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“Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.”

Yoga, the mental, physical and spiritual practice to positively transform one’s body and mind, which originated in India about 5000 years ago has received its deserved accreditation by the United Nations by way of International Yoga Day to be celebrated worldwide every year on June 21.

Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri. Narendra Modi has taken a leadership to spread this India’s cultural and spiritual heritage worldwide with credible system which shall provide India leadership to ensure the quality in teaching and training in Yoga.

Indian Yoga Association responding to the call of the Hon’ble Prime Minister and accepting the responsibility of making the vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister into a reality.

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.

The focus of the Scheme for Voluntary Certification of Yoga Professionals, as it is being called, is to certify the competence of Yoga Professionals who provide Yoga training as Teachers or Instructors etc. The certification is done at following Levels.

Level Name Certificate holder can function as
| Yoga Protocol Instructor Yoga Instructors for teaching basics of Yoga to teach common Yoga protocol developed by the Ministry of AYUSH for International Day of Yoga for classes in parks, societies etc., for prevention of diseases and promotion of health
|| Yoga Wellness Instructor Yoga Instructor to teach Yoga for prevention of illness and promotion of wellness in schools, Yoga studios, work places etc
||| Yoga Teacher & Evaluator Master Trainers in Yoga educational Institutions, Yoga training Courses and training programs. He or she can also act as Evaluator and assessor of Yoga professionals. Can teach in studios, Institutions, colleges/ universities/ Institutions of higher Learning