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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


SAAC meets to finalise IYA Courses
Yoga Academics & Accreditation

SAAC meets to finalise IYA Courses 

The Working Group of the Standing Academics and Accreditation Committee met for a two day workshop from 13-14 June, 2019 at Sri Sri School of Yoga, Art of Living, Bengaluru. During the meeting the mini­mum standards for three courses were developed.

The workshop was also convened to discuss about increasing the memberships through certification of stu­dents, development of courses / programs in yoga and yoga therapy, development of minimum standards for yoga and yoga therapy courses, development of a process to Accredit institutions / organisations for conduct of IYA yoga courses and programs and to reactivate the Academic and Accreditation Committee.

During the workshop it was decided that IYA Professional Certification Board (PrCB) will be the accrediting authority for conducting IYA Courses and would also conduct random site inspections on said organisations.

Dr Ganesh Rao was nominated to be the Chief Consultant for the development of yoga and yoga therapy courses and minimum standards for such courses. By the end of the two days the courses that were given a shape were:

a. Foundation Course in Yoga
b. Certificate Course in Yoga
c. Advance Certificate Course in Yoga

It was also decided that the IYA certificate would be awarded through Institutions and not to the candidates directly. The IYA certificate would be accepted throughout the world.

The meeting was attended by Smt.Kamlesh Barwal, Dr Ganesh Rao, Dr. Kausthub Desikachar, Shri Ravi Tumuluri and others.

Title of Course Duration Fees per Certificate Membership included
Indian (INR) Foreign ($)
Foundation Course in Yoga 50 Hours Rs 250/- $ 10/- Yoga Volunteer  Membership (Yog Samarthak)
Certificate Course in Yoga 200 Hours Rs 1500/- $ 40/- Yoga Professional Membership (Yoga Prashikshak)
Advance Certificate Course in Yoga 500 Hours Rs 1500/- $ 50/- Yoga Professional Membership (Yoga Prashikshak)

Foundation Course in Yoga

The Course provides the minimum / basic common standards of Yoga knowledge and expertise. It is advan­tageous for individuals aiming to make a career in the field of yoga. The certificate is recognised world over. The students will learn from the Syllabi provided by the IYA to the accredit member institutes for conduct­ing the courses.

Certificates once issued by the Member Institutes to candidates on successfully completing the Courses will be permanent.

The individual applying for the course should be 16 years old. The duration for the course is 50 hours (Prac­tical: 40 hours and Theory: 10 hours).

For more details about the Certificate Course in Yoga and Advance Certificate Course in Yoga please visit

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