50,000 yoga professionals to be certified in 3 years
50,000 yoga professionals to be certified in 3 years [Health]
Standards in services sectors will soon be made a critical component at the levels of the Union and the State governments with particular focus initially on yoga and healthcare.
As part of capacity-building in yoga, the government — with the help of the Quality Council of India (QCI), the nodal body on quality standards — was aiming to “certify around 50,000 yoga professionals within the next three years.”
The Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) and the QCI had in 2015 announced a scheme for voluntary certification of yoga professionals.
It is necessary to “create a system for accreditation of certification bodies around the world which in turn can certify yoga professionals and yoga schools”.
Initially, focus will be on three sectors — tourism, higher education and healthcare to achieve better standards as these sectors have immense potential.