International Yoga and Ayurveda School




Via Teramo 5 – 20142 Milano – Italy



With the patronage of




World Movement for Yoga & Ayurveda
World Community of Indian Culture & Traditional Disciplines

 World Movement for Indian Fine Arts

European Yoga Federation









With the opportunity to obtain a



Two years of improvement and in-depth courses, open, also, to graduated teachers coming from other schools, after an entrance examination.

The postgraduate school will give you the qualification to enrol in



For who wants to continue a typical teaching, with the teacher you like more, the one who is closer to your sensitiveness and kind of research.



Further optional residential seminars in Italy and/or in India, open also to people coming from other schools, not expensive, in appropriate locations.




a)    3 years of training composed by 1 weekend per month of 16 hours for 10 months; 160 hours per year, plus 14 residential-days At the end of each year, an entrance examination to the following year. A total, during the three years, of 600 hours. Final examination and thesis. In addition, the opportunity of one year of apprenticeship for free, in a school of the Community that you choose, in the care of one or more teachers that held the course.

b)   4 years of training composed by 1 weekend per month of 12 hours for 10 months; 120 hours per year, plus one residential-week (full immersion). At the end of each year, an entrance examination to the following year. A total of 600 hours during the four years. Final examination and thesis. In addition, the opportunity of one year of apprenticeship for free, in a school of the Community that you choose, in the care of one or more teachers that held the course.


(Also who only wants to seriously deepen the Yoga knowledge and a personal growth can follow the courses, in this case the attendance to lessons is not compulsory)

The teaching makes use of the main international experts and of masters of the tradition.

The entries for the year 2009-2010 are open until the 07 th of November 2010

(possibility to recover the lessons of October and November)  

The following requisites are needed: deep motivation, ethic behaviour, respect for diversity, sense of responsibility.


The course (theory and practice) is addressed to everyone who wants to know the different aspects of Yoga, of oriental philosophy, of the great science and spirituality, both for a personal growth and for a training of Yoga teaching, in its different applications.

The purpose of C.U.I.D.Y. is to train teachers extremely well-qualified in this traditional discipline, through ancient, authentic and genuine techniques, with masters trained by the great tradition, who take into consideration the psychophysical aspect but in the same time do not forget to pass on to the students the deep Yoga philosophy, that allows “to see” beyond the common and superficial vision, and to understand the limits and expansions of mind, anyway without ignoring a precise teaching method, that is also practical.

This course, besides, won’t finish with the Master, but it will offer the opportunity, for who would like to, depending on one’s aptitude, to continue and study one’s direction in depth, by attending the Faculties or Qualifying Courses.

The CUIDY teachers are not only “experienced” in India, with the university qualification on books as their only one teaching, our experts had experience of Yoga, they put it into practice, and only after a self-fulfilment, they do teach with love, passion and conviction, because themselves experienced the benefits.

The CUIDY Master value is the 360° opening of the teaching, through the differences represented by the personal path of each teacher, who comes from a different training and experience.

This can guarantee an individual process of growth also for the student who, moreover, will be assisted in his difficulties and helped to ride out the troubles he could encounter on the way.



Are scheduled: both the application of a Sanskrit glossary as union of terms that indicate the Yoga positions and the different techniques presented during this course, and the study of the Sanskrit correct pronunciation and the reading of the Devanagari writing.




a)    It is not necessary to have experience in Yoga, but a good attitude, ethic and love for oneself and for the others.

b)    The course is open to people who are of age, without any age limit.

c)     Is not necessary any degree (as it is in the tradition). The important is to have a good broadmindedness, love for one’s neighbour and dedication.

d)    To be in good health and fit for the practices. 

e)    Good will and assiduity in attending the course (remember that is accepted a maximum of 10% non-attendance of the total hours amount and if there will be some lack, it will have to be recovered during the year, or, as a debt, during the following years). Each appointment gives 12 credits and, if the attendance is constant, the 600 credits necessary to the diploma are reached. The specializations and the attendance to activities recognized by the patronizing organizations (congresses, national and international stages) give additional credits that are to obtain merit titles.

f)      One can enrol even if not interested in a diploma or Yoga Master. In this case, the attendance is not absolutely necessary, but we do suggest it, for a better comprehension of the contents.              

g)    The presence at the single appointments, seat availability permitting, is in the “audience” category, and its cost is 190 euros per weekend.          

