"No one is wise by birth, for wisdom results from one's own efforts."

T. Krishnamacharya

Advanced Studies Program

“By dedicated practice of the various aspects of yoga impurities are destroyed: the crown of wisdom radiates in glory.” – B.K.S. Iyengar, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, II.28

Peer Teaching Group

The IYISF Teaching Group is a community of Iyengar yoga teachers and practitioners of all levels who are working collaboratively to practice the principles of teaching as given by B.K.S. Iyengar. The group is guided by the IYNAUS criteria for teacher certification. Participants are expected to attend regularly and maintain a commitment to be in the group, not only to achieve a particular certification level, but because of an interest in an ongoing collaboration with like-minded practitioners in honing teaching skills.

During each session, a few members of the group teach poses to the rest of the group. The teacher role is rotated so that all group members have regular opportunities to teach in the group. New members will observe during their first session, and will be in line to teach at the following session. After each teacher’s segment, the group offers feedback based on the principles described in Basic Guidelines for Teachers of Yoga and the IYNAUS certification manual. The feedback process consists of moving around the group, with each member giving one succinct point.

Please contact CIYT Theresa Marks at theresamarksyoga@gmail.com to be put on our mailing list to receive regular reminders about upcoming sessions and how to sign up to either teach and/or participate. While we are on-line, there is no need to sign up on IYISF website. Everyone who is on the list will receive a zoom link the day of the session.

(1) a daily personal Iyengar yoga practice
(2) IYNAUS membership
(3) a commitment to teach as demonstrated by: (a) teaching a regular Iyengar yoga class; (b) planning to take an IYNAUS assessment and having a mentor for that; OR (c) completion of or concurrent enrollment in an Iyengar yoga teacher training program.

Peer teaching group meets on Saturdays from 1-3pm on the following dates in 2021:

  • January 16
  • February 20
  • March 20
  • April 24
  • May 15
  • June 19



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