Engage. Evolve. Inspire.

The Art of Teaching provides a thorough grounding in the art, science and philosophy of yoga in the lineage of B.K.S. Iyengar and family. Students of the program learn progressively throughout the course of its 9 sessions; evolving and refining their practice, experiential knowledge and teaching skills within a supportive community of practitioners. Recognized for its tradition of excellence, the program at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco has trained students and teachers from the United States and around the world since 1974.


  • Exemplary, well-tested practice and teaching skills
  • Deepened, authentic self-study and expression
  • A clear understanding of how to communicate the art and science of yoga through language, demonstration, observation, correction
and adjustment
  • Practical, effective experience in how the body works, moves, feels, and knows
  • Clarity in the purpose, methods, and meaning of practice and teaching in the Iyengar tradition
  • A foundational sense of connection to the Iyengar yoga community regionally, nationally, and internationally

The program includes 9 three-day sessions, each covering a range of topics in an inclusive community of practitioners:

  • Asana & Pranayama
  • Teaching Skills & Practice
  • Sequencing
  • Yoga Philosophy & Ethics
  • Anatomy & Physiology

The program emphasizes practice, experiential learning, and intensive study as the means to evolve practical knowledge of the subject of yoga. During off-months, students will be assigned personal and collaborative projects to deepen and broaden their learning. Students are encouraged to attend the 7-day Teacher Training Intensive with Advanced Senior teacher Manouso Manos.

To ensure consistency and honor the essence of the mentoring relationship there will be two faculty members dedicated to the program throughout all 9 three-day sessions.

2017 Faculty – Victoria Austin and Brian Hogencamp.

Senior Advisor: Manouso Manos, Advanced Senior Teacher, will provide advice and counsel to IYISF faculty on program content and technique.

The program is open to students of Iyengar Yoga with maturity in practice, curiosity to learn and passion to share the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar.
You must have a clear commitment to the Iyengar method. Applicants must have several years of study in the Iyengar method, a stability and maturity in Intermediate classes, and a personal practice.

Friday 4-7pm, Saturday & Sunday 2-7pm

January 13-15, February 10-12, March 17-19, May 5-7, June 3-5, July 21-23, September 15-17, October 20-22, November 10-12

March 1-7 – Teacher Training Intensive with Manouso Manos (optional)

$2,500 — includes 9 three-day sessions (117 hours), Peer Teaching Practice and access to Open Practice.


  • Complete and submit an application available on the www.IYISF.org website with a $35 non-refundable, application fee. All applications are due on or before November 15, 2016.
  • Attend an Art of Teaching Open House at IYISF – September 9, October 2 or November 4 to meet faculty and be observed in a led-practice of Introductory asana.

The Art of Teaching program is an IYNAUS (Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States) approved teacher training program. Students completing the Art of Teaching program are not awarded a certificate or degree, nor are they able to identify themselves as Iyengar Yoga teachers. IYNAUS is the organization that carries out all aspects of Iyengar Yoga teacher certification in the U.S. Detailed information about certification can be found at www.IYNAUS.org/teach.

The Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco (IYISF) is administered by the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Association of Northern California (IYANC). IYANC is a member-based, non-profit organization dedicated to the learning, practice, and teaching of yoga in the tradition of B.K.S. Iyengar and family.

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