Teacher Training and Introductory Level
Before being accepted on an Introductory teacher training course a student must have completed a minimum of three years’ regular study with an approved Iyengar Yoga teacher. A letter of recommendation from the student’s regular teacher is also required. Most trainers also hold a preliminary test class before accepting a candidate and the first term of the course is normally a probationary period.
BOOKING YOUR INTRODUCTORY LEVEL ASSESSMENT
Your Teacher Trainer will send you the link to the application form for the Introductory Level Assessment. To access the form, you first need to log in to the website with your username and password. Only trainees whose trainers have pre-registered them for assessment will be accepted. Please contact the main office, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have difficulty signing in.
Introductory assessments can be booked 1 – 31 January.
You must remain a member of IY (UK) throughout your training.
Intermediate Junior Level top
Some members continue training beyond their Introductory teaching certificate and go on to Intermediate Junior, Intermediate Senior and ultimately, Advanced certificates. To progress to teach more advanced postures, it is up to the individual to attend classes with Senior or Advanced teachers. These more advanced certificates demand more of teachers, both in the number and difficulty of asanas practised, and in the subtlety of their understanding of the theory and practice of yoga.
Students may apply to take Intermediate Junior Level 1 a minimum of 18 months after gaining the Introductory Certificate. This is a three-part certificate with a minimum of six months (normally 12 months) between each section.
Intermediate Junior Level 1, 2 and 3 assessments are held in March. To book an assessment you will need to apply in the previous September. The application will be available via the website 1-30 September. Late applications cannot be accepted.
Teachers can sign in and go to the IY (UK) Documents page to download the Intermediate Junior Level Syllabus.
Intermediate Senior Level top
Teachers may apply to take Intermediate Senior Level 1 a minimum of 18 months to two years after gaining their Level 3 Intermediate Junior Certificate.
Intermediate Senior Level 1, 2 and 3 assessments are held in November at different venues around the UK. Teachers can sign in and go to the IY (UK) Documents page to download the Intermediate Senior Level Syllabus. You can book your assessment online from 1 – 30 June; the deadline for applications is 30 June. If you wish to book a Senior Assessment place, please contact the Assessment Administrator, email@example.com, for a link to the application form.
Advanced Level top
This Certificate is only awarded on the recommendation of the RIMYI.
For more information about teacher training and assessments with IY(UK), please contact the Assessment Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org
30th September C1 form must be with the Assessments Administrator (to be completed by Teacher Trainers)
1st – 31st January Introductory application available online
last day of February Introductory paperwork deadline (test paper and standard paperwork including First Aid Certificate)
1st to 30th September Intermediate Junior application available online
30th November Intermediate Junior test paper and standard paperwork deadline
1st – 30th June Intermediate Senior application available online
31st July Senior test paper and standard paperwork deadline
Overseas Teachers Applying for Assessment top
Teachers should apply for assessment in the country where they live. If their country doesn’t have an Association or their Association does not offer assessments at the level they are applying for, then they should apply to a neighbouring country. If the nearest country is the UK or if there is a language barrier in the neighbouring countries, they may apply to the UK. Overseas teachers applying for assessment in the UK must:
a) Apply online for membership as overseas non-teacher members of IY (UK).
b) Send a scanned copy of their most recent teaching certificate to the Main Office so that the administrator can add this to their record on the database.
c) Send proof of their current Certification Mark sub-licence (or a receipt for this) to the Main Office.
d) Apply online and meet the same application deadlines as UK applicants.
e) In addition to the assessment fee, pay an overseas applicant supplement of £15 to cover additional administration costs.
The Assessments Administrator will contact the Main Office to check that all candidates have current membership status before sitting their assessments.