h)    During the school year of the first 2-years Format, there will be evaluation tests in the first half of the year, besides the final examination that qualifies for the following year.

i)      In case of attendance problems or learning difficulties, there will be a tutoring that, through talks and additional lessons, helps the student to reach the level of the others.

j)      The “failure” only depends on disciplinary forms resulted from a rude behaviour and more than 50% non-attendance (a further opportunity, offered to recover in extremis these absences is, also in this case, a tutoring to be arranged). 

k)    The final examination of the INTERNATIONAL YOGA MASTER consists in: a written test (on the whole plan of studies) and a practical exam (a lesson prepared by the student himself and showed to the board of examiners). Discussion of the practical exam. Thesis defence, agreed by the student with the teacher during the years of training.      

l)      If the student doesn’t pass the examination, he will have another opportunity after 3 months; in case of a second failure, the student has the possibility to attend the failed year again, to try to pass the examination the following year.     

m) At the beginning of the course, a list of books that the student must have is given. Students can also have copies of these books. During the year, when it will be needed, booklets, duplicated lecture notes and photocopies on subjects that are not in the books will be given to students, or they will have instructions on how to download them from the CUIDY website.

n)    The national and international teachers on the list can change, in the final judgement of the Didactic Committee.

o)    The lessons’ recording is allowed only if authorized by the school and by the teacher. 

p)    For the lessons and to practice, comfortable clothes are suggested (no jeans or belts), traditional white clothes if possible, white short socks, a big shawl, a towel in summer and a blanket or a rug in winter. A notebook with stiff paperboard support to write on, pen and pencil, eraser. Little bottles of water for personal use. Paper tissues. If it is a problem to sit down on the floor, bring a cushion (anyway, ask about it when you enrol, because some school already have cushions, blankets and rugs).

q)    Some CUIDY schools offer, according to their availability, the possibility of overnight stay in the school, especially to people who comes from far away, or you can ask to the secretarial staff if there is any agreement with hostels, B&B, hotels near the school.



At the end of each year, a written and oral entrance examination allows the promotion to the following year.

Both at the end of the International Course and at the end of the Post Graduation (Master), the future teacher has to defend the thesis, on a subject he decided with the Didactic Committee, and to pass the final examination, theoretical, practical, and thesis defence; in case of success, the student will communicate the Confederation’s school he chose to obtain his apprenticeship.




Courses will start from November 2010, during the weekends:

Milano, Cagliari, Roma

Lessons will be held on Saturdays and Sundays, basic time is from 10am to 6pm, with a lunch break. On Saturday evening, (optional) participation at satsanga (questions asked to the Master) or other cultural activities. Open also to external people, on reservation.


Meetings calendar 2007 -2008





included in the cours

07-08 November 09

05-06 December 09    
30 - 31 January 2010  


06-07 February 2010    

06-07 March 2010

 10-11 April 2010



08-09 May 2010



05-06 June 2010




*The RESIDENTIAL date, included in the course, will be decided between one of the 4 options in the table, according to the availability of the greater part of participants  (teachers and students)


To request the questionnaire and the application form, please call

+39 02 89 150 917    - +39  338 3116126  +39 335 6824330


For further information

e-mail secretariat@confederazioneyoga.it


web site www.confederazioneyoga.it


To see the conditions of enrolments and costs, and to download the application form and the questionnaire, click below

application form                     questionnaire

To enrol in the city’s course closer to you, it would be better to apply within the end of August 2007

The expiry date for sending in the application form for the year 2007-2008 is the 30 of November 2007



