Assessments

Please note: no assessments at the new levels will take place before 2022

Assessments Level 1

The route to teaching is via mentorship by an experienced teacher – for more information please see the Training to Teach page. Candidates for Level 1 teaching assessment must have practised Iyengar Yoga regularly for a minimum of 6 years, including at least 3 years’ regular specialised training via mentoring. Candidates should not only have achieved a high standard in their personal practice in the Level 1 asanas, but also have a preliminary awareness of the subtlety of Iyengar Yoga and its philosophy. Mentors will advise their trainees when they are ready to present for assessment. The mentor will forward the assessment paperwork to IY(UK) along with the letter of recommendation. On receipt of the correct paperwork, the Assessment Administrator will send the candidate a link to the online assessment application form.

The candidate must then apply online to IY(UK) for an assessment place and pay the fee.

IY(UK) will give the candidate a date for assessment in due course, when one becomes available.

Note: assessments may be held at any time of year and at various locations.

After passing the assessment, the teacher gains a Level 1 teacher’s certificate and is then qualified to teach a specified range of asanas (postures). Once qualified, teachers must pay IY(UK) teacher membership and Certification Mark Sub-Licence fees each year in order to teach Iyengar Yoga in the UK.

Assessments Level 2 and Level 3

Certificated teachers wishing to prepare for a Level 2 or Level 3 assessment should read Section 3.3 of the Mentoring Manual. The manual is available to all certificated teachers by logging in and going to Members’ Dashboard, Mentoring Manual page.

It is the mentee’s responsibility to notify IY(UK), via kate@iyengaryoga.org.uk, that they are being mentored towards a Level 2 or Level 3 assessment and by whom. The mentor will be asked by IY(UK) to confirm that they are eligible and willing to take on this role.

Mentors will advise their mentees when they are ready to present for assessment. The mentor will forward the assessment paperwork to IY(UK) along with the letter of recommendation. On receipt of the correct paperwork, the Assessment Administrator will send the candidate a link to the online assessment application form.

The candidate must then apply online to IY(UK) for an assessment place and pay the fee.

IY(UK) will give the candidate a date for assessment in due course, when one becomes available.

Note: assessments may be held at any time of year and at various locations.

Please note: no assessments at the new levels will take place before 2022