Course Curriculum

Student practising yoga

Yoga Teacher Training Certificate and Diploma in Yoga Science, Practice and Lifestyle

Dhanurasana - Bow Yoga Pose Our part-time Yoga Teacher Training offers a scientific, systematic and modern approach to yoga studies and research. Our aim is to give the student a complete foundation in the physical, mental, spiritual and social aspects of the vast Yogic discipline.

We offer a wide range of modules to educate yoga health professionals, yoga instructors, yoga students or anyone with an interest in the science of Yoga.

Diirgapranam - Long Salutation Yoga PostOur courses focus on both practical and theoretical aspects, with an integrated emphasis on the student’s personal development in yoga and meditation. Our trainers are internationally recognized teachers and are highly skilled and experienced in the field of yoga education. Most of our trainers are Ácáryas (yoga monks and nuns) and have undergone an ancient discipline of yogic training. The courses also include personal guidance from our Ácáryas.

As the world’s most widespread yoga society, we are able to provide an extensive international network through our Association for Yoga Educators (AMAYE). Click here for more info at

 About Ananda Marga

Ananda Marga is a global yoga and social service organization founded 1955 in India by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti. Through its various education initiatives, yoga centres and service projects around the world, Ananda Marga offers instruction in meditation, yoga and other essential self-development practices. In addition, it provides disaster relief and works in earnest for community development.

 The Yoga Teacher Training:

1. Yoga Teacher Training – Certificate (216 hrs)
Module 1:  Yoga History
Module 2:  Yoga Science
Module 3: Yoga Anatomy and Physiology
Module 4:  Yogic Lifestyle and Practices
Module 5:  Teaching Methodology and Professional Ethics
Module 6:  Yoga Philosophy

Certificate Course Duration:  6 months

2. Yoga Teacher Training – Diploma (432 hrs)
Module 7:  Yoga and Society
Module 8:  Yogic Treatments
Module 9:  Yoga and Creativity
Module 10:  Classic Yogic Texts
Module 11: Yoga Psychology
Module 12:  Thesis (Independent Project)

Diploma Course Duration:  11 months

The Yoga Teacher Training Certificate and Diploma are taught in classroom style.

Upon completing modules 1 – 6, Diploma students are considered to have completed the Certificate level & will receive a Certificate in Yoga Science, Practice & Lifestyle as well.

Average Teacher – Student Ratio Per Course: 1 Teacher to 16 Students


  • Adequate yoga experience
  • 3 GCE “O” level passes or equivalent for certificate course
  • 3 GCE “O” level passes or equivalent, and completion of Certificate in Yoga Science, Practice and Lifestyle for Diploma course
  • Able to communicate in English
  • Age 16 years and above

Next intake: Starting 8 January 2018


  • Certificate course:  S$ 3,200.00 *
  • Diploma course:  S$ 5,880.00 *
  • Individual modules:
    Modules 1 –  11 :  S$ 690.00 *
    Module 12 :  S$ 420.00 *

5% Early Bird Discount (For those who sign up by 10 December 2017)

* Additional 10% discount for those who have completed the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced classes
offered by Ananda Marga Yoga Society of Singapore. Not applicable for students undertaking only Individual Modules.
Other Terms &  Conditions apply.

* For Instalment (interest-free) payment details,  please contact our office.

 Fee Protection Scheme (Insurance):

Our students will be covered under the “Industry-Wide Course Fee Protection Insurance Scheme” offered by Lonpac Insurance Bhd (an appointed insurance company by the Committee for Private Education (CPE) is a part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).

The IWC is an industry-wide scheme that covers the course fees of students in each Private Education Institute (PEI) in the event of insolvency or regulatory closure of PEI or PEI’s failure to pay sum awarded by Singapore Courts to the insured student up to a limit of $2 mil per event. AMYA 2017-2018 – Lompac Insurance

 Our Premises & Facilities:

  • Number of Classrooms:   1
  • Floor area of classroom:  52.45 square meters
  • Maximum Capacity of Classroom:    16 Students + 1 teacher
  • Facilities & Equipment Available:  Library & Dressing Room

Requirements for graduation:

To complete/pass the Yoga Teacher Training and get the Diploma or Certificate, the student has to pass all the required modules, practical assessment(s) and has to achieve at least 80% attendance for each module. If the student has less than 80% attendance, we reserve the right not to issue the Certificate/Diploma.

Student Assessment 

The emphasis is on promoting learning and knowledge acquisition. Each module is assessed based on classroom practical and/or home assignments OR class examinations OR module projects. The overall assessment is based on the above and the independent project (thesis), if applicable.

Students must be punctual for class.  Please inform the office if you are unable to come or will be late for the lesson.

 Grading System:

Distinction(90 – 100%)

A grade (80 – 89%)
B grade (70 – 79%)
C grade (60 – 69%)
D grade (50 – 59%)
Fail (Below 50%)
P Pass grade
EX (Exempted)
ABS (Absent)

Career Opportunity:

Upon completion of our Certificate/Diploma course, you are eligible to become a yoga teacher. The Certificate course will enable you to teach beginners’ level while the Diploma course will enable you to teach up to advanced level.

