“Thinking knowledge of the head combined with the experienced understanding of the heart should be the dharma of a teacher.”

– B.K.S. Iyengar

Teacher Education Programs

The question “How do I become a yoga instructor?” begins with a spark of curiosity, an eagerness to learn, and years of dedicated practice. Our Teacher Education Programs help you establish and evolve the skillful means to communicate the art, science, and philosophy of yoga in the Iyengar tradition. The programs offer a deeply rewarding experience.


2021 Teacher Education Programs include in-depth study of basics, and focus work for teaching skills. These sessions are designed to support and enhance your regular study with your own primary teacher and mentor. You are encouraged to teach only what you have experienced.

TEACH Program can be combined with WORK Program 2: Practice. Prerequisite: 3+ years study with a CIYT.

DPP TEACH focuses on how to communicate Level 1 poses and practices to others, drawing on observation, feedback and correction skills. Practitioners can develop intellectual and emotional experience of how the philosophy and concepts of Iyengar yoga interact with the physical and physiological practices. While not required for teacher certification, this program supports the student to fulfill part of the educational and practical prerequisites for assessment. 

• September 24-26 • October 22-24 • November 5-7 • November 19-21

Ways to Participate:
  • Whole 4-Month Module $795 includes all workshops and discussion groups, written assignments, guided self-practice of asana and pranayama
  • Individual Weekend $199 includes all events on an individual weekend; cost of weekend may be applied to registration for a whole module
  • Workshop only
Sign up for BOTH DPP: PRACTICE and DPP: TEACH to receive 20% OFF the whole Weekend Module. Contact info@iyisf.org for details.

Note: Registration ends on October 15 with minimum number of 5 students per session for program to proceed


Contact us for more information at TeacherEducation@iyisf.org


How to obtain teaching certification

The Art of Teaching program is an IYNAUS (Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States) approved teacher education 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.; students interested in pursuing certification can find detailed information at www.IYNAUS.org/prerequisites.

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