Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training

The Iyengar Yoga Certification Mark is an internationally recognised trademark awarded only to teachers who are fully trained and certificated Iyengar instructors and who undertake continued professional development. Maintaining a high standard of teaching and the safety of students are prime concerns in awarding this certification. (Trademark used with the permission of BKS Iyengar.)

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Iyengar Teachers who hold an Introductory Level Certificate will have completed a course lasting a minimum of two years and 120 hours contact time in teacher training classes.  They will also have completed course work assignments and passed assessment papers on various subjects, including yoga philosophy, anatomy and teaching theory. The course is constructed on two levels with a rigorous assessment at each level. Students must complete both levels successfully to obtain a teaching certificate.

More advanced certificates are awarded at Intermediate Junior and Senior Levels 1, 2 and 3 and assessed at each level, normally with a minimum of one year between levels.

The more advanced certificates cover a wider, more advanced syllabus of asanas and require more subtlety and understanding of both theory and practice of yoga.

All teachers are qualified to teach only the specified range of asanas appropriate to their level of certificate.

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