"Change is not something that we should fear. Rather, it is something that we should welcome. For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom, and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the person they're meant to be." ~ B.K.S. Iyengar
TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM
The Three Year Yoga Teacher Training program offers a comprehensive study of the sacred subject of yoga. It provides the groundwork to become a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, CIYT, as well as offering an "in-depth" study for sincere students. This teacher training program is designed for participants to experience a steady transformation. After completion of the Three Year Training Program, Iyengar Yoga Source also offers a Continuing Education Program.
CURRICULUM OF YOGA
TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM
Affirming a Foundation
of Yoga in Your Life
A yoga practice provides the source from which the teaching streams. Daily practice sessions are assigned to guide the trainee in proficiency in the practice of asana and pranayama.
Study Approach for Teaching
Asana and Pranayama
In-depth study to establish knowledge of asana and pranayama, and to integrate the teachings of the method.
Art of Sequencing
Dynamics of vinyasa and building sequences for practice and teaching.
Various exercises in the art of teaching yoga are performed in group practicums to help acquire teaching skills. The ability to carry the tools forward to enhance the vision of teaching are emphasized.
Modifications, Corrections, and Adjustments
Props are an act of compassion to transform practice. Learn the correct use of props, how to carry through with corrections, make adjustments, and apply modifications of asana.
Personal guidance meeting each individual’s needs is provided to keep one steady on the path.
Anatomy and Physiology
Eastern and Western concepts of the major body systems as well as how they pertain to yoga.
The living philosophy of yoga is to be experienced. A firm foundation in the understanding of the School of Philosophy of Yoga is offered.
Living the life of a yoga practitioner and teacher. Ethics, Ayurvedic and Yogic principles for health and well being.
TEACHER TRAINING INFORMATION
Two or more years of continuous study of Iyengar Yoga with a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, CIYT.
Dedication to studying the Iyengar Yoga Method.
Commitment to a home practice.
Membership in an Iyengar Yoga Association.
Seven weekends and one week-long session at the Center. For those living out-of-state, live streaming, interactive classes will be available for some sessions with permission.
Iyengar Yoga Source is a state-of-the art yoga facility, fully equipped with props as designed by B.K.S. Iyengar. Just a couple of miles from the Pacific Ocean, it offers a serene meditative environment facilitating yoga teacher training.
Applications due December 1st of each year. Program starts Beginning of Calendar Year.
$2100/year, due by the first meeting in January. Installments allowed upon agreement. Scholarship upon availability and approval. $30 application processing fee must accompany yoga teacher training application.
"This Teacher Training is a full Iyengar Yoga immersion program. In addition to the incomparable mentorship, every student is given the tools to become an excellent Iyengar Yoga teacher.
Each trainee is given tremendous knowledge and experience to teach in the Iyengar Yoga Method. The program provides a solid foundation and deep understanding of the practice. This organized and well-structured program builds each trainee's own practice, teaching skills, adjustments/modifications, sequencing, therapeutic knowledge, and so much more.
The best part of this top-notch program is the sense of community and growth. I will always feel connected to my yoga buddies I've met through this program!
I highly recommend this program to anyone who wishes to learn more about the method and teach Iyengar Yoga."
~Graduate of Iyengar Teacher Training Program