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.
After training regularly with a qualified teacher for a minimum of three consecutive years, candidates undertake a two year teacher training programme followed by the Introductory assessment. Once qualified, teachers must continue training regularly and complete professional development training each year in order to maintain their membership of the Association. In this way the care and precision that characterises Iyengar yoga is maintained.
These high teaching standards are part of the reason Iyengar Yoga is the most widely performed method of Yoga worldwide. Our Certification Mark is the guarantee of this quality.