Jalandhara Bandha, Mool Bandh, Uddiyana Bandha & Maha Bandha

  3. Definition of Mudra, It's benefits & types of mudras

  4. Gyan Mudra, Dhyan Mudra, Vayu Mudra, Prithvi Mudra, Surya Mudra, Shunya Mudra, Ling Mudra, Yoni Mudra, Shambhavi Mudra, Aakashi Mudra, Kaki Mudra, Kheechri Mudra and Mahabhedi Mudra


Paper 4 : Yoga and Mental Health

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

Unit 1 - Mental health

  1. Definition and types of Mental health

  2. Emotional factors in different physical disease, Gastrointestinal disturbances, Cardiovascular disturbances, Skin disease, Respiratory disturbances, Metabolic and Endocrine disturbance

  3. Role of Mental Health in Total health, Normal and Abnormal behaviour

Unit 2 - Psycho - somatic diseases

  1. Psycho - Social factors in abnormal behaviour

  2. Fundamental principal of psycho - somatic approach

  3. Role of Naturopathy and Yoga in the management of Psycho - somatic And Yogic lifestyle.

Unit 3 - Meditation

  1. Meaning and Types of Meditation

  2. Technique for the meditation

  3. How to purify Chakras by Meditation

  4. Its impact on mental Health

Unit 4 - Naadi and Chakra

  1. Naadi and all Seven Chakras

  2. Definition of Chakras

  3. Types of Chakras



Paper 5 - Teaching Methodology for the Yogis and Yogic Lifestyle

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

  5. How to treat a patient of internal or external diseases

Unit 2 - Lesson Plan

  1. Lesson plan and the its advantages

  2. Essential of a good lesson plan

  3. Guidelines for Yoga Lessons

  4. Lesson plan for aasnas

  5. Lesson plan for Pranayama

  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

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