"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

THREE YEAR YOGA 
TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM

The 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 Yoga Teacher Training Program is designed for participants to experience a steady transformation. The expansiveness of yoga as an art, science, and philosophy is explored, specifically the integral elements of the Iyengar Yoga method. Iyengar Yoga Source also offers Continuing Education Programs.

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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 the proficiency of the practice of the variety of asana and pranayama. Tools to witness all limbs of yoga are given, with emphasis on the Yamas and Niyamas in the practice.

Study Approach for Teaching

Asana and Pranayama

An in-depth study to establish the knowledge of individual and groups of asana and pranayama is unfolded.  The study of how to integrate the ways of teaching them in this method is learned.

Art of Sequencing

Dynamics of vinyasa and the art of building sequences for practice and teaching is a firm foundation of the program. Tools on how to sequence and provide timings for the appropriate dose of the practice at various levels is given.

Teaching Practicum

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 is 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. Exercises in how to observe and witness results is given.

Mentorship/Apprenticeship

Personal guidance meeting each individual’s needs is provided to keep one steady on the path. The mentors are available to dialogue and share through a learned experience. It's recommended that mentees meet regularly with mentors to establish a shared experience. Carolyn Belko, mentor/program director has provided continuous mentorship for CIYTs since 1996.

Anatomy and Physiology

Eastern and Western concepts of the major body systems as well as how they pertain to yoga are covered. Subtle anatomy is recognized. The vision of yoga therapeutics is given to tap into the healing potential for various afflictions.

Philosophy

The living philosophy of yoga is to be experienced. It's a hallmark of this method. A firm foundation in the understanding of yoga as a major Indian school of philosophy is offered. Sacred yoga texts are studied, including the Iyengars' works. 

Well Being

Living the life of a yoga practitioner and teacher is to witness. Ethics, Ayurvedic and Yogic principles for health and well being are emphasized.  Community sharing with participants of the program to facilitate learning is encompassed.

TEACHER TRAINING INFORMATION

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

LOCATION

FEE

REGISTRATION/APPLICATION

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.

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.  For those who have a home mentor teacher and do not live close to Iyengar Yoga Source, the program offers guidance to incorporate your mentee/mentor relationship into the learning process we provide.

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.  In 2021 Applications due September 1st.  Program starts that month.

$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 the Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training Program