BKS Iyengar Teacher Training Program
The B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles (IYILA) and the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Center of La Mesa (IYCLM) are pleased to present a three year comprehensive Yoga Training Program created with direct input and continuous guidance from Sri Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar.
Established in 1992, this unique program is designed to meet the needs of yoga students who wish to deepen their experience and comprehension of Iyengary Yoga, as well as for those who envision teaching and for those who already teach yoga. Serious students and teachers work together sharing their experiences, fostering a friendly and inclusive yoga community.
The program offers studies with some of the world's best teachers, along with a complete curriculum encompassing over 500 hours of training. There are over 300 certified Iyengar Yoga teachers in the U.S.A. who go through years of training before presentation for certification. This program provides the student with a strong base for this process.
- Ongoing personal yoga practice program
- The fundamentals of asanas and pranayamas (posture and breath)
- Anatomy and physiology, including as it pertains to yoga
- Practice and principles of teaching asanas and pranayamas
- Yoga history, philosophy and ethics
- Basic adjustments and use of props
- Basic therapeutics -- special issues
- Ayurveda and yoga
Program ScheduleOver 500 hours of training
- IYILA : Weekly sessions with Diane Gysbers, Marla Apt and Jim Benvenuto
- IYCLM : Monthly weekend sessions with Gloria Goldberg and Carolyn Belko
FacilitiesBoth the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles and the Iyengar Yoga Center of La Meas are state-of-the-art facilities, containing all yoga props for the students' use, while providing a clean and comfortable yoga practice environment.
Admission RequirementsStudents should have practiced Iyengar Yoga for at least three years with a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. Students with less than three years who feel they are ready for this program should contact the program coordinator.
RegistrationRegistration for the Training Program can be done in person or by mail by December 15. Acceptance into the program is based on your application information, a two hour group yoga practice session and an interview which is intended to explore your personal and program goals. You can pick up an application and register at:
B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles (IYILA)
8233 West Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Center or La Mesa (IYCLM)
8119 La Mesa Boulevard
La Mesa, CA 91941
For yoga students wishing to room in La Mesa during workshops, special contracted rates have been secured at the Travelodge La Mesa, CA. Please click here for pricing information. Remember to ask for "The Yoga Class" rates.
Note: There is a non-refundable application fee of $25. Students in need of financial assistance may contact the program coordinator, Gloria Goldberg (IYCLM), to discuss alternative financial arrangements.
For additional information please visit http://www.iyasc.org/sc_ttp.htm