YOGA (in general): The philosophical principles, The history (origins)
ETHIC: Yama and Niyama, Code of conduct.
ASANA the postures: Postures are divided in: stretching positions, equilibrium positions, extension positions, bending positions, forward and backward, side-bending positions, spinning positions, upside down positions, positions in resting on arms, static Sadhana, postures with concentration on relative chakra. Suryanamaskara.
DETAILED STUDY OF THE POSTURES: definition and teaching of Asana, compiling of sequences in practice and in teaching, motivation of a particular practice. Variations, benefits and contraindications of Asana and combinations of Asana, flux of the energy in Asana, symbolism of main and secondary Asana. Therapeutic Asana (yoga therapy).
BREATHING/PRANAYAMA: Training and education to the complete breathing (the three bands – abdominal, thoracic, clavicular - rhythm, volume, respiratory phases, etc.), symbolism of the respiratory apparatus, of the energetic channels and of the energy centres, energy control through the breathing, Pranayama according to the traditional texts, Bandha, Mudra, main and secondary, the breath and Nadi
INTERNALIZING THECNIQUES: Instruments to induce the exclusion of the senses, Kendra Laya, Laya-Kriya©: Symbols, colours, vehicles linked to the chakra, Pratyahara (senses retreat).
DHARANA/CONCENTRATION: Instruments to induce the concentration, postures and breathing for the concentration, Yantra and Mandala, techniques and supports for the concentration.
MEDITATION (Dhyana): What Oriental and Western Meditations are, Mantra Yoga, use of the Mantra, spontaneous meditation, induced meditation, Static and in motion meditation, The meditative dance, RaktaRuupa© and meditative painting, Vipassana meditation, what Samadhi is.
VARUTHA-KRIYA© (protection techniques): Self-knowledge – Purification of the energetic channels – Separation from the emotions that inhibit – Elimination of the mental cages – Action of protection
Nidra Yoga (techniques of deep breathing, determination and meditation), –Sankalpa -  Varna-Kriya©  - dynamic relaxation, static relaxation - Different techniques of relaxation
ANTARAVIKRAMA© (inner pilgrimage): Visualizations – Concentration – Purification – Psychophysical awareness.
PEDAGOGY, METHODOLOGY AND DIDACTICS: Collective and individual courses, structure of Yoga lessons – Any other business
: Our covering, the cells, respiratory system and its functionality, circulatory system, digestive system, urinary system, endocrine system (characteristics and functions of the main endocrine glands); central, peripheral and autonomic nervous system; locomotor apparatus (bones, ligaments, muscles, articulations); Anatomy of the skeletal system, vertebral column. Elementary notions of first aid. Procreating apparatus.


Sadhana study: the way to purpose a Yoga lesson – how to combine the positions and exploit them – how to hold a lesson for a children, adults, elders class – how to approach the physical-motor and the mental handicap (Down syndrome) – autism.
DEONTOLOGY AND PROFESSIONAL ETHIC:The relationship with yourself, the relationship with the students, the relation with the society, the relationship with the colleagues, the voluntary service
Introduction to the Indian culture and philosophy: Indian and western context  Darshana and philosophy in general: introduction to the fundamental notions  Samkhya as connection to the Yoga - Spirituality and religion (differences) - The texts of ancient reference: Veda - The main forms of Yoga and reference texts: Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Shiva Samhita Gheranda Samhita Goraksha Sadhaka - Introduction to the philosophical Indian thought, Vedanta: Dvaita and Advaita  Purana  Upanishad  Mythology: Gods and Heroes: Mahabharata, Ramayana.
YOGA ORIENTATIONS:Yoga and Indian culture, Yoga in the West, Yogadarshana, Hathayoga, Tantrayoga, Mantrayoga, Layayoga, Bhaktiyoga, Rajayoga, Jnanayoga, Karmayoga. Yantra and mandala.
The new orientations. Lay Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga of Iyengar, AshtangaVinyasa yoga.
The spiritual orientations: Sanatana Dharma -  Buddhism – Jainism – Sufism – Christianity – Judaism – Zoroastrism – Shamanesim – etc.
Yama (relation with the others) and Niyama (self-relation) in particular the mental, spiritual and body cleanings, Bhanda (theory and practice), Chakra, Meditation (practice), Antar Mouna  - Indian Masters: the thought – Psychology – Counselling – Hystorical roots of Radici Yoga – How to train a Yoga teacher
EAST/WEST COMPARISONS:The vision of the human being in the oriental and western thought, objectivity and subjectivity in the oriental and western thought’s study. Comparison of the oriental and western psychology: historical traces, traditional/modern relation between teacher/student. Yoga/society relations.
JURIDICAL, FISCAL AND INSURANCE LAWS: The ONLUS, Associations – cooperatives – clubs, etc. - Collaborations – Occasional Services – Freelance activity with VAT number – Tax and juridical executions and liabilities of the Yoga teacher – The civil and professional liability of the teacher and the insurances.
During the course, or in another moment, other subjects will be analyzed, in monothematic courses agreed with the students and held by experts of the different subjects.
At the end of the apprenticeship year, the student will have the opportunity to participate in an evaluation seminar, in which he’ll share the experiences made at the Confederation schools.


