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Become a Teacher

Mentoring as an Iyengar Teacher

Certified Iyengar Yoga teachers are extremely well trained. Mentorship to become a teacher is rigorous and spans a three to five year period in which teachers follow a program based on an international syllabus and standards set by Sri B.K.S. Iyengar. Throughout the course of their mentorship, teachers:

  • Develop maturity in their personal practice of asana and pranayama;
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the asanas and pranayamas for teaching purposes;
  • Gain proficiency in teaching skills;
  • Gain a basic education in anatomy;
  • Develop a working understanding of the philosophical basis of Astanga Yoga in the Iyengar Method;
  • Learn the various precautions that need to be followed for students with common problems;
  • Practice their teaching skills under the guidance of a qualified mentor.

Prior to entering a mentorship program, a student must be a competent Iyengar yoga student who maintains a daily yoga practice.

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