Yoga Instructor Certificate Course (YICC) Singapore

IntakeWeekdays Morning BatchesWeekend Batches
May to June29th May to 23rd June .
(Mon to Fri 9am to 1pm)
27th May to 2nd July .
(Sat & Sun 10am to 5pm)
July to August17th July to 18th August
(Mon to Fri 9am to 1pm)
(7th to 11th no classes)
22nd July to 27th August.
(Sat & Sun 10am to 5pm)
August to September28th Aug. to 22nd Sep.
(Mon to Fri 9am to 1pm)
26th Aug. to 1st Oct.
(Sat & Sun 10am to 5pm)
September to October25th Sep to 27th Oct.
(Mon to Fri 9am to 1pm)
(no classes from 16th to 20th Oct.)
October to November30th Oct to 24th Nov.
(Mon to Fri 9am to 1pm)
28th Oct to 3rd Dec.
(Sat & Sun 10am to 5pm)


YICC consists of the following parts: 80 hours Classroom training &120 hours field training


What is YICC?

YICC is a certificate program designed by Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (S-VYASA). The University is famous for its collaborative research projects in the U.S.A and U.K. The University’s work has a presence in 20 countries worldwide. (

YICC will train the student systematically in Yoga Instruction techniques. This course integrates various important aspects of Yoga-Asanas (postures), Pranayamas (breathing techniques), Kriyas(cleansing techniques), the essence of Yogic Literature and Philosophy into a holistic composite, thus enabling the student to understand the knowledge of Yoga in its entirety. The course is truly insightful and empowering, designed not only to impart techniques of teaching Yoga but also to facilitate learner to begin his or her own journey of self-awareness and development.

The certificate program which is rewarding and enriching will be conducted by Vyasa Yoga, Singapore.


The structure of YICC is based on more than 30 years of in-depth study in the field of Yoga and Spirituality by S-VYASA. Research behind this Certification Program largely follows the direction given by Swami Vivekananda, who pronounced that we need to combine the best of West (modern scientific research) with the best of the East (Yoga and spiritual lore)
to bring a grand harmony and peace on earth.

The objective of conducting Yoga Instructor Certificate Course throughout the world is to bring forth the holistic vision and spiritual lore of Yoga into one’s life. The result would be a positive physical health, mental strength, peace, harmony leading to efficiency and growth. It aims to help solve problems of modern society and build ideal social orders.

By becoming a Certified Yoga Instructor one will…
1. Understand Yoga as a Science as well as Philosophy from the Premier Yoga Research University.
2. Bring self-awareness and consciousness.
3. Be able to synergise one’s mind, body and soul.
4. Understand holistically the philosophy of Yoga.
5. Lead the way of holistic living.
6. Manage to reduce and prevent stress.
7. Experience improved memory, creativity & calmness through Pranayama (breathing techniques) & Dhyana (meditation).
8. Be completely empowered with career in Yoga in order to serve society.

Classroom training consists of:

Part 1 – Theory
1. Yoga: need of the hour, Yoga: concept and definitions
2. Basis of Yoga
3. Streams of Yoga and Unity in Diversity
4. Theory of Yogic Practices, Asanas, Pranayama, Kriyas, and Meditation
5. Yoga Ethics
6. Application of Yoga
7. Introduction to Yoga Therapy
8. Educational Applications
9. Stress and Yoga
10. Yoga and Diet
11. Teaching Techniques (8 – Steps Method)
Part 2 – Yoga Training Practices:
1. Breathing Practices
2. Loosening Practices
3. Yogasanas – basic set of Yoga Postures (standing, sitting, prone & supine)
4. Relaxation Techniques (IRT, QRT, DRT)
5. Pranayama
6. Cyclic Meditation
7. Kriyas (Cleansing Techniques for nostrils and stomach)
8. Mudras and Bandhas
9. Teaching Techniques Practice
10. Art of Asana sequencing
11. Essence of Asana
Part 3 – Teaching Skills
1. Teaching methodology includes adjusting and assisting students
2. Class sequencing and class layout
3. Utilizing class themes
4. Meeting the needs of special populations, including beginners, seniors, kids, intellectually disabled, ill and pre and post-natal
5. Developing confidence as a teacher
6. Projection of voice and use of intonation in class
7. Business aspects of Yoga.
Part 4 – Anatomy

1. Fundamentals of both physical and energetic anatomy, and their application to Yoga and its relation to a Yoga practice.

2. Specific subjects covered in this component of the training include:
-The skeletal and muscular systems
-The nervous system, digestive, respiratory, and endocrine systems
-Chakras, Pancha Koshas, nadis and prana
-How yoga can help relieve stress

Part 5 – Practical Practice
1. Observe senior teachers in classes
2. Assist senior teachers in classes
3. Practice teaching
4. Guidance on how to develop a consistent self practice
  • New Term on 4th November, Sat, at Kembangan Studio
  • Please call us at 8189 8169 to register!