Post Graduation Diploma in Ashtanga Vinyasa [PGDAV]

Teachers Training Course [TTC].

Course Overview

The Post Graduation Diploma in Ashtanga Vinyasa[PGDAV] is a one-year course aimed at producing qualified, trained and holistic Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teaching professionals. Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is an ancient system of Hatha Yoga that was taught by Shri. Vamana Rishi in Yoga Korunta. This text was imparted to Sri T. Krishnamacharya in the early 1900’s by his guru Shri. Rama Mohana Brahmachari and later passed down to Shri. Pattabi Jois. This style of yoga is physically demanding as it involves continuous series of postures. The practice produces internal heat and sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, flexibility, stamina, strong body and calm mind. The aspects emphasized by Shri Pattabi Jois as main components of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga are 1. Asana 2. Vinyasa 3. Breath 4. Drishti 5. Bandha.

Course Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the course student will be able to:

  • Teach and train the individuals Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in mysore style
  • Understand philosophy, history and development of Raja Yoga and Hatha Yoga.
  • Cognize theoretical and practical aspects of asana, pranayama, meditation, mudra, bandha and kriya
  • Understanding anatomy and physiology of human body
  • Teach and train the individual to prevent the disorder and maintain the fitness
  • Revive and promote the ancient Gurukula System of Yoga Education.
  • Suggest the necessary lifestyle changes one must follow for better healing and healthy living.
  • Advise the necessary dietary changes one must incorporate to make the healing process faster.

  • Eligibility Prerequisites:

    Bachelor’s degree or any equivalent from any recognized university in any discipline such as BA, BBA, BSc, Bcom, BCA, LLB, BE, BEd, BAMS, MBBS etc.

    Course Curriculum:

    Please download the course Curriculum here

    The main objective of PGDAV is to enable the student to teach the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga to the general public. The course involves both theoretical, practical and practice of teaching aspects of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. The PGDAV course covers theoretical subjects such as philosophy, history, development of Raja Yoga and Hatha Yoga. Course incorporates the study and practice of asana, pranayama, meditation, mudra, bandha and kriya. PGDAV includes study of anatomy and physiology of the human body. Course also covers study of lifestyle changes and dietary practices to enhance the healing process.



    Documents to be produced during admission:

    Indian Students Foreign Students
    SSLC / PUC / Degree Marks Cards 10th / 12th / Degree Marks Cards
    Address Proof [Aadhaar / Voter ID ] Passport and Valid VISA
    Passport size Photos – Five Numbers Rent Agreement Documents
    Any other Relevant Yoga Certificates Passport size Photos – Five Numbers

    Fee Structure:

    For details of the fee structure kindly contact the admissions office at the institute

    Course Duration:

    The Post-Graduation Diploma in Yoga Therapy course is for ONE YEAR

    Examination Pattern:

    Paper Subject Marks Maximum Marks Minimum Marks
    Internal Assessment Exam
    I Philosophy, History and Development of Yoga 20 80 100 50
    II Principles of Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation & Kriyas 20 80 100 50
    III Science of Yoga and Application of Yoga Therapy 20 80 100 50
    IV Advanced Practical Training in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga 20 80 100 50
    V Organization and Teaching Skills of Yogic Activities 20 80 100 50
    VI Dissertation with Presentation 20 80 100 50


  • There shall be two contact programs for the students in an academic year.
  • There shall be a university examination at the end of the course. Examination fee will be notified by VYE&RI and WYA separately.
  • Minimum marks for passing is 40 in each paper (with minimum 30 marks in external and 10 marks in internal assessment)
  • Declaration of the result shall be as per the VYE&RI and WYA rules and regulations.
  • The Institute will award certificates and medals to the students who have successfully completed a degree course at convocation ceremony every year.
  • Download the application form below: