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

Dhanurasana - Bow Pose Our part-time yoga teacher training courses offer 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 Yoga science.

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 SalutationOur 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 Acaryas (yoga monks and nuns) and have undergone an ancient discipline of yogic training. The courses also include personal guidance from our Acaryas.

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 Courses:

1. Certificate course (200 hrs)
Module 1:  Yoga History
Module 2:  Yoga Science
Module 3:  Yoga Anatomy,  Physiology &  Bio Psychology
Module 4:  Yogic Lifestyle and Practices
Module 5:  Teaching Methodology and Professional Ethics
Module 6:  Yoga Philosophy

Study Duration:  Semester 1 &  2 (6 months)

2. Diploma course (400 hrs)
Modules 1 to 6 are compulsory for all diploma students

Module 7:  Yoga and Society
Module 8:  Yogic Treatments
Module 9:  Yoga and Creativity
Module 10:  Classical Yogic Texts
Module 11:  Thesis (Independent Project)

Study Duration: Semester 1,  2 &  3 (10 months)

Our Certificate & Diploma courses are taught in classroom style.

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

Average Teacher – Student Ratio Per Course: 1 Teacher to 18 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 9 January 2017 (Registration starts August 2016)

Closing date for Registration: 6 January 2017

Our intakes are on a yearly basis: with maximum enrollment of 18 students per intake.

Semester Dates (2016 intake):

  • Semester 1: 4 Jan – 3 Apr 2016 (13 weeks)
  • Semester 2: 18 Apr – 10 July 2016 (12 weeks)
  • Semester 3: 18 Aug – 13 Nov 2016 (12 weeks)


  • Certificate course:  S$ 3,200.00 *
  • Diploma course:  S$ 5,880.00 *
  • Individual modules:
    Modules 1 –  10 :  S$ 690.00 *
    Module 11 :  S$ 420.00 *

5% Early Bird Discount (For those who sign up by 1st December 2016)

* 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 Council for Private Education).

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. IWC Certificate – Ananda Marga Yoga

Our Premises & Facilities:

  • Number of Classrooms:   1
  • Floor area of classroom:  52.45 square meters
  • Capacity of Classroom:    18 Students and 1 teacher
  • Facilities & Equipment Available:  Library & Dressing Room

Requirements for graduation:

To complete/pass the course 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.

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 Asana (Yoga Posture) in detail, you will understand the benefits of each and every Asana on a physical, mental and spiritual level, besides that, you’ll also learn to prescribe Asana 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 asana, etc…


Module 1:  Yoga History
You study the history of Yoga, famous yogis and yogic traditions in history. This ancient yogic tradition has created many remarkable personalities with mystical power and capacity.
Module 2:  Yoga Science
Yoga is a science. From systematic observations and experiments, yogis have got a deep understanding of the functions of body and mind. In this module, we will study the mind, the relation between body & mind through understanding Kosa (layers of the mind), Cakra, Prana, Meditation, etc.
Module 3:  Yoga Anatomy, Physiology and Bio Psychology
This module aims to give the student a practical understanding of the workings & interrelation between body & mind.

• Anatomy:  The body’s physical structure related to yoga practices
• Physiology:  The working of the organs, metabolism, breathing, etc
• Bio-Psychology:  The science of how the biological aspect affects our psychological aspect, mind & thinking processes.
Module 4:  Yogic Lifestyle and Practices
How to live as a yogi in a modern and hectic society? This course aims to give you a better understanding of yoga life style, and offer a practical way to become a modern yogi. We will also go into details of the various aspects of the ‘sixteen points’ given by our founder Shrii Shrii Anandamurti, and analyze the ancient Astaunga Yoga: Yama (social harmony), Niyama (personal development), Asana (posture), Pranayama (breathing), Pratyahara (withdrawal of mind), Dharana (concentration techniques), Dhyana (meditation) and Samadhi (the ultimate goal of yoga). You will also learn the yogic system of food and fasting.
Module 5:  Teaching Methodology and Professional Ethics
What qualities should a yoga teacher have? This course will focus on the quality of a good yoga teacher and emphasize on teaching methodology, e.g. how to communicate with students, how to demonstrate, observe the student in the class to avoid injury during practice of asana. And we will also discuss the personal and professional ethics of a yoga teacher.
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 content to make you better understand this ancient science.
Module 7:  Yoga and Society
Yoga is so much more than just “bend and stretch.’’ The modern yogi is a responsible person and is willing to contribute to the welfare of the society. This module introduces Neo-Humanism from the Yoga perspective, to give you a better understanding of why doing social service (Karma Yoga) is so important for personal development as well as social development.
Module 8:  Yogic Treatments
This module aims at giving you a theoretical and practical knowledge of different alternative-healing systems. We will take a closer look at: Yoga Therapy, Naturopathy.
Module 9:  Yoga and Creativity
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 atimanosa kosa, 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 atimanosa kosa develops.

This module will partly be conducted in workshop style to allow your ‘creative juice’ to flow freely. You will experience Mandala Art, Bhajans (devotional songs), Prabhat Samgiita (devotional music for mental expansion). We will also study the life and work of mystical artists such as Rabindranath Tagore, Mira Bai and Kabir.
Module 10:  Classical Yogic Texts
The evolution of yoga will be seen through studying classical yogic texts such as the ancient Bhagavat Giita, Patanjali’s yoga sutras and Astavakra Giita.
Module 11:  Thesis (Independent project)
This module aims at giving the student a deeper understanding of a chosen topic of yoga aspects through research and writing.