the path to teaching in the Iyengar lineage
for those seeking mentoring in teaching yoga
prerequisites & expectations
weekly study (for local students) at public classes with Jennifer Beaumont. Attendance should be at one class at your level (minimum) and one class at the level at which you will be assessed, either as a student or assistant.
attendance at IYCGR Intensive weekends for local & out of town students.
dedicated, clear commitment to Iyengar yoga
You must have three years minimum of study in the Iyengar method and have been taking a weekly class with a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT) these years. (Exceptions for the weekly class requirement are for those who do not have regular access to an Iyengar teacher.)
daily home practice of asana & pranayama
expect to apprentice & mentor for at least three years before applying for Intro I & II assessment (six years absolute minimum before assessing, most take much longer)
Have a daily practice that includes inversions (Sirsasana, Sarvangasana, Halasana, Setu bandha sarvangasana).
Study and learn the complete names of all the basic poses in Sanskrit and English.
Immersion in Iyengar method
weekly, attend at least one class with your mentor at your level, and also at least one class at beginner's levels (and eventually observe & assist those classes)
Attending & Assisting Gentle & Restorative yoga for the experience of understanding how to address common problems with sequences and modifications of āsana.
Study these following references: Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar, Yoga in Action: Preliminary Course by Geeta Iyengar, Yoga a Gem for Women by Geeta Iyengar, Light on Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by B.K.S. Iyengar