Certificate Course in Yoga

(This programme will be conducted in offline mode.)

Date of commencement: 17th August 2022
Days and timings: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays;                                                 7.00 a.m. to 8.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.


This programme addresses the needs of students who would like to begin the study of Yoga with the practical aspects. Students will be introduced to various types of asana-s, breathing practices, kriya-s., bandha-s and mudra-s.

Throughout the duration of the programme, the efficacy of these practices and their positive impact on the physical and mental well-being of an individual are also taught with reference to the ancient textual tradition. As such, a strong foundation is established in the principles that define the exercises and students get a glimpse into the depth of larger philosophical tradition of Yoga.

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Key Information


1. HSC or equivalent examination. 

2. Prior knowledge of Yoga is not required.



Teaching-learning occurs with the practical sessions. Various types of exercises, kriya-s, mudra-s are taught in authentic way.


Introduction to Exercises Introduction to Kriya-s and Meditation Techniques


Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham has expert faculty members, who have several years of experience in this field. They are drawn from the field of Yoga, Sanskrit and Philosophy and bring diverse perspectives that enhance teaching learning outcomes.

The special feature of this syllabus is that it engages interested students in ways that address their learning needs while preparing them for a deeper and more comprehensive study of Yoga, if they so desire.

The K J Somaiya Institute of Dharma Studies has a library with over 30,000 books, which is an important resource.

The K J Somaiya Institute of Dharma Studies regularly organises special lectures, seminars and workshops on different themes in areas of Religion, Culture and Philosophy. In addition, there are field trips to heritage sites. This offers students opportunities to meet students of other disciplines in informal learning forums which is an unmatched experience.

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the programme, a student will:

  • Have a good foundation of the practical aspects of Yoga.
  • Be enabled to perform the postures, kriya-s etc. with accuracy.
  • Have a quest to go deeper to acquire the thorough knowledge of Yoga.