Voluntary Certification of Yoga Professionals Scheme started by AYUSH


Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik has conveyed that Yoga and Naturopathy systems are seen to have positive impact on the health and well-being of those who practice them regularly. Many lifestyle and other diseases can be well managed by the regular practice of Yoga.

Yoga has been practiced in different parts of the world irrespective of whether rural or urban area. Recently, the Ministry of AYUSH through Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN), an autonomous organization under this Ministry has implemented One Month Yoga Camp Programme in all the districts of the country to celebrate International Day of Yoga from 21st May to 21st June, 2016 which indicates that people from rural or urban areas have attended this Yoga camp in large number.

Ministry of AYUSH does not appoint yoga teachers. However, the Ministry facilitates the appointment of such teachers in the private and public sectors through its Scheme for Voluntary Certification of Yoga Professionals. First phase of the Scheme to certify Yoga teachers was launched on June 22, 2015. The Scheme is being operated by the Quality Council of India (QCI), an apex quality facilitation and accreditation body, under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The Government of India has approved the National AYUSH Mission (NAM) which, inter-alia, envisages better access to AYUSH services including Yoga and strengthening of AYUSH educational institutions.

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