Levels in Teacher training :
* Introductory I, II, III
* Junior Intermediate I,II and III
* Senior Intermediate I, II and III
* Junior Advanced I and II
* Senior Advanced I and II
The minimum qualification required to start teacher training is
* One needs to be a student of Iyengar Yoga for a minimum of 3 years.
* One is expected to attend at least 3 classes a week and should practice
daily on their own.
* The teachers will judge the student’s practice further to start
The teacher training is for a minimum of 3 years
training primarily focuses on:
* Personal practice
* Acquiring clarity in giving instructions
* Learning to make subtle adjustments with the use of props
* Understanding problems faced by specific individuals
year of training, the trainee can appear for the Introductory Level
Introductory Level I, the trainee can appear for Introductory Level
II and Level III after a minimum of 1 year.
is qualified to teach only after the completion of Introductory
can then appear for the higher levels (Junior Intermediate,Senior
Intermediate, Junior and Senior Advanced) after a minimum gap of
one and a half year each between each level
and examination :
Each level has its own syllabus for
practice and teaching
Each exam has three components:
* Theory paper: Questions
about asanas, pranayama, anatomy, physiology and yoga
* Demonstration of asanas and pranayama
* Demonstration of teaching skills
It is not
just the “time” or “years” of practice that makes one eligible for
a particular level of certification, but the “quality” of practice.
For more details, the interested students are advised to contact
their respective Iyengar Yoga teachers and associations.