Post Graduate Diploma/Professional Diploma in  Yoga Therapies


The Yoga Therapies Course is designed to provide comprehensive training in the principles and practices of therapeutic yoga. Students will gain a deep understanding of how yoga can be utilized as a therapeutic tool to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Through a combination of theoretical learning, practical training, and experiential exercises, participants will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively apply yoga techniques in a therapeutic setting.

Course Objectives:

Understand the theoretical foundations of yoga therapy, including its historical roots, philosophical underpinnings, and contemporary applications.

Explore the relationship between yoga and health, including the principles of holistic healing and the integration of mind, body, and spirit.

Learn the therapeutic benefits of key yoga practices, such as asana (postures), pranayama (breath control), meditation, and relaxation techniques.

Develop the ability to design customized yoga therapy programs tailored to individual needs and specific health conditions.

Programme Modules:

Module 1: Introduction to Yoga Therapy

  • Overview of yoga therapy: Definition, principles, and history
  • Understanding the role of a yoga therapist
  • Ethical considerations and professional standards
  • Module 2: Anatomy and Physiology

  • Study of human anatomy relevant to yoga therapy
  • Understanding physiological systems and their relevance to health and well-being
  • Common health conditions and their anatomical implications
  • Module 3: Yoga Philosophy and Psychology

  • Exploration of classical yoga texts (e.g., Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita) and their relevance to therapy.
  • Psychological aspects of yoga: Mindfulness, self-awareness, and emotional regulation.
  • Yogic principles of holistic health and well-being.
  • Module 4: Asana Mastery: Postures for Wellness

  • Practice and mastery of yoga postures (asanas)
  • Alignment, breathing techniques, and modifications for individual needs
  • Incorporation of asanas into holistic treatment plans
  • Module 5: Physical Medicine

  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Massage therapy
  • Asana Mastery: Postures for Wellness
  • Pranayama Techniques for Breath Control
  • Module 6: Pranayama Techniques for Breath Control

  • Study and practice of pranayama (breath control) techniques
  • Understanding the importance of breath in health and vitality
  • Incorporation of pranayama into daily wellness routines
  • Module 7: Meditation Practices

  • Mindfulness Meditation: Introduction to mindfulness principles
  • Mindfulness meditation techniques
  • Applications in stress reduction and mental health
  • Techniques to enhance concentration and mental clarity
  • Module 8: Therapeutic Applications

  • Common health conditions and their management through yoga therapy (e.g., stress, anxiety, depression, back pain, arthritis)
  • Special populations: Prenatal yoga, yoga for seniors, yoga for children with special needs, etc
  • Therapeutic sequencing: Designing individualized yoga practices for clients
  • Networking and collaboration with healthcare professionals
  • Module 9: Continuing Education and Self-Care

  • Importance of ongoing learning and professional development
  • Self-care practices for yoga therapists
  • Strategies for preventing burnout and maintaining personal well-being
  • Eligibility

    Any Graduation/ B.Sc. in Microbiology/ Life Sciences/ Botany/ Zoology/ Food Science/ Food Technology/ BE/ B.Pharma/ MBBS/ BDS/ BHMS/ BUMS/ BAMS or any other discipline. Diploma holders are eligible for our Professional Diploma, Industry Certificate, and Certificate Programmes.

    Programme Duration

    The duration to complete this programme is 1 year (Post Graduate Diploma), 6 months (Professional Diploma).


    The registration dates for this programme run by the institute are updated timely on the webpage. The Training sessions and webinars are strictly scheduled depending on the availability of speakers. Effective Online learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the programme lectures, videos and study material easily accessible. This gives huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.

    Programme Deliverables

    A comprehensive study material for all the modules in hard copies ensuring the needs of the audience. The accompanying training material is appropriately aligned with the current Industry’s expectations.

    • – Assignments for all the programme modules for continuous evaluation and guidance.
    • – Interactive or online live sessions on all key areas of the programme giving all flexibility to the participants.
    • – Online classes for all the modules will be conducted on the weekends. Moreover, a doubt clearing session will also be scheduled before the examination.
    • – All the efforts are made by IGMPI faculty members to make the entire programme modules easily understandable.
    • – Assessment and evaluation for all the programme modules in order to enhance the levels of competencies and skills of the participants leading towards the objective of application in the job.
    • – At the end of each programme modules, the trainers shall obtain feedback from the participants using specially designed questionnaires.
    • – All learning and training delivery initiatives shall be conducted in English.

    Examination and Certification

    IGMPI follows a credit system based on all learning activities involved in studying for all PG Diploma, Professional Diploma and Certificate Programmes. Each of your modules is equal to 4 credits. To successfully complete the programme, you will have to earn all the credits assigned to your programme.

    All the participants are expected to appear for an online exam and are also obliged to submit assignments after each module. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy by Centre for Health Management and Research (CHMR), IGMPI. For all the above mentioned modules elaborate programme material, self-assessment assignments and project work details would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the webpage as well.

    Placement Assistance & Corporate Relations

    The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing with placement assistance to in its participants. The robust placement cell comprises of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. We are engaged in promoting the employability of our participants by maintaining good rapport and relation with HR cell and recruiting managers of leading Food and Agriculture companies across the globe.The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing, interview skills & conducting mock interviews etc.

    In recent Months the Institute has witnessed more and more participation from professionals working global healthcare and nutrition giants like Karma Ayurveda, Anjali Mukerjee Health Total, Patanjali Ayurved, Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Emami, Himalaya, NUTRIKALP, Sri Vaidya Kerala Ayurveda, AVA Sanjeevanam Ayurveda, Zandu care, Elastic Run, Wellintra Fitness, CosmoWellness, Ayuredic Soul Pvt. Ltd., Jiva Ayurveda, Sushruta Ayurvedic Therapy Center, Pure Natural Products Ltd., Sadhana Yoga Foundation, Indian Federation Of Yoga, SKM Yoga, Bodhi Wellness Center Pvt Ltd. etc

    Future career prospects

    The ultimate goal of the Yoga Therapy is to gradually and gently improve a patients health, enabling and motivating them to make lifestyle changes that they can maintain long term. Treatment is aimed at the illness causing symptoms, not at masking the individual symptoms themselves. The body is treated as a whole, the physical, emotional and mental aspects are all catered for. The yogic professional can opt different fields as per their choice, interest, expertise and knowledge. Some of the important broad disciplines where the professionals can consume themselves in Hospital and Healthcare Administration, Health Supervisor, expert, specialist, Yoga aerobic Instructor, Yoga Instructor, Yoga Teacher, Therapists, Trainer/ Instructor Health Club, Health and Wellness Coach, Corporate Wellness Consultant etc

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