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GMM promotes yoga to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee Year 

Ghantali Mitra Mandal (GMM), Member Institute of Indian Yoga Association has entered the Diamond Jubilee Year of its foundation. All at GMM are giving relentless and selfless service to society to make Yoga maximum applicable. On the eve of new year, a grand function of…

RV Institute of Management curates a certification course for senior citizens 

In a groundbreaking move, the RV Institute of Management (RVIM), Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association has curated a month-long certification course tailored specifically for senior citizens, focusing on the Common Yoga Protocol. This innovative course is designed to cater to the unique health and…

SRD Girls Degree College organises Workshop 

SRD Girls Degree College, Hathras, Uttar Pradesh conducts 7days yoga workshop for the post graduate students in association with Indian Yoga Association (IYA). Yogacharya Sumit Kumar Singh, Member, Uttar Pradesh State Chapter, IYA was instrumental in organising the workshop.

Yog Sports Association of Bengal hosts awarness programme 

Yog Sports Association of Bengal, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association organises yoga awarness programme in the remote villages of West Bengal in Megha Yoga Club & Vyamagar in association with Indian Yoga Association. The awareness programs were also conducted in Darjeeling & Coochbehar for…

Jharkhand SCC conducts the 89th day celebration of Yoga Mahotsav 

On the 89th day of the ‘100 Days Countdown Yoga Mahotsav of International Yoga Day 2024,” an event sponsored by the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), New Delhi, under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, took place in two sessions at Dani…

Anjali Acupressure Therapy and Yoga Center celebrates Holi 

The Anjali Acupressure Therapy and Yoga Center, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association, recently marked the occasion of Holi Milan at Nehru Bal Udyan with vibrant celebrations. Participants joyously engaged in the festivities, adorning each other with flower petals and applying colorful gulal tilak. Amidst…

TNSCC and GTN Arts College organises International Conference 

Tamil Nadu State Chapter of Indian Yoga Association and GTN Arts College (Autonomous), Dindigul jointly held a 2-day International Conference on Physical Education and Yoga recently. The inauguration was presided over by Dr P Balagurusamy, Principal of GTN Arts College. Dr. R. Durai, Director, GTN…

NIRAMAYA offers free training 

NIRAMAYA, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association continues to promote yoga and the motto of the Association to uplift the rural sector of the society. Under the rural project Yog-Chetana and Yogabhishek, NIRAMAYA is offering free yoga training to the students. In March, 2024 about…

Yoga & Happiness organises felicitation ceremony 

Yoga & Happiness, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association on March 24, 2024, hosted a memorable convocation and certificate distribution ceremony, honoring over 150 candidates who successfully completed their training and received prestigious certificates from both the Yoga Certification Board (YCB) and IYA. The event…

Flax Sesame Crackers 

Flax Sesame Crackers are a healthy light wheat cracker with good quantity of sesame seeds and flax seeds. Oats used in the dish are rich in antioxidants, lowers cholesterol, improves blood sugar. Flax seeds are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids reduces inflammation and…

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17 Apr 2024


Yoga Certificate Board – How it works?
Yoga Academics & Accreditation

Yoga Certificate Board – How it works? 

Yoga Certification Examination

by Dr Charu Sharma, Yoga Technical Manager, Indian Yoga Association Personnel Certification Board

There has been a staggering rise in the number of individuals and centers offering yoga courses and yoga instruction over a couple of years in India. In order to keep the parameters of yoga in check and develop its standards, the government has set up a Yoga Certification Board (YCB).This board would also certify the yoga instructors and provide accreditation to such institutes. AYUSH Ministry felt the requirement of Quality Certification of Yoga Professionals at three levels all over the country & different part of world. i.e.

  • Level 1 (Yoga Protocol Instructor)
  • Level 2 (Yoga wellness Instructor)
  • Level 3 (Teacher & Evaluator

Indian Yoga Association which was founded by the legendary Yogi Padma Vibhushan Late Dr BKS Iyengar, is a maiden effort made by all leading yoga institutions following lineages of more than 25-30 years to bring together all institutes of Yoga under one umbrella who are committed for promotion and advancement of yoga and its application around the world.
For Promotion of Yoga IYA has taken an initiative to make Personnel Certification Body approved under the Scheme for Voluntary Certification of Yoga Professionals owned by Yoga Certification Board (Formerly was owned by QCI) launched by Ministry of AYUSH. IYA has created an independent entity within itself named as IYA PrCB by giving functional autonomy to it.
This Ministry of AYUSH certificate is a credible proof for your expertise in Yoga given by Ministry. The certification is globally recognized. Certificate holder can function as Master Trainers in Yoga educational Institutions, Yoga training Courses and training programs as per certificate level achieved. Level -3, candidate can also act as Evaluator and assessor of Yoga professionals and can teach in studios, institutions, colleges/ universities/ institutions of higher learning.
How to apply for the examination-

  • Candidate should see the syllabus first(
  • After checking the syllabus of particular level, one should select the date of Examination from examination Calendar which is available at Home Page of YCB website. (
  • Check the date, respective PrCb and level of examination.
  • Complete the registration process. It will be completed in two stages: –

Stage 1: Enrolment with Yoga Certification Board (YCB) and
Stage 2: Application for assessment

  • On successful enrolment with YCB, the candidate will be provided with unique enrolment number which will be valid for life long and will be used for future reference.
  • Exam will be conducted at said date and center mentioned by respective PrCB.(Note: exam date may get postpone if the minimum number of examine are not available for particular center on the said date)
  • Admit card would be generated online at candidate’s dashboard before 15 days of examination.
  • The result of the exam shall be declared within 30 days of conduct of exam.

Pattern of examination-

    • Any candidate applying for the certificate has to appear in both the exams – Theory and Practical.
    • The theory exam will comprise of Multiple Choice questions.
    • There will be no negative marking in the written examination
    • Practical shall include Demonstration, Teaching skill, Therapy skill, Evaluation skill, application of knowledge and field Experience as per the categories of certification.
    • Candidate absence in either of the theory exam or practical exam will be considered as fail.
    • The candidate has to secure qualifying marks(70% marks) both in theory and practical independently.
    • For more details please check the IYA (PrCB) website.

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