Yoga Instructors Course

Yoga Instructors Course Singapore

The Yoga Instructors Course (YIC) is an appropriate course for individuals who would like to acquire deep knowledge of Yoga. Yoga through Asanas, Pranayamas, Kriyas and the core of Yogic Literature and Philosophy are the main topics covered in the course. Individuals who are keen to become Yoga teachers or are currently practicing yoga and want to understand more about their postural alignments must do this course.

The duration of the course is 200 hours, which comprises of two groups. The theory and practical classes are the first group that consists of 120 hours. The second group comprises of fieldwork of 80 hours. However, the 200 hours course is not enough to make an individual expert in any field. It is necessary that the students learn the Yogic Techniques from the expert teachers and continue practice what they have learned in the course. This will enable them to live a holistic life by means of Yoga.

Listed below are some of the topics that the teachers will cover under this course:

  • Introduction to Yoga and its Streams: Kriyas, Mudras, Bhandas and Astanga Yoga are some of the units taught under this topic
  • Applications of Anatomy and Physiology on Yoga: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology as well as their applied aspects on Yoga are covered under this topic
  • Adhija and Anadhija Vyadhi: This topic comprises of Pathogenesis and Reverse pathology by Yoga
  • Techniques of Yogic Therapy: Shad Chakras and techniques for curing certain specific disorders are taught in the course
  • Yoga Teaching Techniques: Style of presentation, demonstration, classroom arrangement, and more are some of the units under this topic
  •  Practical course: The practical training program consists of several topics such as breathing techniques, loosening practices, Yoga Asanas, Meditation, Pranayama, Kriya, etc.

The YIC will make people realize the power of Yoga and its importance in transforming their lives. So, if you want to have a strong personality and a holistic life, then this course will benefit you greatly.

Yoga Instructors Course


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Course Details

Who should attend?

  • Those who wants to have a deeper knowledge of yoga through Asanas (postures), Pranayamas (breathing techniques), Kriyas (cleansing techniques), the essence of Yogic Literature and Philosophy
  • Current yoga practitioner who are keen on understanding their postural alignments
  • Those who are keen to teach yoga

Eligibility: O/N-Level Secondary School Pass or Higher

Duration: 200hrs

  • Theory and Contact Practical classes (120hrs) + Fieldwork (80hrs) = 200hrs

Fees Description:

  • Registration Fees: S$250 per person
  • Course Fees: S$2,399 per person

Venue of School

  • 14D Jalan Masjid, #01-01 Kingston Terrace, Singapore 418935

Certifying School of Yoga

  • Indian Institute of Patanjali Yoga Affiliated to Swami Paramhansa Samsthana
 (Under section 44 of MPR act. 1973 05/26/01/0897/10. Govt. of India)
  • Yoga Alliance, USA, a research based holistic organization 
(An International Yoga Schools Accreditations Organization from USA)


  • Weekday (Monday to Friday)
    • Morning batch – Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Friday: 11am to 2pm
    • Evening batch – Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 7.30pm to 10pm

Course Syllabus:

Title of Topics Units
Introduction to Yoga and its Streams
  • Yoga its origin, meaning, definition, misconceptions and happiness analysis
  • Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga and Karma Yoga
  • Unity in Diversity
  • Kriyas, Mudras and Bhandas
  • Introduction to Astanga Yoga
  • Yoga in the fields education, management, arts, music sports, physically, mentally and socially deprived persons and for personality development, yoga research
  • Yoga and meditation according to Bhagavadgita, Hatha yoga and Patanjali Yoga sutra
Introduction of Anatomy & Physiology and Their Applied Aspects on Yoga
  • Basic introduction to anatomy
  • Basic introduction to physiology
  • Applied Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga (Introduction)
Introduction of Adhija & Anadhija Vyadhi (Pathogenesis and Reverse Pathology by Yoga)
  • Adhija & Anadhija vyadhi
  • Role of stress with relation to the disorders
  • Introduction of Pscho-Somatic disorders like DM, obesity, etc, and their Yogic management research evidences
Special Technique
  • Techniques of Yogic therapy (introduction for specific disorders) and shad chakras
Teaching Techniques (Theory)
  • Classroom arrangement
  • Eight step procedure of teaching of yoga asanas, Kriya, Pranayama, etc
  • System of presentation, demonstration
Teaching Techniques (Practical)
  • Classroom arrangement
  • Eight step procedure of teaching of yoga asanas, Kriya, Pranayama, etc
  • System of presentation, demonstration
Breathing Practices
  • Standing – hands in & out, hands stretch and ankle stretch breathing
  • Sitting – tiger, dog rabbit and shashankasana breathing
  • Prone – bhujangasana and shalabhasana breathing
  • Supine – straight leg raise breathing
Loosening Practices
  • Standing – simple or slow jogging, backward jogging, forward jogging and side jogging. Front & back bending, side bending and twisting
  • Supine – pavana muktasana kriya (leg rotation, rocking and rolling)
  • Standing Postures: Ardha kati cakrasana, Trikonasana, Parivrtta Trikonasana, Parsva konasana, Ardha cakrasana, Pada hastasana
  • Sitting Postures: Vajrasana, Sasankasana, Supta vajrasan, Pascimotanasana
  • Prone Postures: Bhujangasana, Salabhasana, Dhanurasana
  • Supine Postures: Sarvangasana, Matsyasana, Halasana, Cakrasana, Viparita karani
Breathing Practices and Pranayama
  • Purification – kapalabhati
  • Bhastrika
  • Sectional breathing – abdominal, thoracic, clavicular and full yogic breathing
  • Balancing pranayama – nadi suddhi
  • Cooling pranayama – sitali, sitkari and sadanta
  • Laya pranayama – bhramari
  • Nadanusandhana – A, U, M and A-U-M chanting and Om meditation
Om and Cyclic Meditation
  • Om meditation, Cyclic meditation, Relaxation Techniques – IRT, QRT and DRT
Devotional Session
  • Bhajansa, dhuns, namavalis
  • Prayers of yoga sessions
  • Jala neti, sutra neti and vamana dhauti
  • Trataka
Practicum (Instructor)
  • Leading the whole class and teaching hourly session under supervision of Yoga Teacher
Non-class Contact Field Work (80hrs)
  • Teaching Technique:
    • Eight step procedure of teaching of yoga asanas
    • Cleansing techniques – Kriyas
    • Work report/teaching at least 10 asanas by the students
  • Yoga Games and Championship (Yoga Olympiad)
  • Innovative Yoga
  • Innovative Yoga Class – planning, execution, teaching
  • Report: Writing of report/Skit presentation by the students on the theme of yoga


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