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.


Program Schedule

Over 500 hours of training AND : Five weekend workshops per year with Manouso Manos, Residential intensive with Manouso Manos and program teachers, and Final Third Year retreat with program teachers.


Both 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 Requirements

Students 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.


Registration 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
(213) 653-0357


B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Center or La Mesa (IYCLM)
8119 La Mesa Boulevard
La Mesa, CA 91941
(619) 469-9642

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