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Yoga Certification and Foundation Course in Yoga Pune India

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2 Months

INR 10000

This teacher training course is available from Monday to Saturday. You can start the course as soon as you enroll.
A self-paced program is available. Please send an inquiry to Swasti Yoga Center for more information.

Yoga Volunteer Course (YVC)

Summary : This course will give you a quick 'taste' of what happens at a yoga teacher training and help you decide whether you can go for a career in yoga or not. This will also help you develop safe yoga practice for yourself.
Live sessions by a certified international faculty.

This foundation course for youths and adults will help beginners and yoga enthusiasts gain insight into traditional yoga, creating a strong foundation of yoga principles and practices

  • For beginner youth (10th standard & up) and adults
  • Creates a strong foundation of yoga principles and practices in traditional yoga
  • Prerequisite for Level 1 TTC for those with no yoga experience
  • Duration: 2 months part time; 14 days full time/intensive

Certification exam conducted by Swasti Yoga Centre Certified individuals are eligible for Level 1 - Yoga Protocol Instructor

Required Personal Attributes: Individuals must have good communication and time management skills and the ability to understand the body language of participants. Individual must also have key qualities such as self-discipline, confidence, maturity, patience, compassion, active listening, empathetic, and English/Hindi language proficiency (depending on language of class enrolled)

  • Certification : Swasti Yoga Centre Verified Certificate
  • Duration (in weeks): 8 weeks
  • Contact hours: 36 hours
  • Time commitment (hours per week) : 3-5 hours
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Language: English, Spanish,Italian
  • Syllabus: Foundation Course Full Syllabus for (link the PDF syllabus)
  • Pricing (INR): 10,000 INR
  • Maximum group size: 10


  • 36-hour Yoga Foundation Course- Online and Offline modules
  • Live sessions by a certified international faculty
  • Available for national and international students
  • Accommodation available for international and national students
  • Get a first-hand experience of the yogic lifestyle
  • Live online sessions will be held over Zoom, Google Duo or Microsoft Teams
  • For Online sessions' time zone: Pune, India (India Standard Time, GMT 5.5)
  • English instruction. Hindi and Marathi language can be provided if needed.
  • Course can start as soon as you sign up
  • Self-paced is possible upon discussion with the teacher

Yoga styles

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Traditional Yoga
  • Ashtang Yoga

What's not included

  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Yoga props
  • Yoga Certification Board (Govt. of India) Yoga Exam fees

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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Syllabus for Swasti Yoga Foundation Course (YFC)

  • 1. Name of the certification: Yoga Foundation Course (YFC)
  • 2. Course level: Foundation (Swasti Yoga Certification)
  • 3. Requirement/ Eligibility:
  • a. For open candidates there are no eligibility criteria
  • b. For admission in the course it is suggested/ desired that the candidate should have passed 10th standard / secondary school certificate from a recognized board or equivalent. However,the Yoga Institutions can define their own eligibility.
  • 4. Brief Role Description: Certified Yoga Professionals can teach basics of Yoga for prevention of diseases and promotion of health. They can conduct Yoga practice /classes in parks, societies etc
  • 5. Minimum age: No age limit
  • 6. Personal Attributes: The job requires individual to have good communication skills, time management skills and ability to understand the body language of the trainees.
  • 7. Credit points for certificate: N/A
  • 8. Duration of course: Not less than 50 hours (direct and indirect contact hours)
  • 9. Certification exam conducted by Swasti Yoga Centre:
  • Total Marks: 100 (Theory: 50 + Practical: 100)

  • What is Yoga?
  • Different Definitions of Yoga
  • Streams of Yoga
  • Major Benefits of Yoga
  • International Yoga Day

  • Eight Limbs of Ashtang Yoga
  • Bhagvad Gita
  • The Ramayana
  • Vedas
  • Basic terminologies of Yoga and their meanings

  • Personality: Meaning and types of personality.
  • Determinants of Personality with reference to psycho-social environment.
  • Knowledge of various facets and stages of development of personality.
  • Personality Development
  • Role of spirituality and positive attitude in personality development.
  • Role of Yogic practices (Asana, Pranayama, Shatkarma, Bandha, Mudra etc.) in health
  • Personality Development with Yogic tools.

A. Demonstration Skills
  • Prayer: Shanti Mantra, Gayatri Mantra,
  • Breathing Practices- Hand in and out, Hand Stretch Breathing, Ankle Stretch Breathing, Rabbit Stretch Breathing, Tiger Breathing, Dog Breathing
  • Body Loosening Exercises- Jogging Practice, Forward and Backward Bending, Side Bending, Upper body twisting, Sit-ups, Hip Rotation, Nauka Chalana, Chakki Chalana, Chapa Making, Rope Pulling, Paschimotasana, Horse Riding Jumping
  • Sithili Vyayam- Toe Bending, Ankle Bending, Ankle Rotation, Knee Bending, Knee Rotation, Knee Cap Tightening, Half Butterfly, Full Butterfly, Waist Rotation, Wrist Rotation, Shoulder Rotation, Neck Bending, Neck Rotation, Elbow Stretching
  • Utkatasana
  • Sukhasana
  • Purvottanasana
  • Ardha Padmasana , Padmasana
  • Veerasana
  • Vajrasana
  • Supta Vajrasana
  • Shithila Dandasana
  • Chaturanga Dandasana
  • Bharadvajasana I
  • Namaskarasana
  • Bhadrasana
  • Janu Sirshasana
  • Parighasana
  • Poorna Titali Asana
  • Baddha Konasana
  • Udarakarshanasana
  • Brahmacharyasana
  • Simple Navasana
  • Marjarasana
  • Hasta uttanasana
  • Akarna Dhanurasana
  • Padhastasana
  • Eka Pada Pranamasana
  • Tiryaka Kati Chakrasana
  • Meru Prishthasana
  • Kati Chakrasana
  • Tadasana/ Samasthiti
  • Tiryaka Tadasana
  • Virabhadrasana 2
  • Utthita Trikonasana
  • Dolasana
Asanas: Supine
  • Ardha Pavanmuktasana
  • Apanasana
  • Jhulana Lurhakanasana
  • Parivartit Pavanmuktasana
  • Sethu Bandhasana
  • Ardha Halasana/ Utthanpadasana
  • Supta Padangusthasana
  • Pada Sanchalanasana
  • Ananda Balasana
  • Kativakrasana/Jathara Parivartanasana
  • Shava Udarakarshanasana
  • Jathara Parivritti
  • Urdhva Prasarita Padasana
  • Ardh Bhujangasana
  • Sarpasana
  • Viminasana
  • Ardha Shalabhasana
  • Makarasana
  • Matsya Kridasana



Pranayama- Moola Pranayama, Anulom/ Vilom, Abdominal, Thoracic, Clavicular, FYB, Bhramari, Om Chanting

B. Teaching Skills (Methods of Teaching Yoga)
  • Communication skills
  • Communication barriers
  • Keys to effective Listening -Active listening
  • Essentials of good lesson plan: concepts, needs, planning of teaching Yoga


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