Iyengar yoga is taught worldwide in over 40 countries, and there are more than 1200 certified teachers in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Iyengar Yoga: Exceptional Teaching Standards
All Iyengar yoga teachers are trained to rigorously high standards, with a minimum of six years’ training before qualifying.
Once qualified, teachers must continue train regularly and complete professional development training in order to maintain their certificate and teach using the Iyengar name. In this way, the care and precision that characterises Iyengar yoga is maintained.
These high teaching standards are part of the reason Iyengar yoga is the most widely practised method of yoga worldwide. The Certification Mark is the guarantee of this quality.
The Certification Mark – a registered trade mark guarantee of quality teaching
“When I practice, I am a philosopher; when I teach, I am a scientist; when I demonstrate I am an artist.”
~ B.K.S. Iyengar
Yoga Therapy Teachers
Iyengar yoga has been used successfully to treat a range of conditions including musculoskeletal, physiological and emotional.
Iyengar yoga therapy represents the gold standard in this field and Iyengar yoga therapy teachers have extensive teaching experience, maturity and understanding in practice. Only a small number of our teachers are certified to teach yoga therapy, due to the high level of experience required.
During a therapy class the student and teacher work skillfully together to reduce the impact of the health condition, enabling the individual to make their own way back to health through the practice of yoga.
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