~ Yoga Volunteer Course (YVC) ~

2 Month

INR (₹) 10,000 / USD ($) 125 

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) - Your Gateway to Yoga Wisdom

Welcome to the Swasti Yoga Centre’s Yoga Volunteer Course (YVC), where your journey into the transformative world of yoga begins! Whether you’re a beginner or an enthusiastic yoga practitioner, this course is your stepping stone to understanding the essence of traditional yoga.

About the Course

Summary: Embark on a transformative 8-week part-time or 14-day full-time/intensive course designed to provide a glimpse into a yoga teacher training experience. Led by certified international faculty, the YVC builds a robust foundation in yoga principles and practices, catering to both youths and adults.

Why Choose YVC?

  • Foundation Building: Lay the groundwork for your yoga journey, gaining insights into traditional yoga.
  • Prerequisite for Level 1 TTC: Ideal for beginners with no yoga experience, setting the stage for advanced training.
  • Certification: Receive a Swasti Yoga Centre and YCB Verified Certificate, making you eligible for Level 1 – Yoga Protocol Instructor.

Course Details

Duration: 8 weeks part-time; 14 days full-time/intensive

Contact Hours: 36 hours

Time Commitment: 3-5 hours per week

Skill Level: Beginner

Languages: English, Spanish, Italian

Syllabus: Foundation Course Full Syllabus (Click here to check syllabus)

Course Pricing (INR): 10,000 INR/ 125 USD

Foreign students YCB Fees: 100 USD

Maximum Group Size: 10


  • Global Reach: Join a diverse community from 35 countries with global internship opportunities.
  • Certified Faculty: Engage in 36 hours of online and offline modules with live sessions led by certified international instructors.
  • Accommodation: Options available for both national and international students.
  • Yogic Lifestyle: Immerse yourself in the yogic way of life, gaining firsthand experience.
  • Flexible Learning: Online sessions conducted via Zoom, Google Duo, or Microsoft Teams, following Pune, India’s time zone (India Standard Time, GMT 5.5).
  • Language Options: English instruction with Hindi and Marathi available upon request.
  • Start Anytime: Begin your course journey as soon as you sign up, with self-paced options 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
  • Foreign students YCB Fees: 100 USD

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price, non-refundable upon cancellation.
  • Ready to dive into the world of yoga? Sign up for the Yoga Volunteer Course and let the transformative journey begin!

Syllabus for Volunteer Course (YVC)


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


Foundation Course

Level 1 - Yoga Protocol Instructor

Level 2 - Yoga Wellness Instructor

Level 3 - Yoga Teacher & Evaluator

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