About Yoga Certification Board

About Yoga Certification Board


With the growing popularity of Yoga across the world, the demand for institutionally trained Yoga teachers/Yoga Instructors/Yoga Therapist  is on rise. The Yoga Certification Board thus has a great role to play in catering to this rising demand.

Yoga Certification Board was established for certification of Yoga professionals and accreditation Institutions, prescribing syllabus for various levels of Yoga trainers and any such activities that may be considered necessary for promotion of Yoga. Professional assessment of these service providers are carried so as to certify the competencies so that user of the the service is assured of the skill sets possessed by the trainer.

  • Yoga Certification Board was set up in March, 2018; started functioning from June, 2018
  • Under aegis of Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, Ministry of Ayush, GoI
  • Complete functional autonomy
  • Secretary, Ministry of Ayush – Chairperson of  Yoga Certification Board
  • Joint Secretary, Ministry of Ayush – Vice Chairperson of Yoga Certification Board
  • Representation from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Ministry of Education
  • Representation of Accreditation expert, Legal expert and Yoga experts
  • Secretariat of the Board- Headed by CEO, Yoga Certification Board, who is also Director, MDNIY
  • Four Committees with defined role constituted for smooth functioning Yoga Certification Board
  • Committees are headed by eminent Yoga Gurus/ Academician
  • Yoga Certification Board
  • Secretariat of Board
  • Steering Committee
  • Technical Committee
  • Assessment Committee
  • Standing Finance Committee

Objectives of Yoga Certification Board

  • To promote Yoga as means to promote holistic health and human values
  • To promote Yoga as a career skill
  • To develop standards and parameters, assess competencies and certify Yoga Professionals for different levels
  • To develop standards and parameters, assess competencies and Accreditation of Yoga Institutions/Centers
  • To bring uniformity and standards in Yoga courses conducted across India and Globe
  • To collaborate with national and international organisations for promotion of Yoga

Functions of the Committees


To steer overall development, implementation and supervision of the scheme and its outcome.

To look into all the technical aspects of academics, accreditation and certification

To look into examination, evaluation of Yoga professionals, assessment of Yoga Institutions for accreditation and all matters related to assessment

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