The Iyengar Yoga Association of Greater New York offers a two-year Teacher Training program, with basic and progressive study of teaching Asana, Pranayama, Anatomy and Yoga Philosophy. Other specific programs at the Institutes supplement the program.
CANDIDATES WILL LEARN TO:
- Communicate yoga knowledge effectively
- Give clear, succinct instructions
- Give instructions in the appropriate order for maximum effect
- Sharpen their observation skills
- Sequence asanas correctly
- Practice teaching
- Adjust students in their postures
- Evaluate themselves as teachers
- Examine teacher-student relationships and responsibilities
The two-year Teacher Training Program is approximately 150 course hours over three 9-week sessions (Fall, Winter and Spring) a year. Weekly classes, from 3 – 5 p.m. Tuesdays, cover asanas, anatomy and philosophy.
The first year of the program includes your participation in a Level 1 course at the Institute. In the second year you will be placed as an observer in a Level 1 class, apprenticing with a faculty member as you learn to assist a Level 1 class.
In addition, your training includes Saturday / Sunday Workshops offered by Institute faculty. We also strongly encourage you to attend Sutra Study classes on Friday afternoons.
Trainees are expected to attend Pranayama classes over the two- year period and major Guest Teacher Workshops offered by the Institute. You are also expected to continue your own study and practice at Level 3 and 4 at the Institute. The costs of these classes and Guest Workshops are not included in your Teacher Training fees.
Following completion of the Teacher Training Program, students are eligible to participate in the Continuing Education Program at the Institute.
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Iyengar Yoga teacher certification is administered by the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States (IYNAUS). The program at the Iyengar Yoga Association of Greater New York helps teachers prepare for national certification.