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This course is suitable for both basic and advanced students of Yoga

Course overview:

The course YPH0601 will cover the philosophy behind yoga in a detailed manner. The course is theoretically oriented.


Total 24 hours of the course are dedicated to PRM0501. Classes will run every day from Monday to Saturday and each class will be of 45 Minutes duration.

Subject Type Class schedule Duration Timing
Yoga Philosophy (YPH0601) Theory Monday – Saturday 1 Hour 04:00 P.M. -05:00 P.M.


Towards the end of the course, the students are expected to give a theoretical as wells practical exam to qualify for the course. The theoretical part will consist of 10 subjective questions to be completed in 30 minutes. The practical and Viva examination details will be explained to the students in the class.


To qualify for the course, the students must keep a minimum of 90% attendance in the class.

Detailed course structure:

Topic Hours Type References Instructor Name
Introduction to Philosophy 2 Hours Theory Four chapters on freedom (Bihar School of Yoga)
Gherand Samhita by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Types of yoga. Types of bodies 10 hours Theory Hatha Yoga Pradeepika by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda
Different types of Gunas, Chakras and Yoga Sutra. 12 hours Theory Yogic Management for common disease (Bihar School of Yoga)
Indian Philosophy by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Week-wise distribution:

Week Topics covered Difficulty Level
Week 1 Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Yoga
Week 2 Types of Yoga
Types of body
Bi-weekly examination
Week 3 Types of Gunas
Types of Chakra
Week 4 Yoga Sutra ( Discipline, types of thoughts,
obstacles in practicing yoga, eight limbs of yoga)
Bi-weekly examination

Reference Books used in the course :

Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Gheranda Samhita
Autobiography of a Yogi
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