Teacher Training

Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training Program

Yogacharya Sri B.K.S. Iyengar has developed what has come to be called Iyengar Yoga from a firm spiritual, philosophical and practical base. Iyengar Yoga is a way of life, rather than a physical activity. Before being accepted onto a teacher training course a candidate should therefore not only have achieved a high standard in his/her personal practice in the Introductory asanas, but also have a preliminary awareness of the subtlety of Iyengar Yoga and its philosophy.

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Iyengar Yoga is taught in over 70 countries worldwide. Certified teachers are listed in the official BKS Iyengar website www.bksiyengar.com in accordance with International Iyengar Yoga teaching standards and regulated by the Iyengar Yoga Association of Indonesia and Iyengar Yoga Association of South East & East Asia, www.iyengaryoga.asia

How is an Iyengar Teacher Trained

All teachers are trained to rigorously high standards. After undertaking a two year teacher training program, candidates apply to go through an assessment process through the Iyengar Yoga Association of South East & East Asia,(www.iyengaryoga.asia) that includes recommendations by mentoring teachers and a comprehensive, three-part examination that includes

* show proficiency in performance of the asanas, or postures * take a written exam on philosophy, anatomy, and practical knowledge of teaching. * The candidate is observed teaching a class and assessed by a panel of senior teachers.

Successful candidates will be granted Introductory Level II Certificate by Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, Pune, India and allows the teachers to teach a specified range of Introductory asanas (postures). Once qualified teachers must be a Teacher member of the Iyengar Yoga Association of Indonesia and will be granted the use the official Iyengar Certification Mark, as a guarantee of Iyengar high teaching standard

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Certification Mark

The certification mark is a registered trademark granted to those teachers who have been trained and approved by Iyengar Certification Boards. Endorsed by B.K.S. Iyengar, the certification mark denotes the teachersâ authenticity and commitment to the Iyengar system of Patanjali's astanga yoga. Only certified teachers of the Iyengar method have the privilege of using the Certification Mark (registered trade mark) on their credentials. This is to ensure proper standards of training and accountability are achieved and maintained.

Teachers must renew this license each year by signing an agreement reiterating the teacherâs adherence to the requirement to teach exclusively the Iyengar method without mixing in or teaching other styles of yoga. It is the wish of Mr. Iyengar that this Certification Mark be used by all certified teachers worldwide as an international symbol of the highest standards of excellence in training and continuing education in the Iyengar method of yoga.

The Certification Mark has been registered as a trade mark all over the world, including in Indonesia by the Trade Marks Office.

Pre Teacher Training

The purpose of the pre-teacher training is to build a firm foundation and prepares you to experience the full range of asanas required for Introductory II before embarking on teaching yoga to others. It will also allow you to develop awareness of your body which will eventually maximize your yoga practice.

Certification Lavels:

  • Introductory Level 1 (trainee level)
  • Introductory Level 2
  • Intermediate Junior Level 1, 2, 3
  • Intermediate Senior Level 1, 2, 3)
  • Advanced Junior Level 1, 2, 3
  • Advanced Junior Level 1, 2, 3