Module Description

Padmasana - Lotus PoseThe Diploma &  Certificate Courses consist of both Theoretical and Practical aspects; through our Theory, you get to understand the history of this ancient wisdom. It also covers the Philosophy of Yoga and Tantra, Human Anatomy, Yoga Bio-psychology, Yoga Lifestyle, Classical Yogic Texts, etc…


Our Practical Aspect allows you to learn Ásana (Yoga Posture) in detail, you will understand the benefits of each and every Ásana on a physical, mental and spiritual level, besides that, you’ll also learn to prescribe Ásana for students with different physical and mental problems. Warm-ups, self-message, meditation and relaxation techniques are also covered.

Teaching Methodology enables you to have a feel of how to conduct a yoga class in real situation, you will learn how to demonstrate, correct and assist the student in class as well as help student to avoid injury during the practice of ásana, etc.

Module 1:  Yoga History
This module aims to a view over the history of yoga. This is done partly through studying biographies of famous yogis and yogic lineages and traditions, and partly by studying different famous yogic aphorisms, shlokas, concepts and definitions from different yogic schools.

Module 2:  Yoga Science

From systematic observations and experiments, Yogis have a deep understanding of the functions of body and mind. In this module, we will study: Ásanas, Mudras and Bandhas.  Meditation and the relation between body & mind through understanding Kośa (layers of the mind), Cakra, Práńáh, etc. from a scientific approach.

Module 3:  Yoga Anatomy, Physiology and Bio Psychology
This module aims to give the student a practical understanding of the workings and interrelation between body and mind.

  • Anatomy:  The body’s physical structure related to yoga practices
  • Physiology:  The working of the organs, metabolism, breathing, etc.

Module 4:  Yogic Lifestyle and Practices
This module gives the student a deeper understanding and insight into the different practical Yogic Lifestyles. It offer a practical way to become a modern yogi.

Aśtáuṋga Yoga – Pataiṋjali
~          Yama and Niyama
~          Ásana
~          Práńáyáma
~          Pratyáhára
~          Dhárańa
~          Dhyána
~          Samádhi

Yogic lifestyle – 16 Points for a Successful Life
~         Use of Water
~         Food
~          Fasting
~          Human conduct

Module 5:  Teaching Methodology and Professional Ethics
This module trains students to become good and confident teachers through public speaking exercises. We will also look into the qualities of a teacher and methods to assess their students’ needs.  Hands-on classroom exercises will be included.

Public Speaking & Yoga Teachers
~ Teaching styles
~ Role of demonstration & observation
~ Faculty of knowledge
~ Communication process
~ Personal and professional ethics of yoga instructors

Module 6:  Yoga Philosophy
Yoga is a very deep and wide subject to be explored. Yoga philosophy gives us an understanding of life, death, creation, liberation etc. This traditional concept will be explained in the modern key to make you better understand this ancient science.

Module 7:  Yoga and Society

Yoga is so much more than just “bend and stretch.’’ Traditionally the yogis are responsible persons and contribute to the welfare of the society. This module will teach the students to understand the social aspects of Yoga through the study of Neo Humanism (social philosophy), and its practical implementation called PROUT.  We will also look at the necessity of Social Service for one’s personal and collective development.  The development of the society depends on every individual.  No individual is to be neglected and this is only possible through collective efforts.

~ Humanism
~ Geo Sentiment
~ Socio Sentiment
~ Seva or Social Service
~ AMURT – Ánanda Márga Universal Relief Team

~ Five Fundamental principles
~ Pramá
~ Meritocracy
~ Cooperatives and Master Units

Module 8:  Yogic Treatments

This module aims to give a theoretical and practical knowledge of Yoga Therapy &  Naturopathy and alternative-healing systems.

Module 9:  Yoga and Creativity
Creative expressions add charm and beauty to life. Creativity is a mental process involving the generation of new ideas or concepts, or new associations between existing ideas or concepts, and it originates from the deeper layer of the mind called atimánasa kośa, or ‘causal mind’. Human desire for mental expansion and realisations also originates in this layer of mind. By engaging oneself in creative expression through arts, music, dance etc., one’s atimánasa kośa develops.
Yoga and Creativity
~ Art in Dance
~ Poetry
~ Songs and Drama
~ Prabháta Samgiita
~ Mandala

Module 10:  Classic Yogic Texts

Study the evolution of Yoga through classical yogic texts from the ancient Rk Veda, Bhagavad Giita, Pataiṋjali Yoga Sutras Aśt́ávakra Giita to the Modern Ánanda Sútram.

Module 11:  Yoga Psychology
We study how the biological functions of our body affects our mind, human behaviour and psychological expressions. The relationship between glands, hormonal secretions and mental propensities. We explore the possible effect of individual behaviour into the society in which we live.

Module 12:  Thesis (Independent project)
This module gives the future to be AMYA Yoga Teacher the opportunity to share her/his realization over the entire Diploma Course. Each student will choose their own topic for their thesis. This written project may be chosen over a variety of specific aspect of Yoga.

Click here to register to the next intake of the Yoga Teacher Course.