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Second batch of Yoga  Therapy Assistant by HSSC  undergoes Training
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Second batch of Yoga Therapy Assistant by HSSC undergoes Training 

The second batch of Yoga Therapy Assistant (Diabetes/ Palliative Care) underwent the 5 day training program from November 22-26, 2021 organised by the Healthcare Sector Skill Council (HSSC) in collaboration with IYA complying with the National Occupational Standards.

This program trained candidates in the basic concepts and fundamental principles of therapeutic Yoga practices, various therapeutic measures commonly used in yoga, indication and contraindications of yoga therapy practices and how to communicate accurately and appropriately in the capacity of a yoga therapy assistant.

For those seeking specialization in Diabetes were explained the significance of yoga in the field of diabetes, the fundamental concepts and principles of therapeutic yoga practices for diabetes and how to assist in conducting yoga therapy sessions for diabetic patients.

While those who opted for specialization in palliative care were made to learn the basic concepts and fundamental principles of therapeutic yoga practices for palliative care, were explained the merits of yoga in palliative care and how to assist in the conducting yoga therapy sessions for palliative care.

As many as nine members from Indian Yoga Association underwent the training namely Shri Artchoudane Soccalingam, Dr Balaji Rajasekaran. Shri Prakash K Patleghar, Shri Nilkamal Singh, Dr Amit Singh, Smt Neha Abhimanyu Kerure, Shri Ravi Shankar Newar, Smt Nrithya Jagannathan and Shri Sushant Singh. Smt.Bandana Singh was the Master Trainer for the batch.

Trainer Prerequisites for Yoga Therapy Assistant (Diabetes/Palliative Care)

S.No. Area Description
1 Description   To deliver accredited training service, mapping to the curriculum detailed above, in accordance with the Qualification Pack “HSS/Q4001”.
2 Personal Attributes   Aptitude for conducting training, and pre/ post work to ensure competent, employable candidates at the end of the training. Strong communication skills, interpersonal skills, ability to work as part of a team; a passion for quality and for developing others; well-organised and focused, eager
3 Minimum Educational Qualifications   • Master’s degree in yoga with 1 years of experience  or • with PG diploma in Yoga  or • Medical Graduates with certificate in yoga with 5 years of experience.
4 Domain Certification   Certified for Job Role: “Yoga Therapy Assistant (Options: Diabetes/Palliative Care)” mapped to QP: “HSS/Q4001”, version 1.0 with scoring of minimum 80%.
5 Platform Certification   Recommended that the Trainer is certified for the Job Role: “Trainer”, mapped to the Qualification Pack: “MEP/Q2601” with scoring of minimum 80%.
6. Experience • Master’s degree in yoga with 1 years of experience or B.Sc. with PG diploma in Yoga or • Medical Graduates with certificate in yoga with 5 years of experience.


I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Indian Yoga Association and its team members for giving me this opportunity and platform to be the Master Trainer and conduct the training session and prepare the trainers to be a master trainer for future trainers. The 5-day session was a quite a unique approach.

It is an excellent platform to interact with trainers who were well knowledgeable and experienced in their own fields. I feel proud to be trusted by IYA to fulfil such a huge responsibility of training.
IYA is playing a very noble role in health care sector for the cause of upliftment and employment generation of the youth of our country.

I would also like to thank Shri Neeraj from IYA for his wonderful coordination between trainers and the Master trainers. Without you it would not have been possible. Thanks for your patience for answering all the doubts and queries. Hats off to the excellent team of IYA, for the proper execution and coordination with HSSC team members for this excellent training sessions.

Master Trainer
Smt Bandana Singh

I am thankful to the Indian Yoga Association (IYA) and the Health Sector Skill Council (HSSC) for organising the Train the Master Trainer program. We learnt a lot about various initiatives of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India to empower the youth of the Nation through vocational skill training courses. Particularly, I liked the well-structured evaluation model Occupational Standards (OS) & Qualifications Pack (QP) – for Yoga Therapy Assistant. All the sessions were interactive and we had many opportunities to ask questions and talk about real-life examples. The IYA team supported and guided us throughout the program.

-Shri Sushant Bharat Singh

As a master trainer, awareness of the aims and objectives of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is essential which may help in training. I am proud to be part of this programme under the Government of India.

IYA’s initiation on creating job opportunities with the Yoga Therapy Assistant programme in collaboration with HSSC is appreciable. Awareness of Skill India activities and objectives and implementation of Yoga Therapy Assistant programme provided in the session are indeed valuable and I am happy to acknowledge it.

— Shri Artchoudane Soccalingam

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