Philosophical and practical basis of Indian medicine. Ayurveda. Pancamahabutha.  Dosha and Subdosha, The Ayurvedic diagnosis, the medicine and some specific applications, concept of therapy, Ayurvedic massage. marma: the energetic and vital points, Jivana-abhyangam© (the massage for babies and expectant mothers)
PREGNANCY: Advice for the expectant mother, birth and post partum, the roles of the father, a different birth, parents
The massage of couples (neo-parents): to know one’s body and the partner’s body – how to recover the mutual understanding, confidence and familiarity.
CHILDREN TRAINING FROM THE BIRTH TO THE PUBERTY: Baby massage with oils, first steps, we have two hands: why to use only one of them? First teachings, first socialization, school age, the relation with one’s body, the relation with one’s identity, the relationship with the others, the breathing of the baby, to train the memory, to train the calm, to train the mental and motor activity, the meditation of the child, relaxation.
Sandhya-Yoga© (yoga for elders): work on the skeletal, muscular part – the psyche and the behaviour for a better approach to the old age – how to solve the little and big infirmities – how to help to not identify oneself with the indispositions and diseases – how to teach to prevent and to cure the depression – how to accept the absence of the partner – how to face the loneliness and the aging of the body

Jyothisha Vedic astrology – (theory and practice)

First aid in a classroom- how to behave – how to help (theory and practice)

TEACHERS (in alphabetical order)


Bharat Bhushan Mishra,  Jamalpur, Bihar, India


Corrado Malanga Prof. Pisa University, Italy


D. R. Kaarthikeyan, Delhi, India


Gabriel Mandel Khan Prof. Khalyfa, Milano, Italy


Gabriele De Luca Doc. Prof. Policlinico, Milano, Italy


Gayatri Devi Yogacârini Pandit (Emy Blesio) Milano, Italy


Ivano Obelleri Aruna, Milano, Italy


Leila Costa (Chandrakanta), Firenze, Italy


Mark Dyczkowski Doc. Prof. – Varanasi, India


Maurizio Dickmann , Roma, Italy


Mimoun Abdel-Lah Yogacârya, Salamanca, Spain


Nicoletta Barberis doc, Milano, Italy


Shreeja Kurup, Kerala, India


Sri Ananda Shiva (Roberto Mattei), Roma, Italy


Sri Krishna Das, India/Italy


Swami Ramaswarupanandaji Maharaj – India


Swami Suryananda Saraswati (Amadio Bianchi), Pavia, Italy


Villa Elena doc, Milano, Italy


Yogamata Madâlasâ Saraswati, (Mayte Criado), Madrid, Spain


Yogasiromani Tinoji Amandio Albertino Figuereido, Lisboa, Portugal




Meetings with different EXPERTS for stages or workshops planned in the years




C.U.I.D.Y. Italian Official Confederation of Yoga



Of a typology and importance never presented in Italy


1)         A 3 years-Format of 600 hours in total

2)         A 4 years-Format of 600 hours in total

3)         A year of apprenticeship for free with the C.U.I.D.Y. teachers, after the graduation

4)         Teachers, masters, experts with a deep knowledge and preparation coming from different Countries, selected to hold the International Official Training Course for Yoga Teachers

5)         Costs are lower than other Italian courses and purposes, but with the 30% of hours and facilities added (see points 1,4,5,8, 10)

6)         RESIDENTIAL Yoga purposes, only by paying board and lodging    

7)         Opportunities to open the way for a PG POSTGRADUATION of two other years

8)         Possibility to specialize in the different subjects one likes more, in the same Faculties of C.U.I.D.Y. with the help of attitude tests.     

9)    The student has the opportunity, in case of justified absences, to recover the lost lessons, dates to agree, in the different seats of C.U.I.D.Y.: Milano, Roma, Montecatini


- One-year enrolment: 200 euros at the moment of enrolling. With the card you have a 10% discount in Indian restaurants that have an arrangement, facilitations with travel agencies and tour operators that have an arrangement. 20% discount on ordinary year courses, on the books of the distributor that has an arrangement and of Rizzoli.

- Single-payment of 1.500 euros.

- Possibility of delay in three instalments of 600 euro.  1st instalment at the moment of enrolling, 2nd instalment within the end of December and 3rd instalment within the end of February.

 The secretarial staff can consider other particular conditions.

To see the enrolment’s conditions visit the website


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Application form                    questionnaire