Ayush app to locate certified yoga teachers and schools

There are hundreds and thousands of yoga instructors ans practitioners in the country and, it is difficult to identify the certified instructors. It is to help people identify the certified instructors that the AYUSH ministry has come up with a mobile-based app to help users locate certified yoga instructors and institutes around them. The app, commissioned by the ministry, regulates alternative systems of medicine, including yoga.

The app lists yoga instructors and institutes that have been validated by experts from the Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN) under the ministry. Instructors and institutes interested in getting certified will have to apply to the Ayush ministry and will get listed after CCRYN verifies their skill and quality of services.

“People want to learn yoga but they don’t know where to go, which is where our app will help. It will help people locate an authentic place within their preferred radius and will ensure they don’t fall prey to people who claim to be experts but in reality are untrained frauds,” said Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, secretary, Ayush.

Ayush has two yoga-specific apps to provide information and data around International Yoga Day (IYD) events. The Bhuvan Yoga app was launched last year to map the number of people participating in IYD. This app is not open to public. The yoga locator was specifically created for people to locate IYD events.