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Common Yoga Protocol Programme –Yoga Volunteer Training Programme (VVT) at national and international level

Posted on: May 31, 2021 | Back | Print



Certification of Yoga Volunteers participating in IDY Common Yoga Protocol (CYP)

The Yoga Certification Board, Ministry of AYUSH have initiated the Common Yoga Protocol Programme (CYP) –Yoga Volunteer Training Programme (VVT) at national and international level.   This offers an opportunity to the participants to obtain a “Yoga Volunteer” certificate from the YCB, the country’s apex body for certification in the field of yoga. The Yoga Volunteer Training Course consists of 4 stages, as below :


Stage       Practices                                          Days           Hours


I              Yoga Appreciation Programme     4 days         3 Hrs   (45 mins daily)

II             CYP – Introduction Programme    12 days       18 Hrs (90 mins daily)

III            CYP –Yoga Sadhana                     6 days         9 Hrs   (90 mins daily)

IV            CYP – Self Practice,                        2 days         6 Hrs

                  Assessment & Certification

                                                            Total      24 days      36 Hrs


3.         While the course is offered free of cost, there would be a nominal processing fee of Rs. 100/- for Indians and & US$10 (Malawi National) for the Yoga Volunteer Training certificate.  Yoga Volunteer Training course has four levels, with an overall duration of 36 hours.  The course will begin with the module of the Yoga Appreciation Programme which is of 4 days with daily practice of 45 minutes and then move to the second level, the CYP-Introduction Programme which will be for 12 days with daily practice of 1.5 hours.  Reaching the third level, the CYP-Yoga Sadhana will be for 6 days with daily practice of 1.5 hours.  The final level includes a 2-day (6 hours daily) CYP-Self Practice, Assessment & Certification.


4.         Flow Chart & procedure for the scheme may be seen here.  For further details please visit the website of YCB  :  https://yogacertificationboard.nic.in 

Participating yoga institutions / centres / teachers and individuals in the CYP programme on IDY 2021 will be acknowledged.  Participating individuals shall be awarded as a “Yoga Volunteer” and institutions/teachers will be awarded as per their achievements by YCB, Ministry of AYUSH, GOI.  


Further  an “IDY Handbook” has been developed by Ministry of AYUSH keeping in mind the current pandemic situation – lending focus predominantly on mobilization activities in the online/virtual mode'.  The same is available on the yoga portal of MoAYUSH on the following location   https://yoga.ayush.gov.in/public/assets/IDY_ebook.pdf   This also includes the videos  prepared by Ministry of AYUSH In English, Hindi and 14 other Indian languages on Common Yoga Protocol.