Yoga is one of the oldest systems of personal development in the world. Yoga means union. The union of body, mind and spirit. Yoga is for everyone.
The term “Iyengar Yoga” was coined by students of Sri B.K.S. Iyengar to distinguish his approach from other styles of yoga. However, Sri B.K.S. Iyengar states that “yoga is one” and described the yoga he taught as traditional, authentic “Patanjali Yoga”. Patanjali, an Indian sage, outlined the eight-limbed (astanga) path of yoga in the Yoga Sutras, over 2500 years ago.
Becoming an Iyengar Yoga teacher begins with a long term and dedicated practice. After applying for and being accepted into a teacher-training program endorsed by Sri B.K.S. Iyengar, the rigorous teacher-training process, which can take up to five years begins. An assessment process, overseen by a national association to international standards, follows where candidates are carefully observed and evaluated. After passing two levels of assessment teachers are able to display the Certification Mark demonstrating a commitment to maintaining the purity, excellence and high standards of Iyengar Yoga. Look for the Mark. Become a Teacher.